Patents Assigned to Alarm.com
  • Patent number: 10854067
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a disarm code, comparing, the received disarm code to a stored disarm code, determining that the received disarm code matches the stored disarm code, determining a property access pattern that corresponds to the stored disarm code, that identifies a first group of doors at the property that should be opened, and that identifies a second group of doors at the property that should be closed, providing to each door hinge device on a respective door of the first group, a first instruction to open, providing to each door hinge device on each of the doors of the second group, a second instruction to close, and disarming the monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Chad Giles
  • Patent number: 10849072
    Abstract: A method includes generating motion data that reflects movement of the tracking device, comparing the motion data to a motion threshold, determining that the motion data satisfies the motion threshold, based on determining that the motion data satisfies a motion threshold, activating the communication device, receiving, by the monitoring system and from the tracking device, the motion data, based on the motion data, determining, by the monitor system, that the tracking device is outside of a threshold distance of a property monitored by the monitoring system, based on determining that the tracking device is outside of the threshold distance of the property, providing, for output by the monitoring system and to the tracking device, an instruction to transmit location data at a particular frequency, and based on the location data, providing, for output by the monitoring system, data indicating a location of the tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Gary Franklin Bart
  • Patent number: 10847005
    Abstract: Techniques are described for replacing a keypad of an existing security system within a property with a communication-enabled keypad device with dual functioning capabilities as a communicator device and a keypad device. In some implementations, data is received from a security panel of a property. A keypad bus protocol of the security panel is determined based on the data received from the security panel. Sensor data is received from one or more sensors located within the property. A monitoring system command that is not specified within a keypad bus of the security panel is determined based on based on the obtained sensor data. The monitoring system command is converted to a panel command using the keypad bus protocol. The panel command is transmitted on the keypad bus of the security panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam T. Barth, Zackary Watson, Daniel Todd Kerzner
  • Patent number: 10847009
    Abstract: A monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property is disclosed. The monitoring system includes a thermal camera that is configured to generate a thermal image of the property. The monitoring system further includes a monitor control unit that is configured to receive, from the thermal camera, the thermal image. The monitor control unit is further configured to, based on the thermal image, determine a temperature of a portion of the property depicted in the thermal image. The monitor control unit is further configured to determine that the temperature of the portion of the property depicted in the thermal image satisfies a temperature threshold. The monitor control unit is further configured to, based on determining that the temperature of the portion of the property depicted in the thermal image satisfies the temperature threshold, select and perform a monitoring system action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam Sulucz, Ramy Samir Aziz ElDelgawy, William Wireko Mensah
  • Patent number: 10848719
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for monitoring a vehicle access point. In one aspect, a monitoring system is disclosed that includes a processor and a computer storage media storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations may include obtaining, by the monitoring system, monitoring system data that is generated by a first monitoring system component, determining, by the monitoring system and based on the monitoring system data, a current occupancy of a vehicle, determining, by the monitoring system and based on the current occupancy of the vehicle, whether a vehicle access point is to be monitored, and in response to determining, by the monitoring system and based on the current occupancy of the vehicle, that the vehicle is not occupied by a human occupant, using one or more second monitoring system components to monitor the vehicle access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew Daniel Correnti, Karen Correnti
  • Patent number: 10845255
    Abstract: In some implementations, a system performs proactive performance tests for an appliance before a time for an operational change in usage of the appliance. Usage data for an appliance associated with a property may be obtained. The obtained usage data indicates past activity of the appliance and present operational status of the appliance. Weather forecast data associated with a location of the property can be obtained. A time for an operational change in usage of the appliance can be predicted based at least on the obtained usage data for the appliance and the obtained weather forecast data. An operation directed to conducting one or more performance tests on the appliance can be performed before the predicted time for the operational change in usage of the appliance. One or more communications related to the one or more performance tests of the appliance can be provided to a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 10845077
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring multiple sensors over a distributed sensor network to enhance various monitoring operations. In some implementations, an identification of a sensor located in a property and a token that enables the mobile device to obtain data from the sensor are each received by a mobile device from a server. The mobile device is then determined to be within a communication range with the server that is indicated by the identification from the server. In response, data is obtained from the sensor by the mobile device using the token received from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10847014
