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

Alarm.com Releases ADC-VC727P Pro Series Mini Bullet Security Camera

The Alarm.com ADC-VC727P Pro Series mini-bullet security camera released by GeoArm Security.

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.

Product Features:

  • 1080p HDR video
  • Business Activity Analytics
  • Two-Way Audio and Perimeter Guard™
  • Onboard Recording with Smart View
  • Video Analytics with Object Detection
  • Power over Ethernet
  • IR night vision up to 49 ft (15m)
  • IP66-rated waterproof & dust-tight

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

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

GeoArm releases the Resideo IPCAM-WOC2 Outdoor Security Camera

The all-new Resideo iPCAM-WOC2 Total Connect HD Outdoor Camera is available for purchase!

The Resideo iPCAM-WOC2 is the next generation of outdoor video surveillance cameras that allows end-users to capture crisp, clear video of events and activities using the Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 app. The iPCAM-WIC2 camera is ideal for monitoring your home, business or public facilities.

For outdoor applications, the new iPCAM-WOC2 offers up to 1080p at 30 frames per second, wide angle view and up to four detection zones. With the simple QR code-based setup, the iPCAM-WOC2 camera is faster and easier to install to the wireless network or access point. Wireless communications utilizes the 802.11b/g, and a Bluetooth capable device will be required for setup. The iPCAM-WOC2 includes the power supply, power supply adapter, microSD Card, quick installation guide and mounting kit.

Color video can be monitored through your Mobile App and Total Connect remote services account. Up to 8 cameras can be used per location. Add to existing Legacy Cameras for support of up to 14 cameras per location. If using less than 8 new generation cameras, you may not increase the number of legacy cameras. The same goes for a legacy camera, if the less than 6 is being used, additional New generation cameras may not be increased.

The built-in SD card ensures backup storage in the event of an internet outage and offers the option for 7-day or 30-day video storage. Night vision for low-light environments, digital zoom capabilities and flexible mounting options provide peace of mind.

Please take note, the Resideo iPCAM-WOC2 security camera is not visible on the Lynx or Lyric touchscreen control panels, and is only visible utilizing the Total Connect 2.0 app.

Product Features:

  • Integrate with success – Works with proven winner Honeywell Total Connect Remote Services and Lyric and ProSeries security and home control systems.
  • Fast and easy installation – QR code installation with compact hardware and multiple mounting options – ceiling or tabletop.
  • Expansive memory – Cloud Video Storage – 7 day or 30 day per 8 cameras, per location, per month**. Local Storage – up to 64 GB, 8 GB included. (Provides backup storage in the event of Internet outage.)
  • Stay connected – Enhanced Wi-Fi® connectivity and range with 802.11n.
  • See near and far, light or dark – Wide angle views and sharper night vision with up to 1080p HD resolution.

NextAlarm is Cancelling Monitoring Services via Ethernet/Internet Path

If you are currently a monitored NextAlarm customer with IP service and wish to continue alarm monitoring services we recommend going with the M2M wireless alarm communicator as an alternative as it will be hosted on either the AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile LTE cellular towers.

The M2M alarm communicator itself is only around $70 and holds a no-term contract monthly alarm monitoring rate of $13/month. With the M2M wireless alarm communicator, GeoArm can apply this to just about any alarm system that has been used with NextAlarm.

Cellular alarm communicators are a much more reliable means of communicating alarm signals from your alarm system back to the central alarm monitoring station.

The reason why is if an intruder before breaking in cuts your power meter box or internet lines, your alarm system will still be able to transmit signals to the receivers unlike the internet “aka IP” communications.

The M2M wireless alarm communicator is amazing for anyone looking to have very inexpensive alarm monitoring services for both home and business security.

It has come to our attention from callers that after many years of providing alarm monitoring service via the internet, NextAlarm will be canceling this service.

The last day they will provide alarm signal delivery via the internet will be June 30, 2020. They also stated that if you have pre-paid for service that extends past June 30, 2020, NextAlarm must be notified by May 29, 2020, and they will arrange for a refund of any months after June 2020.

NextAlarm in their email to customers didn’t clearly state their intentions with current cellular-based customers, but have no fear because GeoArm is here.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.