Alarm.com Suffers Outage

By: IPVM Team, Published on Jul 26, 2019

Alarm.com suffered a major outage this week, impacting its 5+ million customers.

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Inside, we examine what happened, what Alarm.com told IPVM and the risks such outages have for the growing smart home / security market.

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