GeoArm introduces the ProSeries PROOUTMV Outdoor MotionViewer!

GeoArm is the FIRST Company to sell the all-new Resideo PROOUTMV Outdoor MotionViewer.

Introducing the Resideo ProSeries Outdoor MotionViewer for visual home/business verification. GeoArm is the FIRST alarm company to release the all-new PROOUTMV MotionViewer to the DIY security market!

The Resideo PROOUTMV is a battery-powered, wireless outdoor motion detector with a built-in video camera is intended for use with Honeywell Home Resideo ProSeries Control Panels. The Outdoor MotionViewer is powered by three C123A lithium batteries that provide up to 4 years of battery life (typical use). The detector can be mounted directly on a wall or with an optional PROOUTMV-MB mounting bracket (sold separately).

This weather-resistant outdoor security device enhances the effectiveness of home security systems by providing visual verification of motion events, offering remote access capabilities, and seamlessly integrating with other components of the ProSeries security solutions.​ When the motion sensor is activated, the camera instantly takes either a still photo or a 10-second video clip, depending on its settings and transmit that to the control panel and the user’s Total Connect 2.0 account.

Product Features:

  • Motion Activated Videos: Captures video for transmission to Total Connect and the ProSeries panel for end-user verification purposes.
  • Fast, Easy Installation: Completely wireless, with easy to replace batteries
  • Large Coverage Area: 40′ x 56′ (12m x 17m) detection pattern
  • Fast Video Transfer: Helps expedite alarm verification and response.
  • Night Vision: Captures images in little or no light.
  • Remote Sensitivity Adjustment: Saves time and reduces service calls.
  • Strong Data Security: Two-Way AES encryption
  • Supervision: Transmits a periodic check-in/status signal to the ProSeries panel.
  • Pet Immunity: Will not trigger alarm for pets up to 80 lbs when installed at recommended height and set to low sensitivity.

First Alert VX1 HD WiFi Video Doorbell Has Been Released

Resideo's First Alert VX1 HD Video Doorbell is designed for the intelligence and reliability that most customers expect for their connected home. It allows homeowners to greet visitors, keep track of package deliveries, and monitor general activity outside the doorway (from any location). With intelligent AI for meaningful notifications, the doorbell offers leading video quality and performance. Along with general-purpose motion detection, the VX1 includes people, package, vehicle, and animal detection. It also includes sound detection that alerts homeowners to a loud sound outside of the home.

GeoArm can remotely add and configure the VX1 doorbell, ensuring a great homeowner experience. For fast and reliable installation, the VX1 features simple cloud-based QR code on-boarding. Dual-band 2.4 and 5GHz WiFi provides enhanced performance and simplifies installation. Additionally, the doorbell supports mechanical or digital chimes for both new and retrofit installations. Homeowners have access to all the VX1 features and capabilities using the Resideo Total Connect 2.0 app, which lets users get notified of important activity anytime, anywhere. Using the app, homeowners can view high-quality live and recorded video with three fields of view to choose from, accommodating a variety of entryways. The VX1 Video Doorbell includes a grey and white trim ring that blends well with existing home colors. Homeowners appreciate a doorbell that not only provides excellent video, but also looks good on their home. The doorbell is made of a UV-resistant material, designed to prevent environmental wear, and operates in extreme weather conditions (-40°F to 122°F).
The all-new First Alert VX1 HD Video Doorbell Camera has been released on GeoArm.com.


Porch Pirates Beware!!! More homeowner’s are now watching and recording your every action. GeoArm has released Resideo’s First Alert VX1 HD Video Doorbell geared to the DIY home security market.

The all-new CAMW-WDB video doorbell is designed for intelligence and reliability that most customers have come to expect from their connected home. It allows homeowners to greet visitors, keep track of package deliveries, and monitor general activity outside the doorway (from any location). With intelligent AI for meaningful notifications, the doorbell offers leading video quality and performance. Along with general-purpose motion detection, the VX1 includes people, package, vehicle, and animal detection. It also includes sound detection that alerts homeowners to a loud sound outside of the home.

