I am looking to get a new home system (new construction) likely DSC with Envisalink, but regardless, I want to put the panel at the door that exits the house and into the garage. The garage also has a door (not an overhead, just regular entry door) that exits out onto the driveway that we do use a lot, or would use to enter if the overhead doors didn’t work.
So I would want to be able to arm the alarm, exit the door into the garage, then exit the door from garage to outside. I would want to be able to enter the same way – enter from driveway into garage, then from garage into house. Assuming I am not fumbling for keys or otherwise delayed, is the best solution to:
- Make both doors part of a single zone with a delay on entry and exit? I assume that open/close of one, will not effect the other in terms of stopping the countdown and doing some kind of instant arm.
- Make the two doors different zones, each with its own delay? I don’t think this will work but throwing it out there.
- Less desirable choice – only alert if garage to driveway door is open, but don’t actually include it in arm/disarm/monitor functions
- Mount panel in garage and door from garage to driveway has delay, door from garage to house is treated as interior door. (not desirable either as I lose notifications of zones open, door notifications, etc.) but I could walk around garage without disarming alarm.
Any other suggestions in this regard?