The Problem

With the upcoming termination of Internet based alarm monitoring with nextalarm existing customers are looking for an easy and cost effective transition to another alarm monitoring provider.  While nextalarm has been talking about a service shutdown for a while many customers were shocked when they received notice that all service is being stopped as of June 30, 2020 with no alternative given other than to contact a local alarm dealer.  The problem unfortunately with local dealers is their high price and long contracts, especially when they know current nextalarm customers are in a mad dash to find replacement service without a gap in monitoring protection.

The Affordable DIY Solution

This is where SafeHomeCentral comes in.  We’ve been in business 33 years now offering professional UL central station alarm monitoring at affordable pricing and with NO CONTRACTS!  We have easy to install communication modules that replace the proprietary Internet adapter used by nextalarm.  We have simple universal adapters that are WIFI/Ethernet based for an Internet communication path to the central station, dual-path Ethernet/LTE cellular, as well as advanced tri-path (Ethernet, WIFI, cellular) interactive models that allow remote control of your alarm system from a phone app.

Options Available For Nextalarm Service Replacement

GOOD

Single-Path Ethernet/WIFI

Alula BAT WiFi

Alula’s universal, dual-path Internet alarm communicator, the BAT WIFI, is a cost-effective solution for takeovers and analog line upgrades, featuring fast IP alarm communications and industry-leading remote service capabilities.

  • Simple Installation – Easy Wi-Fi Internet
  • Ethernet port for wired Internet connection
  • Universal Panel Compatibility
  • Remotely Arm/Disarm via Smartphone, Tablet and PC for supported panels (see chart below)
  • Text and/or email notication of all alarm events, trouble, arm/disarm, bypass signals
  • Works with panels that support Contact ID signaling only
  • Options for UL central station dispatch or self-monitoring saving even more money

IP Internet alarm monitoring from $10.95

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Telguard TG1 Express LTE

The Telguard TG-1 Express Alarm Communicator provides the ideal solution for residential applications. The TG-1 Express transmits full data from security and fire systems to central stations using a nationwide digital cellular network. Today’s modern family commonly chooses to use their cell phone or VoIP service instead of paying for a traditional phone line.  When there is no telephone service available from your customer’s home, Telguard model TG-1 Express LTE ensures that critical alarm information reaches the central station.

  • Can be used with ANY alarm panel that has dialout capability.  Does not require Contact ID format which is unavailable in older panels.
  • Certified for use on the AT&T or Verizon LTE network for long, sunset-free installation.
  • Supports virtually all alarm formats using dial capture for universal panel compatibility.
  • Reduces install time by exclusively using the power and backup battery from the panel.
  • Power and dial capture over a single cable for greater flexibility.  Requires an RJ31X cord which is typically installed for landline monitoring.
  • Does not support interactive services (panel remote control or event notifications)
  • True UL central station dispatch with text and/or email notifications (dispatch only)

Cellular alarm monitoring from $16.95

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BETTER

Dual-Path Ethernet/Cellular

Alula BAT-LTE

Alula’s Internet and Cellular alarm communicator, the BAT LTE, features the very latest in 4G LTE cellular technology, remote panel programming and universal panel support – including Honeywell, DSC and GE/Interlogix.

  • SIMPLE DIY INSTALLATION
  • EASY CELLULAR LTE & INTERNET
    Internet connection via Ethernet and pre-activated Verizon cellular 4G LTE
  • DUAL HI-GAIN ANTENNAS
    Increases Cellular range by up to 50%
  • UNIVERSAL PANEL COMPATIBILITY
    Works with panels that support Contact ID signaling
  • EVENT NOTIFICATIONS
    Text and/or email notication of all alarm events, trouble, arm/disarm, bypass signals when using Interactive Services option
  • OPTIONAL REMOTE ACCESS ON THE GO
    Remotely arm/disarm via Smartphone, Tablet, and PC for supported panels (see chart below)
  • Options for UL central station dispatch or self-monitoring saving even more money

Dual-path IP/cellular alarm monitoring from $16.95

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BEST

Tri-Path Ethernet/WIFI/Cellular

Alula BAT-CONNECT

Alula’s new BAT-Connect is the ultimate system takeover device, easily upgrading legacy security platforms to a modern, mobile experience. Much more than a basic communicator, this intuitive device smartly bridges intrusion security, video and automation with the Alula iOS or Android Apps. Fueled by the encrypted, lightning-fast Alula network, system control is delivered instantly to the smart devices you already use and love.

  • Instantly modernize most legacy security systems with mobile control (see panel compatibility chart below)
  • Offer new service upgrades beyond basic intrusion security
  • Video ready, enabled through the Alula mobile app
  • Home automation ready, link to any Z-Wave device such as lights, locks, thermostats
  • Remotely Arm/Disarm via Smartphone, Tablet and PC for supported panels (see chart below) when using INteractive Services option
  • Text and/or email notication of all alarm events, trouble, arm/disarm, bypass signals with Interactive Services option
  • Sunset-proof communicator with Ethernet and WIFI on board
  • Triple-path connectivity gives install flexibility and auto-switching to always maintain alarm reporting
  • CAT-M1 IOT optimized: 5G ready keeps you ahead of tech changes, 4G LTE links to current cell standard
  • Available in AT&T and Verizon models
  • Options for UL central station dispatch or self-monitoring saving even more money

