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Posted on June 28, 2019 by Kirk Booher
 
 
Check out the interface with Apple's iWatch and Alarm.com
 
 
  
                                     Apple iWatch and Alarm.com app
 
Talk about convenience!
 
The Alarm.com app for Apple Watch includes features like:
  • Arm or Disarm the system
  • Control locks
  • Control garage door
  • Control thermostats
  • Control lights
  • View live video from most Alarm.com cameras

Note: At this time, the Apple Watch app currently does not support Alarm.com Wi-Fi Doorbell Cameras, '22 series, '25 series, and '26 series Alarm.com cameras.
 
 
Glance view allows you to quickly check the status of your system, and Actionable Notifications allow you to respond to certain notifications directly from the Apple Watch
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS
To add the Alarm.com complication to a watch face using the Apple Watch: 
 
Go to the Home screen. To return to the Home screen from another app or screen, press the Digital Crown (dial on the side of the watch). 
 



 
Firmly press and hold the display.
The Home screen will zoom out and Customize will appear below the current watch face.
 
Note: Some watch faces are not customizable. If the face is not customizable, there will be no Customize option. Swipe left or right to select a face that has the Customize option. 


 
Tap Customize.
At the top of the watch face you will see small dots. One will be white, the others grey, this indicates the number of pages that can be edited. Swipe to a page with small square boxes.
 


 
Tap the location on the face you would like to add the complication to.

Note: The Alarm.com Complication can only be placed in the small square boxes.
 
 
Rotate the Digital Crown (dial on the side of the watch) to scroll through available complication icons.

Note: The Alarm.com Complication icon is:


 
To save your changes, press the Digital Crown.
Tap the watch face or press the Digital Crown to set this as your current face.
 
Posted on February 10, 2019 by Kirk Booher
Categories: Access Control, General
While putting in an access control and alarm systems for commercial business, DB Services, the other day, the owner Kevin Hammond was a hero of sorts to take me down and introduce me to the Property Management firm that he rents from unsolicited. That is the initiative and certainly a reason his company has grown as it has.
 
That was a wonderful gesture and made my day!
 
While there, I just had to take a snapshot of their team member of the month wall pictures.
 
 
I like it very much. One of our motto's at OnGuard is 'there is a Super Hero in everyone'. There was sure one in Kevin Hammond that day. Thanks Man!
 
Sincerely, Kirk Booher.
Posted on March 20, 2018 by Kirk Booher
School Security for Indiana
 
 
It is no secret that our schools need to beef up their security more than ever with the recent shootings and mayhem.
 
Governor Holcomb has called the legislature back for a special session with a request to add $ 5,000,000 for special funding and low-interest loans for school security here in Indiana as WTHR reports.
 
This is part of the state’s Indiana Secured School Fund, which offers grants to schools for security.
 
There are many high tech and reasonable cost systems available including hi-def cameras with built-in high noise detection analytics which detect gunshots, glass breaking, and other loud noises. There is a lot of quality free or low-cost software to monitor doors, cameras, and emergencies.
   
Access control systems can have built-in push notifications or door breaches, unauthorized attempts with immediate lockdown and be triggering alarms and video surveillance feeds to staff, security guards and police.
It's also possible to integrate access control with video cameras on one or more doors for syncing and quick reports. With the internet of things, the systems can door more and more with less and less.
 
This school is well equipped and has made national media attention. It is great!
 
With today’s technology, the systems keep getting better and better for less and less. Another example of this is wireless commercial alarms which can cover a large building reliably all kinds of sensors and panic buttons linked to simultaneous notifications to multiple people. 
 
This site has some handy tips.
 
There is so much more happening in this space so please contact us for the latest and greatest.
 
Kirk Booher
Founder / Owner

OnGuard Security Solutions

6330 E 75th St Suite 120
 Indianapolis, IN 46250
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