I have had Ademco alarms in my last 3 homes with most recent system still going strong over 22 years. We are remodeling and will be looking to remove some of the wires and go with a more future proof smart hub system. The IQ Panel has been recommended by several vendors and I found this forum.
With Qolsys being a new player in this market what are folks thoughts about the longevity of the product and company? Do you trust i? Being an Android guy I know the strengths and weaknesses f using it as the backbone for a security system. The sophistication of a smart hub by nature makes it prone to bugs and quirks. What are your thoughts on this?
Second topic is around heat sensors. My systems has 2 heat detector, one over each furnace. The one in the attic is a 194 degree rate of rise due to the heat that can build up in the attic. Seems no one makes a wireless heat detector that fits those requirements. Best I have seen is smoke/heat that will trigger at fixed 134 degrees. Any suggestions on this?
An old system I had years ago was a wireless Ademco system that used 9V batteries and I hated it, constantly chasing battery issues, how reliable and long should I truly expect this gen of wireless sensors to last?
And bear with me, final question as to brand of sensors, any thoughts on using GE sensors vs. Resolution or Qolsys branded sensors? I want the most reliable product that will give me least trouble.
Thanks in advance!!