IPVMU Certified | 04/27/15 07:43pm
So, to summarize you're looking for:
1) Strong software UI
2) Openness, or at least a widely used API
3) IP based panels w/ networkable alarm outputs
4) Home automation interface as a core feature (no extra modules/add-ons needed)
Does that sound right?
I'd suggest talking a look at the ELK M1 Gold
i guess Ksenia fits the bill. The company is quite new (2010ish) but the guys inside are industry "veterans" with some knowledge of the market. The panel is quite new so not all its potential is reached byt it has :
- IP onboard
- web UI directly from that IP socket with maps and some ONVIF live view streams
- a SDK to exploit it if the existing/future applications and integrations are not shat you need
- quite flexible architecture with 16/48/128 and 8x128 zones (and same no of outputs) available, all scenario/macro programmable
- 3G, wireless, TTS, temp control, access control NFC ready, analogue 4-20 mA I/O
- italian design ????
We are their distributor in Romania though so it is normal we like it (a lot)
Sorry for that. Hopefully it will, someday.
IPVMU Certified | 04/28/15 12:53pm
Take a look at DMP, they have been using network protocols since 2002. I believe they were the first ones to do so. Their app already does everything you're describing, they just partnered with Hikvision for video verification from their app and at the central station. There are also a few 3rd party integrators like Connected One that are doing what you’re looking to do. If you need someone to contact at DMP about an API let me know and I can help you get in-touch with the right people.
We’re primarily on the intrusion side of the business, I have worked for the alarm company since age 15 (started as an apprentice). In my opinion, DMP has the most capable intrusion panels in the industry. They're eager to be better than everyone else, so if they dont do what you're looking for...all you have to do is ask.
They are going to be releasing an intrusion panel in the coming months that will accept 96 access control doors.
I forgot to mention, the HAI Omni Pro II (now owned by Leviton) is probably the granddaddy of IT-friendly API-accessable systems. I think my first OmniPro was web-enabled somewhere around 1998.