Verizon CDMA Cellular Sunset Coming Soon for Security Industry

The Verizon CDMA nationwide wireless cellular network shutdown is starting soon!

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.

Order Online: https://www.geoarm.com/burglary-intrusion-alarm-communicator-panels.html

Resideo Adds 5800SMOKEV Smoke/Heat and Rate-of-Rise Temperature Detector

The 5800SMOKEV is compatible with Resideo LYNX, Lyric, ProSeries or other 345 MHz panel.

Introducing the all-new Resideo 5800SMOKEV which is a 3V lithium-powered, photoelectric multi-criteria detector that has a built-in wireless transmitter capable of detecting smoke, heat, rate-of-rise and low temperature.

DIY friendly alarm companies, such as GeoArm, make it simple for the end user to add 5800SMOKEV detectors to any compatible security system, which supports 5800-Series sensors. The following control panels (e.g. VISTA®, LYNX, Lyric®, ProSeries, Qolsys IQ Panel 4, Qolsys IQ4 Hub) can accept 345 MHz wireless RF frequency sensors, including the 5800SMOKEV sensor.

The 5800SMOKEV meets UL 268 7th Edition requirements, which provides early detection, while also reducing nuisance alarms from everyday cooking. The 5800SMOKEV has improved detection of smoke from common synthetic materials found in many modern home furnishings, which typically burn faster and hotter.

This comprehensive detector is particularly ideal for hard-to-wire locations or where hazardous materials exist, and features a small, sleek design for locations where aesthetics are of utmost importance. The built-in sounder provides clear, audible annunciation during potential incidents and low battery conditions.

This photoelectric 3V lithium battery-powered detector protects against smoke, heat and more!

Product Features:

  • Minimize Nuisance Alarms: Mathematical calculations smooth out short term spikes from dust/smoke and drift compensation adjusts the detector’s sensitivity to minimize false alarms
  • Easy to Install: Sturdy, versatile mounting base and quick battery pull tabs allows for hassle-free installations
  • LED Status Indicators: Easily visible LEDs indicate power, sensor trouble, alarm and low battery status
  • Supports High/Low Maintenance: Monitors the smoke chamber and alerts when maintenance is needed
  • Quickly Check Unit Functionality: Easily accessible test button to check unit functionality
  • Residential and Commercial Applications: Meets both residential and commercial installation requirements
  • Smoke Detection: Alarms when smoke is detected
  • Heat Detection: Alarms when detected temperature is 135°F (57°C) or greater
  • Rate-of-Rise: Alarms when temperature is >104°F (40°C) @ 15°F/minute (8.33°C/minute)
  • Low Temperature Sensing: Senses ambient temperature and reports if temperature drops below 41°F (5°C)
  • Tamper Mode: Activates when the detector is removed from the mounting base or the tamper switch is closed and opened
  • Supervision: The detector will transmits its status every 60 to 70 minutes

Honeywell’s HW-AV-LTE-M CLSS Pathway Commercial Fire Alarm Communicator

The Honeywell HW-AV-LTE-M dual-path commercial fire alarm communicator is now available.

The Honeywell HW-AV-LTE-M Connected Life Safety Services (CLSS) Dual-Path LTE Communicator with dial-capture interface for commercial building fire alarm monitoring has been released on GeoArm.

The HW-AV-LTE-M is a commercial fire dual-path (internet and cellular multi-band AT&T/Verizon LTE) alarm communicator designed for universally compatible fire alarm panels. The CLSS Pathway combines dial capture functionality with the powerful capabilities of Honeywell’s CLSS Cloud. It represents the latest alarm communications technology for the fire industry. The CLSS Pathway allows data transmission by utilizing LTE CAT-M1 networks, serving as a bridge between the fire system and the CLSS Cloud. This device provides a single site-to-cloud path ensuring all CLSS Cloud services use the same audited and monitored method to access the on-premises life safety system.

The CLSS Pathway is commissioned via the CLSS mobile app and CLSS Site Manager interface, which also allow for additional remote visibility. Connection and mounting is simplified using the enclosure kit. The CLSS Pathway is compatible with any fire alarm dialer using Contact ID format and automatically recognizes the format when powered up. Any number can be programmed into the panel phone numbers. Installers can select the central station service they wish to use from a list of approved central station providers.