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and techniques for detecting the recording activity of a sensor are described. A monitoring system includes a sensor that is configured to generate sensor data, as well as a failsafe circuit that is configured to monitor an electronic signal of the sensor and determine that the sensor is recording. The system can further include a control unit that receives indication from the failsafe circuit that the sensor is recording and, based on determining that the control unit did not request the sensor to record or that the control unit is not aware that the sensor is recording, the system outputs a signal, e.g. to an indicator light, indicating that the sensor is recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: David James Hutz, Robert Leon Lutes, Jean-Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 10845079
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described for alerting individuals of HVAC system issues in their home. In some implementations, a monitoring system monitors a property that includes sensors located throughout the property and generates sensor data. A monitor control unit receives thermostat data from a thermostat that indicates activity of the HVAC system and temperature history of the property. The monitor control unit applies the thermostat and the sensor data to an HVAC model that is trained using past sensor data, past thermostat data, past errors of the HVAC system. The monitor control unit determines an error of the HVAC system from the HVAC model output. The monitor control unit determines an action for correcting the error of the HVAC system. The monitor control unit provides, for output, data identifying the error of the HVAC system and the action for correcting the error of the HVAC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Nathan Picardi, Peter Richard Williams, Zachary William Seid, Kyle Rankin Johnson, Daniel Marc Goodman, Craig Carl Heffernan, Caspar John Anderegg, Harrison Wayne Donahue, Gustaf Nicolaus Maxwell Lonaeus
  • Patent number: 10836309
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for a distracted driver detection and alert system. In one aspect, a system includes a sensor that is located at the property and that is configured to generate sensor data that reflects an attribute of the property, and a monitor control unit that is configured to receive, from a traffic monitoring device, traffic monitoring data that reflects movement of a vehicle, classify, a driver of a vehicle as a distracted driver, determine that the vehicle is associated with the property and in response, determine, based on the sensor data and the traffic monitoring data, a likely identity of the driver, based on determining the likely identity of the driver, determine a classification of the driver, based on the classification of the driver, generate an alert, and provide, for output, the alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Allison Beach, Donald Madden
  • Patent number: 10839631
    Abstract: A method includes, receiving a biometric identifier from a visitor to the property, determining an arrival time of the visitor based on receiving the biometric identifier, comparing the arrival time of the visitor to an expected arrival time of an expected visitor, based on comparing the arrival time of the visitor to an expected arrival time, transmitting the biometric identifier and data identifying the expected visitor, receiving, by the monitoring system and from the external server, (i) data indicating that the biometric identifier corresponds to the expected visitor and (ii) data indicating that an electronic device of the expected visitor is located at the property, and based on (i) the data indicating that the biometric identifier corresponds to the expected visitor and (ii) the data indicating that the electronic device of the expected visitor is located at the property, granting, by the monitoring system, the visitor access to the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Nicholas Frank LaRovere, Matthew Daniel Correnti, Abraham Joseph Kinney
  • Patent number: 10839660
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes one or more sensors, one or more connected electronic, and a monitor control unit that is configured to receive sensor data from the one or more sensors, determine usage data that reflects a level of usage of the one or more connected electronic devices, receive occupancy data that reflects an occupancy level of the property, train a predictive model that is configured to determine a likely occupancy level of the property, receive, at a current time and from the one or more sensors, current sensor data, determine, at the current time, current usage data that reflects a current level of usage of the one or more connected electronic devices, apply the current usage data and the current sensor data to the predictive model, determine a likely current occupancy level of the property, determine that the likely current occupancy level of the property is unexpected, and perform an action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Matthew Daniel Correnti
  • Patent number: 10837782
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using sensor-based objection recognition and property condition monitoring techniques to automate and improve methods of navigating a property during a property tour. In some implementations, sensor data is received from one or more sensors that are located within a property. Property data that identifies characteristics of the property is received. A model of the property is generated. Authentication data that identifies users who are authorized to access the property is received. Data identifying a visiting user is received. The data identifying the visiting user is compared to the authentication data. The visiting user is determined to be authorized to access the property. Preference data that indicates preferences of the visiting user is accessed. A path to guide the user around the property is generated based on the model of the property and the preferences of the visiting user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Babak Rezvani
  • Patent number: 10824741
