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.
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.
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.
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
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
Johnson Control’s Qolsys IQ WiFi 6 (Part Number: IQWF6) mesh router solution for homes and businesses with security, automation and Wi-Fi devices has been released to the do-it-yourself market.
The IQ WiFi 6 is a Wi-Fi Alliance Certified router with Alarm.com management software built in, delivering improved end-to-end user experience and reduced dealer maintenance, support calls and truck rolls.The Qolsys IQWF6 is a mesh capable router that covers every corner of every room with safe, seamless WiFi up to 1,500 square feet per point. The IQ WiFi 6 router is used to connect Qolsys-compatible WiFi devices such as; Alarm.com security cameras, Alarm.com video doorbells and the Qolsys touchscreen keypad inside a home or business to the Qolsys IQ Panel security system.
When paired with the Qolsys IQ Panel, the IQ WiFi 6 delivers 3 unique network/SSIDs: one for the end user’s personal or business devices, an easy-to-join guest network, and a dedicated security network for the dealer’s installed devices such as cameras, doorbells, and garage openers. These networks can be managed and maintained by end users and service providers through the panel’s 7″ touchscreen, iOS and Android mobile apps, and the Alarm.com website and Partner Portal.
IQ WiFi 6 leverages The Qualcomm® Networking Pro 400, a highly flexible Wi-Fi 6 platform designed to meet the growing demands of crowded WiFi environments.
Self optimizing WiFi mesh with wired and wireless ethernet backhaul
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 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.
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
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.
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 app* as 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
*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!
The all-new Alula CAM-OD-JS1-Al is an 1080p HD outdoor bullet security camera has been released at GeoArm.
The CAM-OD-JS1-Al outdoor camera is designed to be used in conjunction with the Connect+ control panel or BAT-CONNECT universal tri-path alarm communicator. Expand your business or home security perimeter with Alula’s Outdoor PoE/WiFi Bullet Camera.
Featuring motion detection and 40 feet of night vision, the Outdoor Bullet Camera provides real-time viewing and recorded clips. Plus with Alula’s Smart Security app you can set up notifications that will alert you when suspicious motion activity is detected. The Outdoor Bullet 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.