>I am considering purchasing an Apex Destiny 6100 Alarm Panel. Is there
>anyone out there that uses this panel? If so, I would like to hear your
>comments (good & bad) about this panel. My application includes the
>typical home security stuff using about 12 to 14 hardwired zones, and
>two or three keypads. I plan to use the serial RS-232 module to log
>alarm & sensor events on a PC. I plan to use the device to call my cell
>phone and another landline phone on alarm conditions (i.e. no third
>party monitoring). My main area of interest is in the area of remote
>phone access, remote listen-in functions and local/remote voice
>announcements. I may also use 1 or 2 TS16 temperature sensors. I will
>also use the unit for some basic home automation functions using the
>optional 8 relay output card and possibly X10.
I work for an alarm company in DC Metro area. APEX panels are all we
install. They are very easy to install and program. If you want the
panel to call you during alarm conditions, buy an APEX 6100AN. The AN
panel is the same cost, but can do alpha-numeric paging. The cell
phone/land line calling will dial, however all you would hear is the
digital dialer attempting to connect to a central station computer.
It would be a modem tone attempting to connect.
Another nice feature of the panel is you can arm/disarm from any
phone, anywhere. The panel will turn any phone on the same line into
a keypad by pressing *# . You could save the cost of the additional
keypads and still be able to arm the system from your bedside phone.
Install one keypad at the main entry (Garage) for arm/disarm when
coming and going from the house.
I have programmed X10 automation for activating lights from the keypad
and during alarm conditions. I have also hooked the panel to door
strikes, to allow off premise unlatching of the strike by calling the
panel from any phone.
Feel free to email me if you have any other questions.
Digital Security, Inc.