Great site! It has helped quite a bit researching alarm systems. I still have a few issues I’d like to settle.
Is there a good comparison between the 2GIG and the Qolsys systems anywhere on your website? I have gleaned a few facts along the way - let me know if these are wrong:
- Qolsys can only support 5 video sources. Not sure if this is picture-type motion sensors or full video streaming - I think it is the motion sensor type. The 2GIG is only good for 3?
- The qolsys looks like it is getting better, but not “proven” like the 2 gig. For a “set and forget” system in a house hours drive away, I’m thinking the 2GIG may be more reliable?
- 2GIG Honeywell wireless sensors have been shown to be susceptible to hacking - qolsys compatible GE sensors not (yet).
- The qolsys 2nd panel requires a local Wi-Fi router. Hopefully that will change in the future, but it also is a bit worrying that it’s communications can be snooped and hacked.
I’m a little confused on the garage door automation. I have a myQ system in my current home, so I know it works thru the internet. How does it hook into the qolsys or 2 gig? Or is it just a separate service that is “integrated” into an alarm.com account? If I have no internet - no phone line, no cable - only the cellular in the alarm panel, is there any way of controlling/statusing the garage doors via myQ?
Is there any limit on regular or PIR motion sensors - or do they just count the same as any window/door switch?
And finally, as much as I’d like to buy everything from you guys, I see other vendors offering other items - such as qolsys branded sensors - that you do not feature. Is there something unreliable about those sensors, so you are carrying Resolution Products products instead?