Resideo's First Alert VX1 video doorbell camera installed near front door of home.
Resideo’s First Alert VX1 video doorbell camera installed near front door of home.

GeoArm can remotely add and configure the VX1 doorbell, ensuring a great homeowner experience. For fast and reliable installation, the VX1 features simple cloud-based QR code on-boarding. Dual-band 2.4 and 5GHz WiFi provides enhanced performance and simplifies installation. Additionally, the doorbell supports mechanical or digital chimes for both new and retrofit installations. Homeowners have access to all the VX1 features and capabilities using the Resideo Total Connect 2.0 app, which lets users get notified of important activity anytime, anywhere.

Using the app, homeowners can view high-quality live and recorded video with three fields of view to choose from, accommodating a variety of entryways. The VX1 Video Doorbell includes a grey and white trim ring that blends well with existing home colors. Homeowners appreciate a doorbell that not only provides excellent video, but also looks good on their home. The doorbell is made of a UV-resistant material, designed to prevent environmental wear, and operates in extreme weather conditions (-40°F to 122°F).

Product Features:

  • Intelligent Event Detection – Person, package, vehicle, and animal with video clips Motion and loud sound detection with video clips
  • High-Resolution 5MP Camera with WDR – Provides vibrant, detailed video for live and recorded video
  • 2-Way Interactive Audio – Greet visitors and have a conversation before opening or remotely unlocking the door
  • Compact, Modern Design – Sleek, unobtrusive design that fits most door trims
  • Dual-Band WiFi Connectivity – Dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi provides flexibility and range performance while simplifying the installation
  • Built-in LED Spotlight and Siren – Warn intruders from any location
  • See Near and Far, Day or Night – Wide angle views and color night vision for optimal visibility any time of day
  • Designed for Easy Installation – Installs in minutes using a flat or angled bracket and securely connects to the Resideo cloud
  • Resideo Total Connect 2.0 App for Homeowners – Stay connected with HD video viewing and AI-based event notifications, including a complete feature set for the connected home with built-in tutorials
  • GeoArm Remote Support – Anywhere programming, troubleshooting, account creation and management.

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

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.

Resideo Communication Failure Update – LTE-CFV, HWF2V-COM, LTE-IV, LTE-L3V, VISTA-21IPLTE

Resideo has discovered an anomaly that can lead to a communication failure in the following communicators: LTE-CFV, HWF2V-COM, LTE-IV, LTE-L3V, Vista-21IPLTE

This anomaly may cause the SIM card in the device to become locked and may lead to reports of communication failures. We have reports that certain communicators may have experienced this issue between March 19 and March 28, 2022.  Additionally, devices that are set to 30-day check in that are not communicating can be confirmed with your sales representative (even if you have not yet received a communication failure message). 

Devices that are set up using IP and Cellular paths may have reported a secondary path failure instead of a communications failure.  Once the issue occurs with a communicator, it will not recommence communications absent you are following the procedures below.

Resideo’s AlarmNet 360 has reported communication failures as identified on the chart above.

How to determine if your device is affected?

Devices that are affected by this anomaly will show the following symptoms:

A. Locally on the device:

LEDs on the device will flash regularly at a rate of two times per second.

B. On AlarmNet 360:

Devices performed normal check in procedures (QOS) for a period leading up to March 19, 2022.  Beginning on March 19 through March 28, 2022, certain units stopped communicating and reported a communication failure as identified on the chart above. 

Correction procedures?

Devices that are affected by this issue must be corrected by replacing the SIM card.  SIM cards will be available to order using the SKU SIMKITV beginning on April 7 as needed.  Customers may also contact the GeoArm or Resideo Sales (800-645-7492) team to arrange for shipment of SIMs .

Procedures for replacing the SIMS will be included in the SIMKITV, we have also posted the procedures at this link: SIM Card Replacement

Resideo is confident that the anomaly that led to this issue is corrected and will not occur again after replacing the SIM Card.

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.