Verizon and Alarm.com launch VoLTE for enhanced smart home security
Smart home platform Alarm.com and Verizon worked together to produce what the companies are calling a “significant enhancement to home security communications” that is enabled by Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Alarm.com said it is now the first platform to offer Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for smart home security in the U.S., which will enable direct communications from central stations into the home during an emergency over Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
With hands-free two-way voice communications, homeowners will be able to quickly provide critical information to security personnel and know that emergency services are on the way when most needed, Alarm.com explained.
Previously, Alarm.com and Verizon collaborated on an enhanced security and home automation services that produced LTE-enabled connection for smart home services.
“Our work with Alarm.com underscores why collaboration is so important to broaden adoption for Internet of things-enabled technologies," Mark Bartolomeo, vice president IoT Connected Solutions at Verizon, said in a statement. "Integrating VoLTE is not only a great milestone, but will make securing the home and getting help when it's most needed even more seamless for consumers."
Alarm.com said that its dedicated cellular connection offers “better home security because it isn’t susceptible to tampering such as line cuts, and it functions during power outages.”
"We value our ongoing partnership with Verizon and look forward to continued innovation to lead the industry in secure cellular communications," Daniel Ramos, Alarm.com's Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, said in the statement. "With the acceleration of security system communication upgrades, our service providers can offer a cellular option with best-in-class network life and a complete range of security features."