I'm trying to decide between an Ademco Vista 15p or 20p for a DIY hybrid wireless/wired install of my 2 story house. From reviewing the feature sheet at Honeywell's security website, both units are *nearly* identical in features, save for the max number of supported zones. Being that the Vista 15p supports more zones that I will need, is there anything I'm missing from feature standpoint by not going with the 20p?
Here's my basic system plan:
1 wired window (basement)
3 wireless door (5816mn)
1 or 2 wireless PIR motion
1 wired indoor siren
1 6160V Alpha keypad (main)
1 6160RF fixed keypad (upstairs)
Our municipal code does not allow smokes unless they are wired to set off all existing wired smoke alarms (standalone batt excld). Even the 'big guys' won't offer smoke/heat monitoring due to the code restriction.
That being said, I don't plan on having the system monitored right away. To me the yard sign/decals coupled with the "unwanted attention" from the siren will (hopefully) deter or delay the amount of time the perp stays inside. I can use the resources for making computers and the such more difficult to get out the door. Anyway, any crook would come out of my place with less than he came in with
Thanks for your help!