You can now automate any gadget or lighting system in your home using these new devices. Johnson Controls newest products includes sockets, plugs, and light switches equipped with PowerG technology, offering enhanced security through 2-way encryption and an impressive range that surpasses 4,000+ feet from the panel!
IQODP-PG – Johnson Controls PowerG Outdoor Smart Plug
IQIDP-PG – Johnson Controls PowerG Indoor Smart Plug-In Outlet
IQSKT-PG – Johnson Controls PowerG In-Wall Socket with 2 Outlets
IQDMR-PG – Johnson Controls PowerG In-Wall Dimmer Switch
IQSWH-PG – Johnson Controls PowerG In-Wall Power Switch
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.
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!
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)
The all-new Alarm.com ADC-VDB780B wireless “battery-operated” video doorbell camera has been released at GeoArm aka “GeoAlarm”.
Finally, there are no wires to run to the front door! With its flexible DIY-friendly installation options, the VDB780B is a perfect solution for residents of apartments, condos, and other multi-family units.
Compatible with all existing/new control panels utilizing the Alarm.com interactive platform (2GIG, DSC, GE, Interlogix, Honeywell Home and Qolsys), this video doorbell provides helpful video analytic alerts and also boasts an expanded horizontal view (160°).
The Alarm.com ADC-VDB780B video doorbell is currently sold bundled into a kit (ADC-VDB780B-W115C-BNDL), that also includes the Alarm.com ADC-W115 smart chime and WiFi access point which is geared to make the installation a breeze!
Completely wireless installation
Rechargeable (micro USB) battery pack
Optimized for battery life that is expected to last up to six months
Advanced motion detection provides increased awareness with timely alerts
Two-Way Audio through the mobile app
Installation flexibility for optimal viewing
160° horizontal Field of View “FOV”
Full HD 1080p recording
Wi-Fi connection to the Alarm.com Smart Chime (ADC-W115C)
The Verizon® CDMA Network will be shut down permanently starting December 31st, 2022.
This will be a nationwide event which should be completed within the first week of 2023. Customers with Verizon CDMA communicators may begin to see communication failures and panel keypad faults as early as 11/21/22.
If applicable, please order a new compatible replacement LTE alarm communicator today to avoid any disruption in your alarm monitoring services.
The all-new Alarm.com ADC-VC727P which is a PoE mini-bullet security camera with two-way audio. Easy to install, the Pro Series commercial HDR camera comes with an adjustable ball joint mount that is designed for use in either indoor or outdoor environments.
As part of the commercial Pro Series line, the camera enables intelligent analytics for object detection and business activity tracking. In addition to cloud clip storage, the VC727P supports 24/7 recording to an optional onboard microSD card and/or the Commercial Stream Video Recorder.
Record encrypted, 24/7 HD footage locally on the camera with a microSD card. View live and recorded video on the Alarm.com Customer Website and Customer app from anywhere, using the Smart View video timeline to search for important events such as person detected or door accessed, and jump straight to the corresponding footage.
Safely speak with delivery personnel, guests, or unwanted visitors from anywhere using the camera’s powerful speaker and microphone. Plus, Perimeter Guard™ can proactively deter intruders with its attention-grabbing audio and flashing red LED alerts when someone is detected after hours.