The Alarm Grid office will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. Our support technicians will be unavailable during this time. We will resume our normal business hours on Tuesday, May 29th.
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Alarm Grid has received important information from Honeywell, stating that any Lyric Controller using a WIFI-only communication setup is currently unable to work with an existing Apple HomeKit integration. Additionally, Honeywell has temporarily disabled the ability to activate new HomeKit service for all Lyric Controller Systems.
Qolsys is releasing an automatic firmware update for any IQ Panel 2 that is running firmware version 2.0.6 or lower. This is firmware update 2.1.1, and it is designed to improve the overall stability of the system. The update will be applied on Monday, June 4th, and it will take about 12 minutes to complete.
Do-It-Yourself with Alarm Grid
Everyone knows that if you do something yourself, you can save money. However, the cost savings are only worth it if the DIY project doesn't take you forever to complete. Unfortunately, security systems are fairly complicated and the installation and programming guides provided by the manufacturers are not easy to understand.
Therefore, DIY home security projects have not been very popular and most people end up spending the extra money to have a professional installation. Here at Alarm Grid, we aim to change that idea. We think home security can be easy and affordable. We do everything we can to provide you with the support you will need to install your own security system. Whether it's product information that is written for the end user, helpful videos detailing exactly how to complete each stage of the installation, or expert advice on which alarm products to choose, Alarm Grid will be right by your side each step of the way!
Alarm Monitoring for the People
We think it's strange that most alarm companies require you to sign a three year contract if you want alarm monitoring. Three years is an awfully long commitment to a company you may know nothing about. What's worse is that most people don't look closely at their contract before signing. Alarm contracts are notoriously one-sided and written so that the alarm company gets the value of the contract even if you don't get the service.
At Alarm Grid, we think that a better idea would be to allow you to choose your alarm monitoring company without the risk of locking yourself into a contract. Our alarm monitoring services require no contracts at all so that you are free to choose alarm monitoring when, and if, you want the service.
We focus on next level services that provide you with more than just security. Our monitoring services allow you to remotely control your home, reduce your home's energy consumption and protect your property. With Alarm Grid, you get more for less with no contracts and no activations fees!
Up until just a few years ago, the alarm industry hadn't changed since its beginnings. Security systems used the exact same technology developed 40 years ago. However, in the past few years, the security industry has finally caught up with today's advanced technology. Unfortunately, most alarm companies, after years and years of the same thing, have been slow to change and adopt these new technologies.
On the other hand, here at Alarm Grid, we are genuinely excited about what the alarm industry has to offer today. Wireless technology, advanced alarm communications and home automation control are the wave of the future for the security industry and our goal is to make these new products and services easy and accessible.
We don't expect you to be security experts, that's our job. Give us a call so we can help you upgrade your home security today!