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Posted on March 29, 2020 by Kirk Booher
We recently installed a security system and it worked like a champ (see this article for details) and listen to this:
 
 
If you want to learn how new construction, remodeling smart alarm security solutions can work for you, let us know.
 
We have got the goods, promise!
 
 
Posted on December 26, 2019 by Kirk Booher
Categories: Fire Alarm, Residential
At a recent job, Kyle Shew, a volunteer fireman shared with us a recent experience he had regarding a central station monitored smoke alarm in that he credits it from saving the house and most of the personal belongings, which of course many are irreplaceable. 
 
 
Posted on December 16, 2019 by Kirk Booher
There are multiple reasons to trust a professional for home security. 
 
This is a classic example.
 
Posted on December 10, 2019 by Kirk Booher
New ADC-V523 Indoor Video Camera Now Available.
Great for video security, general video surveillance and being 'in the know'.
 
We’re excited to announce the availability of the newest 1080p indoor Wi-Fi camera for Alarm.com!
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This surveillance camera delivers sharper image quality with High Dynamic Range (HDR), improved wireless Wi-Fi performance, and a super wide field of view.

The key features include:
  • 117° field of view
  • Two-Way Audio
  • Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz)
  • IR night vision
It is the perfect indoor camera for a step up in performance at a price point that is still very competitive. Plus, combined with the Pro Video with Analytics 3000 service package, you can get smarter video alerts on what matters most.
 
IOS:
Intelligence
Operations
Security
 
Contact us to find out more and to see for yourself!
 
Posted on September 8, 2019 by Kirk Booher
Categories: Residential
Contact us today for true protection.
 
Posted on July 22, 2019 by OnGuard
How to change a battery in Linear Z-wave Garage Door Controller Tilt Sensor
 
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 May 10, 2019 by Kirk Booher
Video Analytics is here and here to stay. It works great! It super when combined with a smart alarm, locks and more.
 
It reduces approximately 96% of false video triggers like trees blowing, shadows, bugs, etc.
 
This video analytic service is applicable for residential and small-medium business (SMB) commercial settings.
 
Check out this brief video on how video works:
 
Click above to watch video
 
Your smart video monitoring could be even more valuable with Alarm.com's video analytics, an intelligent new service that distinguishes important events from routine activity in real time.
 
Smart video monitoring is a modern security essential. With video alerts, live camera feeds and 24-hour recording options, the video makes it easy to stay in the know about important activity at your home or business. 

Video analytics is a smart intelligent security feature that monitors your property's video streams to distinguish important events from routine activity. It puts you in the know easier than ever. It uses this real-time, allowing you to be pro-active, giving you plain and clear insight to filter and categorize activity, giving your video monitoring a new level of control, customization and value. That is for sure! You gotta see it in action!

Video analytics uses cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI), developed by alarm.com's computer vision research team for home and business security. It can tell whether a moving object in your driveway is a person, an animal or a vehicle. It can ignore a person who quickly visits your front door and then leaves (the mailman), but alert you if a visitor lingers too long in the same place. It makes these distinctions in real time before alerting you—or not—according to your preferences. 
 


Video analytics also lets you create virtual "zones" and multi-directional "tripwires" for your cameras, enabling it to further categorize activity based on the layout of your home or business and the areas you need to protect. You can know when: 

Vehicles come and go: Know when a vehicle stops outside your home or office, but not every time a vehicle drives past. 

Visitors linger: Get a video alert if someone lingers by your door, but not when the mail is delivered. 

If people or pets break the rules: Know if your pet breaks the rules to nap on the couch when you're at work—or if your neighbor's dog pays an unwelcome visit to your lawn or a trespasser comes onto your property in an unwelcome area.
 
 
Streaming Video Recorder (SVR)
This system is great for home, small business, and other properties up to 8 cameras with the standard plan. Our standard offering includes a 1TB internal hard drive.
 
alarm.com svr local storage with cloud connection for video security
 
Commercial Streaming Video Recorder (CSVR just now available at time of this post)
With alarm.com new CSVR we can support up to 16 cameras with 16TB of redundant local hard drive storage.
 
alarm.com CSVR (Commercial Streaming Video Recorder - Cloud video)
 
Summary
Video analytics is the latest in a line of proactive, intelligent safeguards developed by Alarm.com, installed by OnGuard and monitored by you or our Central Station to keep your home or business safer, including Crash and Smash protection,  Unexpected Activity Alerts and Geo-Services triggers. 
 
Contact us today to get more info on this game-changing service! 
 
317.572.5777
or click the box at the top of the home page
 
 
Posted on March 12, 2019 by Kirk Booher
Categories: General, Residential
This is a powerful test and clearly shows the advantage of Photoelectric detectors in most cases.
 
 
Nice job there Bob!
 
Posted on December 20, 2018 by Kirk Booher
Categories: Residential
Watch this fantastic contraption vis this video.
 
 
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