I am building a new home in FL. Previous houses have I’ve had 2GIG and now Honeywell Lyric systems. Both were rock solid! Only issue was old Honeywell motion sensor, the 22 lb fat cat set off…A new Bosch motion sensor, worked much better, great coverage, no false detections. Downside to all this is $53/month monitoring with local beach gangsters I have now!!
For the new house build- No more gangster contracts! I have an open mind on which system, but leaning towards Qolsys… I have done my Google HW, and settled on Surety for purchase of my system, based on your solid track record.
I have a some questions what would be my best approach in the new build?
Q1) Qolsys hardware does not have long-term history as Honeywell, so I am looking for brutal honest opinions, early years 2015-2016 Qolsys was not ready for prime-time. But in 4-5 years a lot can change!
What about today? In 2020, would you tell your cousin to install a Qolsys IQ 2 panel, Qolsys window sensors, and Interlogix motion sensors without hesitation? Once dialed in is it set & forget security hardware or you need a firmware update or there is a hassle/fix every 7 weeks throughout the year?..or should I fallback on 2 GIG or Honeywell…
Q2 and on, will be based on which path I go…so I will pause here…again I have open-mind, if Qolsys is rock-solid month-after-month I am willing to give it a go!