OK gang we are building a new house. Some Questions or general advice welcome.
With incredible experience with surety/ADC as the core “smart home” stuff on lst production/semi-custom hose. We’re going to go surety/ADC again.
Last house had Concord4 security- builder’s $ubscription-based low-voltage/security subcontractor… ADC did OK as an overlay on this. ADC had good integrations & hardware generally. But def NOT Concord4 again…
I have a clean “sheet of paper”… And the low-volt is under my control–fully custom stick built(yeah I’m dumb). ;-). I’ll have the subs place the wires and I’ll do the actual install/commissionsing DIY
What security panel for ADC is now “best”? Qolsys seems favored here but wireless-based. Looks like it can use wired sensors with a wireless subpanel, but what brand sensors are best?
I think? in new construction I may prefer hardwired sensors generally; most/many sensors on a panels ? (few wireless battery -other than a rechargeable backup battery at the wiring panel)?
We will have FTTH internet and the Verizon LTE/5G signal is fine on site(for alarm).
What types of sensors should I consider hard wiring vs wireless back to panel?
Last time had hardwired glass break in some spots, motion, door sensors, subpanels, guess I Might put a window sensor(open?) on some ground spots dunno-will google fu best security practices here and ask low-volt folks too.
Smokes/CO? - FireFighter wireless sound to Concord4 last time. What’s best in new non- Concord4 solution. If code security could be hardwired to the main smoke detectors? I know we’ll have to have the loop of detectors required by code.
Other houses had hardwire smoke & co detectors just for the security system
Any advice MUCH appreciated.