Yale HSA home alarm kit, Android/Apple app, email, sms alerts @ screwfix - £179.99
250°Expired

Yale HSA home alarm kit, Android/Apple app, email, sms alerts @ screwfix - £179.99

49
Found 12th May 2017
Been on the look out for a home alarm system to replace current one for some time.

Wanted something wireless and easy to fit, must have external siren, with phone / email notifications, remote arm/disarm and that could work with IFTTT or yonomi and compliment our blink camera system.

Not many around that fit the bill - majority of the 'smart' systems only have an internal alarm, ismartalarm which was my first choice still hasn't released an external siren in the UK, so this looks like the best value option.

This is compatible with the various HSA6000 addons like door sensors, keyfobs, PIR etc so easy to expand.

Comes with:

Alarm hub
Siren
Dummy siren
2 x PIR motion detectors
Door / window contact
Keypad
Fixings and batteries.

Seems to be £250+ in most other places so this looks a decent price imo.
Community Updates

Groups

Top comments
Original Poster
Infinitysecurity

I install service and repair alarms for a living. These systems are a … I install service and repair alarms for a living. These systems are a cheap DIY alternative to a professional alarm. They are not very reliable which is not what you need as a security security system.



Have you had experience of this system then, or is it just a generalisation?

Our expensive professionally installed system didn't last very long and when it did work it was iffy, so going the diy route. No need for contracts or servicing with these to keep up warranty , parts easy and cheap to replace and upgrade. Not saying you'd have an ulterior motive to knock these diy systems being a professional installer and all, but combined with my CCTV, motion activated lighting and water firing intruder detection system (or a garden cat water sprayer to you and me) I'm pretty confident it's enough of a deterrent to whatever​ p1key happens to be wandering through.

Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 13th May 2017
49 Comments
The premium variant is £10 cheaper
HERE
Thanks was literally thinking about getting one of these today, any ideas on installation?
Original Poster
ben1979

The premium variant is £10 cheaperHERE


Slightly different thing, no android integration email or sms alerts which I need.
Original Poster
tom6195

Thanks was literally thinking about getting one of these today, any ideas … Thanks was literally thinking about getting one of these today, any ideas on installation?


All wireless so should be pretty straight forward.
Anybody knows the different between this and the 'premium' one? Without me Google it... I can see that this one send alert to your ios/android phone, but other than that?? Many thanks in advance.
great timing!
Original Poster
johnszi23

Anybody knows the different between this and the 'premium' one? Without … Anybody knows the different between this and the 'premium' one? Without me Google it... I can see that this one send alert to your ios/android phone, but other than that?? Many thanks in advance.



Thats about it from looking about (they're both HSA 6000 compatible) so you can arm/disarm via phone (and presumably geo location) you'd need to purchase remote controls for the premium or type in keypad each time, If you bought the hub thing (which alone is over £100) then they would both do the same thing.
Premium comes with an extra door sensor (about £17 from amazon) and looks like its hard wired to the phone socket if you want it to dial out.

Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 12th May 2017
Shame you cannot just buy the panel (that I know of) to replace my Yale that uses the telephone so I can do away with the phone line as that's all we use it for and want the option of alerts and also being able to turn it off remotely if we accidentally lock the cat in the living room.
tom6195

Thanks was literally thinking about getting one of these today, any ideas … Thanks was literally thinking about getting one of these today, any ideas on installation?



Very easy, takes a hour (or two max), you will have to drill a few holes in the wall, but that is about it.

Although the pictures show two yellow alarm boxes, one of them is a "dummy box" with nothing inside it.


Edited by: "MIB15" 12th May 2017
This is a great price for a Yale (or any) "smart" alarm kit; heat from me.

Bear in mind this is not compatible with the newer Easy Fit/EF accessories. If you need additional PIR's, door contacts and so on you will need to make sure they are for Yale HSA systems.

