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  • No monitoring fee: No hidden costs and no contract
  • Easy set up: Wire free for quick and easy installation
  • Expandable: Add up to 20 accessories to customise your system
  • Battery powered: No wires, no hassle and easy to replace
  • Convenient setting time: 20 second entry/exit time

Keep your home and family safe with the Yale Essentials Alarm Kit with the 104 DB siren alarm that will give you that security you need at no extra cost with contracts.

Designed to offer you unrivalled peace of mind, this impressive unit is a simple keypad-operated alarm system which offers a great value solution to home security.

Covering all the basic requirements of a home alarm system, the Yale Essentials Alarm Kit is easy to set up and even easier to run. In fact, this handy unit is wire free and battery operated, for quick and easy installation.

Featuring an innovative entry/exit timer, this home security system gives you 20 seconds to disarm your alarm or leave your property before arming/disarming.

What’s more, the Yale Essentials Alarm Kit has no monthly fee, no hidden costs, and no contracts – just simple security for your loved ones and belongings.

Features and Benefits
  • Expandable – Add up to 20 devices.
  • Easy Set Up – Wire free and battery operated for quick and easy installation.
  • Entry/Exit Timer – Gives you 20 seconds to disarm your alarm or leave your property before arming/disarming.
Specifications
  • Battery powered
  • 104 DB siren alarm
  • Guarantee: 2 years
  • Entry/Exit timer: 20 seconds
  • Expansions: Up to 20 devices.
  • Material: Mixed Plastic/Metal
What's Included?AlarmKey PadDoor/Window Contact2 x PIR Motion Detector
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There is no remote monitoring function on this basic version.
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Plus £4:95 delivery for those not near a store.
There is no remote monitoring function on this basic version.
Ordered and collected
Many thanks 🏻
I have one of these. Never had a false alarm.

Make sure the keypad is close to the front door or you can never hear it arm. When I've set it off by accident it's too quiet. I'm upgrading to a meatier system with remote monitoring but approx 10x the price.

These are a bargain for £85
Good price. Would have preferred 2 door sensors instead of 2 motion sensors. A remote control would have been useful but can't have everything on a basic model. The siren is particularly helpful and about 10%-15% louder than other brands, which is a good thing. Voted hot.
I have one of these as well. Basic, but great bit of kit, easy to extend. At this price, you could even buy it for your shed/bikestore (if you have power available), then sell on one of the PIRs on eBay.
Bought the better Version of this kit years ago and only ever put up the box on the wall. The rest is still in the box...... Touchwood never been burgled... I think they act more as a deterrent than anything else the actual sensors and all that don't mean much as if the box does not put them off that won't either
Thanks
One biggy to note before purchasing from Yale. If something goes wrong and you require technical support, there office hours are 9.30 - 5.30/6 for technical support and then customer services.

Be prepared to book time off work in order to talk through as you’ll need to be with the system to fix.

As they don’t monitor the alarms, they’re classed as a DIY product so there’s no out of hours help if something goes wrong.

I’ve had a few issues over the last two years with my system. Obviously nothing is perfect, but given the chance to purchase a system again, I’d have opted for video recording for the same price (mine was £500 odd and not good value for money).

Other issue is if you purchase this and hope to add Yale video recording it requires a separate app.
Edited by: "Ionicsoundwave" 14th Feb
Nice alarm for the 3 year olds wendy house in the garden. Go for a pyronix kit, quality.
Toecutter14/02/2020 12:59

I have one of these as well. Basic, but great bit of kit, easy to extend. …I have one of these as well. Basic, but great bit of kit, easy to extend. At this price, you could even buy it for your shed/bikestore (if you have power available), then sell on one of the PIRs on eBay.



Agree it’s a great basic alarm. Just wanted to point out you don’t need a power supply to any part of this alarm. Siren and all sensors are battery powered.

Heat OP
Toecutter14/02/2020 12:59

I have one of these as well. Basic, but great bit of kit, easy to extend. …I have one of these as well. Basic, but great bit of kit, easy to extend. At this price, you could even buy it for your shed/bikestore (if you have power available), then sell on one of the PIRs on eBay.


Good thinking! I could use this for the 2 garages I have seeing as it’s wireless. 1 PIR in each, and maybe pick up an extra door sensor so both doors are covered too for extra piece of mind. Just wondering if spiders/flies would set off the PIR however
I bought one of these from Screwfix a couple of years back, worked great but the battery has now went flat.. Does anyone know if the battery needs replaced in the alarm/siren or would it just be in the sensors and keypad?