Equipped with dual SIM cards, the CLSS Pathway supports both AT&T and Verizon networks. When first powered on, the communicator selects the strongest signal. If either path is not available, the device provides redundant paths for the cellular signal. The HW-AV-LTE-M dual-path communicator transmits signals to the AlarmNet Control Center (via the internet or AT&T/Verizon cellular LTE network), which in turn routes signals to the GeoArm central station. If the Internet and AT&T or Verizon LTE networks are all unavailable (fail), the message will not be sent using this HW-AV-LTE-M communicator.

Honeywell CLSS is an innovative, all-in-one cloud platform that enables systems integrators and facilities managers to deliver an enhanced fire safety service, while maximizing the performance efficiencies offered by Honeywell’s trusted detection and alarm systems.

The CLSS platform enables users to;

  • Universal Panel Compatibility – Dial capture interface supporting Contact ID
  • Get a “bird’s eye” view of all accounts
  • Obtain real-time information on event generation, enabling diagnosis before dispatch
  • Conduct tests and inspections using a mobile app (available in select markets)
  • Provide end users with multi-site asset information and event alerts
  • Integration with CLSS enables monitoring of event transmission data & management of device inventory from the CLSS mobile app and web portal (available only when using point-based reporting)
  • Meets UL 864 requirements for sole primary or backup path communications
  • High reliability due to multiple transmission channels (LTE CAT-M1/LAN) and redundant servers
  • Four supervised inputs for non-dialer panels
  • Unique “M1” Network is 5G ready, providing deep signal penetration that allows operation within buildings
  • Remote firmware updates
  • CLSS mobile app supports push and email notifications
  • Monitors event transmission data & manages device inventory from the CLSS mobile app and web portal
  • Exceptional Redundancy – Dual-SIM device picks the strongest signal from AT&T or Verizon. If one network becomes unavailable, the communicator connects to the other network
  • Powered directly by a 24-volt DC fire alarm power supply. No need for additional batteries, transformer, or power supply
  • Connection monitoring – adjustable fault reporting time as low as 20 seconds
  • Web-based software and smartphone app for device configuration and administration

Releasing the M2M Services MiNi-LTE-M-AV for Low-Cost Monitoring with Z-Wave Automation

GeoArm has released the all-new M2M Services MiNi-LTE-M-AV residential burglary intrusion alarm communicator with Z-Wave automation to the DIY security market.

The M2M Services MiNi-LTE-M-AV cellular dual-SIM 5G AT&T/Verizon universal alarm communicator with Z-Wave automation for use with most existing burglary intrusion systems is available at GeoArm.

The MINI-LTE-M-AV communicator is compatible with most existing dial-capture interface burglary intrusion control panels (DSC, Honeywell and GE Interlogix NX-Series). With future-proof technology, the MINI-LTE-M-AV communicator transmits alarm signals over the AT&T/Verizon 5G LTE network to the GeoArm central monitoring station.

Likewise, the MINI-LTE-M-AV can be accessed remotely by our GeoArm professional technicians with UDL software (DLS, Compass, DL900) via the RING/TIP connections (using the MN01-RNGR module). So, have peace of mind knowing you are not alone, and this communicator allows for our remote panel programming and full upload/download remote capabilities.

Additionally, the MINI-LTE-M-AV communicator has the ability for end users to remotely control some of the interactive features using the RControl smartphone app (designed for Android/iPhone). Using the app clients can have; remote arm/disarm capabilities, real-time push and email notifications, multiple end users and devices per account, 12 months events history and basic configuration/diagnostics.

In summary, the MINI-LTE-M-AV is an inexpensive option for our DiY clients who have existing security systems and are looking to lower their business or home security bill. This new age M2M Verizon LTE (Long-Term Evolution) communicator, powered by GeoArm, brings faster speeds and greater stability that won’t break the bank.

Product Features:

  • Universal Panel Compatibility:
    Dial-Capture Interface supporting Contact ID, SIA and Pulse 4+2
  • Future-Proof LTE-M Technology:
    Dual SIM supporting both AT&T and Verizon (or any country specific networks) in the same radio
  • Interactive Features:
    Multi brand UDL and smart bus support for selected alarm panels
  • Forward Compatible with Smart Home:
    Supporting Z-Wave, Wi-Fi and LAN via the M2M Smart Hub


Alula’s CAM-DB-JS1 Smart Video Doorbell Launched at GeoArm

Alula CAM-DB-JS1 smart video doorbell is now available for sale at GeoArm Security.