This also operates on the 433 MHz band that is allegedly easier to jam although this is probably a load of nonsense and isn't going to affect you either way as most opportunist thieves aren't walking around with signal jammers. The newer Yale alarms use the 868 MHz band instead but, again, there are likely to have never been any cases of this being an issue.
slightly off topic but does anyone know if it's possible to connect the panel of this alarm to a QNAP NAS and have it send some kind of signal to the NAP (and more specifically the Surveillance Station app) to get it to start recording via the attached IP cameras? Or am I asking too much
Edited by: "toffee_paul" 12th May 2017
Original Poster
toffee_paul

slightly off topic but does anyone know if it's possible to connect the … slightly off topic but does anyone know if it's possible to connect the panel of this alarm to a QNAP NAS and have it send some kind of signal to the NAP (and more specifically the Surveillance Station app) to get it to start recording via the attached IP cameras? Or am I asking too much



Does the qnap have ifttt integration?
I install service and repair alarms for a living. These systems are a cheap DIY alternative to a professional alarm. They are not very reliable which is not what you need as a security security system.
Original Poster
Infinitysecurity

I install service and repair alarms for a living. These systems are a … I install service and repair alarms for a living. These systems are a cheap DIY alternative to a professional alarm. They are not very reliable which is not what you need as a security security system.



Have you had experience of this system then, or is it just a generalisation?

Our expensive professionally installed system didn't last very long and when it did work it was iffy, so going the diy route. No need for contracts or servicing with these to keep up warranty , parts easy and cheap to replace and upgrade. Not saying you'd have an ulterior motive to knock these diy systems being a professional installer and all, but combined with my CCTV, motion activated lighting and water firing intruder detection system (or a garden cat water sprayer to you and me) I'm pretty confident it's enough of a deterrent to whatever​ p1key happens to be wandering through.

Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 13th May 2017
Infinitysecurity

I install service and repair alarms for a living. These systems are a … I install service and repair alarms for a living. These systems are a cheap DIY alternative to a professional alarm. They are not very reliable which is not what you need as a security security system.



​I have a wireless Yale Ef premium, had it about 4 years. Have added a remote fob to activate it from upatairs and it currently has 3 IR room sensors and 2 door contacts.


No false alarms, lets you know when batteries need changing, and the sensors always work (I hate house alarms, we only have it to keep my OH quiet, and I always forget its on and set it off).

So I can certainly say that the one I have fitted is very reliable.
Does this use a SIM card rather than wired to tel line?
Original Poster
ruheluddin86

Does this use a SIM card rather than wired to tel line?


Not installed mine yet only opened box but it mentions 20 SMS for free but Yale reserve right to charge for more - guess it uses their servers
Does this take a sim card?
jaydeeuk1

Not installed mine yet only opened box but it mentions 20 SMS for free … Not installed mine yet only opened box but it mentions 20 SMS for free but Yale reserve right to charge for more - guess it uses their servers



Does it take a sim or is it connect to tel line?
Any word on whether it takes SIM card?
so this still needs a phone line to connect to?
AS far as I can see no, it does not need a sim. on the Q&As on screwfix, one person asks if it needs to be plugged in a phone line, Yale themselves replied and said:
"Hi it will need to be plugged in to the internet router using the cable provided, there is no need for it to be connected to a phone line Thanks Yale Consumer Team"

So the hub that is provided with this sends a message to the Yale servers which in turns sends a text to your phone (the hub plugs into your router).
does it have a GSM sim provision? or does it use the internet connection?
22 Sep 2016
by
mind1over1matter,
derby
, DIY
Answer this Question
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?YesNo
(Report)
Hi the Alarm sends messages through the internet connection Thanks Yale Consumer Team
23 Sep 2016
by
Yale Consumer Team,
0of 0found this answer helpful.
I would read the 4th review:
" Alarm works well however:
The internal basestation has no sounder, and consequently:
1. The door sounders do not operate despite the software suggesting otherwise (option to turn door opening sounder exists)
2. There is no sound to warn on entry to disarm (a feature on every other alarm system on the market)
3. There is no audible indication that the alarm is set or disarmed
4. If the alarm sounds outside, there is no sounder inside so you don't know it's gone off. The outside alarm cannot be heard inside the house.
It needs a sounder inside the house. I would not have bought it had I realised there isn't no audible sounder inside. If someone was to break in during the night, we probably wouldn't hear the alarm go off. Very dissapointed. "
dilyes

I would read the 4th review:" Alarm works well however:The internal … I would read the 4th review:" Alarm works well however:The internal basestation has no sounder, and consequently:1. The door sounders do not operate despite the software suggesting otherwise (option to turn door opening sounder exists)2. There is no sound to warn on entry to disarm (a feature on every other alarm system on the market)3. There is no audible indication that the alarm is set or disarmed4. If the alarm sounds outside, there is no sounder inside so you don't know it's gone off. The outside alarm cannot be heard inside the house.It needs a sounder inside the house. I would not have bought it had I realised there isn't no audible sounder inside. If someone was to break in during the night, we probably wouldn't hear the alarm go off. Very dissapointed. "


Well Spotted, this makes it a NO NO for me I will have another look at the PYRONIX ENFORCER systems which are supposed to be as good as it gets for wireless systems, my daughter and her motherin law have have them and they seem really reliable.
Edited by: "SCOUSEKEVIN" 15th May 2017
Heat for price.

