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.

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

Alula’s CAM-350-JS1 Indoor 360° Security Camera

GeoArm releases the all-new Alula CAM-360-JS1 indoor 360-degree security camera!

The all-new Alula CAM-360-JS1 Indoor 360 Camera has been released by GeoArm Security. This camera sports an impressive 1080p HD video quality, WiFi/PoE connectivity, and 360° degree pan/tilt operation.

The Indoor 360 Camera gives customers peace of mind inside their homes or businesses. It features full 1080P HD video, two-way audio and 30 feet of night vision to keep customers feeling safe day and night.

The Indoor 360 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+ control panel or BAT-Connect universal tri-path alarm communicator.

Product Features:

  • 1080p HD video
  • 360° pan/tilt operation
  • White exterior
  • 492 foot range
  • Motion detection
  • Supports 2.4GHz WiFi
  • 110° field of view
  • 30 foot night vision
  • Two way audio
  • 2MP image sensor
  • Micro SD card included
  • Compatible with; Alula Connect+ control panel (RE6100P-XX-X), Alula BAT-CONNECT-A and BAT-CONNECT-V communicators

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

Alula 2K HD WiFi Video Doorbell Camera Introduction

Alula CAM-DB-HS2-AI newest 2K video doorbell camera is available for purchase at GeoArm.

Alula has released it’s all-new video doorbell camera designed for DIY business and home security. The Alula CAM-DB-HS2-AI is an 2K HD WiFi video doorbell camera for the Connect+ control panel or BAT-Connect.

The Alula CAM-DB-HS2-AI video doorbell camera features 2K HD video and 16 feet of night vision. Using the Alula Video Doorbell customers will be able to view real-time footage and recorded clips of activity at their doorstep.

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+ or BAT-Connect (BAT-CONNECT-A and BAT-CONNECT-V model numbers). It also has two way audio functionality, enabling interaction with visitors at the front door through the Alula Smart Security App or the Slimline Touchpad PRO control interface.

Product Features:

  • 2K HD video
  • Two way audio
  • Motion detection
  • Dual Band WiFi
  • 170° field of view
  • 16 foot night vision
  • White exterior
  • IP65 weatherproof
  • 2MP image sensor
  • Micro SD card included

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.

GeoArm and Resideo Partner with CellBounce

GeoArm and Resideo Partner with CellBounce for AT&T 3G-to-LTE Customer Conversions.

GeoArm and Resideo have partnered with CellBounce to help address the AT&T 3G Sunset on 2/22/2022. The security industry is facing a major challenge: As cellular carriers begin to retire their 3G networks, existing AT&T 3G GSM Communicators will no longer be able to connect to a carrier network. CellBounce has developed technology, specifically designed to keep Resideo AlarmNet 3G GSM devices connected beyond the current 3G sunset of 2/22/22.

The CellBounce (model number: CB34UDRES01A) provides a seamless AT&T 3G GSM to LTE connection between an existing Resideo AT&T 3G GSM Communicator and AT&T LTE network. CellBounce is simple to activate and can be installed easily by the end-user by plugging it into an electrical outlet within 25 feet of their current communicator. CellBounce eliminates the need for a truck roll / technician to visit each site to upgrade or modify the existing device. When installed CellBounce establishes a conversion of the existing Resideo AT&T 3G GSM Communicator signals on the new LTE service. Service functionality of the AT&T network is maintained with the CellBounce unit.

Product Features:

  • Plug-and-play 3G to LTE conversion
  • Keep AT&T 3G devices connected past the sunset
  • Designed for quick and easy end-user installation
  • Easy provisioning via AlarmNet 360™
  • No truck roll needed
  • Doesn’t require technicians entering homes and business
  • AT&T only
  • US only
  • Compatible with Existing Communicators ; GSMV4G, IGSMV4G, Vista-21iP4G, 3GL/4GL, GSMVLP5-4G, LCP500-L, GSMX4G, GSMVLP4G

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.