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  • Ring Alarm Integration Question
    I currently have a wired/built-in alarm system in my house that uses to manage remotely/add smart features and such. I'm using the homebridge integration with it now, but am not really loving it as the plugin will only poll once per minute to get the status of devices. This is very annoying as I can't accurately monitor door/window sensors to use in automations. For example if someone opens a... - Source: Reddit / 1 day ago
  • Recommendation before buying
    I'm an home automation enthusiast, I've never had the patience to do proper DIY, so I was a long user via Frontpoint and then Brinks, but the "professional" monitoring has a huge loophole that renders it almost useless: couple of times, alarm went off, I wasn't home, and then Brinks/Frontpoint they hand it over to the police, and you know nothing(if the police went, if everything is OK, if your door was... - Source: Reddit / 3 days ago
  • Telus home security saved videos
    You can only do this on the website. there is a button called "bulk actions". - Source: Reddit / 4 days ago
  • Need some home security guidance
    You can take your system to another dealer as long as your current alarm company unregisters the system with If they won't release it, blast them on social media until they do. - Source: Reddit / 11 days ago
  • Are any of the security systems, such as SimpliSafe, Abode, or Ring using FHSS sensors?
    Yeah, isn't this just a Qolsys IQ Panel 4 with PowerG sensors? e.g. Just use suretydiy or a similar provider with That's 24/7 monitoring at like $22/mo with home automation. IT's a DIY self install, so it's custom, and IQ4 has zwave. - Source: Reddit / 17 days ago
  • Remote capability for ADEMCO FA570 / FA168 / FA148?
    The panels listed are branded versions of the Honeywell Vista 20P and 15P, so they will work with anything that the unbranded panels work with. That includes the Envisalink EVL-4, ADC-SEM300-VT-AT/VZ, Honeywell/Resideo's own communicators, Alula BAT, etc. So you have lots of choices. Your biggest problem will be finding a company who is willing to enhance your system rather than replace it. Clearly,... - Source: Reddit / 20 days ago
  • Vivint contract ending (Vivint Canada is now owned by Telus)
    They had 100K home security customers and then they bought ADT to get substantially bigger. Smarthome was and had security. - Source: Reddit / 22 days ago
  • Looking for Brand
    Alarm: ecosystem, works natively with DSC power series for commercial wired systems, and Qolsys and 2GIG for wireless residential. They also do assess control systems using HID standards but they lack 3rd party integration but if you only do SMB you can most likely use for everything, they have there own AC controllers but work with most HID readers. is in Europe but I'm note sure how... - Source: Reddit / 25 days ago
  • Controlling Fan in Telus Smart Thermostat Including Circulate Option
    Is there a way to control or change the circulate intervals? I couldn't find anything online about this through Telus, but's website says, "The duration for CIRCULATE can be configured from the online account." Given they are the same system, I thought perhaps this would be an option through Telus. I had a look at the online portal and there didn't appear to be this option. The Telus Customer Service... - Source: Reddit / 24 days ago
  • Self Monitor Possibility
    Since you've got all 5800 series wireless devices, you could go with a Qolsys IQ 4 panel. If you're technically inclined, you can integrate it into Home Assistant. But the easier method of self-monitoring is to sign up for an plan that omits monitoring. That would cost $13-14/month, but you get a polished phone app to control it and once installed there's basically zero maintenance (no one ever said... - Source: Reddit / 27 days ago
  • Smart garage door opener struggles
    I install Telus security systems, and the garage door openers are by far the worst part. You should probably just get on the horn with tech support and have them walk you through it. You MAY be able to call directly and have them walk you through it too, although they usually only help dealers, but you might get someone nice. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • PowerG vs ZWave vs 433 Mhz (proprietary over open)
    I think there are one or two US-based providers that will monitor a system in Canada. Check out services from There's an add-on for Canadian residents ($3/month surcharge). - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Question: Video Door Bells with -40 Weather VDB770 (requires subscription). - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • DR hortin/Safe haven
    You should check to see if the panel is registered to an active account. You won't be able to take it to another provider if it is. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Reusing wired security system.
    My personal preference is to use and the alarm company of my choice to monitor my system, so I don't use an Envisalink. I use an SEM and AlarmDecoder to allow my home automation hub to see my alarm system. I think your panel is too old to be supported by the SEM. It is supported by the Alula BAT-Connect, so that would give you a few more options of who could monitor it, and a more... - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Camera On Balcony Can See Inside
    Is this normal? The camera I can tell is from and has a solid green light on the front-facing LED. I'm assuming green means active and recording? There isnt any motion activated light I can see by moving in front of it, but I'm slightly concerned. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Telus Home Security
    From what I read a year or two ago some people on telus forum said since telus is and has google assistant support, you can use your telus login to link app to google home. But then I read a few weeks ago some people were no longer able to login to as telus customers, we could really use some clarification on this. Telus might have my business if I knew for sure. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Bought my first home! It came with a full security system but I'm not sure how old it is?
    You can use total connect or a SEM to get interactive monitoring on your phone, plus central station monitoring. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • [USA-MI] [H] Dell Latitude Laptops (5411, 5480, 7390), MacBook Pro (15", 2017, i7), Xbox One X and Kinnect, iPhone X, Ubiquiti Cloudkey, HP Switch, Alarm System [W] PayPal, Local Cash, Maybe Trade
    I swapped this out for a ring solution a couple weeks back. I've got a water sensor for it (new in box, never used) that I never got round to installing while I had this. You can get central station monitoring for this for $20/month (which generally gets you a discount on your home insurance). Also included are a couple Fire/Carbon Monoxide sensors (which is the main reason I had this) and the CT100... - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Vista 20p upgrade?
    Remote access can be had by adding an internet/cellular/dual-path communicator from any of a number of vendors, including Honeywell/Resideo,, Alula, Napco, and Telguard. Personally, I'd go with the ADC-SEM300-VT-AT/VZ. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Multiple wifi APs in same location
    I have an Asus X6000 wifi router as my main internet. I also happen to have an Arris VAP3400 (operating on 5ghz) supplied by my TV provider, as well as an 2.5G AP for a doorbell camera. The VAP3400 and the device are on their own subnets controlled by those suppliers and tie into the Asus via ethernet. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago

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