2GIG, an alarm product manufacturer best known for their wireless products, has introduced a new line of wired panels aimed at the commercial market, the Vario. In this note, we look at this new panel offering, how it compares to past 2GIG panels, and its competitive outlook.
2GIG Residential Background
2GIG has historically focused on the the residential market, emphasizing products that could be installed quickly, easy to learn and use, and including features such as home automation and remote access via mobile app. They are perhaps best known as the former preferred panel of door to door alarm leader Vivint (though Vivint has since moved to a proprietary product line).
As a wireless system, 2GIG could be installed in just a few hours, and created upsale opportunities for accessories such as smart thermostats and smart locks.
However, they were not used as much in commercial and larger residential systems as they lacked some key features: