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!
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 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).
Customers can now purchase the Ecobee (Ecobee3 Lite and Ecobee4) dual-band WiFi SmartThermostats which learn and adapt to your schedule to deliver comfort where it counts especially when pairing with SmartSensor around your property. Place the SmartSensor in the rooms that matter the most to experience comfort that stays with you. The SmartSensor helps to manage excessively hot or cold spots around your small business or home and saves money on your annual energy costs.
Using the SmartSensor check the temperature in important rooms like the nursery using the Alarm.com app or your favorite voice assistant and adjust for comfort. With Follow Me detection, the SmartSensor automatically adjusts the temperature for energy savings when you leave home and restores your comfort settings when you get back. The SmartThermostat also adjusts automatically for indoor humidity, time-of-use energy prices (when electricity is cheaper and cleaner), and local demand for even more savings.
While both smart thermostats (the Ecobee3 Lite and Ecobee4) are relatively similar, the Ecobee4 SmartThermostat also allows for hands-free calls anywhere in North America and send messages to friends for free. Listen to your favorite Spotify playlists and podcasts right over the reengineered speaker built-into the Ecobee4 SmartThermostat. For high-fidelity sound you can connect and stream to a smart speaker with Bluetooth. The thermostat is good-to-go with most music platforms and supports Spotify Connect, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Pandora, and TuneIn Radio. And, lastly you can control other Alexa-enabled devices with your voice to amplify your voice to make intercom-style announcements.
Save 23% on annual energy costs
3.5″ full-color LCD touchscreen (320 x 480 pixel display)
Monthly energy reports (Home IQ and Alerts/Reminders)
SmartSensor extends comfort to your most important rooms (one included with Ecobee4)
Comes with Alexa Built-in for calls, Spotify for music, and added control (feature of Ecobee4)
Reengineered speaker for rich sound (feature of Ecobee4)
Apple HomeKit and more integrations (Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings, IFTTT)
ENERGY STAR® certified
Learns your routines and recommends changes to your thermostat schedule
Can pre-cool at times of the day when electricity is less expensive and cleaner
Supports two-stage heating and cooling equipment
Compatible with HVAC accessories, including humidifiers, dehumidifiers, HRVs and ERVs
3-year product warranty
Monitor and Control temperature anywhere from your Alarm.com iOS and Android apps