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Posted 29 December 2018 - 11:36 PM
Heavily considering RadioRa2 lighting. Interested in home automation and keeping it local with something like cqc or myserver. Need to research security systems and camera systems. My builder defaults to a local security dealer who provides discounted installation and hardware during construction for a multiyear monitoring contract. Sounds like local version of ADT to me. Doubt I'll be interested and need to see what my options are.
First question that may get no views in this hello forum... if I use rr2 lighting, cqc automation, is there any need for a security panel as sophisticated as the EM1G?
Posted 30 December 2018 - 02:21 AM
You can also do some limited things just with RadioRa2 such as turning on/off lights on a schedule and responding to motion sensors. But unlike Homeworks, RadioRa2 doesn’t have any conditional programming so it is pretty dumb, which is where you’ll need CQC or Elk/HAI to give you more programming flexibility.
Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:21 PM
If you have RA2, you could buy an absolute minimum Elk for security I guess. As I understand it, the Elk is much more layered than, say, the Omni in terms of options, so the baseline wouldn't have a lot you wouldn't need.
You could also get something like the DSC IT-100, which we also support. It's a dedicated security system. But, you may at some point find yourself wanting some I/O or sensors and such, and you could just add those options to the Elk at that point, and CQC can see them via the Elk.
BTW, does MS stand for Microsoft or Mississippi or something else altogether?
Edited by Dean Roddey, 08 January 2019 - 09:22 PM.
Posted 07 October 2019 - 10:10 AM
We have many dealers and DIY users that implement myServer as a front end and rules engine ontop of ELK. They use the ELK more for Input / Output to real time display and trigger rules within myServer.
HAI (now gone), Honeywell, DSC and others can be used similarly. But the ELK is the one that has best integration capability and rock solid performance.
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