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

Johnson Controls releases IQ Wireless PowerG enabled Photobeams

Johnson Controls (JCI) has released the IQ Photobeams for PowerG enabled security panels.

GeoArm has just released the all new Johnson Controls IQ Photobeams for the DIY commercial business and home security markets. The photoelectric outdoor beam detectors come with built-in PowerG wireless range in two different coverage areas. The IQ Photobeams can be purchased with a short range of 200 ft. (PG9200AX) or long range of 350 ft. (PG9350SL) of outdoor detection.

With a IP55/IP65 dust-tight and weatherproof enclosure you can protect your outdoor perimeter with market leading Active Infrared Technology (Photoelectric beams) detection. The IQ Photobeams have reliable performance with twin (PG9200AX) and quad (PG9350SL) beams. And, a cover and wall tamper provide protection against deliberate tampering.

The IQ Photobeams are easy to install and compatible with PowerG enabled panels such as; the DSC PowerSeries Neo, DSC PowerSeries Pro, Qolsys IQ Hub, Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus and Qolsys IQ Panel 4 models.

Product Features:

  • Aesthetically pleasing slim and compact design
  • Ideal for commercial applications and large residences
  • Coverage area of 200 ft. with short range model PG9200AX and 350 ft. with long range model PG9350SL
  • Market-leading perimeter detection using Active Infrared Technology (Photoelectric beams) and PowerG range
  • Reliable performance with twin (PG9200AX) and quad (PG9350SL) beams
  • Transmitter is designed to send an infrared beam over long distances
  • Easy to install with view finder, alignment dials and LED indicators
  • Extended battery life with PowerG
  • Polycarbonate cover protects the cover of the beams from UV rays and other harsh environmental conditions
  • IP55/IP65 dust-tight and waterproof rating ensures dependable operation even in extreme conditions

Resideo is Discontinuing the LYNX L3000 and L7000 control panels

The Resideo LYNX Plus L3000 and LYNX Touch L7000 panels are being discontinued.

At GeoArm, we have just received notice from Resideo Pro (formerly “Honeywell Home”) that the older LYNX Plus L3000 and LYNX Touch L7000 wireless control panels are being discontinued from new sales as of April 18, 2022 (or while supplies last).

More recently, Resideo has released the all-new ProSeries platform, with two self-contained offerings, the PROA7 and PROA7PLUS, along with the SiX sensor portfolio and LTE communicators. This ProSeries platform will act as the replacement moving forward.

Customers who still have a L3000 or L7000 panel have the full protection of the Resideo warranty.

AlarmNet and Total Connect 2.0 Global Outage has been fully restored!

The AlarmNet network experienced a brief 12 hours of downtime between 3/13/22 to 3/14/22.

Resideo’s AlarmNet and Total Connect 2.0 interactive app services experienced a global outage on 3/13/22 starting at approximately 9 PM ET.

Some conspiracy theorists out there thought it was a ransomware attack. Well it turns out that you can now take a deep breath, as Resideo strongly denied those claims. It seems the reason for the outage is quite embarrassingly simple, it had to do with their environmental system.

Total Connect 2.0 has now been fully restored within about 12 hours or so of it initially going down. GeoArm has confirmed at approximately 2:30 PM ET (on 3/14/22) that both Apple iOS and Android devices are now able to successfully connect again. Resideo has confirmed that Total Connect 2.0 is restored as well.

For most GeoArm customers, you do not need to do anything at all. However, we have found upon restoral for some panels, such as the LYNX Touch WiFi that they are not successfully reconnecting. If applicable, in most cases all you have to do is reboot the panel. If this does not work than go back through the WiFi settings and rejoin your network.

Alarm.com Pro Series Cameras are now released!

We are excited to announce the brand new Alarm.com Pro Series bullet/turret and dome cameras are available on GeoArm. Help customers monitor their businesses any time, from anywhere with Alarm.com’s best-in-class PoE cameras.

The ProSeries security cameras are designed for indoor/outdoor use and a wide range of commercial applications via the Alarm.com video monitoring app.

Product Features:

  • Supports Business Activity Analytics
  • Onboard & SVR Recording with 24/7 footage playback and encrypted storage
  • HDR video for enhanced image clarity and detail (4MP and 1080p options)
  • Motorized varifocal lens options for greater install flexibility
  • Compliant with Section 889 of the NDAA

The Alarm.com Pro Series business security cameras come in 4 new models:

  1. Varifocal 4MP Bullet (ADC-VC728PF)
  2. Varifocal 4MP Turret (ADC-VC838PF)
  3. Fixed 2MP Dome (ADC-VC827P)
  4. Varifocal 2MP Dome (ADC-VC847PF)

Resideo acquires First Alert for $593M

Resideo buys First Alert segment from Newell Brands for $593 million in cash.

Resideo (REZI) has announced that they intend to acquire First Alert, Inc., a leading provider of home safety products from Newell Brands for $593 million in cash.

The deal is a natural extension to Resideo’s home comfort and security business and extends the number of residential sensors they have in the home. For those unfamiliar with the security industry, for many decades Resideo and its affiliates have previously sold First Alert equipment across it’s residential new construction and other professional segments.

“We’re excited about First Alert becoming part of our overall product portfolio and the growth opportunities we’ll have in the future. Their strategy and vision as a company align with our vision to help make homes safer and more secure,” said Scott Harkins, Vice President, Sales and Channel Americas.

As far as timelines for this transaction to occur, they have intentions of integrating the First Alert brand into the Resideo umbrella later in the first quarter of 2022. However, as with all acquisition’s including this one, it is still subject to regulatory approval.