GeoArm has just released the new Alula CAM-DB-JS1 smart video doorbell camera for the DIY home security market.

The Alula CAM-DB-JS1 is an 1080p HD WiFi video doorbell camera that is designed for the Connect+ control panel or BAT-CONNECT universal tri-path alarm communicator. By using the CAM-DB-JS1 camera, customers can get a clear view of their doorstep from virtually anywhere.

With Alula’s Video Doorbell Camera, featuring 1080P HD video and 16 feet of night vision, customers will be able to view real-time footage and recorded clips of activity at their doorstep. It also has two-way audio functionality, enabling interaction with visitors through the Alula Smart Security App or the Slimline Touchpad PRO control interface.

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+ panel or BAT-Connect communicator.

Product Features:

  • 1080p HD video
  • Two way audio
  • Motion Detection
  • Supports 2.4GHz WiFi
  • 140° field of view
  • 16 foot night vision
  • 2MP image sensor
  • Micro SD card included
  • Compatible with; Alula Connect+ panel (RE6100P-XX-X) and Alula’s BAT-CONNECT-A or BAT-CONNECT-V universal tri-path alarm communicators

Geo-Services is now called “Alarm.com Places”

Alarm.com officially changed the naming of their “Geo-Services” to be called “Alarm.com Places”.

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 appas 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
  • Arm panels
  • Adjust thermostats

*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! 

Alarm.com Pro Series CSVR’s are Now Available

Alarm.com Pro Series CSVR’s are now available for the commercial business security market.

GeoArm Security releases the All-New Alarm.com Pro Series Commercial Stream Video Recorders (“CSVR’s”) for commercial-grade business security.

The Alarm.com Pro Series CSVR gives your customers the convenience of 24/7 local recording with cloud-connected accessibility, allowing them to review and export footage from anywhere. Plus, its built-in PoE options make it easier for you to install while lowering equipment and wiring costs.

Product Features:

  • Support for up to 16 cameras
  • 4MP camera recording
  • Built-in PoE options
  • 24/7 Smart View timeline
  • Support for up to 32TB (2x16TB) of total storage
  • Compliant with Section 889 of the NDAA

The 8 Alarm.com CSVR Model Number’s:
ADC-CSVR2000P-1X2TB
ADC-CSVR2000P-2X3TB
ADC-CSVR2008P-1X3TB
ADC-CSVR2008P-1X6TB
ADC-CSVR2008P-1X12TB
ADC-CSVR2016P-1X6TB
ADC-CSVR2016P-1X12TB
ADC-CSVR2016P-2X12TB

Introducing the DSC PowerSeries Pro Touchscreen Alarm Keypads (by Johnson Controls)

GeoArm adds the DSC PowerSeries Pro Touchscreen Hardwired Keypads for professional security.

The DSC HS2TCHPRO (in white color) and HS2TCHPROBLK (in black color) hardwired alarm keypads are now available at GeoArm Security. Having an easy-to-use 7″ touchscreen, these high-tech professional alarm keypads are compatible with DSC PowerSeries Pro line of security systems.

The PowerSeries Pro touchscreen keypads com equipped with proximity support and are expandable up to 248 total zones (with built-in PowerG wireless transceiver). The touchscreen keypad is easy to install and simple to program with a user-friendly interface packaged in a low-profile white case that easily blends into any décor.

The keypad has been designed with the user and installer in mind. For the user, menu driven, intuitive screens with large buttons make programming very easy to configure desired options. For example, to access the Fire, Medical, Panic keys, users just press the EMERGENCY button on the sidebar. LED status lights on the bottom of the frame provide a quick visual check on the security system. Programming of labels is made simple through the ‘QWERTY’ keypad. The installer will also have the ability to do installer programming from virtual keypad, as well directly through the keypad.

Building from the default or optional displays, the installer can quickly configure five of the graphical icons from over 10 options, depending on the user’s needs. With up to 32 partitions available, the keypad offers the benefits of a multi-partition control panel without changing the control panel and lets each partition zone act independently from the rest of the system.

