The all-new Qolsys IQ Locks are now on Pre-Order at GeoArm.com. The IQ Locks come available in three aesthetically pleasing finishes; Satin Nickel, Matte Black, and Oil Rubbed Bronze.
The Qolsys PowerG Door Lock is a smart door lock that uses PowerG long-range wireless technology and is designed to provide secure access control to your home or office. The PowerG technology ensures a reliable and encrypted wireless connection between the lock and the Qolsys control panel, offering enhanced security.
The IQ door lock can be easily integrated into your existing Qolsys PowerG-compatible security system and can be controlled remotely through the Alarm.com mobile app or web portal. The IQ Lock also supports keyless entry options such as PIN codes, providing convenience and flexibility for all users
IQ PowerG Lock Features:
Better Range – Stable wireless communication over long range applications
Easy Installation – Easy configuration for smart locks with PowerG wireless communication
Johnson Controls introduced the Qolsys IQ Pro designed for the commercial security market early this year. Let’s dive into what is under the hood of this high-technology security system powered by GeoArm. The IQ Pro hybrid panel utilizes the IQ Platform and key features from Qolsys IQ Panel 4 and DSC PowerSeries Neo Panel. The IQ Pro will address the specific needs of commercial, SMB, large residential, campus, and K-12 markets.
Building on the IQ Platform, the IQ Pro will support PowerG encrypted sensors which sport an industry leading wireless range. Having an extensive portfolio of PowerG life safety and security devices makes the IQ Pro great for commercial businesses of all sizes. The IQ Pro will give customers the flexibility to connect over Wi-Fi or Ethernet, while simultaneously communicating via Cellular LTE. This Dual-Path connectivity improves redundancy and reliability, and integrates with the Alarm.com commercial services platform, that delivers best in class remote connectivity, management, and access.
Simply stated, the all-new Qolsys IQ Pro refines the commercial category for the Johnson Controls Security Product lineup. The IQ Pro brings a flexible architecture that enables future hardware and software innovations and integrations together with GeoArm monitoring services.
Two Panels in One – IQ Panel 4 and PowerSeries Neo combined
Anyone can be a Pro – Built for easy install using IQ installer in the iOS App Store or Google Play Store
PowerG Range and Encryption – Industry’s best wireless security and life safety sensor portfolio
MX Addressable Loops – One wire, all your devices
Communicators Built In – Dual-Path Cellular LTE and WiFi/Ethernet
Everything you need – 8 partitions, 100+ zones, 1,000 users
Alarm.com successfully rolled out a new feature, called “Android Auto”, to GeoArm’s monitored customers early this year. This new feature empowers Android users with a seamless connection to Alarm.com smart home and security controls right on their car display.
Android Auto provides a simple and safer-to-use interface that helps customers drive with fewer distractions so they can be focused on the road ahead while still keeping tabs at home.
Activate a Home Scene with just a tap for the perfect homecoming every time
Run an Away Scene for a simplified routine when on the go
Remotely open and close garage doors, plus see the status right on the screen
Stay in the know with on-screen, real-time alerts of important system activity and reminders
With Android Auto, customers can now bring Alarm.com along for the ride for a unified car-to-home experience. To use Android Auto on their car display, customers will need an Android Auto compatible vehicle or aftermarket stereo, an Android phone running 6 or higher, and the Android Auto app.
The DIY Community has counted on GeoArm, over the past 15 years, to film the “hard to find” security videos that aid in the ease of installation and programming for security systems and security products. With an attention to detail, creativity, and ability to effectively communicate complex concepts in a clear and concise manner, GeoArm has brought DIY security to the masses! And, possessing a large library of how to videos has undoubtedly contributed to the success of the GeoArm YouTube page, much to the delight of the cost conscious customer.
Having a long track record of filming videos, the evergrowing GeoArm Video Library answers countless questions. By watching a particular GeoArm video related to your security question, it can be answered in minutes. GeoArm has now amassed over 1,000 videos, by answering the frequently asked questions they received from their very own customer base. Nowadays, this impressive database, which can be accessed by subscribers and non-subscribers, answers security questions covering a wide range of wired and wireless panel topics.
