I've just recently bought a house and have stuff to protect. I've already got cameras around the house, but would like my home to scream loudly if somebody were to break in. For starters, I am based in Paraparaumu.
So, I want to get a proper alarm system installed but have some questions before I jump. The house has a flat roof meaning access to the ceiling to route cables is near impossible. Being a 1950's house also, running cables up the walls is difficult at best too. There is also my "Man Cave" which is a seperate office area that was once a seperate garage I'd like sensors in also.
Smoke sensing is not essential as I already have Nest Protect looking out for smoke but could see a professional system adding value to the house if I were to get it installed.
So, the question really is what route do I take? I already have a Hubitat smart home hub so thought perhaps I can add some Zigbee sensors and a screamer to that and build an alarm, or get one professionally installed. I also considered Morepork but not sure about them now since they were bought out by ADT.
Also a side-note. I have 2 indoor cats that like playing zoomies so need something that isn't going to scream at them for doing their own thing. Lastly, remote arm / disarm / self-monitoring is a must.