I’m confusing myself more and more trying to figure out what I need and putting it in to action in terms of a security system. I literally don’t even have internet in my new home yet and am trying to plan before buying/installing.
I’m looking into Honeywell vista 21p or DSC power series. I’m starting from scratch here. My goals are to have a few wireless window sensors, a few glass break sensors, a few door sensors, a keypad and a few cameras. I understand that for these things to work with hubitat I need to use Envisalink. Beyond that I’m so so confused what to buy to make it all work together.
Can I have wired keypads and wireless sensors that still work together?
Will sensors from another brand work seamlessly with a Honeywell/dsc panel?
Can I add more sensors in the future on my own without the help of a professional installer?
I had a consult in home with a professional company for 2 wired keypads, 3 wireless window sensors, 4 wireless glass break sensors, 5 wireless door sensors, and 4 cameras (2 of which would be wired) and they quoted me $7000!! This seems extremely high priced even for a professional install. Is this average and I am simply sticker shocked? I’d much rather have someone just get and install it all for me to start with so I can then set up rules etc with hubitat to customize it and slowly add in new devices on my own but the prices of parts online seem to be exorbitantly less expensive, almost unbelievably so. I just don’t understand if I’m being ripped off or if this is just how it is. Please help!