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Create/edit an arming schedule

Arming Schedules allow you to enable automatic arming and disarming of your system on a schedule. You can create a schedule for each day of the week.

Restrictions

  • It is not possible to create a schedule that only disarms.
  • It is not possible to schedule the system to switch between Arm Stay and Arm Away (and vice versa).
  • There may be security panel stipulations for bypassing sensors that are needed in order to arm successfully.
  • If a panel offers Stay/Away zones, it will affect the way in which a panel is able to arm (i.e. if the panel does not have these options, it will revert to Arm Away even if a rule is set to Arm Stay).
  • Arming schedules can only be created and edited using the Alarm.com customer website (i.e., not the Alarm.com app).

To create an arming schedule using the Alarm.com customer website:

  1. Log into the Alarm.com customer website. 
  2. Click Automation.
  3. Click Arming Schedules.
  4. In Choose Schedule Type, click to select either Use business hours to use the location's existing schedule or Create a custom schedule to configure a new schedule.
  5. In Add an Arming Schedule, select the automated system action from the dropdown menu.
     
    Note: If a custom schedule was selected, the time for the system action will need to be configured.
     
    • To create a schedule that only performs one arming action (i.e., Arm Stay or Arm Away), use the dropdown menus to configure the first arming action and click to deselect the second arming action option. This sets the schedule to only perform one arming action. 

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    • If a second automated system action is desired, click to enable the second arming action settings and use the dropdown menus to configure the second arming action.

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  6. Verify the arming schedule is configured with the correct settings.
  7. Click Save.

Important note about overnight Arming Schedules: 

If an Arming Schedule crosses midnight (e.g., Arm Away system at 10 PM, and Disarm it at 7 AM), the second arming command takes place on the following day.

Example: If you set the schedule to Arm Away at 10 PM and Disarm at 7 AM, Mon-Fri, this means that the schedule will conclude with a Disarm at 7 AM on Saturday. If you want to create a weeknight arming schedule that concludes on Friday night (so that the system is left armed over the weekend), construct the schedule by specifying the morning Disarm command first, followed by the Arm Stay or Arm Away command that arms the system at night (e.g., Disarm at 7 AM, Arm Away at 10 PM, Mon-Fri). This will prevent the schedule from crossing midnight.

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