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Posted on October 17, 2018 by OnGuard
Categories: General
The OnGuard Ops team had a great time and learned a ton at the ADI expo on Oct 16, 2018. Thanks ADI, Vendors and team member Clint McGann who took this photo!
 
Left to Right: Kirk Booher, Bobby Duncan, Scott Kramer, Thomas Riffe and Brandon Shinabarger.
Posted on October 15, 2018 by Kirk Booher
Categories: General
 
 
Give Back with Alarm.com and OnGuard
 
 
Alarm.com will donate an interactive security and automation system and OnGuard the  labor (if you win with us) to a charitable 501(c)(3) organization in the community.
 
For a chance to win, tell us about a local organization and how it would benefit from products and services powered by Alarm.com. Submit your ideas to us (OnGuard - Indianapolis Metro Area)
 
Recipient organization examples:
  • Free & charitable clinics
  • Women’s/Family/Homeless shelter
  • After school programs for at-risk youth
 
 
Guidelines:
  • Alarm.com will donate up to $5,000 in Alarm.com approved hardware.
  • Partner (OnGuard Security Solutions - if we submit and your group wins) will provide installation labor at no cost
  • Monitoring service will be 50% off our standard rates ($20-30 mo) you win with OnGuard.
  • A winner will be announced the week of November 18th
 
Submit your proposal and story today to sales@onguardssc.com
 
For rules on this donation, click here. For any questions, please contact sales@onguardssc.com
Posted on October 13, 2018 by OnGuard
Categories: General, Residential
 
Smart Signal from Alarm.com provided by OnGuard Connects You Directly to 24/7 Emergency Help
 
When an emergency is unfolding at home or office, professional 24/7 security monitoring makes all the difference. While you get your family to safety, our trained security professionals are responding to your alarm signal, assessing the situation, and alerting your local police or fire department or ambulance plus notifying your call list. Further, immediate text, emails and push notifications are sent.

Now, OnGuard's professional monitoring is even more effective thanks to Smart Signal, exclusive to Alarm.com, a new, direct emergency connection to your home's monitoring station within your Alarm.com app. 

Smart Signal lets you use your app to trigger a panic alert, verify an alarm event, or quickly cancel a false alarm, using a new set of signaling buttons in your app. We got you covered. Its simply a better way to communicate. Each button triggers a specific Smart Signal from your security panel to the monitoring station, enabling the station's security professionals to act faster and relay more detailed information to your local police or fire department. Communication is essentials and this service makes it better than ever.

Smart Signal features two types of emergency message: 
 


1: Verify or Cancel an Alarm 



In an alarm event at your home, you'll see these two buttons side by side at the top of your app's home screen. They'll stay "pinned" to the top of the screen even when you scroll down, allowing you to check your video feeds and image sensor pictures for activity, then respond quickly. 

Hold the "Verify Alarm" button for three seconds to let your monitoring station know that the alarm event is real. Your confirmation gives them the information they need to call emergency help faster. If it's a false alarm, hold "Cancel Alarm" for three seconds to let your monitoring station know that no further action needs to be taken. 

2: Initiate a Panic Signal from your App 

If there's an emergency at home that doesn't activate an alarm, and you can't make it to your security panel or call 911, Smart Signal lets you send a panic signal from your Alarm.com app. 

You'll find your Panic signaling options in the Security System area of your app. To activate a Panic, hold the button for three seconds. 

Some systems, depending on your security panel model, include options for a loud Audible Panic alert, as well as specific fire, medical and police panics. All panels, however, support the new Silent Panic signal, which lets your monitoring station know that help is needed without sounding an audible alarm at your panel. 

Unlike a security keyfob, which only works at home within range of the security panel, your new In-App Panic button can be activated from anywhere—so if you spot an emergency at home while you're out, you can activate a Smart Signal from your security panel for assistance at your property. 

To find out when Smart Signal will be available for your security system, contact your service provider. 

Don't have Alarm.com yet? 

