New smart alarm panel recommendations

Discussion in 'Alarm & Security Systems' started by Chicken, Jul 9, 2019.

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  1. Chicken

    Chicken n3wb

    Dec 30, 2016
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    hi, I have a 10+ year old ADT panel that I want to replace. All of my windows and doors are hard wired as are the 4 smoke detectors to the panel. When I upgraded it about 10 years ago ADT also added two wireless carbon monoxide sensors and a 2G cell backup that no longer works. What I am looking for is a panel;

    * That can support my current wired and wireless sensors (~24 wired and 2 wireless)
    * supports adding new wired and wireless sensors like glass break, etc
    * works with a 3rd party monitoring service as I travel a fair amount
    * supports integration to monitoring service via IP (my cable modem) and LTE for backup (will settle for 3G)
    * supports integrating with 3rd party home automation systems
    I used SmartThings and Blue Iris and want the alarm if it is armed to change alerting status in those apps

    I work in IT so a DIY system would be my preference but am open to recommendations. Thanks!
  2. Holbs

    Holbs Getting the hang of it

    May 1, 2019
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    Reno, NV
    I'm no expert for alarm stuff, but learning as I go. I am 90% sure I am going for the DSC PC1864 with EnvisaLink (I believe this is the NIC to talk to Blue Iris via TCP/IP).