So I have a minor dilemma with my new Qolsys system. Everything is setup and running. However, the panel itself is not loud enough. My home is about 4000 Sq Ft with a basement and two stories. The panel is currently located in the kitchen which is the most central part of the house. We normally enter through the basement since the garage is downstairs. However, when we enter through the basement, you can’t hear the panel counting down. Is there an accessory that will repeat the voice and chimes? Will a keypad accomplish this? I am concerned that if a burglar breaks in, they won’t hear the countdown until they are probably upstairs. I want the burglar to know right away that if they don’t get out soon, the alarm will go off.
I was looking at the Simon XTI keypad model 60-924-rf-ts because I think it works with the Qolsys. However, I am not sure if this is going to accomplish what I need. My plan was to put the panel near my basement entrance so anyone who walks in will hear the chimes. Also, I was wondering if the Simon 60-924-3-XT would also work. I would prefer the cheaper version because I will probably end up buying two (one for my room as well). Any advice would be greatly appreciated.