Yale Smart Home Alarm SR-320 £218.66 @ Amazon
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Yale Smart Home Alarm SR-320 £218.66 @ Amazon

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Found 20th Jan
Smart Home Alarm system from Yale.

Included in the package is the smart hub, alarm, keypad, 2 motion detectors and 1 door sensor plus batteries and fittings. This is the first time I've seen this alarm below £250 so I find it a good buy. The available yale accessories on Amazon also seem to be discounted so I've stocked up on extra bits and bobs to make a more complete package. Recommended to me by a colleague and others on Hotukdeals.
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Fic16 m ago

Waste of money. They just get ignored when they go off.

Maybe by your neighbours, but not by the person breaking in. Or by the burglar deciding which house to break into.
I haven't had this one, but got the Yale wireless alarm that phones you when it's set off. Similar in appearance and setup to this, but without this smart connectivity.

It's been straight forward to install and maintain. Had it for about 4-5 years, had to change the batteries on the IR sensors once. Haven't had any false alarms. It does what it's supposed to.

It came with two IR room sensors and 2 door/window sensors. I've added an extra IR sensor for another room and a fob to arm it upstairs instead of on the key pad downstairs.

I did want to get the hub for my system, but they are on different frequencies and I can't justify replacing a perfectly good alarm just for the connectivity.
Edited by: "Dipbill" 20th Jan
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Interesting concept. What extra bits and bobs do you need? I presume just more door/window sensors but want to get this right
Can anyone recommended a wired system?
Anyone fitted one of these? How hard is it? Cheers
paulbohs16 m ago

Interesting concept. What extra bits and bobs do you need? I presume just …Interesting concept. What extra bits and bobs do you need? I presume just more door/window sensors but want to get this right


I got an extra door/window sensor and 2 key fobs so I could arm/disarm the system with the press of a button.
I haven't had this one, but got the Yale wireless alarm that phones you when it's set off. Similar in appearance and setup to this, but without this smart connectivity.

It's been straight forward to install and maintain. Had it for about 4-5 years, had to change the batteries on the IR sensors once. Haven't had any false alarms. It does what it's supposed to.

It came with two IR room sensors and 2 door/window sensors. I've added an extra IR sensor for another room and a fob to arm it upstairs instead of on the key pad downstairs.

I did want to get the hub for my system, but they are on different frequencies and I can't justify replacing a perfectly good alarm just for the connectivity.
Edited by: "Dipbill" 20th Jan
te72123 m ago

Anyone fitted one of these? How hard is it? Cheers


A colleague of mine told me that it took about an hour to set up. Apparently everything in the package is pre-linked so no faffing about.
Edited by: "andypol" 20th Jan
for comparison anyone considered a Visonic system such as this:

amazon.co.uk/Vis…nic
Had this around a year. Easy to install. Had no problems. Not had to change any batteries yet
I run this at home, very simple and easy to set up on phone's also. Meant we could finally do away with our landline. Also hooks up to the Connexis L1 door lock and allows you to open the door and disable the alarm in one action.
Dipbill39 m ago

I haven't had this one, but got the Yale wireless alarm that phones you …I haven't had this one, but got the Yale wireless alarm that phones you when it's set off. Similar in appearance and setup to this, but without this smart connectivity.It's been straight forward to install and maintain. Had it for about 4-5 years, had to change the batteries on the IR sensors once. Haven't had any false alarms. It does what it's supposed to.It came with two IR room sensors and 2 door/window sensors. I've added an extra IR sensor for another room and a fob to arm it upstairs instead of on the key pad downstairs.I did want to get the hub for my system, but they are on different frequencies and I can't justify replacing a perfectly good alarm just for the connectivity.


Iv had mine for just under 3 years and it seems its totally failed.
The siren doesn't work, now the door contactor doesn't work and neither does 1 wall sensor.
It makes me feel so sad as it was a telecommunications Yale alarm.
Now i am thinking of getting a wired one
You can get the Yale Easy Fit Standard Alarm for £108 from safe.co.uk
It's basically this without the router included but has 2 door contacts.

I paid £175 for Yale Easy Fit Standard Alarm + Extra PIR Sensor + Keyfob
Edited by: "maxamus007" 20th Jan
te7214 h, 4 m ago

Anyone fitted one of these? How hard is it? Cheers


Pretty easy, if you've self installed say a Sky/Virgin box and you can drill 4 screw holes per PIR sensor then you'll be fine. You will need a ladder to fit the siren box which is meant to be situated high up outside. There's plenty of self help videos on YouTube.

I have installed one at home and I'm very happy with it and not had a problems with any false alarms etc.
Great price for this. I have one and fitted it quite easily, no wires needed. I added an extra PIR which can be bought at most diy places, Screwfix seems to be the cheapest for extra PIR sensors at the moment.