The display can be easily customized for the user. For example if the user doesn’t want to see partitions but wants to turn the chimes on and off, simply hide/display the appropriate icons. The clutter-free home screen can be easily modified later by the installer through password-protected setting menus.

The background of the home screen can be easily customized by the installer to display company logos, contact information, pictures, etc. The integrated digital picture frame gives homeowners the flexibility to display photos as a single photo or a timed slideshow or default background screen. Just insert an updated standard SD card into the SD slot and follow the onscreen prompts, similar to other “off-the-shelf” digital picture frames.

Product Features:

  • PowerG robust industry leading commercial grade wireless technology
  • Available in White or Black Color Case
  • PowerG robust industry leading commercial grade wireless technology
  • Intuitive menu-driven interface for the user
  • Responsive, high-resolution 7″ (177.8 mm) full color touchscreen
  • Customizable home screen allows user to select most commonly used commands
  • Up to 32 keypads per system
  • Up to 32 partitions
  • Connects to control panel via 4-wire Keybus
  • Ready (Green LED), Armed (Red LED), Trouble (Yellow LED), AC (Green LED), HOME (White LED)
  • Wall mount tamper
  • Four programmable function keys
  • Built-in and easy-to-update digital picture frame using integrated
  • SD card slot
  • Clean, low-profile case in white color blends into any décor
  • Quick-view LED status indicators (Ready, Armed, Trouble and AC Power)
  • Authorized users can easily customize home screen to display commonly used icons
  • Input/Output terminal saves time and allows install flexibility
  • Convenient authentication and better security with mini prox tags
  • Optional Dual level of security with using both code and prox tag authentication
  • Backed by DSC’s 1-year limited manufacturer’s warranty

Qolsys Releases IQ Lockdown Electromagnetic Door Lock

Qolsys adds the HL1-CNT-001-LDZ Electromagnetic Door Lock for commercial business protection.

The Qolsys HL1-CNT-001-LDZ IQ Lockdown give the option to lock down rooms individually, in groupings, or system wide within seconds. The IQ Lockdown provides access control protection inside the premise for faculty and staff, while also providing peace of mind to authorities and first responders.

Protect schools, places of worship, safe rooms and more with the IQ Lockdown. The IQ Lockdown has Z-Wave Plus making it easy to pair and control, or use it to expand the mesh network with additional Z-Wave devices. When installed, the IQ Lockdown is 10x stronger than a conventional lock, providing time for police to arrive.

The IQ Lockdown installs easily and can be activated manually, with the Alarm.com mobile app (available for both iPhone and Android), or the optional key fob. With its low maintenance costs and available egress button for use upon “all clear”, the HL1-CNT-001-LDZ is the right plan to protect your people. The IQ SmartLock is simple to install within 25 minutes (no power run is needed) and connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth.

Product Features:

  • 10x stronger than a conventional lock
  • Z-Wave Plus compatible
  • Triple level failsafe system
  • Connect multiple locks to one system
  • Control via smart phone, key fob, and manually
  • Wireless and hardwired options (hard installed for permanent security)
  • Key fob, egress button, panic button for quick access
  • Alarm.com mobile app available
  • Manual operation for lock/unlock
  • Fits any standard commercial door with 2″ frame
  • Words on in-swing and out-swing doors
  • Rechargeable LiPo battery (2+ years life on a single charge)
  • Government level encryption
  • Made with military grade materials
  • Threat detection with IQ Beacon

Alula Adds CAM-OD-HS2-A1 Outdoor Bullet Security Camera

Alula’s new product introduction of the CAM-OD-HS2-A1 expands line of DIY security cameras.

GeoArm has released the brand new Alula outdoor bullet smart security camera (part number: CAM-OD-HS2-A1) with two-way audio to the do-it-yourself business and home security markets. The Alula outdoor camera features full 1080P HD video, motion detection and 90 feet of night vision.

It also provides real-time viewing and recorded clips via the Alula app. Using the app, you can set up notifications that will alert you when suspicious motion activity is detected. It 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+ security system or BAT-Connect communicator.

This product replaces the previous generation outdoor bullet camera, RE701.

Product Features:

  • 1080P Video
  • Two-Way Audio
  • Motion Detection
  • Supports 2.4GHz WiFi
  • 90 feet night vision
  • White exterior
  • IP66 weatherproof
  • 2MP image sensor
  • Micro SD Card Included