Workhorse Alarm Make and or Model?


Old 04-28-13, 04:16 AM
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Workhorse Alarm Make and or Model?

I am doing a little work in my house and figure now is a good time to run some new wires to an area that I want to install a new alarm panel.

I am trying to figure out what alarm to buy. Is there an alarm panel/system that a majority of the professionals install that is somewhat simple, versatile and trouble-free?

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Old 04-28-13, 10:02 AM
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Someone just asked this same question a day or so ago:

Look at the manufactures sites. The major brands that work well with DIY installs are all basically equivalent. There are differences in minor features, and accessories available. Look at the specs and pick the one that has the features you want, or that can be added.

Honeywell: Products - Honeywell Intrusion and Communications
GE/UTC: Intrusion Solutions | Interlogix Global Security Products

There are other brands, but they are more difficult for novice to install, typically.
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I think mostly the people are getting rid form all these wire systems because they don't have more money to spend on the maintenance on that system and also on wire damages. So mostly people buying wireless system that are easy to install.Even they charge a little more money when you buy that system but still you save money on maintenance if any.
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Actually, a properly installed hardwired system is significantly more reliable than even the best wireless system. Other than the normal wear and tear (main system battery every 3-5 years), all of contacts and devices last for decades under normal circumstances.

Especially in a new construction, wired is the smart way to go.

Retrofit situations, on the other hand, are where wireless shines. There, the higher cost of the wireless transmitters is offset by not having the labor cost of trying to fish wires through a finished structure.

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