I just started the process of building a new home and am looking for a monitored security/home automation system where I can be in control of adding additional functionality down the road. I had a 2GIG system in my last house and love it. I also like the fact you’re company allows me to install the system how I’d like. I have a few questions I hope you can answer:
1 - I understand 2GIG announced a new panel back in April 2014. Is there any estimate on when that may reach the market?
2 - There has been talk about 2GIG increasing the camera functionality to a DVR/NVR system… is that still in the works?
3 - How difficult is it for a non-professional to install the system? I’m pretty handy and have watched previous installers install the components, but never tried it myself. I just want to make sure I’m not going to be in over my head (although I see there are a lot of youtube videos to assist me).
4 - I realize the 2GIG panel is wireless, but is there anything I should consider with regards to pre-wiring? I’m planning on a fairly robust system with outdoor cameras, 2-3 panels, thermostat, etc. I know the low-voltage contractor the builder uses told me a lot of those things should be pre-wired… but I also know he was just trying to sell me a system (their system - which I didn’t like).