DSC HS2128NK - PowerSeries Neo Alarm Control Panel, 128 Zones Reviews
Submitted on 12/29/2020 Alarm Grid
The DSC HS2128NK is a 128-zone DSC PowerSeries NEO System that comes with the main board and a metal enclosure for securing the system. It also includes a plug-in transformer for providing power. This is a very robust hardwired security system that can certainly get the job done if you are looking to hardwire a very large home or office, with the ultimate goal of setting up effective alarm monitoring service. This panel is honestly overkill for most practical situations, but if you need to build around a wired system with 128 zones and support for many powerful features, then it is an excellent starting point. We give the DSC HS2128NK a 5-star rating, but we only recommend it for the biggest installations.
There are many things to like about the DSC HS2128NK. Its support for up to 128 zones in nothing to scoff at. We like how it includes an enclosure for housing the otherwise vulnerable circuit board. Dual-path communicator options are readily available for the system. And you have the option of adding a PowerG Transceiver so that you can begin adding wireless PowerG Sensors. These are some of the best sensors in the industry thanks to their impressive wireless range and state-of-the-art 128-bit AES encryption.
The biggest downfall regarding the DSC HS2128NK is that you are literally starting from scratch. You will need to supply everything from your own alarm wiring to keypads for controlling the system. You might also need wired zone expanders for adding wired sensors beyond the eight (8) on-board terminals. But once you get it going, you can really build a powerful system. You might also consider the fact that DSC is a bit of a complex system to work with, so this might not be the friendliest system if you do not know what you are doing. But still, we have to give this system a 5-star rating thanks to its powerful features and capabilities.
Good: 128 Zones, Dual-Path Options Available, PowerG Transceiver Can Be Added
Bad: Start from Scratch, Complex System
Bottom Line: 5 Stars