So I'm wanting to make an effective alarm system to include sirens placed throughout the house. I had looked at several all in one Z-wave siren such as the Aeotec Siren 6 but the reviews just don't sound that great in terms of volume and at $60 a pop it seems like you would need to add one to about every room to make it effective.
So then I thought about the idea of creating my own string of sirens throughout the house, tieing them to a Z-wave switch and then just creating a rule for their activation. Aside from the easy to use drivers of an all in one Z-Wave Siren, plus nice chirps for doors opening or the pre-arm/pre-trigger countdown chirps....what would I lose in a homemade system like this?
For example, I'd be using items such as these:
Forgot to add that the sirens would be getting mounted in the basement and attic.