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HSS101 Netgear Touchscreen

ADT has released sporadic information on an alternative touchscreen for their ADT Pulse system.  The current base model is the GE IS-TS-0700.  One look at the HSS101 and it looks like a higher quality option.

hss101Trying to get a hold of one of these touch screens seems impossible.  ADT reps I have talked to have no idea about this alternative touchscreen.  Information indicates this model is available only in select areas.  Probably for testing and eventual wide spread release.

The other day I stumbled across an ADT dealer website advertising the option for this touchscreen in their area.  This website gives a cost rundown….gulp.  First off, 599 dollars for a touchscreen is insane.  Secondly, this price is just 100 dollars more than the GE IS-TS-0700 is flat out crazy.  The GE touchscreen does not feel like a 499 item.   I am not sure what the price point is for these items in California.  Two months prior to this post, ADT’s price for a GE IS-TS-0700 in the Midwest area, was $200.00 give or take a few bucks for tax.  With a USAA discount that price was brought down to $180.00.  Still to much for me, I bought a used one on Ebay for 80 bucks.

The HSS101 is impossible to find even through legitimate ADT resources.  Perhaps the recent availability indicated by the two dealers out of California, shows a pending wide spread release.

EDIT: toned down my outrage.  California appears to have a different price model.  I received an email from the second website.  They advise they can’t get the GE TS for what I was quoted in Nebraska.  Not sure why but it may have to do with what ADT charges their vendors.  My price came directly from ADT.

  1. January 28, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    The HSS101 is definitely nicer than the previous GE touchscreen. You can get the HSS101 Netgear Touchscreen with various ADT Pulse packages for $400. The ADT Pulse Touch Sreen Control Center is available with all three levels of Pulse. See ADT Pulse Cost and Equipment Package Options. http://www.californiasecuritypro.com/blog/bid/159677/ADT-Pulse-Cost-and-Equipment-Package-Options

    • January 28, 2013 at 7:50 pm

      Thanks Greg. The netgear screen is still not available in my area. Hopefully soon. Perhaps when I re-up with ADT this Sept I can talk them into a TS upgrade 🙂

  2. February 16, 2013 at 11:59 am

    yes I just receive netgear-tuch it is very nicely made really clear pictures,overall . like it

  3. Dennis
    June 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Is there a way up upload pictures to the TS? Sick of looking at the 4 pics per installed.

    • June 6, 2013 at 8:38 pm

      Hmmm… Don’t know. I don’t have the HSS screen. If I find out I will respond here.

  4. Marty
    March 12, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    I just had one installed yesterday and love it… I couldn’t figure out how to upload pictures to the touchscreen myself, but you can link it to a Yahoo/Flickr account and it will stream the photos. You can either use a private account and put your photos there, or just stream any account that’s public.
    Also, the official ADT line is that the new version of this netgear HSS101 is NOT wall mountable. However, it’s actually very very easy to wall mount – the rubber case is a perfect mount! I just used drywall screws and large fender washers, and pushed them right through the rubber. It worked beautifully.
    Getting a clean install of the power adapter, on the other hand, was a lot more work. The netgear transformer is a bit big, and was too big to leave plugged in sticking out of the wall where I wanted to mount it. I ended up expanding an existing 2-gang wall box to a deep 3-gang wall box and hiding the transformer inside the box, hooked up to a female plug adapter. It was a VERY tight fit, but the install came out beautifully.

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