I'm looking to buy the Response miGuard. Last time I checked that was a better option.
The lack or internal alert is a deal breaker for me. Real shame
Infinitysecurity

I install service and repair alarms for a living. These systems are a … I install service and repair alarms for a living. These systems are a cheap DIY alternative to a professional alarm. They are not very reliable which is not what you need as a security security system.


Not my experience at all
Been using these 10 years
Been fine, regularly test them
What's your experience of them
RajUK

This is also a good one … This is also a good one https://www.alertelectrical.com/visonic-powermax-express-e-kit.html?gclid=Cj0KEQjwo-XIBRCOycL7hsuI_NoBEiQAuS6HtFaXqrCM_MCZq-yyjIFVZLTByVW1m-vN0w6wlgy5h4EaAjoE8P8HAQ


Powermax alarms are decent I know a guy who maintains over 40 of these as part of his company role. All he does for his money is change the batteries once a year. Very rare to get failures on them.
dilyes

I would read the 4th review:4. If the alarm sounds outside, there is no … I would read the 4th review:4. If the alarm sounds outside, there is no sounder inside so you don't know it's gone off. The outside alarm cannot be heard inside the house.It needs a sounder inside the house. I would not have bought it had I realised there isn't no audible sounder inside. If someone was to break in during the night, we probably wouldn't hear the alarm go off. Very dissapointed. "



Is there a reason why it can't be heard inside the house if it's going all guns blazing on your exterior wall? Surely it's audible? I mean if it's on my wall below my bedroom then surely I'm going to hear that?
Is this the exact same deal posted a month ago which got voted -66?

hotukdeals.com/dea…582

Gotta love HUKD!
if you read the Yale website....the control panels do have built in sirens that can be configured on or off. some of these smart alarms are clearly smarter than their owners or potential owners who don't read the facts from a reputable source before commenting incorrectly
MK_Nath

Is there a reason why it can't be heard inside the house if it's going … Is there a reason why it can't be heard inside the house if it's going all guns blazing on your exterior wall? Surely it's audible? I mean if it's on my wall below my bedroom then surely I'm going to hear that?


It means there is no internal alarm, then it depends how your house is set up .
I sleep in the back and with my last alarm when it was going off outside at the front of house I couldn't hear a thing
So replaced it With premium version
Original Poster
LordH

if you read the Yale website....the control panels do have built in … if you read the Yale website....the control panels do have built in sirens that can be configured on or off. some of these smart alarms are clearly smarter than their owners or potential owners who don't read the facts from a reputable source before commenting incorrectly


Not on this one though.
Original Poster
J4Y_B

Is this the exact same deal posted a month ago which got voted -66? … Is this the exact same deal posted a month ago which got voted -66? http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/yale-app-enabled-alarm-179-99-screwfix-2662582Gotta love HUKD!



When I submitted this deal no other matches were found...
jaydeeuk1

When I submitted this deal no other matches were found...



Dude, I ain't knocking you...I voted hot (but won't be buying) however for the last year or so HUKD has become a bit of a joke as its so inconsistent...I mean, STEAM deals get heat but when you post a Simplehuman bin deal (or any other premium product) you're a moron for spending too much on a bin...lol

p.s. I have a Simplehuman bin but have never posted a deal for one on here. haha
Edited by: "J4Y_B" 15th May 2017
I already have the Yale wireless system with loads of pir and stuff. Would just love the ability to turn this on remotely (rather than the dial in function which is useful but a pain) if only I could add that bit of functionality.
I've been sat on the fence looking at this alarm for months. This isn't a new price, but is a good offer.
My concern is that the system isn't forward compatible with future updates. However it currently does everything I want (zones, remote function via app, decent priced additional PIR's) ... so, I've committed to buying one!
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text