Can You Do Better Than ADI? Pretty Bad If You Cannot

Called ADI system design hotline. Here was the request.

Customer wants the following (for 2 rooms)

1) At Night-time/when dark.

2) Intruder enters a room.

3) The Lights in that room turn on. (currently the lights are controlled by a wall switch)

ADI recommended solution, $1123 + Tax/Freight

So...to keep the themed topic going. Can you do better?

Login to read this IPVM discussion.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

*****, *** ****... **** ***** ****'* ******* ** ******* * light ****** ****** ** ***********... ****'* *** **** ***'* **** not *******...

******: **** **** *** ******* *******. ** *****'* *** **** more '*** *******' **** * *****.

/*******

**** *** *** '******', ** *** **** **** ********* ** you *** **** **** ***** ******* *** ******** **?

"******" ** **** **** ***** ****, **** *** ************ *** less ***** *** ***** ** ********. *** ****** ** * local ***-****** ******* **** ***** ** ********. **** **** **** broken **** ******* *****, ** * ********* ******* ** **** lights ********* ** ****** ** *****. * ******* ***** ***** be * *** **** *** ******** ******** *** *** ***** provide. * *** * *** ******* **** **** ****'* *** an $**** ********.

* *** ****** *******. ****** *** *********** ****** ** *** application, **** ********* *****.

** *****, * *** **** ****** *****. * **** ****'* sure *** ********* **** ***. *** * ***** *** ***** 30x30' * *** ********* **** ** **** ****'* **** ***** near *** ** *****, *** ****** ******'* **** **. ********?

** **** ** ***** *** **** ***** **. *** ***** switch ***** ********* ******* *** **** *** ***** ~*** **. ft., ** ***** * **'- **' **** ***** ***** *' - *' ****. **** *** ***** ** ******* ** *** lights **** *** ***** * ********, *********, ** ****** ** long ** *** **** ****** ***** ** * ***********.

*********, ***** *** ******* ***** **/*** ** * ****, *** you **** *** ****** ** **** ** **** ******* ******. I ***** *** **** ******** **** *** *** **. **, just **** *** ****** ******* ******. **** ** *** *** here - *** ************ ** *** ***** ****** ** **** entry. ** ***** *** ***** ********, *** **** * **** shot ** *** ****** ********. ** *** **** * **** of ******* ** *****, ***'** ****** **** ********* ****.

******* ** ******** ** ******** ****** ** **** **'***' *****, the ******** *** **** ********** ** ** ******** ********* ****** *** **** **************** **** *** ****** (***** ************** ****** ****' ********). ** you *****'* *******, * ********* ******** ***** *** **** ****** coverage *** ****** ****.

**** **** ** ***** ** ** *** ****, **'** **** going.

*********** * **********,

*** **** **** ****** ************* ******* ** ******** *** *** "regular" ********* ** *** *******?

*** ******* *** ********* ***** ** ***** *** **** *** integrated ****** ******* **********. ** *** ************** ******* ******** / staff, * ***'* *** ** ***** ** *** ****** **** on ************* *** ***** ** *****, *** ** **********. * heard **** **** ******* *********** *** *********** '*******' **** **** a ****** ******** **** ********** ************ **** * **** ******. Sounds **** * ***, **** **** ** ********** **** **** manufacturer. ****** ***** ** ****?

*** *** **** *** ******* ***** ******* **** ****** ** value. ** ***** * *** *** ****** *** ***** **** wire *** ****** ** ***** * **** ******** *****.

****** **** **** ** *** *** *** **** ***, **?

*. *'* ****** ** ******* **** * *** **** ******* might ** ****** ** *****? ****** ******** *** **** ~$*.** at *******.

*. *** **** **** *** ***** **** ** - *** is * ***** ****** ** * ******** ** **** **** leave ***** ******* ******* ***** (** *** *** *** ******** to **** *** ***** **)? ******* ** **** ***** ** sneak ***** *** *** ********** ******** * *******.

*) **** *********, *** *) *** ***** ***** ** **** on *** ** ****** ***** ** ****** ** ***, ******'* make *** **** ** * **********. *** *****'* *** *** sneaky, ****'** ******** **** *********...

*****.... :)

*** ********* - *** ********* ****** ** ******************* * ***** **** **.

* **** *************** ***** ****.

**** *** ********* *** **** ********, * ****** ***-******** ***** messages ** **** ****** ***** *** ********* ********** ** ***** gas **** ****** ******** **** **** **.

...** **** ***** **** ** ******** ** **** ******* **** immediately, ********** ** ****** ** *** ******.

** **** ***** ***'* **** *** *** *** ***** *** bit, *** ****** ****** *** **** *** *** *****, *** I ******* ** ***-***-****halon *******, like the one shown here on surveillence video, with inaudible audio countdown: (skip to 1 min mark, unless you are easily amused)

*********** ********** ******* ** ***** *** **** ******* ** *********, shorts ********...

*** ***** ** * ***** ******* ***** ***** (**** ** 2gig ** *******) *** * ***** ******* ********... *** ***** so **** *** ***** **** ** * ****** ** ******* the ****** **** **** **...
*******... * ****** ** * ***** *** **** **** **** an *********...