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for securing device data in response to an event. A method includes receiving an instruction to initiate execution of a user device data protection protocol after a determination by a monitoring unit that an event has occurred at a property, determining whether the user device is located at the property, and in response to a determination that the user device is located at the first location, displaying a prompt that asks if the user device data protection protocol should be canceled. The method also include actions of determining whether user feedback responsive to the prompt has been received by the user device within a predetermined amount of time, and in response to a determination that the predetermined amount of has expired without receiving user feedback, performing one or more data protection operations to protect user device data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Travis Brandon Porter
  • Patent number: 10826646
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for triggering an alarm during a sensor jamming attack. In one aspect, a monitoring system sensor unit is disclosed that includes a sensor, a communication unit configured to communicate with a monitoring system using a range of frequencies, and a jamming detection unit. The jamming detection unit may include a processor and a computer storage media storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations include detecting a sensor jamming event, selecting a different form of communication other than the range of radio frequencies for the communication unit to communicate with the monitoring system, and providing, to the communication unit, an instruction to communicate with the monitoring system using the form of communication, wherein the communication unit may communicate, to the monitoring system using the form of communication, the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alexander Lawrence Reeder, Charles Richard Alpert, Noah Robert Weingart
  • Patent number: 10825315
    Abstract: Fall detection and reporting technology, in which output from at least one sensor configured to sense, in a room of a building, activity associated with a patient falling is monitored and a determination is made to capture one or more images of the room based on the monitoring. An image of the room is captured with a camera positioned to include the patient within a field of view of the camera and the captured image of the room is analyzed to detect a state of the patient at a time of capturing the image. A potential fall event for the patient is determined based on the detected state of the patient and a message indicating the potential fall event for the patient is sent based on the determination of the potential fall event for the patient. Techniques are also described for fall detection and reporting using an on-body sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Hanson, Jean-Paul Martin, Adam T. Barth, Christopher Silverman
  • Patent number: 10826814
    Abstract: In some implementations, a system can be used to selectively transmit bandwidth-intensive data over a cellular network based on dynamically determining resource availability over the cellular network. Monitoring system data to be transmitted to a remote server can initially be obtained by a component of a monitoring system. One or more network performance tests may be performed on a carrier network associated with the monitoring system. One or more network performance parameters can be computed based on results of the one or more network performance tests. The one or more network performance parameters can then be evaluated in relation to transmission requirements associated with the monitoring system data. A particular transmission strategy to use in transmitting the monitoring system data to the remote server can then be selected from among multiple transmission strategies. The monitoring system data is then transmitted to the server in accordance with the particular transmission strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 10810854
    Abstract: A monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property includes a camera that is configured to capture video data of the property. The monitoring system further includes a microphone that is configured to capture audio data of the property. The monitoring system further includes a monitor control unit that is configured to access and analyze the video data. The monitor control unit is further configured to determine that an alarm condition does not exist at the property. The monitor control unit is further configured to access and analyze the audio data. The monitor control unit is further configured to override the determination that an alarm condition does not exist at the property. The monitor control unit is further configured to, based on overriding the determination that an alarm condition does not exist at the property, perform a monitoring system action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Matthew Daniel Correnti
  • Patent number: 10810890
    Abstract: Techniques are described for enabling a drone device to use a dynamic multi-dimensional spatial representation of an indoor property environment to improve autonomous navigation. In some implementations, an instruction to perform an action at a particular location of a property is received by a drone device. A spatial representation of the property that identifies a dynamic object is obtained by the drone device. The status of the dynamic object impacts an ability of the drone device to navigate near the dynamic object. Sensor data collected by one or more sensors of a monitoring system of the property and that indicates a present status of the dynamic object is obtained by the drone device. A path to the particular location is determined by the drone device. The path to the particular location is finally navigated by the drone device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Babak Rezvani, Ahmad Seyfi
  • Patent number: 10798313
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for preserving privacy in surveillance. The methods, systems, and apparatus include actions of obtaining images of a scene captured by a camera, identifying an object in the images through object recognition, determining that the object that is identified in the images is of a particular type that has a privacy restriction, and in response to determining that the object in the images is of the particular type that has the privacy restriction, obfuscating an appearance of the object in the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: David James Hutz, Allison Beach, Narayanan Ramanathan, Benjamin Asher Berg, Christopher Silverman, Donald Madden