Posted By: jeff stearnsThis is a nice panel.
I have three of them; they haven't given me any trouble since they were installed. I installed them myself. It's not particularly complex; it's about as complicated as administering a personal computer.
This panel accepts an optional cellular communicator and wireless takeover module, so you can easily customize it to your situation. It can receive signals from most wireless sensors, so you can continue to use whatever sensors you have.
The firmware used to be quite primitive, but it gets updates from the vendor. The current firmware allows you to program the panel locally, so you have the option of using this panel "locally" without any monitoring contract. You're not stuck paying for a monthly subscription to some vendor's cloud service.
The touch response is slow. It takes a noticeable fraction of a second to respond to each touch. You will probably find yourself typing faster than the panel can respond.
The built-in camera takes a photo whenever the panel is disarmed, but the photo quality is terrible. You probably won't even recognize photos of yourself. Don't expect them to be useful for identifying the person in the photo. There's also a delay between the time that the panel is disarmed and the time that the photo is taken, so you may find that you just get a blurry photo of the back of somebody's head.
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