Basically there is no BETTER system for a simple domestic situation... all the other security mobs will argue this and that about features etc etc... but you have to ask yourself what do u want it to do?
i would assume your answer would be... for it to work.. whenever i want it to, while being easy to use and easy on the eye.. mabey call my mobile ( which all systems do ) and a keyfob or two ( which all systems can incorporate )
you will get all the same options no matter which system you choose... in this type of situation i advise the client to go on keypad looks and functionality.
in almost every small domestic situation, the client wants something easy to use and something that looks half decent...
I suggest either a ness D8x or bosch solution panel ( depending on what functions needed )
I would choose ness over bosch as their keypads are much more user friendly, and have a wide range of keypads that suit almost any decor.. from colour touchscreens to keypds that blend with clipsals saturn switch/gpo range.. they also have alot more inbuilt functions for future upgrades than the low level bosch for the same price.
will they be installed into an existing home?
also you may want to think about other options that you may find useful that will dictate which panel you are being quoted for..
ability to control and view status via smartphone/internet
etc etc etc
obviously these are advanced options that you may or may not want or ever use... but can dramatically change the install price due to extra programming and panel upgrades etc.
if you are budgeting for a basic 3 sensor alarm system into a home that is DURING building stage ( i.e no plaster on the walls )
including 1 keyfob, 1grand is plenty.. and the above quotes are silly
If the plaster is already up, the above quotes are great!!
as was suggested elsewhere go for the smaller companies, theyll offer you better service and a better price....
one thing to make sure of when you get your security installed... this is a MUST
make sure you get the installer code from your installer.!! this will enable you or any future security technician to change internal settings etc should your installer go bust, or u decide to use someone else..
i hope this helped.