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Need advice and guidance

Its a 2 story house , so the first thing I did was do a security assement and determine what is vulnerable and what what needs or is worth protecting. Here is my list

  • Front door (deadbolt/ Camera)
  • Front window (open/close/glass break)
  • garage door ( open/close/ camera)
  • kitchen window (open/close/glass break)
  • Patio door (open/close/glass break)
  • back window (open/close/glass break)
  • right side window. (open/close/glass break)
Since those are the only entry points to a solid cinder block first floor, those are the areas that I would like to secure. For the upstairs windows, I am not doing anything about them, because if you come though those windows then you are on a mission. Because the home is preexisting I can't do a lot of hard-wiring, but I will do it for some areas.
  • For lighting I am going with UPB
  • Whole house audio
  • Ac control
  • some appliance control (coffee maker/ Stove)
  • Sprinkler system
  • Alarm system I want to go HAI Omnipro. Can any one give me feedback on how reliable it is.
  • smoke /Co detection
  • water leak detection
I am running 2 cat6 cables to everyroom (4) for video. I am looking at Homeseer or CastleOS as my controller system. I am also working a a budget of a total of 5k for this stuff so that means classified/ebay and begging (lol).

Guys I really appreciate any knowledge or advice that you are wiling to impart me with.
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