How I Use My System: Brian Ciasnocha
Brian Ciasnocha, Per Mar Security Service’s director of sales-electronic security, has been in the industry for 16 years. He started with ADT in 1999 and joined Per Mar in October 2014. In early March, Ciasnocha talked with Security Systems News about the system he uses at home.
And what kind of system do you have?
It’s a Honeywell, the Vista 20. I’ve got a Tuxedo keypad with door contacts, motion detectors, glass breaks. I do have smoke detectors on every floor as well as carbon monoxide detectors. I have a water sensor in the basement, and I have a Z-Wave door lock, thermostat, and some lamp modules in Total Connect.
Why this particular setup?
Honeywell is kind of what I grew up with. I started with Honeywell when I came in the industry, and I’ve always been with Honeywell. … It does everything—and more than—I expected it to. I was able to take it from a traditional fire and life safety system in my home to a home automation system.
What is one aspect of your security system that you wouldn’t want to live without?
Probably life safety. It’s nice to have your traditional smoke detectors in your home, but the monitored smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detector to protect us, my family [are most important.]
Where do you see security going next? What are some big trends?
I do see [the industry] going toward home automation, I think that’s something that’s catching on. … It’s nice to have the ability to do the home automation and be able to add that to your system as you grow. It’s very expandable—I really like the flexibility of it.