Across all 50 states, DIYer’s have come to count on GeoArm’s videos covering many brands of high-tech security systems available in the market, such as the all-new GeoAlarm System. And, with the next generation of security system equipment coming around the corner, they look to continue to be a great source for free video related tutorials for years to come!
GeoAlarm security system clients are going to love the release of firmware version 1609.06, a comprehensive update that promises not just improvements but also a series of new features designed to elevate the user experience to the next level.
Here’s a more expansive sneak peek into what this update brings to the table before we proceed with the broader release to live GeoAlarm systems already installed in the field.
Live Weather Updates: GeoAlarm customers can soon enjoy real-time weather updates directly on the panel display, adding a touch of convenience to their daily routine.
Revamped Clone Feature: The new and improved clone feature now allows for smoother setup and transitions between devices.
Enhanced Wi-Fi Connectivity: We’ve introduced a feature that provides timely notifications in the event of Wi-Fi loss, ensuring uninterrupted connectivity
Door Lock Functionality Revamp: Experience heightened security and versatility with the improved door lock functionalities, now supporting extended user code inputs for increased safety.
Simplified Camera Integration: The process of adding cameras is now more user-friendly, with intelligent prompt windows to guide users through the process, simplifying the setup and saving valuable time.
Optimized Weather Feature Logic: Offering a smoother, more intuitive user interface, this enhancement ensures that users have the latest information at their fingertips without any hitches.
Improved Security Protocols: In a bid to ensure utmost security, we have fortified the panel settings, preventing unauthorized access and ensuring peace of mind.
Enhanced System Stability: We’ve undertaken extensive measures to enhance system stability, ironing out issues that caused unexpected reboots, thus guaranteeing a smoother and more reliable user experience.
Grammar and Interface Corrections: To enhance user comprehension, we have corrected several grammar issues and polished the user interface for better readability and understanding.
Security Settings Revamped: We have fixed a series of bugs that were affecting security settings, including correcting door lock descriptions and ensuring secure SIM card information display, reinforcing the safety of your system.
We trust that these GeoAlarm system improvements will significantly elevate the user experience, offering not just superior functionality but also a heightened level of convenience and security.
Alarm.com will be ending support of the Voice Notifications service package add-on in November 2023 due to limited usage of this feature.
What were Voice Notifications (for Alarms)? An Alarm.com security solution that allows homeowners to receive real-time spoken alerts about alarm events on their property. When an alarm is triggered, the Alarm.com system can send an automated voice notification to the homeowner’s designated phone number, informing them of the type of alarm and the location of the event. This provides homeowners with immediate awareness of potential security breaches, so they can take the necessary action to protect their property and family.
What were Voice Notifications (for Non-Alarms)? An Alarm.com security solution that allows homeowners to receive voice notifications for various non-alarm events, such as when a door is left open, when the temperature in the house is too high or low, or when a light is turned on or off. These notifications help homeowners stay informed about important events in their home and can be customized to their preferences. With Alarm.com’s non-alarm voice notifications, homeowners can also receive alerts for events like the arrival of a package, when a visitor arrives, or when someone turns on the stove or oven. The possibilities for these types of voice notifications are endless and can be tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of each individual homeowner.
Once the feature is turned off, the “Voice Notifications for Alarms” and “Voice Notifications for Non-Alarms” add-ons will no longer be available for selection for users and will be removed from all existing GeoArm accounts.
We recommend that GeoArm customers who want to receive automated notifications subscribe to email or push notifications. And, keep in mind that our central station monitoring services are the preferred solution for customers who want to be notified via a landline phone number.
Alarm.com alerted GeoArm that it has ended support of conversational actions for Google Home and Google Assistant users back on June 13, 2023. This change ended Alarm. com’s support of voice commands for home automation actions using the Google Assistant feature and Google Home device. Simply stated, Google voice assistant devices will no longer work with Alarm.com.
Luckily, with Alarm.com there are other alternatives for voice commands beside using Google. If voice commands are an absolute must for your security system, have peace of mind knowing Alarm.com still supports Siri and Amazon Alexa custom voice shortcuts for it’s users!
Reading about the all-new GeoAlarm controller on Yahoo Finance! After 4 years of R&D, GeoArm has launched this smart home security system with built-in technology geared to outperform ADT + Brinks, Ring, SimpliSafe and Vivint (for under $400.00).
