The DSC NEO-2064-PK10-ENC-AT Security System Kit is great for new users. It includes a DSC HS2064NK PowerSeries NEO Panel with 64 Zones, a DSC HS2LCDRF9 N NEO Keypad, an Alarm.com AT&T LTE & IP Dual-Path Communicator, ten (10) PowerG Contacts, one (1) PowerG Motion, and a LT-Cable.
The DSC HS2064NK is a hardwired alarm control panel with support for up to 64 zones. This is a very powerful system that is ideal for larger homes and small businesses. However, you must keep in mind that there are only eight (8) hardwired zones built into the board. In order to use additional hardwired zones, you will need to get at least one DSC HSM2108 Expansion Module. Every HSM2108 Module you add will add eight (8) new zones.
Keep in mind that you do not have to use hardwired sensors with the DSC PowerSeries NEO. The panel can also support wireless PowerG Sensors. This is thanks to the DSC HS2LCDRF9 N NEO Keypad we have bundled with the kit. This keypad features an integrated PowerG Transceiver that is used for communicating with PowerG Sensors. These sensors offer a wireless range of up to 2km in open air, as well as military-grade 128-bit AES encryption for preventing wireless takeover attempts. This kit features ten (10) PG9303 Door/Window contacts and one (1) PG9914 Motion for you to get started with PowerG Wireless Sensors. Just keep in mind that both wired and wireless sensors count towards the 64 zone limit.
Another important component of this kit is the DSC TL880LEAT N Communicator. This is an Alarm.com Dual-Path Communicator that works across the AT&T LTE Network and a hardwired ethernet connection. If one path goes down, the other will still be there to keep the system communicating properly. By activating this communicator with an appropriate alarm monitoring plan, you will be able to control the system from Alarm.com. This is an interactive monitoring and automation platform that you can use to control your system from a website or mobile app. You can access Alarm.com to arm/disarm, check status, control Z-Wave devices, and more. Speaking of Z-Wave, the communicator doubles as a functional Z-Wave Plus Controller. This will allow you to start building a Z-Wave network around the system.
We have also included an LT-Cable with this kit. This makes it easy to connect the system with a compatible transformer (not included) for providing power. The system will still need a backup battery, which is sold separately. The backup battery keeps the system powered on when the electricity is out, and it stops a reoccurring low-battery trouble condition from appearing. We often recommend the UltraTech 1240 as a backup battery. But if you use a lot of accessories, you might need to upgrade to a more powerful backup battery like the UltraTech 1270. You can expect the average backup battery to last for three (3) to five (5) years before needing replacement.
Note: No transformer is included with this system. We recommend purchasing the Honeywell 1361-GT Transformer separately, which will work fine with the DSC PowerSeries NEO Security System.