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Was just in my local PC world (Trafford) and they had the BT VP1000 home alarm pack for £14.97 in stock clearance, they had 8 left. I already have one and its done a good job for 18 months, been very reliable, I bought this pack as a backup unit, its much cheaper than buying the extra sensors and good to have a backup if the main unit fails.

You get a 3 month free subscription to the BT monitoring service, after that its £5 per month, I cancelled after the free trial, the alarm still works fine, just means you don't get a phone call/txt/email when the alarm is triggerred.

There are plenty of extra types of sensors you can buy, such as smoke/flood alarms, so its an easy to fit, reliable unit which gives extra peace of mind, the internal alarm is *VERY* loud and would put any burglar off when triggerred.

The only thing that does not come with this pack is a dummy bell for outside your house, my original pack I got 18 months ago came with one, which is useful, I'm sure there on ebay for a couple of £'s.

I'd advise anyone without an alarm to buy this unit, its easy to install, wireless and very reliable, I've had no false alarms (only triggerred when I've forgot to disarm it and triggerred the PIR motion sensors !)

I've checked online at PC World and cannot find the BT VP1000 listed, I've not checked any other PC world stores, all I can say is Trafford definitely had 8 packs left after I bought mine today, I presume its a stock clearance accross the group, so I would recommend calling your local PC world to check stock/price before visiting.

I've found the sensors on the PC World website, one movement PIR (you get 2 in this pack) is listed at £29.35 + delivery !!!

BTshop has this online for £176.16, though you can pick these units up for about £50 from e-bay etc, here's the URL for info :

http://www.shop.bt.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4K43&SearchType=1&SearchTerms=vp1000&PageMode=3&SearchKey=All&SearchMode=All&NavigationKey=0

Official Info :

The BT Home Monitor VP1000 is an intelligent house alarm system that alerts you to intruders wherever you are in the UK, via e-mail, text message or a fixed-line telephone call. You can also raise an alarm if you come under personal attack. The VP1000 is the complete Home Monitoring and Alarm System, giving you control and the ability to manage your system through a personal password-protected online account. This is a self install unit which uses wireless sensors.

Features:

Self Install
Wireless Technology
Supports up to 28 sensors
Alerts designated contacts via phone, email, SMS
Monitor the status of your home, via Internet
The kit contains

VP1000 Home Monitoring System
Keyfob - 1 unit
Magnetic Detector - 1 unit
Movement Detectors - 2 units
This is subject to a subscription to a monitoring service incurring a separate monthly fee. The BT Home Monitor VP1000 comes with first 3 months monitoring included in the price. After this time, monitoring is charged at a monthly fee of £5.00. International numbers cannot be entered as a fixed line phone contact, please ensure you have entered a mobile and/or e-mail account to receive text or email alerts when abroad.

System requires power-supply and connection to a telephone line.
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#1
I read a few forums where people had set the VP1000 up to phone their mobile, so you get an alert on your mobile when the alarm was triggerred, so you didn't have to register with BT anhd pay £5 a month, never tried it myself, but it might be worth investigating.
#2
ecnirp98
I read a few forums where people had set the VP1000 up to phone their mobile, so you get an alert on your mobile when the alarm was triggerred, so you didn't have to register with BT anhd pay £5 a month, never tried it myself, but it might be worth investigating.


I read the same too, but many people seem to have trouble getting that to work. Also it will only ring the mobile and play a modem like sound down the line. With the proper subscription it will let you know which alarm was triggered and so on. Whether it's worth the £5 a month is another matter.

As for the alarm i would say bargain at this price. I bought one about a 18 months ago when it was reduced from about £90 to £40 at Saverstore, and that seemed cheap.

It's worked perfectly, very reliable, easy to install and operate. Like op said plenty of extras can be added. It doesn't have external siren, but one can be added. It's certainly no substitute for a proper system, but does act as a deterent if somebody did break in, extra peace of mind, and has a 'home mode' for use at night. All sensors can be configured.

