Alarm Panels For The IT Professional?

I'll preface this by saying that my experience in security is almost entirely limited to CCTV. That said, I'm curious to know if there's an alarm panel available that's on the more modern side of the IT/security convergence. One with an API for zone status, arm/disarm, and other core functionality. Software-defined zones would also be a big plus. In my searching, I've found that DSC has a couple of serial interfaces with published protocols, and that Ademco's 128BPE or whatever the current incarnation of that is also has/had a home automation interface, but those seem more like things patched onto an existing platform rather than a core function.

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