Originally Posted by funky54
We’ve done 4 honeywell vista’s so far and were just wondering if were missing out in something easier to work with and program. In truth Security is a loss leader. The construction methods in my geography make security contacts labor intensive, time consuming and then add the programming. We want to be uniform and before we have too many systems in place we just want know if something is easier or better.
I personally have Honeywell with Crestron at home. I’m now C4 and just want to choose what’s best. Typical system for us is about 30 contacts, 3-4 motions, 3-4 attic heats, 2-3 LV smoke, 1-2 carbon, 2-4 KP’s all hardwired.
The best would be a cut and paste programming method with tweaks to tailor.... but I’d also like world peace.
The domo driver for C4/DSC really cuts down on the amount of programming required for actions. https://drivercentral.io/platforms/c...y-domosapiens/
notice some of the features about setting up various alerts. it is all done in the properties tab.
As an end user I had little choice - the home I purchased did not have C4 but it had a fully functioning DSC panel, so my C4 dealer just got the IT-100, loaded in that driver and off we went. I enjoy it, very stable, easy to use features for dealer or end user, etc. may get more feedback on www.c4forums.com
as many dealers hang out there (vs here) but this thread comes up from time to time on those boards and mostly comes down to:
A) is there a reliable c4 driver native or via a 3rd party (native is preferred, and I believe C4 has an IT-100 driver for free, just lacking some features)
b) your cost to buy/install said hardware and potential mark ups
end of day, not that security is dumb, but it kind of is in how it relates to the user experience in Control4. Selling a $179 driver may be a tough bullet but it will probably save you at least 1-2 hours of programming so its a wash.