I converted to surety from simplisafe, and generally speaking am very pleased with the quality of the hardware and the adc platform. however, there are a few minor things i’m noticing that I’m missing from simplisafe and i’m wondering if there are ways to accomplish what I want or if it’s just a deficiency. Fwiw i’m using an qolsys iq 4 panel.
- the “3 minute delay” of sensor openings.
I greatly rely on the push notifications to let me know when a door is opened. I’m seeing that when a door is opened, I properly get a push notification. However, if the door is opened shortly after that, any push notifications are delayed for ~3 minutes (note that the IQ panel properly alerts when doors are opened but not the ADC platform). Is there anyway around this limitation? Perhaps a different panel? It’s incredibly frustrating because what often happens is 1) my family leaves the house, 2) i set the alarm, 3) i leave the house. and then 2-3 minutes later once we’ve left the house we all get notifications that the front door was opened.
- Doors being bypassed when I set the alarm.
I can’t seem to quite figure it out but there’s been multiple times I’ve come home and my front door was “bypassed” and so the alarm never went off. You can imagine how scary these feels that I have my house alarmed but the front door is “bypassed.” It seems like if the front door is open when we arm the panel it will automatically be set to be bypassed. I’ve tried to get in the habit of this and I swear even once I armed it with the door closed, left the house, and even still the front door got bypassed. Is there anyway to turn off this bypass functionality entirely? i can’t imagine a scenario happening frequently where I’d want to turn off part of my alarm.
- seeing the “alarm countdown” in app
in simplisafe, if an alarm was triggered, i could open the app and see the countdown from 60seconds to 0 before the alarm fired. in ADC, the alarm seems pretty “dumb” until the alarm actually fires. Is there a way to identify when the alarm was tripped in the app?