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First post - have moved house and looking for an easy-to-install burglar alarm, this looks similar to the Yale Wireless Family Alarm (item 20347 on Screwfix), just a different shaped box.

Also Quidco at 7% and vouchers?

Wire-free Kit for up to 3 rooms. Expandable by up to 20 devices.
Kit for up to 3 Rooms
Expandable by up to 20 Devices
1 x siren box, 1 x dummy siren box, 1 x wire-free portable keypad and wall bracket, 3 x PIR movement detectors, 2 x door/window contacts, batteries and fixings, instruction manual.

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#1
are these any good? i know there are more expensive ones out there, are they more reliable then these.
not intrested in the wired ones
think i saw this cheaper over the weekend, might of had less tackle init though! :)
#2
Installed one of these a few years ago, after we were burgled(I know, horse/stable door/bolt thing) and find it very good. Doesn't eat batterries either.
One person installation(apart from footing the ladders to mount the external alarm boxes).
Work @ height regs
My only tip would be to screw the window sensors to the frame, and not rely on the sticky pads, unless you want to be woken up at 0315 on Christmas morning after one of the the sensors fell off triggering the [SIZE="7"]VERY LOUD[/SIZE] alarm(we told the kids it was you know who:santa: leaving their presents that set it off):thumbsup:
#3
steve bath
are these any good? i know there are more expensive ones out there, are they more reliable then these.
not intrested in the wired ones
think i saw this cheaper over the weekend, might of had less tackle init though! :)


I bought one about 6 months ago, all went together fairly easily, it cost me £95 for the same kit minus the dummy box so this is a good price.
It does not show flashing LED's when armed or standby which I think imo is a must as it will show that there is some power to it. I bought a key fob for it which is a really useful addition.
Main problem installing is that if you are doing it on your own you are up and down the freeking ladder so that you end up with feet like a budgie by the time it is finished! :-D

Give yourself a good half day and probably a full day if you want to test every fitting, this will mean that you set the alarm to blip once on activation, removing the cover whilst on a ladder is also not that easy, it has four fairly long screws depending where you have placed the box can be quite difficult to handle once off. It is not beyond the average DIYer but I would recommend having a second person, a good cordless drill and make sure the box goes on a flat surface.

Since I put it in I have had no problems with it and they have a helpline. :thumbsup:
#4
How is the main unit/siren charged?
#5
Looks good! :thumbsup:

The Yale site refers to the 6000 range (current) and 3000 range (discontinued) - guessing these are older as the big 'Yale' units are square not round, but does anyone know? Are there any differences between the ranges? E.g. this one doesn't mention being able to do zones.
#6
ajnicho
How is the main unit/siren charged?


Ditto..

Also anyone know where to put the 10% off code ? (CU201008) I can't see anywhere to enter it, apart from the 'vouchers' link in the payment section, but that is asking for a security code and value ?! :?
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ajnicho
How is the main unit/siren charged?


it is run on batteries, 6 u2's if I remember correctly and it beeps when getting low.
#8
Thanks mosskeeto, have some rep.

I presume its the keypad bit and not the siren that beeps to let you know the batteries are dying ?
Don't want to go pissing off the neighbours at our new house :)
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Swift_gti;3251021
Ditto..

Also anyone know where to put the 10% off code ? (CU201008) I can't see anywhere to enter it, apart from the 'vouchers' link in the payment section, but that is asking for a security code and value ?! :?


Enter your Unique Offer Code in the special instruction box when you reach the check order details screen. The saving will be deducted from your order total before your card is charged (it will not show on the checkout total or confirmation email).
#10
Seeing this reminded me of the alarm I bought for about £30 quid from B&Q, when they were like 70% off.

Brilliant alarms these. The first night was eventful tho when the anti tamper facility caused the alarm to go off in the middle of the night to the joy of my neighbouts.

Other than that it has been faultless ever since.
#11
No offence to the OP, but wouldn`t use ANY wireless system for anything more than the garden shed. So easy to jam, so easy to copy the remote code, and so many false alarms from poor quality PIRs. And this price to still too expensive. You can buy a similiar AEI set for around £30.
#12
ive also had one i installed and its been trouble free for years.....
#13
I got two of the Yale alarm kits from B&Q for just under £8.00 each when they were clearance. Never had any problems with it especially for the price paid.
#14
A few tips for anyone fitting these...

Never put a PIR opposite a window, or near a UV light source.
Never put a PIR above or near a heat source.
Make sure all devices are firmly fixed.
Do not use anywhere near other radio transmitters (taxi firms, radio enthusiasts, airports, mobile phones).
The internal sounder SLA will need replacing every 3 years.

