You can use geo-services to let your smart security system know that you’re on your way home. This will allow your thermostat to adjust to the correct temperature while you’re driving home still.
The Alarm.com Smart Thermostat knows right away when you have left the home. This is thanks to your security system’s status and a geo-services. While stand-alone thermostats are still wondering why there is no motion in the room they’re in, this thermostat is already saving you money.
Additionally, a big cause of wasted energy is running your AC when a window or door is open. Stand-alone thermostats would have no idea if a few windows were opened. The alarm.com smart thermostat knows if you’ve chosen to leave windows open and can set back its temperature automatically.