Alarm systems, what are reasonable expectations?

As someone who has never used an alarm system and now have reason to install one at a home, I’m overwhelmed by options and smart home integration of all low voltage systems. The DIY route seems possible but highly unlikely to provide the top flight complete home automation as the end product. On larger rehab projects it seems security, networking, video, and audio should be looked at as a whole rather than independently. Any comments, links? I’m not looking for anything too complicated, merely the platonic version of the ultimate low voltage home automation setup. I’m also aware this kind of goal means it will never get done in this decade unless I hire a professional, and then I will take several years before finding out it’s not the perfect implementation.

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