Not sure this will be in many stores though.....
#3
clicked on the "go to deal" and its not the alarm its a BT 008571 - WIRELESS PIR MOVEMENT DETECTOR

done a search and carnt find the alarm ....have you got a direct link?
#4
terry7866
clicked on the "go to deal" and its not the alarm its a BT 008571 - WIRELESS PIR MOVEMENT DETECTOR

done a search and carnt find the alarm ....have you got a direct link?


The original post did say.....

I've checked online at PC World and cannot find the BT VP1000 listed, I've not checked any other PC world stores, all I can say is Trafford definitely had 8 packs left after I bought mine today, I presume its a stock clearance accross the group, so I would recommend calling your local PC world to check stock/price before visiting.

I've found the sensors on the PC World website, one movement PIR (you get 2 in this pack) is listed at £29.35 + delivery !!!
#5
I tried the trick where you can set it to ring your own numbers.
It does call your number but you dont get any of the messages telling you what is happening, so if, for example there is a power cut at your home or one of the sensors batteries is low you will receive a call but no message.
Well worth the £5 per month so you can get a text and/or email to let you know exactly what the alert is and whether there is a need to respond.
The system itself works brilliantly and IMO is much better than the Response system I previously had.
#6
i might have a look tommorrow. cheers for that. BTW does anyone know if it has to be conneced to your phone line? the BTsite says it does but, i only have a cable broadband line and not a phone line.

Also found this on BT site

"Please note that some boxes have been wrongly labelled to state that a dummy alarm is also included, this is an error and a dummy alarm is not included."
#7
terry7866
clicked on the "go to deal" and its not the alarm its a BT 008571 - WIRELESS PIR MOVEMENT DETECTOR

done a search and carnt find the alarm ....have you got a direct link?


Its not showing the full alarm system on the website, I could just find the PIR sensor and Smoke alarm, I presume they've sent the stock to the stores ?

As I said, I'd recommend phoning a store before visiting for this, though in my experience ringing PC World and getting accurate info is like banging your head against the wall, just don't want to be flamed by lots of peeps saying they went and couldn't find it !!!

I only found these as I was in there looking for the freecom internet radio on here yesterday !!!
#8
dazza230
i might have a look tommorrow. cheers for that. BTW does anyone know if it has to be conneced to your phone line? the BTsite says it does but, i only have a cable broadband line and not a phone line.

Also found this on BT site

"Please note that some boxes have been wrongly labelled to state that a dummy alarm is also included, this is an error and a dummy alarm is not included."


I believe it does, the other day my phone connection was loose and the alarm displayed an error message (it does at least tell you there is a problem with the line). I don't believe it would allow you to set the alarm until the error is resolved (ie connect back to line)
#9
Richierea
I believe it does, the other day my phone connection was loose and the alarm displayed an error message (it does at least tell you there is a problem with the line). I don't believe it would allow you to set the alarm until the error is resolved (ie connect back to line)


That is correct, you do need an active phoneline, the alarm will not arm without it, I use NTL so it does not have to be BT.
#10
when you say trafford, i take you mean stretford near the football grounds?
#11
ecnirp98
That is correct, you do need an active phoneline, the alarm will not arm without it, I use NTL so it does not have to be BT.


Thats not actually the case, The alarm will work fine it just won't dial anywhere and will have an orange light on the display to warn that the line is not connected. I have had one of these for a number of years and never had it connected to the line.
#12
Thanks :thumbsup:
#13
anyone know what the sensor settings are like?
2 cats and a dog could keep me busy if they keep setting it off....
#14
[SIZE=2][COLOR=#3c5890]lwxlt01[/COLOR][/SIZE] is right no need for the phone line to be connected ,This is a great piece of kit i can have a sensor 30 yards away in my garage which triggers every time anyone walks in there.I'll be gobsmacked if theres any of these left though.
#15
Evelynne
anyone know what the sensor settings are like?
2 cats and a dog could keep me busy if they keep setting it off....