With proactive safeguards like Smart Signal, Crash and Smash protection and Unexpected Activity alerts, Alarm.com technology provides the ultimate protection for your family and home. 
 
Contact OnGuard today to get further info.
Posted on October 13, 2018 by OnGuard
Categories: General, Residential
There's No Substitute for 24/7 Fast Professional Security Monitoring.
 
You, nor anyone can be everywhere at once. When a dire emergency strikes, everyone needs help immediately. 

It doesn't matter how brave or capable or dedicated you are. Seconds seem like hours. Immediate response in paramount.
 


Take Alarm.com user Benjamin. He's all of the above. When his security system alerted him to a fire in his house, he ran inside without hesitation to rescue his two dogs, trapped in an upstairs room. 

What he didn't need to do was stop and call the fire department first. His professional monitoring service had it covered. As Benjamin sprang into action, firefighters were already on their way to save his and his neighbor's townhomes. Here's his story. 

Instead of having to hesitate, dial 911 and talk to a dispatcher, Benjamin was able to focus on getting everyone to safety. In an emergency at your home, that'll be your first instinct too.  That way you can take care of business while knowing full well, professional responders aka the cavalry are on en route.

That's why you need OnGuard's security monitoring, and why it's included with every Alarm.com-powered security system. 

In a fire or break-in at your home, an Alarm.com-powered system sends an emergency signal, via a dedicated cellular connection and/or wifi, to a monitoring station staffed 24/7 with trained security professionals. They'll quickly assess the situation and alert your local law enforcement or fire department. 

With Alarm.com's new Smart Signal feature, you can even send an emergency signal to your monitoring station from your phone if you're in danger. They'll take care of the rest while you get your family to safety. 

Don't get us wrong: smartphone alerts and real-time awareness are home security essentials too. Just ask Benjamin's dogs. It takes a village to keep a village safe. You and we will be there when you need us most IF you hire use. Don't delay for safety's sake. 
Posted on September 23, 2018 by Kirk Booher
OnGuard is pleased to announce we have added
QOLSYS to our arsenal. 
 
 
 
 
 
Qolsys IQ Panel 2 is a 7” HD touchscreen with built-in 5MP camera, Siren, 3 Panic Buttons, Door Chime, Voice annunciation, Hostage Duress Code, Smash & Crash Protection,  and multiple wireless radios in a clean, elegant, modern user interface. The IQ Panel 2 keeps you connected to an entire ecosystem of smart devices giving you control over your entire home.  Exciting new features like touchless disarming using Bluetooth and a built-in glass break detector are enabled through powerful software that improves over time through regular software updates.
 
 
 
 
We have a competitive pricing package starting at just $ 99 activation / install fee for qualified buyers.
Contact us today for details 317.572.5777
 
 
Posted on September 15, 2018 by Kirk Booher
Categories: Residential
The team at OnGuard is happy to announce we are actively installing and service the new alarm.com medical wellness platform. 
 
 
 
When to consider Wellness
  • Your loving family members wish to stay at home sweet home as they age but want the peace of mind of knowing caretakers are watching out for them.
  • You sometimes fret and worry that something has happened when someone close doesn't stay in touch.
  • A loved one has an illness or need that requires some extra attention and care but can't afford expensive expert care.
  • You think a smart safety net for active and healthy aging family would be a good idea.
 
More than an emergency button
                                                         ...a complete 24/7 safety net
Alarm.com Medical Wellness provides a secure and very cost-effective option for independent living with safety, security, and peace of mind
 
 
 
We have developed a comprehensive eco-system to cover basic and beyond with fully integrated smart stuff ready, willing and able to serve you and your loved ones.
 
 
 
Peace of mind with monitoring & alerts
Family and caregivers are able to monitor activity, such as how much time is spent in bed, the favorite chair or even when wondering out of the house. And, with affordable smart sensors to serve and learn the activities of daily living, Wellness can identify oddities that may indicate signify a problem. The system is both proactive and reactive.
This wellness platform is way more comprehensive than plain jane Personal Emergency Response buttons, Alarm.com Wellness is a true safety net that provides a wonderful complete view of well-being, and delivers instant automatic, real-time clear alerts. Unlike an old-school button, Alarm.com medical Wellness does not solely rely on the person to take an action or remember to keep the button with them but it offers this functionality. It's the best of both. It combines activity, fall detections, two-way voice.
 
