Nortek bought 25% of Mios last year. (Nortek is One of the largest makers of Z wave devices in the US, and sells their devices under many different brands including gocontrol, 2gig, elan and Linear. They aren’t big like Samsung big, but they are a large player in the security device market.)
The new secure is part of the combined offering, as it has the option to include an antenna that is specific to 2gig security devices.
You can see the CES floor presentation on the secure in the following video. This is basically a commercial for it, so it’s going to make it look very good. But it does highlight the feature differences. I don’t think it’s been UL listed yet, but they hit every checkbox for what they will need to get it UL listed as a security system, which is what they will need to sell it at Home Depot.
As with all the vera offerings to date, the big weakness is the UI which is undocumented, not intuitive, and with some significant bugs. But it does run locally and it does tick all the security boxes, including optional professional monitoring, no contract required, eight hour battery back up, cellular connection for notifications and communication with the professional monitoring center, ability to use non-mesh sensors, good camera integration, built-in siren, two way voice communication with the monitoring center, and a couple of other things.
It’s not as easy to use as the monthly contract systems like ADT or Xfinity Home, there’s no touchpad display, and it’s a much more limited zigbee device selection than SmartThings. But as a self installed security panel with good Z wave automation integration, it’s worth looking at.