Semi-Off Topic: State Of The Union On Burglar Alarm Panels?

Can anyone give me a good “State of the Union” on Burglar alarm panels? Specifically for residential and small business applications. I guess what I’m looking for are opinions of where each of the major players stand (with their primary products) in the “spectrum” of quality and ease of installation.

I’m a bit out of the loop in that I'm almost exclusively on the video side of...

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