Okay, I am trying to help, but this site , or at least the form, is terrible for logging in.
Zigbee is NOT compatible with 2GIG! If he said that, walk away!! Only Z-Wave is and only lights, thermostats wireless driveway sensor and some door locks. Not security items.
I would try 2GIG.com to find a local dealer. It is a great system but you absolutely need the installer code to add zones your self! No if and or but.
Back to the basics: NOTHING IS FREE!!!
There is a cost to any dealer for the 2GIG system, just like with a pizza there is a cost for flour and cheese.
I charge my customers for the system that they should have for their ideal, with-in their budget, system. Period. For the customers that want a free system, call ADT, Vivint etc, there is a reason they charge so much for soooo long. This is my reputation on the line!
For the average system I put in, with at least 3 smokes* it is about $1100.00-1800.00 installed. They own it, they can do what they want with it. TCP/IP monitoring w/ the aalrm.com basic interactive and weather to the panel is $32.00PM, NO STRINGS. *In Connecticut most houses I deal with are 3 floors, basement, 1st and 2nd.
Also: DO THE SMOKES!
The real discount with home owners is with the monitored smokes! Do it for your family, your self, they are cheap insurance your house may be saved AND your life!!!!!!
:cool:For Z-Wave devises here's a neat thing on 2GIG. You do not need alarm.com for local control! I mentioned this before. Arm the system and you want the lights off and temp to change on the thermostat, the 2GIG panel will do that. If you want scheduling and remote "iPhone" control, you will need to pay additional to alarm.com/dealer
for it. This is on top of the basic alarm.com app. (Arm/Dis-arm, text notifications etc.)