The cheap opaque PIR lenses are known for hardening making the PIR useless, therfore it is very important to actually fully test (activate) the system every 6 months.

Sadly most of these systems will not be installed to any BS or EN standards, therefore you`re better off with a dummy external sounder with a couple of flashing LEDs.
#15
Just want to throw in my two cents......

I've got one of these Yale wire free systems (not this one but similar). Really easy to install (even for a non-DIY'er like me).
Really important to read the manual thoroughly before you start and ensure that you locate PIRs and door sensor in the right places (e.g. PIRs away from sunlight and door sensors with correct magent polarity)

Accept the other comments about ease of jamming, etc, but frankly I bought this to deter the petty thief. Those interested in jamming alarms will rob the bigger houses - not my humble abode! :whistling:

So, if you live in an "average" sized house and just want a deterrent, that rings really loud when it goes off, is easy to install, and enables you to easily add more PIRs, door sensors, etc, then this is the one for you!

HTH
:thumbsup:
#16
SteveBM
Just want to throw in my two cents......

Accept the other comments about ease of jamming, etc, but frankly I bought this to deter the petty thief. Those interested in jamming alarms will rob the bigger houses - not my humble abode! :whistling:

So, if you live in an "average" sized house and just want a deterrent, that rings really loud when it goes off, is easy to install, and enables you to easily add more PIRs, door sensors, etc, then this is the one for you!

HTH
:thumbsup:


Quite. It's a simple deterrent and piece of mind more than anything else, even the fanciest alarm isn't going to stop a determinded person getting in.
I wonder how many of the other comments are from people with a vested interest in selling expesive wired alarm systems. I had one round my house the other day and he was really trying to scare us into getting a new expensive system installed. Perhaps he's right, but I wouldn't buy from anyone using such a sales tactic.
Thanks to OP. Heat and rep left. :thumbsup:
#17
SteveBM

Accept the other comments about ease of jamming, etc, but frankly I bought this to deter the petty thief. Those interested in jamming alarms will rob the bigger houses - not my humble abode! :whistling:

So, if you live in an "average" sized house and just want a deterrent, that rings really loud when it goes off, is easy to install, and enables you to easily add more PIRs, door sensors, etc, then this is the one for you!


100% agree, part of my job is actually managing the Alarm Contract from a Security perspective for one of the largest retailers in the UK and my view is the same.

IMO you should never be the first or last to put a alarm up in your street.
Generally any opportunist thief who is planning to break in will choose the house without a alarm even if it is a dummy alarm. Secondly a alarm provides 'some' piece of mind and reassurance. If a professional wants to break in then the majority of alarms won't put them off, likewise my friend was recently broke into and the alarm kept sounding but noone called the police or looked at what was happening.

I purchased a similar set from screw-fix for about £40 last year and installed it all without any problem. The only point I would make is that I removed the springs from the door contacts as I didnt want to screw them to my frame but found with the sticky pads they would move a little and thus false alarm (very annoying) since taking off the springs and buying new sticky pads I haven't had a problem.
#18
[COLOR="RoyalBlue"]No offence to the OP, but wouldn`t use ANY wireless system for anything more than the garden shed. So easy to jam, so easy to copy the remote code, and so many false alarms from poor quality PIRs. And this price to still too expensive. You can buy a similiar AEI set for around £30.[/COLOR]

In relation to the above, i have had one of these alarms for years now, and completly trouble free. They incorporate a roling code so that it cannot be copied and also anti jamming tachnology built in, so i wouldn't worry about that stuff. :-D
Really good bit of kit.....only time mine went off was when i used the sticky pad to attach the door sensor, and when the door slammed it used to move slightly and set off the anti-tamper switch!
So screw these bad boys into the frame!!
PIR's have been faultless too, and the helpline was very good the once that i had to use them a few years back.
Highly recommended. :thumbsup:
#19
can anyone confirm these have different zones that you can set up? I've got cats and don't want the whole house to be alarmed at once....
#20
ReflexReact
can anyone confirm these have different zones that you can set up? I've got cats and don't want the whole house to be alarmed at once....


Dont think so, I have the version below this one and it can't do zones
#21
I've had one of these for about 4 years. I also got one for my neighbour a couple of years ago too after they were burgled. It is about 1/10th the cost of a wired one. It's worked faultlessly and I've added extra sensors and another bell box since I've had it (easily done.)

To answer a previous question, when the batteries are low the unit bleeps 5 times (instead of once or twice) as you arm or disarm it. It is not like a smoke alarm that bleeps continuously. It also has anti-jamming capabilities to answer the scare mongerers on here.

