People also want a 9 course meal with dancing girls for afters…all for the low low price of $9.95
“visionaries” love to yak on about “converged” systems but assume everyone in the world is making 6 figures. You are dong the same.
If you want a high-end “converged” security system, and you want someone to come and install and program it, that will cost top dollar. Price/quality/speed-AKA-convenience. It is a famous maxim called the “retail triangle” you are unacquainted with. You cannot have all 3. 1 must be sacrificed.
The Google pairing with ADT represents a textbook case of failure of this triangle. Google tried doing a high quality, complex advanced system, and marketing it to people who couldn’t run a cable through their attic if their lives depended on it, for a low price. It failed. So they looked for someone they could scrape the few people who had signed up with them off on to. That’s ADT. ADT will perk along happy as a clam selling maybe 10 of these a month compared to 500 of their basic systems a month and the buyers will all be like you - completely not understanding why anyone wouldn’t go for the more expensive but tremendously superior ADT smart system instead of the ADT basic system
If you go to ADT and start running on about wanting a “smart” alarm system to get the full meal deal with video and smart and secure and google and Nest and all the rest of it - that high end “converged” system you are talking about - and you want someone to come install it and program it so you don’t need to know anything about it - you will pay over and over and over, top dollar.
Ezlo is aiming at the “unwashed masses” because that is where the numbers are. If they can put together a cheap setup that does a handful of HA tasks for a low price - they will sell millions and make hundreds of millions. People like you will see that system and decry how much better a converged system could be - but the unwashed masses that will fork over $119.99 for the Ezlo limited-cookie-cutter product WON’T pay $599.99 plus monthly that a high end “converged” system would cost.
You know another big “converged” proponent was Bill Gates. The decade before he left Microsoft he touted convergence of TV and the PC. That’s where Windows Media Center came from. I ran Media Center and it was unbelievably better than any “smart TV” Unlimited DVR space, the ability to rip shows to mp4’s that I could copy to my phone and watch, plus an enormous number of hours of free TV to watch on the Internet. Very convenient. And if you had cable - even scrambled cable - you could record 4 or 8 shows at the same time while watching another.
But, it was complex to setup. So either you were a PC Expert or you paid a LOT for a PC expert to set it up. Convenience/Price/Quality. And because of that it flopped and Microsoft withdrew Media Center from Windows 10.