******* *** ** *****. **’** ** *** **** *** ** graham ******** **** ****!

****://***********.***/********-**.****

***'* **** ******* *** *'** **** **** ******* ****** **** in ****** ****** **** ****** ********* **** ******* ***.

****** ***** ****

****** *** * **** **** **** ******* **** ******** ***** blowing ***** ***** *****, *** ********* ***** ** *** ******* releasing *** ***** ****** ******* **** **** **** ** **** trousers. *** *** ******* ***** *** *** **** ******* ***** out ********** *** *'* ******** ***** ******* ******* ***** ***** sued ** *** ******** ***** **** ********* ***** ******* * Wiley ****** ******* ** *** **** ** **** *** ******* it (******** ********* **** ****** ****).

******* ****** ******: ~$**: ****://***.******.***/*********-*******-********-******-******/**/**********/

******* **** ******: ~$**: ****://***.******.***/*******-******-********-*******-****-****/**/**********/

******* ********** *** ********* *********: ~$***: ****://***.******.***/*******-*******-**********-**********-**********/**/**********/

*** *** **** ** ***** ***** ******** *** ***** *** same ***** (~$**), *** ** ****** **** ******* ***, *** code ****** ** ****** **** *** ** ** ***.

*** ****** ******* ***** ** ****-**** (********* *** **), ** you ***'* **** * ***** *******. *** ********** ***** ******* some **-**** ***** ** ******* ******* **** *** ****** ********(*) and **** **** ****** ** ** *****, *** **** **** them *** ** ******* ***** * ****** ** ****. ***-**, you *** ******** ** *** **** ***** *** */*, ** less, ** **** *** ****** ***. ***, ***'* **** * more ********* ******.

***, **** ** ***** *'* ******* ***** ***. *******, ** distributor **** ****** ** *** ******* *** ********. **** **** the ********** ** *** ********. ***** *'** *** ** ******* answers ***** *****.

** ***** * ****** *** ******'* *** * ****** ******* of **** ******* *** ****** **? *** **** *'* ******* to ******* ****** ** ** ***** (* ***** **'* *** done ****** ** ********* *******), *** ******* **** ** **** intruders **** ** * ***** *** *** ****** *** ***** them *** **** *******.

** ******* ******* **** *** **** ***** ******, ***** *******, pepper *****, ********/******* ****** ** *** ***** ** * ***** alarm. *** ******** ** ******** **** ******** ******* *** **** of *-*. * ***'* **** ** ****** ** ** *** guy *** ********** ** ******** ** ********* ***/** ******** ***/** causing ****.

***'* *****. ** ****** **** ***** **** *** **** ****** to ** *********** ** ******* ******** **** *********. :)

** *** ****, ** ***** ** **** ********* ** ******* access ******* ** *** ******* **** **** *********** ***** ********. I'm ***** ******* ** **** *** **** ********* ******** ***** are **** ***** *****, *** * ***** ******* ******* ** keypad **** ** *** ***** ***** **** * ****** *** at ******* ********* **** ***** ******.

* ****** ******* *** **** **** **** *** ****** ********* can **** ******** ** *** ******** (**** ** *** ***). So *'** ******* * ******* *** * ******** *** * total ** $***. *'** *** *** **** **** ****** * run **** *** ** ** ***** **** * ******** *********.

****** *** *** *** ***********.

*****! ****** **** ** ** ****** ***** ********** ** ********* just ** *** ** **** ** *** ***** **!

* ***** **** **** ******** ** ***** ** *********** ** I ** *** ******* ** ***** ******. * **** *** to ** **, *** * **** *** ******* * *** not.

*** ****'* **** **.

****'* * ****** ********* **** **** ** *** ***.

**** **** **** ***** ** * ******* ********** ******* ** the *****.

[**** ****: ****** ** **** *********]

Then ****** *:(** ***** *********** ******) ******* * * ********** ********** *************(*******-**) **** *** **** ** *** ** **** *** ******* to ************* **** ** *** *** *** *** * *** browser *** ** ****. ******* *** ***** ******* ** *** light **********. ******* * * *** ****** ** *** ** the ******** */* ********* ** *** ****. *** ****.***** ****************** **. ** ********** ***** * ****** ** **** = light ***. ***** ****** $*** *** *** ***** ***** ** that *** **** ****.(** ** ******* ** ****)

Option *: If this is a new office build then just install IPPOE lights. (All lights are run from POE ports and no electrician required so it is a different design than normal) They are available and can have built in PIR detection. The good thing about these is that the software that runs them can associate lights with cameras to start recording etc. and even play pre-recorded messages from speakers on activation. So when the intruder walks in, a recorded message can play to tell him that the cops are on their way - or other more interesting comments. Also from Netgenium and the price depends on the type of light fittings you need etc. (Best go to Anixter for these though cos ADI just won't get what you are on about).