John Nagy wrote: »
"From what we have been told" the Honeywell/Ademco Vista line is command compatible with the venerable and discontinued APEX DESTINY 6100, a popular board for many years. It was our standard in our integration company branch and we put in literally hundreds of them. They are very easy to live with and have nice integration features.
We are now testing the Ademco for use as a replacement. We just opened the box and have no experience yet but should in a few days. It looks like it will just work, although it has some new commands and doesn't do voice announce through the alarm speakers the same as the APEX, so it won't be just a swap... I'll post here when I know more.
If your experience or information might help us, please post as well.
ericmedley wrote: »
Can anyone here recommend any IP based security panels / systems that allow 3rd party control via IP?
mpullin wrote: »
I am very satisfied with the Elk M1.
John Nagy wrote: »
Just add a $120 DIGI-ONE SP to any serial device you want to be on IP. We use them all the time, as long as you remember when setting them up to check the AUTOMATIC RECONNECT box, they don't fail.
Available lots of places.http://www.provantage.com/digi-international-70001851~7DBTS00N.htm
roognation wrote: »
Thanks for the tip. Browsing a bit more reveals the ~$900 8-serial port device:http://store.digi.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=60
32 ports goes for under $ 2000.00.
shr00m-dew wrote: »
Think you're missing the point. How many contact io's to see which zones are causing the not-ready? How many to see why the alarm is going off? Our job is to integrate systems into one central control, not emulate a keyswitch.
Hell, 12 relays and a small IP cam and we can fully emulate a keypad. Solder the relays to the buttons and focus the cam on the LCD screen.