The Honeywell GSMV4G is nearly identical to the original Honeywell GSMV cellular alarm communicator. The GSMV worked on the older 2G cellular network, however the GSMV4G is compatible with the newest 3/4G cellular networks. You can use the GSMV4G or the GSMX4G if you have a VISTA-Series alarm control panel and you want to upgrade to a cellular alarm communicator that will work on 3/4G cellular technology.
The GSM4G Cellular Communicator transmits signals to the AlarmNet Control Center (via a GSM cellular network), which in turn routes those signals to the GEOARM central station. AlarmNet's 3/4G communicators are backwards compatible with 2G and 3G service. The IntelliPath™ feature enables the communicator to auto-select the optimum GSM path - 2G, 3G, or 4G.
Basic features of the GSMV4G include: 1) Full Contact ID reporting using ECP mode with Honeywell control panels (or when used along with a DCID/DCID-EXT) 2) Dual-Path Technology uses HSPA+/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS (primary GSM path) and SMS (secondary or backup to the GSM path) 3) Upload/download of compatible Honeywell control panels 4) Web-based programming using the AlarmNet Direct website 5) Remote services capability; optional Total Connect remote services 6) Two-way voice transport provides two-way voice over GSM (see note below) 7) Transformer (16.5VAC 40VA) and battery included NOTE: Two-way voice via Alarmnet 3/4G communicators require the AVS base station to be at revision 1.7 or higher. Two-way voice transport provides two-way voice over GSM via AlarmNet services when used with Honeywell's Audio Verification System (AVS). Your panel must support the AVS module in addressable mode for two-way voice over GSM.
All AlarmNet® cellular alarm communicators use SIM cards that utilize the AT&T® cellular network. As cellular alarm communicators don't have the same data and speed requirements that cell phones have, Honeywell manufactured all previous cellular alarm communicators to work on the older 2G cellular network. Unfortunately, as cell phones have gone from devices used to make calls and send text messages to advanced hand held computers that can stream video and send large amounts of data back and forth in seconds, the cellular carriers are doing everything they can to maximize their networks to keep up with the increased data demands. AT&T has found that the best solution to free up space on the advanced 3G and 4G networks is to eliminate the older 2G network. Fortunately, Honeywell always has an eye on the future and has released 3/4G capable cellular alarm communicators, like the GSMV4G, well in advance of the end of the 2G cellular network. You don't need a 3/4G cellular communicator today, but by upgrading to one, you are making an investment for the future.
Cellular alarm communications are the most reliable way to send your alarm signals to GEOARM's central station for monitoring. You don't need a phone line or even an internet connection as the GSMV4G is a dedicated wireless link between your alarm control panel and the GEOARM central station. By signing up for an AlarmNet cellular alarm monitoring plan, all cellular data is included and you can sleep peacefully knowing that no matter when your alarm is triggered, the alarm signal will be received by a trained central station operator. There are no overage or hidden fees with our alarm monitoring plans.
The Honeywell GSMV4G cellular alarm communicator is compatible with nearly all VISTA Series alarm control panels and can even be used with a Honeywell LYNX Plus wireless alarm control panel. The GSMV4G is also compatible with Honeywell AlarmNet's advanced Total Connect 2.0 interactive service so that you can remotely control your Honeywell security system from a computer or an iPhone®, iPad®, Blackberry® or Android™ compatible device. The Honeywell GSMV4G has all of the great features found in the original GSMV cellular alarm communicator but it also has the added advantage of being built to work well into the future on the latest and greatest 3/4G cellular network.
Honeywell cellular security systems are extremely versatile and secure! The ability to install a system and have it send signals without an internet or phone connection is a wonderful thing. Whether you have a vacation home, remote warehouse or just simply do not have phone or internet service a cellular communicator is a great option.
•Automatic selection of the best available GSM network
•4G capable using HSPA+ protocol
•Full Contact ID or ADEMCO® High-Speed Reporting -Contact ID reporting using ECP mode with compatible Honeywell control panels or combined with optional dialer capture for non-ECP capable control panels.
•256-bit AES Encryption -Advanced encryption standard used for secure communications.
•Upload/Download -Available with select Honeywell control panels. Requires Compass version 188.8.131.52a or higher.
•Integration -Quick and easy installation of 4G GSM for VISTA-Series wireless control panels.
•Dynamic Signaling with Certain Honeywell Control Panels -Provides management of control panel dialer and digital cellular communicator. Programmable priority and delays determine signal path.
•Diagnostic LEDs -Provide signal strength and status indications.
•QOS -Quality of Service diagnostics via AlarmNet supply vital information including when a message was received, battery voltage, input voltage, signal strength and message path.
•Web-Based Programming -Allows complete interactive programming from AlarmNet Direct. Login
•Intelligent Supervision -Any message generated serves as a supervision message per optional 24 hour or 30 day intervals. This feature effectively limits required messages to be sent.
•Remote Services Capability* -Optional Honeywell Total ConnectTM Remote Services value-added web-based or SMS system control as well as e-mail notification of system events.
•Two-way Voice Transport -GSM voice channel capable to allow two-way voice session in conjunction with an audio verification system (GSMX4G/iGSMV4G/GSMV4G/ VISTA-GSM4G).