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
GeoArm continues to innovate, by adding the newest video technology solutions, to best protect it’s growing Alarm.com do-it-yourself home security customer base.
The Alarm.com ADC-VDB750 is the latest addition to the Alarm.com family of video doorbell cameras. The ADC-VDB750 doorbell offers crystal clear 2MP picture and an expansive 165° horizontal and 145° vertical Field of View so customers can see and do more at the front door.
Alarm.com’s powerful People Detection and crisp Two-Way Audio help reduce false notifications while bringing increased awareness and allowing users to communicate with visitors. Plus, a wide range of operating temperatures increase install flexibility making this a great choice in any environment.
Video Doorbell Features:
Expansive 165° horizontal and 145° vertical Field of View ensures customers get a full picture of what’s happening at their front door
Video Analytics with rapid People Detection for faster, more relevant alerts and fewer false notifications
Full HD resolution, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and infrared night vision
Compatible with the Alarm.com Smart Chime (ADC-W115C)
2MP live video and saved clip viewing via the app and customer website
Dual antenna (2×2 MIMO) WiFi for improved range (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
Porch Pirates Beware!!! More homeowner’s are now watching and recording your every action. GeoArm has released Resideo’s First Alert VX1 HD Video Doorbell geared to the DIY home security market.
The all-new CAMW-WDB video doorbell is designed for intelligence and reliability that most customers have come to expect from their connected home. It allows homeowners to greet visitors, keep track of package deliveries, and monitor general activity outside the doorway (from any location). With intelligent AI for meaningful notifications, the doorbell offers leading video quality and performance. Along with general-purpose motion detection, the VX1 includes people, package, vehicle, and animal detection. It also includes sound detection that alerts homeowners to a loud sound outside of the home.
GeoArm can remotely add and configure the VX1 doorbell, ensuring a great homeowner experience. For fast and reliable installation, the VX1 features simple cloud-based QR code on-boarding. Dual-band 2.4 and 5GHz WiFi provides enhanced performance and simplifies installation. Additionally, the doorbell supports mechanical or digital chimes for both new and retrofit installations. Homeowners have access to all the VX1 features and capabilities using the Resideo Total Connect 2.0 app, which lets users get notified of important activity anytime, anywhere.
Using the app, homeowners can view high-quality live and recorded video with three fields of view to choose from, accommodating a variety of entryways. The VX1 Video Doorbell includes a grey and white trim ring that blends well with existing home colors. Homeowners appreciate a doorbell that not only provides excellent video, but also looks good on their home. The doorbell is made of a UV-resistant material, designed to prevent environmental wear, and operates in extreme weather conditions (-40°F to 122°F).
Intelligent Event Detection – Person, package, vehicle, and animal with video clips Motion and loud sound detection with video clips
High-Resolution 5MP Camera with WDR – Provides vibrant, detailed video for live and recorded video
2-Way Interactive Audio – Greet visitors and have a conversation before opening or remotely unlocking the door
Compact, Modern Design – Sleek, unobtrusive design that fits most door trims
Dual-Band WiFi Connectivity – Dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi provides flexibility and range performance while simplifying the installation
Built-in LED Spotlight and Siren – Warn intruders from any location
See Near and Far, Day or Night – Wide angle views and color night vision for optimal visibility any time of day
Designed for Easy Installation – Installs in minutes using a flat or angled bracket and securely connects to the Resideo cloud
Resideo Total Connect 2.0 App for Homeowners – Stay connected with HD video viewing and AI-based event notifications, including a complete feature set for the connected home with built-in tutorials
GeoArm Remote Support – Anywhere programming, troubleshooting, account creation and management.
The Qolsys IQ4 Hub (from Johnson Controls) all-in-one wireless 7″ touchscreen smart security system with automation has been released to the DIY security marketplace. The affordable IQ4 Hub contains a built-in Alarm.com dual-path wifi/cellular Verizon LTE communicator and either a S-Line/legacy 319.5 MHz wireless receiver, legacy 345 MHz, legacy 433 MHz or PowerG receiver and all the bells and whistles.
The IQ4 Hub also includes other key features such as; Bluetooth, Z-Wave 800-Series automation module, smash and grab reporting. It features a SmartMount system, all internal antennas and an easy on-screen installation wizard. With a built-in front speaker the IQ4 Hub allows for 85dB piezo audible siren to alert nearby individuals of an alarm initiating event. It has a dual panel and wall tamper with spring release and smash and grab reporting. Additionally, the panel has a single wake/sleep button for added user convenience.
The touchscreen panel also includes Live View which is the ability to view Alarm.com video cameras on the screen, and Live Answer. Live Answer give the user the ability to answer their Alarm.com video doorbell from the IQ4 Hub inside the property, such as the Alarm.com ADC-VDB770 touchless video doorbell. Live Answer will also work with Live View cameras that have voice capability, such as the Alarm.com ADC-V515 indoor security camera. With Alarm.com’s video monitoring solutions in place you can view and respond through the interactive app, and you can also see who is at the front door by just looking at the IQ4 Hub touchscreen.
The IQ4 Hub leverages the power of it’s Android 9 operating system with a QualComm Snapdragon 8 core SOM (System on a Module) processor having 16GB NAND Flash internal memory. The IQ4 Hub has an aesthetically pleasing and elegant modern user interface that keeps you connected to an entire ecosystem of smart devices, giving you complete control over your entire apartment, home or small business.
The all-new Alarm.com Smart Thermostat HD with color touchscreen display has been released to the DIY security market at GeoArm.
