DIY Alarm Monitoring vs Professional Alarm Monitoring?


If you currently have a security system you may be wondering what is the difference between DIY alarm monitoring and professional alarm monitoring? DIY alarm monitoring services – Works when your home or business security system sends its alarm signals directly to your smart device via push notifications and or email’s. Once you receive these alarm signals it will be up to you to dispatch the proper authorities if need be. When thinking about activating DIY alarm monitoring keep in mind that your security system must have the ability to integrate with a interactive alarm monitoring application such as Honeywell’s total connect 2.0,, Telular home control etc… As these interactive security software’s are what allow for notifications from your security system back to your smart device’s.

Professional alarm monitoring – The way this works is if you think of your security system as a data center, that data than needs a method of transmitting those signals to a alarm monitoring station. Typically your security system can transmit this data via phone line/voip services, broadband internet, WiFi, Cellular or dual path communications. If GEOARM receives alarm signals from your security system we will analyze those signals, reach out to your emergency call list that you have provided to us, if there is no answer or a wrong password is given we will dispatch the proper authorities to your location for police, fire or medical services. In most cases if you are activating your security system for insurance purposes this will be the option you are going to want to go with. Reason being is because in order to meet most insurance company requirements for a certificate of alarm they want to have your security system signals picked up by a professional alarm monitoring company.

For the lowest no-term contract alarm monitoring rates contact GEOARM Security at 1-877-443-6276.

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 Honeywell WAP-ANT5dB Antenna Information

WAP-ANT5dB - Honeywell Total Connect 5dB High-Gain Antenna

WAP-ANT5dB – Honeywell Total Connect 5dB High-Gain Antenna

The Honeywell WAP-ANT-5dB antenna provides you with improved wireless coverage for Honeywell’s WAP or WAP-PLUS wireless access points. They offer improved coverage in difficult installations where objects can effect the flow of the wireless signals. Always make sure that when you are replacing the antennas from the WAP or the WAP-PLUS that you replace both antenna not just one. When replacing the old antenna with the new Honeywell WAP-ANT-5dB antenna’s make sure that you set the antennas in a vertical position for optimal strength.


 How to Connect my Honeywell IP Camera to Total Connect 2.0?

Here you will learn how to connect your Honeywell IP camera to Total Connect 2.0 using three different configuration’s.


Configuration One:

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How to Connect Honeywell IP Camera Step One

The First configuration we are going to be showing you is when you are hard wiring the Honeywell IP Security Camera’s back to your Router and your router supports dynamic host control protocol.

This option is used for a couple different reasons. First, if you are planning on having the Honeywell IP camera’s out of the wireless internet range you can hard wire them so you can locate them much further. Lastly, your router doesn’t have a WPS button to sync to the IP Camera’s. These are the two most common reasons for usage of this configuration. With Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 camera services you can have up to six cameras that can be viewed from your smart devices from anywhere in the world.

Configuration Two:

How to Connect Honeywell IP Camera's Step Two

How to Connect Honeywell IP Camera’s Step Two

This configuration is used when your home or business internet router has a WPS button so that you can sync your Honeywell IP Camera’s to the internet router without having to hard wire the cable between the two devices. This is especially convenient and makes for a quick and easy DIY Installation of your IP cameras. With Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 camera services you can have up to six cameras that can be viewed from your smart devices from anywhere in the world.

If you are connecting your IP Cameras and you are having range issues than you will need a Honeywell WREX Wi-Fi repeater. If you are attempting to connect your Honeywell IP camera along with a WREX and it is still not connecting because of range issues you may want to look at configuration one above for that particular camera as a last option.

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How to Connect Honeywell IP Camera's Step Three

How to Connect Honeywell IP Camera’s Step Three


The Last way to connect Honeywell IP cameras to total connect 2.0 is used when you want to connect your cameras through your home or business Wi-Fi network and your internet router does not have a WPS button for syncing. In this case you simply connect the Honeywell WAP-PLUS to your internet router and this will allow you to wireless connect your Honeywell IP camera’s to your wireless internet connection. With Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 camera services you can have up to six cameras that can be viewed from your smart devices from anywhere in the world. The same applies to this configuration if you are having range issues connecting the IP cameras to the WAP-PLUS you may need to install a Honeywell WREX Wi-Fi repeater to extend the allowed range.


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 Learn how to Wire a External Hardwired Powered Siren into the Honeywell L5210 System

The Honeywell LYNX Touch L5210 wireless security system is the newest system released by Honeywell Security. From factory the Honeywell L5210 comes with an 85db internal siren. Many people seem to think that is not quite loud enough to alert their neighbors. We are providing you with this DIY home and business security video to assist you with the installation of a powered external hardwired siren kit into the Honeywell LYNX Touch L5210 wireless security system. In this particular video we use a Honeywell 702 powered outdoor siren but, that doesn’t mean you have to do the same their are other powered siren options that also include a strobe light such as the Amseco SSX-52-s. The biggest thing to keep in mind when ever deciding on which powered siren to go with is that it does not exceed 1.2 amps as this is the maximum output for the power supply we are using. Some things to keep in mind while installing a powered hardwired siren to the Honeywell L5210 is you will need to run wires from the powered hardwired siren back to the external hardwired kit. Once you have completed installing the powered external siren kit tuck all of the excess beanies back into the box for clean installation.

SIRENKIT-OD - Honeywell Outdoor Siren Kit for Honeywell LYNX-Series Control-Panels

SIRENKIT-OD – Honeywell Outdoor Siren Kit for Honeywell LYNX-Series Control-Panels

The part number for the GEOARM powered external hardwired siren kit is SIRENKIT-OD. This kit will include 1 power transformer, 1 sensitive relay, 1 IM 1240 backup battery, a can, and optional 702 siren selection and a power supply. Follow this how to video so that you too can have a very loud Honeywell L5210 wireless security system along with a powered external hardwired alarm siren.




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 Introducing the Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 Pan/Tilt IP Camera

Honeywell IPCAM-PT2

Honeywell IPCAM-PT2

Honeywell has released the Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 pan/tilt wireless IP camera. In the past Honeywell had a IPCAM-PT which was discontinued and we have been waiting for the release of the new version. The Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 IP Camera’s have a fixed focus lens with 55.8 diagonal view, 46.8 degree horizontal view and 35.8 degree vertical view. The compression options for video is H.264, MPEG-4, SP and M-JPEG. The Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 is 1280*720, VGA, QVGA and QQVGA compatible with a frame rate of 30 fps. With the Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 you can control the brightness, sharpness, white balance and contrast allowing you to custom tailor just how you view your video images.

The pan tilt feature of the Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 is what really is the most unique feature of this IP camera. The pan tilt range of the Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 is a total of 320 degrees with 160 degrees left and 160 degrees right. The tilt range is a total of 120 degrees with 90 degrees up and 30 degrees down. Don’t be alarmed the Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 video camera is 64/128 bit encrypted while connected to your internet connection.

The Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 hardware features are as follows LED lights for power, active, network. Convenient WPS and reset buttons for trying to sync or disconnect the Honeywell IP Camera. A motion sensor with a 16.40 foot range to enable video functions. A bright white light for night view which can reach up to 15 feet. The operating temperature of the Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 is between 23 degrees Fahrenheit – 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 wireless pan/tilt IP camera is a great addition to your Honeywell home or business security system or as a standalone IP Camera that connects to your internet connection. Once the Honeywell IPCAM-PT2 has been activated with your Honeywell AlarmNet Total Connect 2.0 account you will be able to enjoy remote viewing capabilities from your smart devices and computers from any where in the world.






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