• Greg Kern

How to Set Up Alarm.com Geo-Services

Want to prevent security mistakes with an Alarm.com arming reminder, or automate your Alarm.com smart thermostat for the perfect temperature when you arrive home?

It’s easy to do with Geo-Services. Here's how to set it up using your Alarm.com app and your web dashboard.


What is Geo-Services?

Geo-Services is a feature that uses your phone’s location and a personalized “geo-fence” around your home to understand when you leave, and when you’re on your way back. It uses this information to trigger helpful home automation rules and alerts—such as reminding you that you left the garage open.

Step-by-step instructions:

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Create a Geo-Fence To create a Geo-Fence using the app:

  1. Log into the app.

  2. Tap .

  3. Tap Places.

  4. Tap .

  5. The center of the fence defaults to the system's installation address. To move the fence location, perform either of the following:

  • Tap and drag the map to move the location marker.

  • Enter a specific address.

  1. To adjust the radius, either pinch the Geo-Fence, enter the desired radius in the Adjust Radius field (in miles), or tap or to adjust the distance. Note: The minimum Geo-Fence radius is 1 mile (1.6 kilometers), and the maximum is 100 miles (160 kilometers). If the account is in Canada, the minimum radius is 3 kilometers and the maximum is 150 kilometers.

  2. In the Name field, enter a name for the Geo-Fence.

  3. Tap Save.

To create a Geo-Fence using the website:

  1. Log into the website.

  2. Click Settings.

  3. Click Places.

  4. In Manage Places, click Add a Fence.

  5. The center of the fence defaults to the system's installation address. To move the fence location, perform either of the following:

  • Click and drag the location marker on the map.

  • Enter a specific address in the Move fence location to field and click .

  1. In the Fence Name field, enter a name for the Geo-Fence.

  2. To adjust the radius, either click and drag the Geo-Fence anchors on the map overlay, or enter the desired radius in the Geo-Fence Radius field (in miles). Note: The minimum Geo-Fence radius is 1 mile (1.6 kilometers), and the maximum is 100 miles (160 kilometers). If the account is in Canada, the minimum radius is 3 kilometers and the maximum is 150 kilometers.

  3. Click Save.


Edit a Geo-Fence To edit a Geo-Fence using the app:

  1. Log into the app.

  2. Tap .

  3. Tap Places.

  4. In Places, tap the desired Geo-Fence to edit.