Tri-path alarm monitoring from $16.95

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Alula Panel Compatibility (Interactive Services)

BAT-WIFI

  • Honeywell Vista 10P
  • Honeywell Vista 10PSIA
  • Honeywell Vista 15
  • Honeywell Vista 15CN/P/PCN
  • Honeywell Vista 15PSIA
  • Honeywell Vista 20P/PS/PCN
  • Honeywell Vista 20PI
  • Honeywell Vista 20PSIA
  • Honeywell Vista 21IP/IPSIA
  • Honeywell Vista 32FB
  • Honeywell Vista 128BPE/FB/FBPE
  • Honeywell Vista 128FBP
  • Honeywell Vista 128SIA
  • Honeywell First Alert FA130
  • Honeywell First Alert FA148
  • Honeywell First Alert FA168
  • ADT Safewatch Pro 3000
  • DSC PC1555 (Basic Signal Only)
  • DSC PC5010
  • DSC Alexor
  • DSC Impassa (Basic Signal Only)
  • DSC PowerSeries Neo (Basic Signal Only)
  • DSC PowerSeries PC1616
  • DSC PowerSeries PC1832
  • DSC PowerSeries PC1864
  • Interlogix NetworX NX-4 v1 (Basic Signal Only)
  • Interlogix NetworX NX-6 v1 (Basic Signal Only)
  • Interlogix NetworX NX-8 v1 (Basic Signal Only)
  • Interlogix NetworX NX-8E (Basic Signal Only)
  • Interlogix NetworX NX-4 v2
  • Interlogix NetworX NX-6 v2
  • Interlogix NetworX NX-8 v2
  • Interlogix Concord 4 (Basic Signal Only)
  • Interlogix Concord 4 Express (Basic Signal Only)

BAT-LTE

  • Honeywell Vista 10P
  • Honeywell Vista 10PSIA
  • Honeywell Vista 15
  • Honeywell Vista 15CN/P/PCN
  • Honeywell Vista 15PSIA
  • Honeywell Vista 20P/PS/PCN
  • Honeywell Vista 20PI
  • Honeywell Vista 20PSIA
  • Honeywell Vista 21IP/IPSIA
  • Honeywell Vista 32FB
  • Honeywell Vista 128BPE/FB/FBPE
  • Honeywell Vista 128FBP
  • Honeywell Vista 128SIA
  • Honeywell First Alert FA130
  • Honeywell First Alert FA148
  • Honeywell First Alert FA168
  • Honeywell Safewatch Pro 3000
  • DSC PC1555 (Basic Signal Only)
  • DSC Alexor
  • DSC Impassa (Basic Signal Only)
  • DSC PowerSeries Neo (Basic Signal Only)
  • DSC PowerSeries PC1616
  • DSC PowerSeries PC1832
  • DSC PowerSeries PC1864
  • Interlogix NetworX NX-4 v1 (Basic Signal Only)
  • Interlogix NetworX NX-6 v1 (Basic Signal Only)
  • Interlogix NetworX NX-8 v1 (Basic Signal Only)
  • Interlogix NetworX NX-8E (Basic Signal Only)
  • Interlogix NetworX NX-4 v2
  • Interlogix NetworX NX-6 v2
  • Interlogix NetworX NX-8 v2
  • Interlogix Concord 4 (Basic Signal Only)
  • Interlogix Concord 4 Express (Basic Signal Only)

BAT-CONNECT

  • Honeywell Vista 20P
  • Honeywell Vista 20PSIA
  • Honeywell Vista 21IP/IPSIA
  • Honeywell Safewatch Pro 3000
  • DSC PC580 (Power 432)
  • DSC PC1555 (Power 632)
  • DSC PC1555MX (Power 632)
  • DSC PC5010 (Power 832)
  • DSC PC5020 (Power 864)
  • DSC PC1616
  • DSCPC1832
  • DSC PC1864
  • Interlogix NetworX NX-4 v2
  • Interlogix NetworX NX-6 v2
  • Interlogix NetworX NX-8 v2
  • Interlogix Concord 4 (Coming Soon)

3 thoughts on “Nextalarm Ending Alarm Monitoring Service June 30, 2020

  1. Kyle L. says:

    I used Nextalarm for 5 years but forced to find another low-cost provider for monitoring my DSC powerseries panel. Got lucky with this company since they had good pricing compared to everyone else I called, friendly staff, and knowledgeable of DSC systems. The Bat-LTE was pretty simple to connect and went active as soon as I powered up the panel and adapter. I went with the central station dispatch since my insurance company required it if I wanted a 15% discount. SafeHomeCentral gave me a monitoring certificate by email (PDF) right after we tested everything. Very efficient process with these people. Highly recommend.

  2. Paul S. says:

    Was bummed NextAlarm was going under after using them 7 years but SafeHomeCentral was easy to make a change with an even better package. I was never able to remote control my older Honeywell Vista panel before but using the BAT-WIFI I now can. Sweet! It was an easy hook up just plugging in my Ethernet cable into the new adapter. Didnt use the WIFI secition since I already had a network cable ready to be reused. The app gives me good alarm control and I can tailor my notifications that will be sent when ever I arm or disarm, trip and alarm, etc.
    The only real difference I noticed is I have to call their central station to put myself on Test but that is frankly infrequent so not a big deal to me. Pricing is right, tech support people are friendly and know their stuff. The fact they helped me on a Sunday is a big plus!

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