 
 
More than medical, its security, comfort and automation.
With workers often times coming in and out of the home, this system integrates keypad smart locks, automated garage door control, door sensors, and video cameras can record caretakers entering and existing. The system supports the popular video doorbells with the ability to answer and speak to anyone at the front door.
 
 
                Monitor packages                                                ...and the delivery guy
 
 
 
The system also can protect from fire, smoke, carbon monoxide and more.
As we age, we can be more forgetful when cooking and don't move as fast as we used to. That is where 
 
 
 
Plus it can detect water leaking, low temperature, control heating and cooling and automatic lights...the great thing while being extremely powerful its amazingly simple. For snowbirds this is great.
 
Medical wellness, life safety, security, and automation all waiting to serve and protect you.
 
 
Let's face it, expert care is expensive and there is no place like home. 
This system can help everyone involved with the people who use it, family members and caretakers.
It can allow people to stay in their homes longer and safer. After all, there is no place like home.
 
 
 
And when and if, expert out of home care and assisted living is needed, it can be transferred or deployed there too.
Everything but video uses the built-in cellular radio to connect it to alarm.com server for easy access and notifications.
 
 
Stay Safe
Alarm.com Wellness is coupled with the leading home security solution from Alarm.com. Get the additional peace of mind with 24/7 emergency response for intrusion, fire and medical emergencies and have the awareness of what’s going on at home.
 
There is a vast line of electronic servants and soldiers ready work. 
 
 
 
Pricing options vary. We have a nice standard package with 35 points for protection for under $ 2,000 installed.
 
For further info, contact us anytime:  317.572.5777
 
Posted on July 26, 2018 by Kirk Booher
Categories: Residential
Prevent Costly Water Damage
 
Water Management powered by Alarm.com helps your customers prevent costly water damage, which causes nearly 23 percent of homeowner property losses in the U.S.* 

This comprehensive solution monitors water sensors, valves and sump pump activity, providing another layer of home security and awareness. 
Water Management powered by Alarm.com helps your customers prevent costly water damage, which causes nearly 23 percent of homeowner property losses in the U.S.* 

This comprehensive solution monitors water sensors, valves and sump pump activity, providing another layer of home security and awareness. 
Prevent Costly Water Damage
 
Water Management powered by Alarm.com helps your customers prevent costly water damage, which causes nearly 23 percent of homeowner property losses in the U.S.* 

This comprehensive solution monitors water sensors, valves and sump pump activity, providing another layer of home security and awareness. 
Prevent Costly Water Damage
 
Water Management powered by Alarm.com helps your customers prevent costly water damage, which causes nearly 23 percent of homeowner property losses in the U.S.* 

This comprehensive solution monitors water sensors, valves and sump pump activity, providing another layer of home security and awareness. 
Additionally, a new Quarterly Water Valve Test reminds customers with a Z-Wave water shut-off valve to test their valve every 90 days to proactively identify and resolve issues before damage can occur. This test provides peace of mind that the valve is working properly.

The Water Management add-on is free with the Interactive Gold service plan. There are currently two Z-Wave shut-off valves that are approved for use with the Alarm.com solution:
WaterCop Z-Wave Shut-off Valve
Fortrezz Wireless Z-Wave Water Valve

*Source: American Insurance Association
Posted on July 11, 2018 by Kirk Booher
Categories: General, Residential
Brand new offering from our Partner!
 
mHealth and mPers by iHelp
 
mPers unit mobile medical and/or personal  GPS panic button with two-way voice
 
The mHealth or mPers is a true mini life saver.
 
