Alarm.com, a platform provider for intelligently connected property, is now offering an integrated solar monitoring solution for service providers with a new Solar Automation & Awareness service package and Solar Program Certification Course.
Solar is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the U.S. energy industry, with an average annual growth rate of 42 percent over the past decade. Alarm.com’s solar monitoring offering allows customers with SolarEdge and Enphase inverters — which combined account for more than 90 percent of all solar inverters in the U.S. — to monitor home solar panel energy production and consumption.
With the Solar Monitoring add-on, Alarm.com subscribers can track energy data for the day, week, past month and past 12 months. All within the Alarm.com mobile app, users can monitor the property’s solar data alongside security and other energy-saving devices and features, to lower power bills and reduce their environmental footprint. As part of a comprehensive smart energy management solution, solar monitoring gives subscribers the information and insights to reduce overall energy consumption and manage a broad ecosystem of automation devices to compensate when solar production is low, such as raising the thermostat set point or turning off lights.
“Alarm.com offers solar monitoring as part of an all-in-one solution in response to the customer’s desire for sustainable energy solutions with their home automation and security system,” said Shawn Barry, vice president of strategic sales at Alarm.com. “The Alarm.com solar monitoring integration enables homeowners with SolarEdge or Enphase inverters to monitor home solar panel energy production and consumption in the Alarm.com mobile app, empowering them to make smarter decisions about home energy use.”
The value proposition for customers lies in eliminating data silos between apps and create data intelligence. “The solar and security industries are coming together and creating a solar, smarter home,” he added.
Security dealers can benefit from the Alarm.com Solar Program by integrating third-party solar market leaders into the proposal, licensing and installation process, enhancing customer relationships, reducing customer attrition and providing additional revenue streams. The Alarm.com Solar Program offers two new solar service plans that are available to either prospective or current Alarm.com customers. Barry estimates that offering customers long-term solar contracts — typically 20 to 25 years — can significantly lower dealers’ attrition rates.
In addition, dealers that provide solar options can also attract top technicians and improve employee recruitment and retention.
“We want all of our dealers to be solar lead generators,” Barry said. “A big portion of our companies are small mom and pops, so they rely on Alarm.com to expand to new offerings. We really want them to embrace this because the demand is there and the revenue is there. The more revenue we can bring these smaller dealers, the more stable the entire ecosystem becomes. We consider ourselves an extension of their business and want to have that continued trust between Alarm.com and our dealers.”
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