What is a recommended replacement to an existing home security system?
August 5, 2007 4:16 AM Subscribe
Home Security: What is a recommended alarm panel to replace a 15-year old hardwired alarm system?
posted by scooterdog to home & garden (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Just moved to a house built 35 years ago, and this house used to have ADT monitoring with a 15-year old 'Moose' brand 'Z1100 System II'. (Not to get into too much detail, but from what I can tell there are three doors, two motion detectors, and six windows with sensors on them.)
I used to use Brinks and would like to use a low-cost (i.e. $9/month) monitoring system like NextAlarm.com, but they do not support alarm systems as old as the one I have.
Any suggestions on what alarm panel that would use the existing wiring/sensors? I see brands like DSC and Ademco, and want a system that is relatively easy to program. The existing system appears to be very complicated as the manual which I have was printed in 1985, and is not unsimilar to programming an Apple ][+ in assembly language. (Not that there's anything against that but it does stretch my abilities...)
I'm fine (budget-wise) to spend up to $250 on a new panel. Ideas?