Honeywell’s HW-AV-LTE-M CLSS Pathway Commercial Fire Alarm Communicator

The Honeywell HW-AV-LTE-M dual-path commercial fire alarm communicator is now available.

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

Qolsys IQ4 Hub Panel Has Been Released by GeoArm

The Qolsys IQ4 Hub (from Johnson Controls) all-in-one wireless 7″ touchscreen smart security system with automation has been released to the DIY security marketplace. The affordable IQ4 Hub contains a built-in Alarm.com dual-path wifi/cellular Verizon LTE communicator and either a S-Line/legacy 319.5 MHz wireless receiver, legacy 345 MHz, legacy 433 MHz or PowerG receiver and all the bells and whistles.

The IQ4 Hub also includes other key features such as; Bluetooth, Z-Wave 800-Series automation module, smash and grab reporting. It features a SmartMount system, all internal antennas and an easy on-screen installation wizard. With a built-in front speaker the IQ4 Hub allows for 85dB piezo audible siren to alert nearby individuals of an alarm initiating event. It has a dual panel and wall tamper with spring release and smash and grab reporting. Additionally, the panel has a single wake/sleep button for added user convenience.

Johnson Control’s Qolsys IQ4 Hub is simple to wall-mount in minutes and even easier to use.

The touchscreen panel also includes Live View which is the ability to view Alarm.com video cameras on the screen, and Live Answer. Live Answer give the user the ability to answer their Alarm.com video doorbell from the IQ4 Hub inside the property, such as the Alarm.com ADC-VDB770 touchless video doorbell. Live Answer will also work with Live View cameras that have voice capability, such as the Alarm.com ADC-V515 indoor security camera. With Alarm.com’s video monitoring solutions in place you can view and respond through the interactive app, and you can also see who is at the front door by just looking at the IQ4 Hub touchscreen.

The IQ4 Hub leverages the power of it’s Android 9 operating system with a QualComm Snapdragon 8 core SOM (System on a Module) processor having 16GB NAND Flash internal memory. The IQ4 Hub has an aesthetically pleasing and elegant modern user interface that keeps you connected to an entire ecosystem of smart devices, giving you complete control over your entire apartment, home or small business.

Product Features:

  • Affordable All-in-One : 8-Core Processor, LTE and WiFi Dual-Path, 7″ Touchscreen
  • Choose Your Version : PowerG or S-Line or Interlogix or 2GIG or DSC or Honeywell
  • Video : Live View, Live Answer doorbell and cameras on screen
  • Bluetooth : Touchless disarming, music streaming
  • Easy Installation : SmartMount, Install Wizard, on-screen diagnostics

IQ4 Hub Model Numbers: IQPH051, IQPH052, IQPH053 and IQPH054

Johnson Controls Releases IQ WiFi 6 Mesh Router

Johnson Control's released the Qolsys IQ WiFi 6 mesh router for business and home security.
Johnson Control’s released the Qolsys IQ WiFi 6 mesh router for business and home security.

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.

The IQ Wifi 6 provides remote access utilizing the Alarm.com interactive integration.

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.

Product Features:

  • Self optimizing WiFi mesh with wired and wireless ethernet backhaul
  • WiFi version 6, ax1800
  • Supports Dual-band 2.4G/5G
  • Supports 7 additional Agents (1 Controller)
  • Stand alone or parallel configuration supported
  • Web interface or IQ Panel configurable
  • Main, Guest and Security SSIDs
  • Included wall mount enables flexible placement
  • Powered by Alarm.com

New Alarm.com Smart Thermostat HD Released

The Alarm.com ADC-T40K-HD Smart Thermostat HD for both business and home security.

The all-new Alarm.com Smart Thermostat HD with color touchscreen display has been released to the DIY security market at GeoArm.

The Alarm.com ADC-T40K-HD is an aesthetically pleasing smart thermostat that offers a sleek, color touchscreen display for an engaging customer experience that delivers the next-level of comfort and control. With mechanical wire detection, an easy setup wizard, and local configuration, the Smart Thermostat HD makes installation a breeze. The Smart Thermostat HD can also monitor the health of the heating and cooling system, deliver monthly performance reports, and even alert you to potential HVAC issues right on its display.

The Alarm.com Smart Thermostat is easy to wall-mount and the touchscreen is simple to use.

When installing, please keep in mind that the Smart Thermostat HD requires 24 VAC power. There is no option for a battery-powered mode. Power is supplied via a common wire, typically identified as C. Mount on an inside wall, approximately 5 ft. (1.5 m) above the floor in a frequently used room. Avoid areas that are exposed to large temperature variances, such as: direct sunlight, near an AC unit, above or below auxiliary heat and air vents, and drafts from windows or exterior doors.

Product Features:

  • Touchscreen display
  • Easy to use setup wizard
  • Z-Wave SmartStart and S2 compatible
  • Full integration with the Alarm.com platform – Scenes, energy-saving schedules, and geo-fences
  • Optional local scheduling – install in a vacant home prior to account creation
  • Humidity control
  • Vent control

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

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! 

Touchless Cover and Mat Bundle for Alarm.com VDB770 Video Doorbells!

The Alarm.com ADC-VDBA-CMBUNDLE touchless cover and front door floor mat bundle designed for the Alarm.com ADC-VDB770 video doorbell cameras has been released at GeoArm.

Achieve a 100% touchless front door entrance for all of your guests by pairing this cover and mat bundle with the Alarm.com video doorbell.

Setting up the cover/matt bundle is a breeze. Place the mat on the ground near the front door entrance that is adjacent to the ADC-VDB770 video doorbell. Then, just snap the touchless cover onto the front screen of the ADC-VDB700 video doorbell.

Product Includes:

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