Total Connect 2.0 Tips: Creating Event Notifications Through Email and Text Messaging

>> Each user must first be assigned to a group. The master user is pre-defined as “default group”. You can rename the “default group” at any time. Each user can be their own group or you can assign multiple users to the same group name. This is a convenient feature to send the same notification to multiple users.

>> Within a particular group you can choose ALL members, NO members, or only certain members

>> The notification list can be enabled or disabled as needed.

1. Select from an existing group or click “Add Group”.
2. Enter a name for the group, the check “Enable This List”.
3. If desired, select only certain members within the group.
4. Click Save.

 Security Tip: Change Master Code for any DSC PowerSeries Panel

Change DSC PowerSeries Master Code

Change DSC PowerSeries Master Code by GEOARM Security

If you are ever looking to change the master code to your alarm system for a DSC PowerSeries panel, follow these exact steps!

(1.) Press *5
(2.) Enter your Master Code
(3.) Press 4,0
(4.) Enter new 4 digit Master Code
(5.) Press # #

 Security Tip: Change Master Code to any Honeywell L3000 or Vista Panel

If you are ever looking to change the master code to your alarm system for a Honeywell L3000 or Vista alarm panel, follow these exact steps!

(1.) Enter your master code
(2.) Press the numbers 8,0,2
(3.) Enter your new code twice until the keypad beeps
(4.) Enter your old code to make sure it has been removed
(5.) Enter your new code to make sure it arms the system

 Security Tip: Change/Add User Code to any Honeywell L5000 or L5100 Panel

If you are ever looking to add a new user code to your alarm system or simply change your existing code for a Honeywell L5000 or L5100 system, follow these exact steps!

(1.) Press on the “Tools” tab
(2.) Enter your master code
(3.) Press on the “Users” tab
(4.) Press “Add New”
(5.) Edit the Name
(6.) Enter new User Code
(7.) Press the “Save” tab

 Security Tip: Change the Date and Time on your DSC Alarm System

If you ever change the backup battery on your system, you will notice that the date and time will need to be reset. Here are some step by step instructions to reset the date and time:

(1). Press “*” then “6″ then “master code” then “1″
(2). Enter the time and date (military format) then enter the 2 digit month, then the 2 digit day and then the 2 digit year
(3). “#” “#” to exit programming

 Check Out New Carbon Monoxide Requirements in your State….

Do you think your system is up to date and meets all state requirements for monitoring? This poisonous gas is odorless and undetectable to the naked eye. Each year 170 people die from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. High level CO poisoning can result in mental confusion, vomiting, loss of muscular coordination, loss of consciousness and ultimately death. Check out the requirements to monitor this deadly gas here: Carbon Monoxide State Requirements

 Can Honeywell Security Systems Be Self-Monitored?

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.

 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

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

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.

 Reintroducing Videofied Security Products!

Everyone be on the lookout for our line of Videofied products being reintroduced to Now you can add video verification to your alarm monitoring! Coming soon!