Hello - I am building a new home and need some help understanding the best non-obtrusive/hidden power installation for either a 2GIG Edge Panel or Qolsys IQ Panel 4 + Remote Panel.
The builder’s low voltage subcontractor reached out to me about the placement of ethernet drops throughout the home. That company sells and installs 2GIG Edge Panels and claim they run the 2GIG Edge panel from PoE. Therefore, the low voltage company is going to put one ethernet drop off the garage entrance for a panel and another ethernet drop in the primary bedroom. I can’t find anywhere in the Edge Panel documentation online that supports a PoE configuration, but they assure me it works.
Regardless, I’m more interested in the Qolsys IQ Panel 4 (and remote panel) as they can accept the PowerG sensors. There’s no power outlet where either of my two panel locations are to be located, and the Qolsys panels require the 7VDC barrel connector that’s attached to a 7V transformer.
My goal is to run 18 AWG two conductor wire through the wall to my “command center” about 40-50 feet away for both panels. This way the ugly transformer will be out of sight and not in the same room/wall as the panel.
Overall, what is the best option or direction I can give the low voltage subcontractor to create a simple DIY panel installation experience for me for either a 2GIG Edge or Qolsys IQ Panel 4 where I don’t have a power outlet nearby?
Thanks in advance!