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

New Alarm.com Smart Thermostat HD Released

The Alarm.com ADC-T40K-HD Smart Thermostat HD for both business and home security.

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 is 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.

The Alarm.com Smart Thermostat is easy to wall-mount and the touchscreen is simple to use.

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.

Product Features:

  • Touchscreen display
  • Easy to use setup wizard
  • 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
  • Humidity control
  • Vent control

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.

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.

GeoArm Security Partners with Ecobee Automation!

GeoArm Security has partnered with Ecobee and has added it’s Alarm.com compatible automation products.

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.

Product Features:

  • 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
  • Quad-Core Processor
  • 3-year product warranty
  • Monitor and Control temperature anywhere from your Alarm.com iOS and Android apps

Introducing the Honeywell Home T6 Z-Wave Plus Smart Thermostat!

The Honeywell Home TH6320ZW2003/U is a T6 Z-Wave Plus smart thermostat lets achieve greater comfort and efficiency in their small businesses and homes. The T6 smart thermostat is compatible with Lyric Controller (LCP500-L or LCP500-LC) ProSeries (PROA7, PROA7CN, PROA7PLUS or PROA7PLUSCN) wireless alarm control panels.

It’s easy to install in minutes and features a large and sleek, user-friendly 7″ touchscreen interface. Power comes via 3 AA batteries, hardwired through a C-wire. The energy saving T6 Smart Thermostat can be programmed with a schedule or allowed to adapt to a busy life on the fly. Control and monitor usage from anywhere simply by using a smartphone or tablet, integrate it completely with your smart property.

Product Features:

  • Location-based temperature control (Geofencing)
  • 7 day, 5-1-1 day and 5-2 day programmable scheduling options
  • Auto change from heat to cool
  • Works with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Echo, and more
  • 7″ touchscreen display
  • Custom fan settings (cycled and continuous)
  • ENERGY STAR® certified
  • Optional c-wire is available (for hardwired power)
  • Compatible with Lyric Controller and ProSeries control panels