The Alarm.com ADC-T40K-HD (black display) and ADC-T40K-HD-W (white display) are an aesthetically pleasing smart thermostat that offers a sleek, color touchscreen display for an engaging customer experience that delivers the next-level of comfort and control. With mechanical wire detection, an easy setup wizard, and local configuration, the Smart Thermostat HD makes installation a breeze. The Smart Thermostat HD can also monitor the health of the heating and cooling system, deliver monthly performance reports, and even alert you to potential HVAC issues right on its display.
When installing, please keep in mind that the Smart Thermostat HD requires 24 VAC power. There is no option for a battery-powered mode. Power is supplied via a common wire, typically identified as C. Mount on an inside wall, approximately 5 ft. (1.5 m) above the floor in a frequently used room. Avoid areas that are exposed to large temperature variances, such as: direct sunlight, near an AC unit, above or below auxiliary heat and air vents, and drafts from windows or exterior doors.
Easy to use setup wizard
Available in black or white diplay
Z-Wave SmartStart and S2 compatible
Full integration with the Alarm.com platform – Scenes, energy-saving schedules, and geo-fences
Optional local scheduling – install in a vacant home prior to account creation
The Brilliant Resideo BHA120USWH all-in-one smart home control panel have just been released for sale at GeoArm.
When adding the Brilliant Control Hub it instantaneously transforms any property, especially those with a Total Connect 2.0 security system, by simply replacing the light switch with a Brilliant touchscreen panel.
Brilliant Controls include an all-in-one mobile friendly app that provide the end user with complete control of the home or business from anywhere. These Brilliant smart panels can also be installed as secondary controllers with any Resideo ProSeries, VISTA, LYNX and Lyric Controller security system. Brilliant works with Resideo, Honeywell Home, Ring, Google Nest, Sonos, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit and Siri, Samsung SmartThings, Schlage, Yale, Kwikset, August, Philips Hue, Genie, Overhead Door, Somfy, and many other top smart home brands.
The Brilliant Panels are designed to be installed in place of any standard 1, 2, 3 or 4-gang light switch panel with neutral and ground wires (fits any 1 to 4-gang electrical boxes).
Alarm.com has relaunched their “Geo-Services” to be coined as Alarm.com Places moving forward for smart business and home security.
Starting back in the October 2021, the add-on Alarm.com Places feature was officially renamed and has been available to all GeoArm customers. By upgrading to having Alarm.com Places, the user can add and manage their geo-fenced locations from the mobile app* as well as on the website.
From the website, customers can easily create automation rules and reminders to:
Turn on lights
Open or close garage doors
*Rules can be created only on the customer website.
Users can leverage this cool Alarm.com interactive feature to better control their smart devices from when they first leave to when they return back to the property. This control includes the lights, switches, thermostats, garage openers, and more!
Alula has released it’s all-new video doorbell camera designed for DIY business and home security. The Alula CAM-DB-HS2-AI is an 2K HD WiFi video doorbell camera for the Connect+ control panel or BAT-Connect.
The Alula CAM-DB-HS2-AI video doorbell camera features 2K HD video and 16 feet of night vision. Using the Alula Video Doorbell customers will be able to view real-time footage and recorded clips of activity at their doorstep.
The Video Doorbell can be used as a stand alone video surveillance system or as part of a more holistic security and automation system when paired with Alula’s Connect+ or BAT-Connect (BAT-CONNECT-A and BAT-CONNECT-V model numbers). It also has two way audio functionality, enabling interaction with visitors at the front door through the Alula Smart Security App or the Slimline Touchpad PRO control interface.
Resideo’s AlarmNet and Total Connect 2.0 interactive app services experienced a global outage on 3/13/22 starting at approximately 9 PM ET.
Some conspiracy theorists out there thought it was a ransomware attack. Well it turns out that you can now take a deep breath, as Resideo strongly denied those claims. It seems the reason for the outage is quite embarrassingly simple, it had to do with their environmental system.
Total Connect 2.0 has now been fully restored within about 12 hours or so of it initially going down. GeoArm has confirmed at approximately 2:30 PM ET (on 3/14/22) that both Apple iOS and Android devices are now able to successfully connect again. Resideo has confirmed that Total Connect 2.0 is restored as well.
For most GeoArm customers, you do not need to do anything at all. However, we have found upon restoral for some panels, such as the LYNX Touch WiFi that they are not successfully reconnecting. If applicable, in most cases all you have to do is reboot the panel. If this does not work than go back through the WiFi settings and rejoin your network.
GeoArm and Resideo have partnered with CellBounce to help address the AT&T 3G Sunset on 2/22/2022. The security industry is facing a major challenge: As cellular carriers begin to retire their 3G networks, existing AT&T 3G GSM Communicators will no longer be able to connect to a carrier network. CellBounce has developed technology, specifically designed to keep Resideo AlarmNet 3G GSM devices connected beyond the current 3G sunset of 2/22/22.
The CellBounce (model number: CB34UDRES01A) provides a seamless AT&T 3G GSM to LTE connection between an existing Resideo AT&T 3G GSM Communicator and AT&T LTE network. CellBounce is simple to activate and can be installed easily by the end-user by plugging it into an electrical outlet within 25 feet of their current communicator. CellBounce eliminates the need for a truck roll / technician to visit each site to upgrade or modify the existing device. When installed CellBounce establishes a conversion of the existing Resideo AT&T 3G GSM Communicator signals on the new LTE service. Service functionality of the AT&T network is maintained with the CellBounce unit.
Plug-and-play 3G to LTE conversion
Keep AT&T 3G devices connected past the sunset
Designed for quick and easy end-user installation
Easy provisioning via AlarmNet 360™
No truck roll needed
Doesn’t require technicians entering homes and business