We have 2 cats, no problem at all. I seem to remember the instructions state small dogs ok, not sure on size though. I'm sure the instructions are on the net, check the BT website.
#16
dunno what postage would be but if anyone sees one could they get me one please. even if its £7 postage
#17
I've got the Visonic version of this (and I'm using BT VP1000 keyfobs with it) and have to say that you'd be mad not to buy this - going to see if my store has any stock left as I know friends and family who'd have one no problems
#18
FAO of Thread starter:

Can u please give us the 6 digit SKU number from your receipt so we can track this item down at our local stores?

Tnx
#19
so how are we supposed to buy this? i can't find it on the site... can you post a direct link? or give us the SKU??
#20
Has anyone ever seen this product in a PC world apart from the poster? I think this is limited to a few stores at best, some end of stock they found in their warehouse.
#21
I'll try a couple of stores this afternoon, to see whether it is available anywhere.

MacL
#22
Great deal if you can get your hands on one....None in Aberdeen store :(
#23
Another store specific deal

I can't find any in nearest store
#24
going to have a look in my store now does any one know if it will b set off by my fdog mind , as he is quite big (labrador cross)
#25
Hi, I've had this alarm for about 3 years now, with no problems at all, cannot find the wireless smoke alarm though ?, also I used the 3 month monitor trial, which expired and I continued paying £5 pm, until I realized and cancelled my d.d. Got some grief from click & buy ( the subscription idiots), but when my alarm sounds it calls my number as previously configured, and tells me what the problem is ( eg . Front door open) and I pay zilch, whether or not click & buy still have me as a subscriber I don't know, but still works for me.
#26
Chelmsford Store had 4 at 5pm yesterday (2nd )
#27
Chelmsford Store had 4 at 5pm yesterday (2nd )
#28
phoned pc world sales line who said that no stock is showing anywhere.
#29
went to local pcw, nothing, if anyone does find them on their route and doesnt mind posting, i'll paypal money to u + shipping, i'll be very grateful.
#30
Darthballs
when you say trafford, i take you mean stretford near the football grounds?



Yes, its the store on Chester Road behind Old Trafford.

The alarms are near the printers, to the back right of the shop when you go in, adjacent to the home networking equipment on the wall.
#31
Da_DebtCollector
FAO of Thread starter:

Can u please give us the 6 digit SKU number from your receipt so we can track this item down at our local stores?

Tnx


SKU number is 250034

On the receipt it is listed as :

INTAMAC WL HOME SEC KIT £14.97
#32
How do these compare to the yale premium pack?

BT alarms on ebay selling for 50 quid if anyone really needing.
#33
that sku number does not work, and there is no trace of it on their website??
#34
callendergirl40
that sku number does not work, and there is no trace of it on their website??


You could try reading the OP ....

I've checked online at PC World and cannot find the BT VP1000 listed, I've not checked any other PC world stores, all I can say is Trafford definitely had 8 packs left after I bought mine today, I presume its a stock clearance accross the group, so I would recommend calling your local PC world to check stock/price before visiting.
#35
I've just took a picture of my receipt, from a mobile so not the best pic ! :

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii30/ecnirp98/DSCF2380.jpg
#36
callendergirl40
that sku number does not work, and there is no trace of it on their website??


I'd ring your local PC World and ask them to check the SKU number for stock, as I said, I bought this when I saw it in the shop, I have not called the shop and tried quoting the SKU number, I took the SKU from the receipt.
#37
clare jones
going to have a look in my store now does any one know if it will b set off by my fdog mind , as he is quite big (labrador cross)



PIR sensor states 'Pet Tolerant -Ignores Animals up to 35kg'
#38
Well done...not in MIlton Keynes store though...:thumbsup::thumbsup:
#39
nice ....heat and rep added
#40
ecnirp98
That is correct, you do need an active phoneline, the alarm will not arm without it, I use NTL so it does not have to be BT.


This is wrong. You can set up the alarm without it being connected to the phone line. If you've previously had it connected to a phone line and it isn't now then that might be different. But a quick call to their very helpful customer services and they'll tell you how to change the settings.

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