Smart Video Cameras and Smarter Video Alerts

Video Security Monitoring is essential these days. Live camera viewing and customized recording options, Forest’s Smart Video makes it easy to stay in touch with all the important activity at your home or business. With Forest Security’s Advanced Video Analytics Monitoring, your video is even more intelligent. Your monitored video streams can now distinguish between important events and routine activity. This real-time insight filters and categorizes your alerts giving you a superior level of customization and control. Using cutting edge …
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A coronavirus screening app by Apple

Original Post By: Cnet.com / Carrie Mihalcik – March 27, 2020 A new screening app and website for Coronavirus is now available.  Thanks to Apple, the CDC, the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and FEMA. Apple launched a new COVID-19 website and app that features a screening tool set of resources to help people stay informed and take the proper steps to protect their health during the spread of COVID-19, based on the latest CDC guidance. Apple said the app …
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Security Concerns When Working From Home

Original Post By Larry Anderson of SecurityInformed.com The global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus is changing work environments to an unprecedented degree. More employees than ever are being asked to work remotely from home. Along with the new work practices comes a variety of security challenges. Without the proper precautions, working from home could become a cybersecurity nightmare, says Purdue University professor Marcus Rogers. “Criminals will use the crisis to scam people for money, account information and more,” he …
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How to clean your Apple products

From Support.Apple.com – How to clean your Apple products Get recommendations and guidelines for cleaning your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod, display, or peripheral device. Apple products are made with a variety of materials, and each material might have specific cleaning requirements. To get started, here are some tips that apply to all products: Use only a soft, lint-free cloth. Avoid abrasive cloths, towels, paper towels, or similar items. Avoid excessive wiping, which might cause damage. Unplug all external power sources, devices, and cables. Keep liquids away from …
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Why Choose Professional Security

Original Report by: Joan Engebretson for SDM Magazine     Why choose professional security?   Everyone at Forest Security has ongoing training in all aspects of the security industry. Technology changes rapidly and if we don’t keep one step ahead, we can’t keep you, your homes and your businesses safe. If we are not installing or maintaining security equipment, we are being educated about new security devices. As little as a decade ago, most didn’t think home security would also …
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Use Scenes for a Smart Home way to get things done

From: Alarm.com We all have things we have to get done every day. Some small, some large, some things more important than others, but it all needs to get done. For example, the kids are tucked in bed and you want to enjoy a movie. First you have to check that the front and back doors are locked. You want to hall light turned off and you also want the thermostat turned down. The alarm should also be turned on …
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Forest can help keep your home cool and save on energy too

Forest Will Fix Your Summer “Hot Room” Problem   Your thermostat does a fantastic job of keeping a constant, comfortable temperature in the room where it is mounted (front hallway). Everywhere else in your house is a different story! The kitchen is sweltering and the bedroom is too hot to sleep. Your thermostat thinks everything is at a perfect temperature. The problem is all thermostats only control the temperature of the room they are in. During hot summer months, your …
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You Can Have A Smart Lock No Matter Where You Live

You love the aesthetics of your home, especially that architecturally designed front door!   Or, you live in an apartment or condo building where the exterior lock-set can not be altered.     But you want that new automated system that is controlled from your mobile app and integrated with your Forest Security System…   Forest has the answer: Kwikset Convert is Z-Wave connected and works with many existing brands of deadbolts including: Kwikset, Wiser, Baldwin and Schlage. This allows …
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Custom Install – Video Doorbell

When you need a custom install, Forest is your best choice! We received an inquiry about installing a new video doorbell for a new client. Simple, straightforward request, we thought, Forest installs these all the time. When we arrived at the customers site, we seen that the place where the new video doorbell needed to be, was to replace a previously installed intercom system that no longer functioned for their needs. The area of their brick that was cut out …
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Siri Shortcuts Voice Control

Introducing Siri Shortcuts Voice Control for Forest Security/Alarm.com If you’re a Forest Security/Alarm.com and Apple user, your voice just got way more powerful. Siri Shortcuts for Forest Security/Alarm.com is a new voice control integration that lets you activate Scenes by talking to Siri, using customizable voice ‘shortcuts. These shortcuts integrate into your existing routines and reflect how you naturally talk, making it even easier and more intuitive to interact with your smart home. You can activate your Siri Shortcuts for …
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