I’m looking at potentially getting an Alarm.com alarm for my new house. As far as I can see the panels that most people use are the
Qolsys IQ Panel
Qolsys IQ Panel 2
I was leaning toward the IQ Panel 2 as it seems the most featureful, but the fact that it runs Android makes me a little nervous. Does it ever suffer from freezing, random reboots, or does it mean it could be susceptible to any exploits found in Android? What has everyone’s experience been?
More background: I came from having a DIY system from AlarmRelay which was manufactured by DMP (Digital Monitoring Products). That alarm is rock solid, to the point that Chase Bank uses that brand in most of their branches. However, AlarmRelay/HomeSecurityStore stopped selling DMP and for me to replace it with a DMP system now it’s quite a bit more expensive since it needs to be professionally installed.
The reason Alarm.com appeals to me is for the RadioRA2 and ZWave support (and specifically the ZWave Plus in the Qolsys). On the DMP side of the house if I don’t do Alarm.com I could do their XTL-PLUS which has Z-Wave Plus, or their XR-150 which has Z-Wave (not Plus) and Control4. I eventually want to put decent lighting controls in the house so I’m trying to be sensitive of which integrations the alarm has.
Please let me know your thoughts.