Ta,
geordieant14/02/2020 16:44

I bought one of these from Screwfix a couple of years back, worked great …I bought one of these from Screwfix a couple of years back, worked great but the battery has now went flat.. Does anyone know if the battery needs replaced in the alarm/siren or would it just be in the sensors and keypad?Ta,


Surely you just need to work out which item has a flat battery ! How do you know the battery is flat? That will surely give you the answer as to which battery needs replacing. All of the items in this run off batteries.
I’ve purchased this for a holiday property. Can anyone advise the typical battery life of the various components, please?
sabu5714/02/2020 17:42

I’ve purchased this for a holiday property. Can anyone advise the typical b …I’ve purchased this for a holiday property. Can anyone advise the typical battery life of the various components, please?


I installed at least 2 years ago and haven’t changed the battery in either siren or any sensors yet.

Obviously I suppose usage patterns could impact individual installations differently but, this has been my experience
What is the shelf life of these alarms ? I know you get a 2 yr guarantee. But can anyone advise how long they normally last ? Many thanks guys !
elche28614/02/2020 17:50

I installed at least 2 years ago and haven’t changed the battery in either …I installed at least 2 years ago and haven’t changed the battery in either siren or any sensors yet. Obviously I suppose usage patterns could impact individual installations differently but, this has been my experience


That’s very helpful. Thank you.
lonesomepuppet14/02/2020 20:21

What is the shelf life of these alarms ? I know you get a 2 yr guarantee. …What is the shelf life of these alarms ? I know you get a 2 yr guarantee. But can anyone advise how long they normally last ? Many thanks guys !


I have the Yale with smart app version and I change the batteries after a year...
YALE is known as a DIY and is easily hacked/ defeated.

Get yourself the Rolls-Royce of Alarms!
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paul69_14/02/2020 22:21

YALE is known as a DIY and is easily hacked/ defeated.Get yourself the …YALE is known as a DIY and is easily hacked/ defeated.Get yourself the Rolls-Royce of Alarms!Www.orisec.co.uk



but most burglars are opportunist and do not hack alarms.. and most wireless alarms can be hacked:
pentestpartners.com/sec…ny/

I think for a little terrace or such a yale or similar is fine... if you are in big house.. go for a better option.
Edited by: "Monzer" 15th Feb
Most criminal are off put simply by the addition of a outdoor siren (weather it works or not) - the sad truth is, if you have a neighbour without an alarm, they will be more likely to skip you and go to them. It is about making it harder to attack your house than it is to attack the next guys house

I have the slightly more expensive model of this for my house, and it is effective as acting as a deterrent alongside CCTV. The great thing I found with Yale is the door sensors works a fair distance and have them on my garage at the end of the garden (about 15m). There are some niggles -

> the alarm could be louder
> no indicator lights
> both the above seem to be a trade off with it being on batteries - I wouldn't mind the option to hardwired for the siren
> no break glass option
> don't think about trying the pet friendly sensors - they are absolute rubbish
> wireless DIY is hack-able

On the hack-able note; you have 2 type of robberies - opportunists and planned. Most robberies are opportunists and an alarm will be enough either when looking at a property, or as they break in (and the alarm sounds); this is the man in a van travelling about for easy targets - garden sheds a prime target. Planned are the guys who know what they want, and will have a good knowledge of the place they are robbing (all so easy now with google maps!) - mainly they will be after cars or high end goods or know that there will be money onsite (the old door knockers selling tat where doing just this - be sure to call the police when somebody unexpected is trying to selling you tat).

The later can be prevented by good management off the stuff they like to steal, like keeping keys safe and valuable goods and money out of sight. Some visible CCTV can be an additional deterrent for even planned robberies

After 5 years I really do recommend this as the go to DIY option alongside some decent CCTV (I have covered the house with YI Cameras). Affordable and will act as a deterrent.
elche28614/02/2020 14:42

Agree it’s a great basic alarm. Just wanted to point out you don’t need a p …Agree it’s a great basic alarm. Just wanted to point out you don’t need a power supply to any part of this alarm. Siren and all sensors are battery powered. Heat OP



I stand corrected, you are right!
ghow00714/02/2020 15:37

Good thinking! I could use this for the 2 garages I have seeing as it’s w …Good thinking! I could use this for the 2 garages I have seeing as it’s wireless. 1 PIR in each, and maybe pick up an extra door sensor so both doors are covered too for extra piece of mind. Just wondering if spiders/flies would set off the PIR however



I have a PIR sensor in my shed, plenty of big spiders lurking, never a problem.
Toecutter15/02/2020 15:31

I have a PIR sensor in my shed, plenty of big spiders lurking, never a …I have a PIR sensor in my shed, plenty of big spiders lurking, never a problem.



