How to Upgrade Safewatch Pro 3000 EPROM Chip?
If you have an existing ADT Safewatch Pro 3000 security system and have been wanting to upgrade your EPROM chip for use with Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 services you have come to the right place. The video above will show you the correct steps to accomplish this. Once you have accomplished swapping out the EPROM chip it will turn your Safewatch Pro 3000 system into a brand new Honeywell Vista 20p wired security system. By doing this you are unlocking all kinds of alarm monitoring options which we will go through below.
1) If you would like DIY internet monitoring or professional internet interactive alarm monitoring only and wish to have the EPROM chip upgrade there is a way to accomplish this as well. To do this you would simply purchase a Honeywell IGSMV4G-TC2 dual-path communicator and sign up for Honeywell Internet interactive alarm monitoring services. Once you have your activation appointment your tech can simply turn off the cellular portion of the IGSMV4G-TC2 to only communicate using the broadband abilities. Though this is NOT the most recommended option because internet lines are more prone to going down and they can be cut from the outside we like to give end users every bit of information. When using this option you still do unlock most of Honeywell's features such as GEOARM being able to remotely access your alarm panel to assist you with programming and troubleshooting using our Compass software. You can now have access to Total Connect 2.0.
2) Your second option will be to opt in for Honeywell DIY alarm monitoring or Professional cellular interactive alarm monitoring services. This option will have an additional option which is quite handy in some applications. Here you can get the Total Connect 2.0 chip upgrade with 3 products. The Honeywell GSMV4G-TC2 which is an option that comes with its own battery backup. This means that in the event that your power fails this communicator will not piggyback off of your Safewatch pro 3000 battery for quite some time. The GSMV4G-TC2 only uses AT&T cellular towers so, make sure that you have good cellular signal strength in your area before going this route. Next, is the GSMX4G-TC2. The GSMX4G-TC2 is also using AT&T network it is a little bit less expensive but does not carry its own backup battery. Lastly, Honeywell has made an excellent choice by adding the CDMAX4G-TC2 which offers the same features as the GSMX4G-TC2 except it uses the Verizon network. So if you have better Verizon signals in your area your only option will be to go with the CDMAX4G-TC2 if you want Total Connect 2.0 abilities.
3) If you have been wanting to have Honeywell Dual-Path interactive alarm monitoring services you will have only one product to allow for Total Connect 2.0 services the IGSMV4G-TC2. This product will come with the TC2.0 EPROM chip upgrade as well as the dual path communicator. Once you have installed this communicator and chip combo Geoarm can provide to you all of the features we discussed in the previous options. The only thing that sets this setup apart from the others is that it is the most reliable in the sense that it communicates via the internet primarily and then uses the cellular as a backup. If you want to go this route you can also use Honeywell DIY Total Connect 2.0 services.
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