I am looking to add a keypad for a detached garage roughly 250 feet from the main IQ Panel 2 Plus for very basic functions (Disarm/Arm). I had a few questions about the PowerG Panel and the IQ Remote.
-I am assuming I will get the extended PowerG Range if I use the DSC Keypad since it communicates via PowerG?
-Is the correct keypad model the WS9LCDWF9?
-I have two IQ Remotes already in my house and I know they connect to my wifi, how do they communicate with the main IQ 2 Panel (wifi, zwave, PowerG)? I ask this because if I were to get an IQ Remote for the garage, I have Cat5 hardwired underground to the garage to a Orbi Satellite and was curious if I could connect the Remote to this and have full functionality. If this is the case, do zwave devices have to communicate back to the main IQ Panel 2 or can they talk to the Remote panel. Basically I guess I am wondering is if the Remote has a Z-wave or PowerG chip in it since I would like to add some door and motion sensors. If they don’t communicate via the Remote Panel I think my best bet would be stick with PowerG since they have the added range.
Looking for my best option for the garage.