The DIY Security Blog

September 27, 2013

Can Honeywell Security Systems Be Self-Monitored?

Filed under: Alarm Monitoring,Honeywell Kits,Total Connect — Blake @ 3:07 pm

DIY monitoring flow chart

Absolutely, with GeoArm the option for total connect is always available for Do-It-Yourselfer’s and Professionals. With No-Term “self” alarm monitoring plans starting at $8 a month, you are never locked into a long-term commitment and can cancel your services at any time.

If you are a big DIY’er than this interactive option will satisfy your remote control security system desires. Additionally, there are also a lot of perks that can also be added with Honeywell Total Connect interactive software. If you are the customer who likes to control almost anything and everything from a cell phone (Apple, Android, BlackBerry and more!), computer or iPad then this is the service you want. A technology called “Z-Wave” will make all of your Home Automation control dreams come true. With a Z-Wave compatible system you can control your doors, locks, lights, thermostats, flood control detectors, etc. If an alarm is ever triggered, you are immediately notified via text message and/or email notification so you are the first to know, right when it happens. If your system has Honeywell Total Connect security cameras you can log in from your phone, computer, etc and see exactly what is going on. You can control up to six (6) wireless cameras under one rmaccount. Look in live to manage your property, get email/text message video clip motion-activated notifications (of 10 seconds duration) and store this information offsite on the cloud.


September 26, 2013

How Many Zones Does L5100 LYNX Touch Wireless Security System Have?

Honeywell L5100 Wireless Alarm Control Panel

The Honeywell LYNX Touch L5100 wireless alarm control panel is a very popular, yet very functional alarm control panel. The system can use up to 64 independent wireless zones. So, in addition to protecting your property against burglary, you may also add smoke or heat detectors, carbon monoxides sensors, environmental sensors, Z-Wave home automation devices and more!

Zone one can be hardwired and the rest of the zones (2-64) are wireless. Additionally, the L5100 comes with six temperature zones (80-85) that can be programmed with the L5100-ZWave controller and Z-Wave thermostats like the Honeywell ZWSTAT. Zone 95 is for fire panic, zone 96 is for medical panic, and zone 99 is for police panic.

You can look at the Honeywell compatible wireless devices here: 5800-Series wireless sensors

You may also look at the wireless home automation compatible devices here: Z-Wave Sensors


September 24, 2013

Now Utilize all of’s Resources to help you with any and all questions related to installation and programming!

Filed under: Security Cameras — admin @ 6:10 pm

GeoArm Free Resources for DIYers has continued to increase the information provided on our website in order to meet the variety of needs of customers in this ever changing market. Videos, blogs and FAQ’s are just to name a few. Here are some links to our resources. Here is another link to our section on frequently asked questions as well.


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