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November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from GEOARM Security!

Filed under: Holiday Messages — Tags: , , — Brad @ 12:47 pm

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude. ~E.P. Powell
From everyone here at GEOARM Security we want to wish you a very very happy Thanksgiving!!!!! Feel free to leave us a comment on what you are thankful for! Look out for many more posts to come that will assist our fellow Diyers!


November 13, 2014

How to do a Total Connect 2.0 Chip Swap on a Honeywell Vista 20p Security System

With there being over 10 million vista panel out there in the world, only so many of them will be able to support Total Connect 2.0 “Interactive Monitoring”. If you have a Vista series wired panel and you come to find the revision number on your panel is below 9.12 that means your system cannot support Total Connect 2.0. Now, that sounds like it may be bad news and you may be assuming now I have to replace my whole alarm system. Well this is not the case, you can now purchase the all new GSMV4g cellular communicator and ask for total connect chip upgrade as well. This will give you the communicator as well as the chip itself which this video will show you how to replace. Not only does this chip upgrade save you time but, it also saves you money by not having to purchase the whole panel. All you will have to do is power the system down including unplugging the transformer. Once you have completed this step you than want to get your hands on a paperclip or even better a retraction tool which can be found online. While removing the chip make sure not to fight or force the chip out you want to genitally remove the chip because it is delicate. Take a look at our how to videos and let us know if you have any comments, concerns, or ideas for videos you would like to see posted.

For more from GEOARM Security take a look at some other articles we have provided for you.

The Honeywell Vista Automation Module or “VAM”

What can you do from your Total Connect 2.o dashboard?


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