Alarm.com, a leading platform for the intelligently connected property, will expand the technology research and development division at its headquarters in Fairfax County, Virginia. The $2.6 million project is expected to create 180 new jobs.
The company currently employs approximately 700 workers across the state and will create additional engineering positions within its research and development division.
“For more than 20 years, Alarm.com has been a leader in Virginia and we continued to grow in 2021, not only by our number of employees but also expanding how we hire talent,” said Victoria Schillinger, Vice President of Human Resources at Alarm.com. “Alarm.com, which has office locations in several other states, chose to make this investment in Virginia due to Northern Virginia’s strong workforce, including its high concentration of STEM workers, numerous higher education institutions, and desirable quality of life. It was only a decade ago that our company was 10 percent of the current size, and with our passion for research, development, and technology, we look forward to welcoming new talent to our team, and continuing to foster a culture of innovation, connectivity, growth, and development.”
As an incentive, Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority to secure the project for Virginia and will support Alarm.com’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), which provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs to support employee recruitment and training activities. As a business incentive supporting economic development, VJIP reduces the human resource costs of new and expanding companies. VJIP is state-funded, demonstrating Virginia’s commitment to enhancing job opportunities for citizens.
“We are thrilled that Alarm.com has chosen to reinvest in Fairfax County,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “Virginia offers the highest concentration of tech talent in the United States, catalyzing the growth of industry leaders like Alarm.com, and we look forward to a continued partnership.”
Alarm.com is a US based technology company that provides cloud based services for remote control, home automation and monitoring services. Monitoring services can include contracts through third-party contractors such as ADT.
“Alarm.com is one of Fairfax County’s most prominent technology innovators and we are thrilled that it is choosing to expand its R&D capacity and create more jobs here,” said Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. “The company also has been an innovator in workforce development, and we look forward to using our Fairfax County-funded talent initiative to help it grow in the county.”