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Posted on September 5, 2019 by Kirk Booher
Categories: Video Surveillance
Like any system in life, video is only as good as it's the weakest link. We take careful consideration of the whole process in regard to security cameras and video surveillance and every product we use.  It's important that it works when YOU need it whether it be commercial or residential security systems. That's a good reason you should choose OnGuard. 

Another important facet is that junk in, junk out or better said; quality in, quality out.  
 
We will help you choose right and get the most for your money. After all, your life isn't movie or tv show. 
 
This video shows the difference between science-fiction and real life. 
 
Watch this, then call us.
 
 
 
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 27, 2019 by Kirk Booher
Oftentimes thieves and misguided souls do more damage by their break-ins and vandalism than what they actually steal. This was definitely the case here. Most cameras only show you what happened in the past like this case. Adding a Commercial Monitored Security System would have likely stopped this person immediately. Together they make a powerful defense!
 
 
KOKOMO, Ind. (WTHR) — Around 4 a.m. on Tuesday, a man broke into a Kokomo restaurant by kicking in the glass door.
After entering Julianno's, the suspect began knocking over tables and chairs. Then he proceeded to take his clothes off while walking through the kitchen and back area.
The man, who had not been identified, spent hours in the restaurant, which was caught on surveillance cameras.
During his visit, the man cut himself on glass, leaving a trail blood in the restaurant as well.
The restaurant will be closed until next Tuesday because of the blood and clean up process.
The owner told WTHR's Mary Milz that it was the weirdest thing he'd ever seen.
No items were taken from the store, only damaged.
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
Posted on February 20, 2018 by Kosta R
Categories: Video Surveillance
 
Hanwha Wisenet WAVE software allows easy calibration of fisheye lens cameras with Fisheye Dewarping feature. We can set up the ceiling, wall, floor or table mounted fisheye camera and separate view area into “flat”, easy to see segments for better view and analysis. The Dewarping Calibration can be done automatically or fine-tuned manually. This function is also available for cameras with panamorphic lenses (panamorphic lenses are prism-shaped, projecting video on wide matrices (screens) with HD quality upscale by reordering pixels to make resolution denser without loss of energy to darken unused pixels).
 
Fisheye IP cameras, deployed by OnGuard Security Solutions, may significantly decrease cost of surveillance with less hardware to purchase and maintain, lower bandwidth consumption, without compromising quality and efficiency.
 
Wisenet WAVE - Fisheye Dewarping demo
 
 
Posted on February 19, 2018 by Kosta R
OnGuard Security Solutions is the first Electronic Security Company in Central Indiana to offer wide range of Hanwha Techwin Mid- to High-End video surveillance solutions, including Wisenet SSM an all-in-one management software platform that maximizes the efficiency of Wisenet network products and features:
  • High quality Deployment by OnGuard Security Solutions
  • Convenient Remote Management
  • Intuitive User Interface
  • Intelligent Event Management
  • Advanced Smart Video Search
  • Extensive Third Party Product and Service Integration
 
One of the most valuable features is Wisenet's ability to serve HD video from Security Surveillance Cameras with almost 10 times less network capacity requirements:
Video Surveillance Indianapolis
With Hanwha Techwin's video technology for enterprise, from OnGuard Security Solutions, can significantly improve surveillance efficiency and decrease network load, freeing capacity to serve other mission-critical data, resulting in significant savings. Click here to get our free Quick Quote and start improving your IT and financial performance!
 
Hanwha's Wisenet SSM presentation
 
Solution Summary
 
 
 
Posted on October 30, 2017 by Kirk Booher
Categories: Video Surveillance
Do you use wireless cameras? Are they Hi-Def?
 
Wireless Security Cameras
With today’s technology you can and we do recommend wireless security cameras in certain applications. Read more
 
Hi-Definition Security Camera Advantage
Other interesting thing is the difference between HD (High Definition) and SD (Standard Definition). Read more
 
Black-and-White Security Cameras
Another important consideration is the choice between color and black-and-white security cameras. Read more
 
Give us a call or email us for no obligation guaranteed free quick quote.
 
Posted on October 16, 2017 by Kirk Booher
Categories: Video Surveillance
Video surveillance clients who have been using the Broview app to log into their DVR to remote view cameras need to download SuperLivePro from the Apple app store here and enter the same settings (Port, which is normally 8000, User Name, Password). iOS11 is not currently supported by Broview and the manufacturer has not provided us a time frame when Broview will again be compatible.
 
The current DVR we use is now running NVMS7000 for remote viewing of video surveillance and security camera systems. If you would like to get quote on upgrading which allows Hi Def 3 mega pixel (10x greater resolution than analog) cameras that will work on the same wire or anything else, contact us for a price and features.
 
 

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