I initially leaned towards the Honeywell 21ip as it seemed more up-to-date/modern (access from web, keypads, etc) than the DSC PC units. However, after going through a lot more threads on this forum I think I finally decided on the DSC PC1864 due to more zones, a more developed plugin (it seems) with the EVL3, good documentation of the plugin, etc. However, before pulling the trigger I have some questions:
I found a couple of comments saying that there is a delay with using the EVL3. Is that indeed the case? This is a very important point for me as I plan to add certain sensors like motion sensors to the alarm system rather than adding z-wave sensors and trigger scenes from these sensors. So the response should be immediate.
The system should not fail with “crash and smash” attacks. It seems the Honeywell Lynx are prone to this (unless they are newer and using cellular monitoring). How about the DSC PC systems?
Does the DSC PC1864 qualify for insurance benefits?