I'm not ignoring it, just trying to check it out. I couldn't find much on the boards about the development (maybe most of your communication about it was on the chat channel?). From what I'm reading online, there's very little DIY support for HAI (unlike the Honeywell panels), official or unofficial. So it's taking me longer to see if I can get the setup I need.
My needs, initially, are to add heat detectors to my house (kitchen, garage, attic). I'd like to get the guts of an alarm system in with that, and then add capabilities as funds/time are available. With HAI, it looks like I need the following:
Omni LT panel, $378 (http://www.smarthomeusa.com/ShopByManufacturer/HAI/Item/21A001/
Wireless Receiver for GE Systems, $342 (http://www.smarthomeusa.com/ShopByManufacturer/HAI/Item/42A00-2/
Wireless heat detectors, 3 ea @ $63 (https://www.smarthomeusa.com/ShopByManufacturer/gesecurity/Item/60-460-319.5/
various bits (mounting bracket, back-up battery)
Things I'm not clear about:
Do I need to use the GC-100, or will HAI's serial/DB-9F cable connect the panel to the core?
How does the panel call out to the monitoring station? And is it designed for only one provider/monitoring station or can I contract out to others?
(yes, I know lmce will call me, but if I'm going to have this much of an alarm system installed, I might as well finish off the little things that will get me an insurance discount...and make my wife happy).
I'm also sensing that I may have to get the Omni IIe instead of the LT, for an extra $600, if I want to be able to add all the door strikes and window sensors. Overall, the Omni system is more expensive. Although it does look like it's a higher-end product altogether. To me, it kinda feels like it was designed by Apple: really nice, higher priced, and maybe not as flexible.
I'm still trying to piece it all together. Work/life/house rebuilding keep getting in the way.