I’ve now been with ST for a year. I’ve tried to use SHM in the past, but it was a miserable failure. I tried smart alarm, but just really care for it, but that could have been from the bad taste that SHM left.
For security I’m really looking more at just the perimeter. I do not want to use motion sensors as part of this… Too many pets and people in the house. So, I’m thinking of just contact sensors for now. I want to do this in phases.
So, I’m looking for the absolute most reliable equipment to install.
I currently use the zwave ecolink contact sensors. I have two of these installed. I also use a bunch of the zigbee iris contact sensors.
What I’ve seen over the last year:
- the zwave ecolink sensors have never glitched, never hung, or anything. They have just always worked.
- the zigbee sensors are another story. Not a month goes by that one of them isn’t stuck and has to be reset.
I’m seeing the ecolink as very reliable.
What I’m asking for is your opinions about the equipment you use. What are they? What problems? How long have you been using ST and the security functions? What problems have you seen arising from the contact sensors?
I really want to know about the ones you never have to think about.
Once I have a stable perimeter setup and proven, I’ll move on to sirens and strobes.
Thank you in advance.
I’m especially looking for your insight on this.