Qolsys IQ4 Hub Panel Has Been Released by GeoArm

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.

Johnson Control’s Qolsys IQ4 Hub is simple to wall-mount in minutes and even easier to use.

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.

Product Features:

  • Affordable All-in-One : 8-Core Processor, LTE and WiFi Dual-Path, 7″ Touchscreen
  • Choose Your Version : PowerG or S-Line or Interlogix or 2GIG or DSC or Honeywell
  • Video : Live View, Live Answer doorbell and cameras on screen
  • Bluetooth : Touchless disarming, music streaming
  • Easy Installation : SmartMount, Install Wizard, on-screen diagnostics

IQ4 Hub Model Numbers: IQPH051, IQPH052, IQPH053 and IQPH054

Brilliant Smart Home Hub Integrates with Resideo Total Connect 2.0 and Much More!

The Brilliant Smart Home Hubs work with Just About Everything in the Integrated Home Tech.

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).

The Brilliant Panel makes it easy to control your security, automation and video around the home.

Touchless Cover and Mat Bundle for Alarm.com VDB770 Video Doorbells!

The Alarm.com ADC-VDBA-CMBUNDLE touchless cover and front door floor mat bundle designed for the Alarm.com ADC-VDB770 video doorbell cameras has been released at GeoArm.

Achieve a 100% touchless front door entrance for all of your guests by pairing this cover and mat bundle with the Alarm.com video doorbell.

Setting up the cover/matt bundle is a breeze. Place the mat on the ground near the front door entrance that is adjacent to the ADC-VDB770 video doorbell. Then, just snap the touchless cover onto the front screen of the ADC-VDB700 video doorbell.

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A Global Chip Shortage Continues to Disrupt the Security Industry

In addition to chip shortages, a backlog of shipping containers are further complicating the operational flow of the security industry through 2022.

As many of you have probably experienced or heard about, there is currently a backlog of container ships in most US Ports; this backlog is causing a delay in the regular supply chain that leads security products to customers.

So you may ask yourself, how exactly has this happened? Well, there are a few reasons why supply chains have been stressed across a plethora of industries, thus resulting in product availability delays. Over the past two decades over 90% of the world’s global trade has been shipped by sea and with 70% via shipping containers. Simply stated, shipping products by sea has been the most cost effect means for sending goods abroad.

The United States has continued to increase the outsourcing of the production of goods to foreign countries, mostly for economic reasons which has resulted in a supreme reliance on importing goods, instead of producing them at home, in today’s global commerce. As well, US companies have also increasingly relied on JIT “just-in-time” inventory systems to order their goods at the last moment, rather than stocking the items on their shelfs, which has resulted in lower inventory levels.

Together with, during the past two decades the shipping business has not been too profitable, meaning little investment has been put into building new ships. To make matter worse here in the US, our railroad companies have also been cutting costs and reducing their headcounts which has created the perfect storm for the shipping logistics crisis that we find ourselves in today.

The global semiconductor shortage is reducing the availability of security related parts.


Many industries including the security industry are also experiencing a global semiconductor chip shortage too. The sudden lockdown from the coronavirus created a ripple effect, where suppliers were unable to meet the growing demands for the silicon microchips that power today’s security system electronics. The remote work from home environment along with cloud infrastructure amplified and prioritized the sales of gaming gadgets, phones and several other electronic devices. And, the remaining stock of chips left available was insufficient to catch up to the pent-up demand in a slew of industries, including the security industry.


The good news is that we anticipate both crises to come to an end soon. Shipping routes now have alternative locations, like Florida, which are offering to carry more of the load, and semiconductor manufacturer’s, like Qualcomm, have stated that they expect the chip manufacturing shortage to begin resolving itself by the third quarter of 2022. So, if you are one of the many who are experiencing delays in receiving your parts order, you are not alone. Here at GeoArm, we are monitoring the two shipping crises described in this article on a day-to-day basis and keeping track of the out-of-stock items. So that when these parts do become available again for distribution, our customers will be first in line to receive them.