Same. Have 2 of these alarms in 2 different houses one just covers a garage with a PIR sensor (just the standard one not the ‘pet friendly’ one.

Never had a false alarm despite some big spiders lurking in that garage.

On a side note they seem to have ‘rebranded what used to be labelled ‘Easyfit’ I think which had an EF product code as Yale Essentials - dunno if anyone could confirm... as it helps to make sure you get compatible additional sensors.

For example I find the key fob remote helpful for arming / disarming the alarm.

Edit - just been doing a quick ‘google’ these essentials seem to be ‘HSA’ product code and the easy fit has an EF code.

I also noticed that the PIR sensors look slightly different. Siren box looks the same though.
Edited by: "elche286" 15th Feb
Dnallov15/02/2020 15:00

Most criminal are off put simply by the addition of a outdoor siren …Most criminal are off put simply by the addition of a outdoor siren (weather it works or not) - the sad truth is, if you have a neighbour without an alarm, they will be more likely to skip you and go to them. It is about making it harder to attack your house than it is to attack the next guys houseI have the slightly more expensive model of this for my house, and it is effective as acting as a deterrent alongside CCTV. The great thing I found with Yale is the door sensors works a fair distance and have them on my garage at the end of the garden (about 15m). There are some niggles -> the alarm could be louder> no indicator lights> both the above seem to be a trade off with it being on batteries - I wouldn't mind the option to hardwired for the siren> no break glass option> don't think about trying the pet friendly sensors - they are absolute rubbish> wireless DIY is hack-ableOn the hack-able note; you have 2 type of robberies - opportunists and planned. Most robberies are opportunists and an alarm will be enough either when looking at a property, or as they break in (and the alarm sounds); this is the man in a van travelling about for easy targets - garden sheds a prime target. Planned are the guys who know what they want, and will have a good knowledge of the place they are robbing (all so easy now with google maps!) - mainly they will be after cars or high end goods or know that there will be money onsite (the old door knockers selling tat where doing just this - be sure to call the police when somebody unexpected is trying to selling you tat).The later can be prevented by good management off the stuff they like to steal, like keeping keys safe and valuable goods and money out of sight. Some visible CCTV can be an additional deterrent for even planned robberies After 5 years I really do recommend this as the go to DIY option alongside some decent CCTV (I have covered the house with YI Cameras). Affordable and will act as a deterrent.


Agree 100% with the above. The first model of this I bought had a control panel which you could program to ring a telephone number if the alarm was set off.

I also really liked the customisations you could do with that one (but think you need the control panel) - for example I turned off the ‘bleeping noise’ when you come in the house and set a delay on the external siren sounding.

That means that if it is triggered it calls me, but the siren won’t go off for 5 minutes.

That way if you have some CCTV cameras on a separate system (like Annke or Yi) you can check the app to see if someone is in your house and they don’t even know they have set the alarm off - yet.

Then you decide if you want to dial 999. In any event the siren will sound after the pre-set delay.

I think like Dnallov said unless you’re protecting high end stuff this alarm is perfectly adequate. After a bike theft a policeman told me that he reckoned that 80% of thefts / burglaries he deals with are purely opportunistic and acquisitive i.e. to get money for heroin and / or crack.

I seriously doubt that ‘calibre’ of thief would be capable of hacking any alarm!
Edited by: "elche286" 15th Feb
elche28615/02/2020 16:22

Agree 100% with the above. The first model of this I bought had a control …Agree 100% with the above. The first model of this I bought had a control panel which you could program to ring a telephone number if the alarm was set off.I also really liked the customisations you could do with that one (but think you need the control panel) - for example I turned off the ‘bleeping noise’ when you come in the house and set a delay on the external siren sounding. That means that if it is triggered it calls me, but the siren won’t go off for 5 minutes. That way if you have some CCTV cameras on a separate system (like Annke or Yi) you can check the app to see if someone is in your house and they don’t even know they have set the alarm off - yet. Then you decide if you want to dial 999. In any event the siren will sound after the pre-set delay. I think like Dnallov said unless you’re protecting high end stuff this alarm is perfectly adequate. After a bike theft a policeman told me that he reckoned that 80% of thefts / burglaries he deals with are purely opportunistic and acquisitive i.e. to get money for heroin and / or crack. I seriously doubt that ‘calibre’ of thief would be capable of hacking any alarm!