To the person that asked about it being zoneall, I don't think it is. However, we have a dog and use motion detectors in the rooms that are kept closed when we are out and door sensors in the rooms where the dog goes.

Also, you can put a sensor in your shed if you wanted - the wireless range is pretty good.

Most importantly it is a deterrent All in all an excellent alarm for the cash.
#22
ronmanager;

Thanks thats useful info, could you let us know which part beeps when arming/disarming/batterys low?
I'm worried about peeing off our new neighbours with the constant beeping :p
#23
Swift_gti
ronmanager;

Thanks thats useful info, could you let us know which part beeps when arming/disarming/batterys low?
I'm worried about peeing off our new neighbours with the constant beeping :p



He has answered that above.

To answer a previous question, when the batteries are low the unit bleeps 5 times (instead of once or twice) as you arm or disarm it. It is not like a smoke alarm that bleeps continuously. It also has anti-jamming capabilities to answer the scare mongerers on here.
#25
sorry, this might be a stupid question,

i am wondering - can the siren be installed inside the flat/house, instead of installing this outside?
#26
KPGrimmy
He has answered that above.

To answer a previous question, when the batteries are low the unit bleeps 5 times (instead of once or twice) as you arm or disarm it. It is not like a smoke alarm that bleeps continuously. It also has anti-jamming capabilities to answer the scare mongerers on here.


Yeh but I was unsure what he considered at 'the unit', the siren box, the control pad bit etc.. ?
#27
I think it's going to be the keyfob, or internal control panel. It WONT be the alarm outside, they're not that daft!
#28
juicyjusuf
sorry, this might be a stupid question,

i am wondering - can the siren be installed inside the flat/house, instead of installing this outside?


You could install the live box inside and the dummy one outside as a detterent but you would lose some impact if you do have caring neighbours as they might no hear it as well plus the box flashes blue leds when it has been activated so if someone is checking your property they would have to go in to make sure it was all clear. :thumbsup:

Just one other thing, if you are fitting it yourself you will need some spare underpants ready cos if it goes off while you are installing you will find out why!!
#29
good value. Was after one of these some time ago. Was sold out and got the BT VP1000 instead for 50gbp. This is better value with the extra PIR and 2 siren boxes and extra door contact.
#30
czechoslovakia
No offence to the OP, but wouldn`t use ANY wireless system for anything more than the garden shed. So easy to jam, so easy to copy the remote code, and so many false alarms from poor quality PIRs. And this price to still too expensive. You can buy a similiar AEI set for around £30.


Rubbish ... you try and find a wireless system for cheaper to share here.
#31
this is coming up at £99.99 for me , have I done something wrong ! ?
#32
Correct price is £99 - then minus any vouchers (shown on deal) - personally wouldn't bother - who actually pays ANY attention when one goes off? ? after 20mins by law they have to reset... why not cough up and get one with a phone dialer or get a police linked alarm which will actually warrant a police response if you actualy want that - but that will cost ££ more!
#33
Thanks for all your comments, I went ahead and bought. Original price was £89.99 with £10 voucher off on top of that (i.e. £79.99) but it looks as if screwfix have put it up now they have sold a few! Still a good price I think, for my needs anyway.

Anyone know where I could get a cheap extra key-fob?
#34
i have had one in a 60x30ft unit full of building materials - same set of batteries for last two years -had another in our garage kept on having false alarms until i ripped it of the wall.

you cannot beat dogs tho
#35
Just ordered one for parents...Cheers...
#36
itsjonboyok;3258578

you cannot beat dogs tho

Yeah you could get RSPCA knocking on your door :whistling::-D
#37
My local B+Q have these,reduced again(Coleraine)
Price I saw on Saturday was £40.
#38
Your local B&Q might have this in stock for £42.95 - was a mark down but sold out in my area.

Get a stock check of barcode: 5010609095920
#39
Just got one, great for the price very very hoat!
#40
Further to comments on this thread.

The Yale alarms are very reliable if correctly installed.
I would always reccomend the door contacts are screwed into place as the tamper springs pressures the contact away from the door. If you do want to stick them on then ensure you are sticking directly to the PVC of a pvc door or casing and that you have cleaned it thoroughly (especially in a kitchen) with a good degreaser (methylated spirit) or a smear free glass cleaner.
If sticking onto wood the you must use the screws as the double sided adhesive will draw moisture especially on stained or natural wood and fail.

I reccomend the Yale alarms as someone with good experience of many installations.

The alarm featured in this thread is a good price and a good offer.

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