Its a GPS enabled emergency panic button with 2 way voice cell communication to our 24 hr professional monitoring station partner.
 
mPers Features include: 
  • automatic fall detection, 
  • rechargeable battery, 
  • family/friends text email notifications, lost device or lost person location, 
  • and much more.
Who is mPers for?
  • College kids on unsafe campuses, 
  • Elderly people who reside alone, 
  • Seizure Prone individuals, etc.
 
mPers Extended Features
  1. Lightweight - 1.5 ounces - comfortable to carry or wear. 
  2. Durable - Shatter-resistant with rugged construction. 
  3. Small In Size - 2.5” x 1.8” x .67 - compact yet powerful. 
  4. Loud - Crystal clear audio quality - No need to hold to the ear or mouth to listen or speak. 
  5. One-Touch Operation and Braille Button - Press the button 2 seconds and the call is placed. Anti-cancel prevents canceling the call if the button is pressed again. ‘Help’ in braille is written on the button as well for extra protection. 
  6. Waterproof - Wear it in the bath or shower where most accidents occur. *IPX7 rating states product is protected against high pressure water jets from any direction. Limited ingress permitted (ex. shower). Protected against short periods of immersion in water (3.3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes - ex. bath). 
  7. Wireless Network - Take it wherever you go on a nationwide 3G wireless network
  8. Voice Prompts - Lets you know the status of your call. Ex. Your emergency call is now being dialed, please stand by.
  9. Direct GPS Location - Sends your position directly to the monitoring center and/or a loved one.
  10. Fall Detection - Notifies the monitoring center and your loved ones if you fall.
  11. Geo-Fencing - Notifies operator/friends/family if you are near and/or step out of your pre-programed ‘safe zone’.
  12. Extended Battery Life - 72 Hour Use - For maximum use between charges.
  13. Battery Status Indicator/Fully Supervised Battery - Visual and audio indicator of battery status. Battery indicator lights (and cellular strength indicator light) surround the call button and will let you know when the battery or cellular signal strength is low. The pendant will also announce that the battery is low, and the unit will notify the monitoring center as well. The monitoring center will then report the low battery status back to you. 
  14. Protected Phone Number - Only the monitoring center can call you on your protected phone number, and this will ring your iHelp+ 3G™. This will help to locate your pendant in the event of misplacement.
 
 
 
What's the cost?
 
a) $ 295 + $ 19 mo. or $ 200 yr. (purchase)
 
b) $ 95 + $ 39 mo. or $ 400 yr. (lease with service and repair plan)
 
*Commit to 12 months of service with price protection and satisfactory credit check and we will waive the $ 95 activation fee!
 
So its FREE to you (plus, of course, the monthly fee).
 
NO WORRIES...we are OnGuard!

Call (317) 572-5777
Posted on June 4, 2018 by Kirk Booher
Categories: General
Check out this nifty crime map. Unfortunately, the City of Indianapolis stopped reporting but you can view Fishers, Carmel, incidents including: 
 
Assault
 Assault with Deadly Weapon
 Homicide
 Kidnapping
 Robbery
 Other Sexual Offense
 Sexual Assault
 Sexual Offense
Property
 Breaking & Entering
 Property Crime
 Property Crime Commercial
 Property Crime Residential
 Theft
 Theft from Vehicle
 Quality of Life
 Drugs
 Liquor
911 Or Other
 Alarm
 Arson
 Death
 Family Offense
 Missing Person
 Other
 Pedestrian Stop
 Vehicle Recovery
 Vehicle Stop
 Weapons Offense
 Community Policing
 Proactive Policing
 Emergency
 Fire
 
It is also possible to report tips and register video surveillance cameras to help the police.
Posted on May 28, 2018 by Kirk Booher
Categories: General, Residential
This is the latest and greatest all in one alarm for residential and light commercial.
 
Check out this brief video:
 
https://youtu.be/Md6VmBv62jc
 
And contact us for further info.
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6330 E 75th St Suite 120
 Indianapolis, IN 46250
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 Saturday: 9am - 5pm
 Sunday: Closed
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