By GeoAlarm controller is easy to setup and can be DIY self-monitored and paired with central station alarm monitoring services too. So, what are you waiting for? You can save your MONEY by purchasing the GeoAlarm Security System instead! And, best of all there are no-term contracts and GeoAlarm monitoring plans start at just $8 a month!
Introducing the all-new GeoAlarm Security System that was designed by professional’s for the DIY business and home security market. Utilizing an aesthetically pleasing user friendly interface, the GeoAlarm takes full advantage of it’s 7″ LCD touchscreen that features 1024 x 600 resolution and a 5MP front panel video camera.
The GeoAlarm controller simplifies the bundling of burglary intrusion, smart home automation, security cameras and video doorbells into one convenient app. Designed with competitive advantages over ADT + Google Nest, Alula (aka “Cove”), Brinks, Ring, Simplisafe, Vivint and other industry leaders, the GeoAlarm was developed to outperform the competition. Leveraging the latest in high technology, the all-in-one panel features a smart device chipset, Android OS 7.1 and supports 5 wireless radios – AT&T/Verizon LTE Cellular, Dual Band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Sub-1 GHz Security encryption RF, Z-Wave Plus with S2 encryption and Bluetooth LE 4.2 wireless connectivity.
Containing a built-in 5M pixel, fix focus, on-board front camera, the GeoCP panel capture’s disarm photos along with the date, time and who disarmed it. And, the panel is also designed to record video right when the panel goes into alarm. For interactive home control, just download the GeoAlarm app, which is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play.
The GeoAlarm panel includes both WiFi and Cellular LTE radios that work together to create a dual-path redundant connection to the 24/7 PRO central station and/or end user for DIY self-monitoring services. The panel can handle up to four partitions that can be programmed to restrict access to any portion of the security system, that is desired to be operated independently. With up to 100 wireless zones and 50 user codes, this security and automation panel is simple to expand at anytime. It supports flexible mounting options, for either a wall-mount installation or by attaching the included table top stand, making it a breeze for the end user to setup.
Color Graphic Display – 7″ capacity touchscreen controller
Cellular LTE Radio – Fast, reliable and future-proof communications
Dual-Path Connectivity – WiFi and Cellular LTE improve latency, reliability
Secure Encryption – Make your home safer with wireless encrypted security sensors
Sub-1 GHz RF Sensors – 433 MHz with industry-leading range (250M) Strong, Reliable RF Signal
Panel Access Point – Communicate with secure network
5MP Panel Camera – Take disarm/Arm photos, Alarm Videos and sends them to secure cloud and your Phone
Z-Wave Plus – Control lights, locks, thermostats, garage doors, etc.
Security Alarm Process – DIY and Professional GeoArm 24/7 security alarm monitoring is optional to protect your home or business
Audio Event Detect – Sense Smoke, CO, Glassbreak alarm detection
GeoArm has released the all-new Qolsys IQ Remote PowerG (Part Number: IQR-PG) which is a secondary tablet that pairs with the IQ Panels that include the IQ Panel 4, IQ4 Hub and powerful commercial grade IQ Pro control panels. Not only does it provide a way to arm and disarm your Qolsys IQ control panel and see sensor status, but it gives you the features you don’t get in your mobile app like chimes, emergency panics, and a siren. Running on a full Android 7.1 operating system the IQ Remote IQR-PG can be upgraded over-the-air “OTA” as new software upgrades are released.
The IQR-PG secondary tablet contains a 7″ touchscreen with Wi-Fi connectivity and a backup battery. The IQR-PG allows the user to choose either Wi-Fi or PowerG to easily connect to the IQ Panel. The home screen is divided into three sections. The header shows the date and time, today’s weather (Wi-Fi enrollment only), message center and the Settings tray. The Primary interface shows arming options and sensor status and partition select. The footer shows panic options and additional pages. The IQ Remote PowerG can be set to display digital photos when not in use. This feature, called “Photo Frame”, can be changed or turned off.
PowerG – Massive range for secondary control of your home or business
7″ Inch Touch Display – Large, easy to read screen to manage your security system
Battery Backup – UL 2610 / ULC-S304 rated including 24-hour backup
OTA Upgrades – Upgrades over Wi-Fi or Access Point
Smart Home Control – Smart light and lock control from remote locations