In reality thefts/burglaries are probably more like 95% opportunistic. The chances of being a planned target are very low, and visual deterrents make a huge difference.
Yeah totally agree. And I’m sure the figure could well be more in the 95% range.

That said you can’t seem to own an Audi RS3 (whatever the super fast one is called) in Manchester.

Neighbour got robbed in broad daylight and he has this alarm and CCTV - they simply opened front door and barged in carrying a crow bar whilst he was having tea with wife and kids - threatened family for the car keys and nicked the car - true story.

All wearing masks or hoods the car was eventually recovered about 2 weeks later in Salford having been used in various robberies.

Link to robbery here -



And despite the fact you get a fairly good look at the first chaps face apparently the police never caught him / them.
Edited by: "elche286" 15th Feb
elche28615/02/2020 16:50

Yeah totally agree. And I’m sure the figure could well be more in the 95% r …Yeah totally agree. And I’m sure the figure could well be more in the 95% range. That said you can’t seem to own an Audi RS3 (whatever the super fast one is called) in Manchester. Neighbour got robbed in broad daylight and he has this alarm and CCTV - they simply opened front door and barged in carrying a crow bar whilst he was having tea with wife and kids - threatened family for the car keys and nicked the car - true story. All wearing masks or hoods the car was eventually recovered about 2 weeks later in Salford having been used in various robberies. Link to robbery here - [Video] And despite the fact you get a fairly good look at the first chaps face apparently the police never caught him / them.


Wow that’s bad! I note the video was from 2012 so I’d hope remote tracking via Audi is way better now than then. Maybe car manufacturers should bring in some sort of fingerprint or retina scan immobiliser? Have to question why the front door was open for them to just walk straight in?!
Bottom line is, no matter how good your security is sometimes, if someone wants something enough, chances are they’re gonna probably get it or have a damn good go. I’m surprised if they were never caught with those good quality images.
ghow00715/02/2020 17:04

Wow that’s bad! I note the video was from 2012 so I’d hope remote tracking …Wow that’s bad! I note the video was from 2012 so I’d hope remote tracking via Audi is way better now than then. Maybe car manufacturers should bring in some sort of fingerprint or retina scan immobiliser? Have to question why the front door was open for them to just walk straight in?!Bottom line is, no matter how good your security is sometimes, if someone wants something enough, chances are they’re gonna probably get it or have a damn good go. I’m surprised if they were never caught with those good quality images.



Yeah it was a while ago. Just realised t date - where did 7/8 years go...

Also agree they shouldn’t have left the door open but the guys got 4 kids so people in and out all day.

Not sure about Audi tracking but they didn’t or couldn’t track this one - but as you say maybe it’s better now.

We’ve got a ‘clutch handle’ think it’s called on our door so you can open from inside but not outside without locking it - he doesn’t ( or didn’t then!)

He got a fancy AMG after that. Said he wouldn’t have another S3 cos they’re just a thief magnet - his words not mine.

Edit - oh yeah and despite all the views and the images of the 1st guy he told me no-one was ever prosecuted
Edited by: "elche286" 15th Feb
Yeah I’ve got the same style front door handle.
Suppose it’s always easy to say ‘what if’ after the event. I bet he’s totally changed his set up since and probably has gates now too. Thanks for the video - enlightening.
Agreed on the S3 and RS3 models being a magnet it seems. Not a great advertisement for Audi unfortunately.
My car is garaged, alarmed, immobilised, has a tracker, Cctv covering garage which is also alarmed, with deadbolts on the garage, gated etc
elche28615/02/2020 17:08

Yeah it was a while ago. Just realised t date - where did 7/8 years …Yeah it was a while ago. Just realised t date - where did 7/8 years go...Also agree they shouldn’t have left the door open but the guys got 4 kids so people in and out all day. Not sure about Audi tracking but they didn’t or couldn’t track this one - but as you say maybe it’s better now. We’ve got a ‘clutch handle’ think it’s called on our door so you can open from inside but not outside without locking it - he doesn’t ( or didn’t then!) He got a fancy AMG after that. Said he wouldn’t have another S3 cos they’re just a thief magnet - his words not mine.Edit - oh yeah and despite all the views and the images of the 1st guy he told me no-one was ever prosecuted


Probably got caught, arrested, went ‘no comment’, was already serving time so cps didn’t run it, or anything for cps to get out of prosecution. Manchester has got to be a nightmare for these burglaries along with other high crime cities.
ghow00715/02/2020 17:20

Probably got caught, arrested, went ‘no comment’, was already serving time …Probably got caught, arrested, went ‘no comment’, was already serving time so cps didn’t run it, or anything for cps to get out of prosecution. Manchester has got to be a nightmare for these burglaries along with other high crime cities.


You know you could be right. I could ask but it’s ages since I spoke to him about this incident. I do vaguely recall someone may have been arrested but I’m certain there was never a prosecution.

But on a serious note austerity has made some awful changes to our criminal justice system - don’t take my word for it have a read of ‘The Secret Barrister’ - the book or the blog for a scathing indictment of the current state of our criminal justice system.

Seems like unless you murder someone police / CPS just don’t do much - it’s all a ‘resource issue’
Edited by: "elche286" 15th Feb
ghow00715/02/2020 17:16

Yeah I’ve got the same style front door handle.Suppose it’s always easy to …Yeah I’ve got the same style front door handle.Suppose it’s always easy to say ‘what if’ after the event. I bet he’s totally changed his set up since and probably has gates now too. Thanks for the video - enlightening.Agreed on the S3 and RS3 models being a magnet it seems. Not a great advertisement for Audi unfortunately.My car is garaged, alarmed, immobilised, has a tracker, Cctv covering garage which is also alarmed, with deadbolts on the garage, gated etc



Sounds like your pride and joy is safe and sound with that set up

What a shame that you have to take all those precautions though...

Makes you want to move to Norway.

I love Manchester but it’s such a shame that there are some people in our great city who are - without being pejorative- frankly feral, unthinking, uncaring, thieving t**ts - like this lot who steal a family mans car but terrorise the family in the process - out of order!
Edited by: "elche286" 15th Feb
Remember National UK Police Policy is they WILL NOT attend these type of alarms if reported as sounding UNLESS there is clear evidence of a crime Happening.
packard15/02/2020 22:29

Remember National UK Police Policy is they WILL NOT attend these type of …Remember National UK Police Policy is they WILL NOT attend these type of alarms if reported as sounding UNLESS there is clear evidence of a crime Happening.


haha in my 33 short years on this earth I’ve never seen police attend any alarm going off. Surprises me they’d show up at all even if a crime is in progress
I'd never buy a battery powered siren again, at our old house I had to go up the ladders to it every 10-11 months to replace the 9v battery.
Obviously some people will be OK with this, but it used to really frustrate me!
Ordered. Heat added, thanks.
I already have the same system but I needed a new bell box that I will setup in the garage so I don't need to go up the ladder every year to change batteries.
David81516/02/2020 07:10

I'd never buy a battery powered siren again, at our old house I had to go …I'd never buy a battery powered siren again, at our old house I had to go up the ladders to it every 10-11 months to replace the 9v battery.Obviously some people will be OK with this, but it used to really frustrate me!


FYI - In five years I have only had to replace once (last year). Surprised to hear that a siren has a single 9v battery, so not surprised you where regularly changing, but not an issue with these Yale systems which uses less voltage (4 D batteries) but far larger mAh so will drain a lot slower.


However, it would be nice to have the option to hard wire the Siren - it's an option I'm surprised it doesn't have TBH. I guess it would be an easy DIY project, but again, once every 4 years isn't really an issue for me

##Edit - bad spelling
Edited by: "Dnallov" 16th Feb
Dnallov16/02/2020 09:46

FYI - In five years I have only had to replace once (last year). …FYI - In five years I have only had to replace once (last year). Surprised to hear that a siren has a single 9v battery, so not surprised you where regularly changing, but not an issue with these Yale systems which uses less voltage (4 D batteries) but far larger mAh so will drain a lot slower.However, it would be nice to have the option to hard wire the Siren - it's an option I'm, surprised into to see TBH. I guess it would be an easy DIY project, but again, once every 4 years isn't really an issue for me



Dnallov is right - this siren has 4 DD batteries.

I’ve not had to replace mine yet and it’s over 2 years since I fitted.

One 9v battery is surely not enough for a siren

Do agree that a secondary hard wired option would be nice, but this alarm does not have that option
Edited by: "elche286" 16th Feb
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