I highly recommend this alarm, it's been fitted nearly a year and so far no problems whatsoever. With an easy to use phone app. Buy it you won't be disappointed.
Huraqan4 h, 30 m ago

Pretty easy, if you've self installed say a Sky/Virgin box and you can …Pretty easy, if you've self installed say a Sky/Virgin box and you can drill 4 screw holes per PIR sensor then you'll be fine. You will need a ladder to fit the siren box which is meant to be situated high up outside. There's plenty of self help videos on YouTube. I have installed one at home and I'm very happy with it and not had a problems with any false alarms etc.


That's great thank you, we have the power point already in I'm told and with what your saying it sounds like something I could do, thank you very much,
te7219 m ago

That's great thank you, we have the power point already in I'm told and …That's great thank you, we have the power point already in I'm told and with what your saying it sounds like something I could do, thank you very much,


No worries, glad to be of help. The app even has the videos required to install the alarm. You'll need 3 D Cell batteries for the main siren, probably advisable to get top quality ones.
Dipbill9 h, 16 m ago

I haven't had this one, but got the Yale wireless alarm that phones you …I haven't had this one, but got the Yale wireless alarm that phones you when it's set off. Similar in appearance and setup to this, but without this smart connectivity.It's been straight forward to install and maintain. Had it for about 4-5 years, had to change the batteries on the IR sensors once. Haven't had any false alarms. It does what it's supposed to.It came with two IR room sensors and 2 door/window sensors. I've added an extra IR sensor for another room and a fob to arm it upstairs instead of on the key pad downstairs.I did want to get the hub for my system, but they are on different frequencies and I can't justify replacing a perfectly good alarm just for the connectivity.


I have a yale telecommunicating alarm EF-series ,what extras can I fit with it apart from the usual pir and door sensors, can I add and wifi things
"Smart" - does it mean it integrates with smart home systems using Zwave or Zigbee protocols?
Fic16 m ago

Waste of money. They just get ignored when they go off.

Maybe by your neighbours, but not by the person breaking in. Or by the burglar deciding which house to break into.
I opted for the ismart alarm, seems to work fine
Dipbill11 h, 22 m ago

I haven't had this one, but got the Yale wireless alarm that phones you …I haven't had this one, but got the Yale wireless alarm that phones you when it's set off. Similar in appearance and setup to this, but without this smart connectivity.It's been straight forward to install and maintain. Had it for about 4-5 years, had to change the batteries on the IR sensors once. Haven't had any false alarms. It does what it's supposed to.It came with two IR room sensors and 2 door/window sensors. I've added an extra IR sensor for another room and a fob to arm it upstairs instead of on the key pad downstairs.I did want to get the hub for my system, but they are on different frequencies and I can't justify replacing a perfectly good alarm just for the connectivity.

​so can I not buy this and make use if the existing sensors of my wireless unit and just replace the siren box outside?
simba258511 h, 21 m ago

for comparison anyone considered a Visonic system such as this: …for comparison anyone considered a Visonic system such as this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Visonic-PowerMax-Professional-Wireless-Intruder/dp/B00XEYYO2Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516486249&sr=8-1&keywords=visonic


I know a lot of Installers prefer Visonic as a Wireless solution.
evostick471 h, 27 m ago

Maybe by your neighbours, but not by the person breaking in. Or by the …Maybe by your neighbours, but not by the person breaking in. Or by the burglar deciding which house to break into.


Evostick is absolutely right. Not all, but most opportunist burglars are deterred by an alarm so long as it looks a good, working system. There's always the house opposite that doesn't have one. Should a burglary occur, an alarm that activates can then limit the amount of time in the house.

To anyone considering getting a DIY system, I'd recommend anyone to get a quote for a commercially fitted hard wired alarm system. Yes, you pay more, but maybe not as much as you may expect. I like to keep on top of prices and a local reputable company near me gave me a ball park £460 plus VAT for typical 3 bed semi. I see a lot of alarm systems and the hard wired commercial systems often five, ten, fifteen years old still working so long as they are maintained. See a lot of issues with DIY wireless, longevity, false alarms, fail to activate, incorrect siting of PIRs etc.
Edited by: "BlackCloud" 21st Jan
jamiethind11 h, 53 m ago

Can anyone recommended a wired system?



Have a look at Texecom's stuff. For domestic properties, they're the gold standard imo.
Misslovely11 h, 19 m ago

Iv had mine for just under 3 years and it seems its totally failed. The …Iv had mine for just under 3 years and it seems its totally failed. The siren doesn't work, now the door contactor doesn't work and neither does 1 wall sensor. It makes me feel so sad as it was a telecommunications Yale alarm.Now i am thinking of getting a wired one


Have you replaced the batteries and reconnected the sensors to the control panel?

Most of my system went down, as I'd forgotten to change the batteries.
andrew08uk2 h, 47 m ago

I have a yale telecommunicating alarm EF-series ,what extras can I fit …I have a yale telecommunicating alarm EF-series ,what extras can I fit with it apart from the usual pir and door sensors, can I add and wifi things


Don't think there's a WiFi compatible unit for the earlier telecommunications system. It'll depend on the frequency they all work on. You can check on the yale website.

Apart from the PIR's and door contacts there's not a lot else I don't think, you can get a key fob which can arm the system and a purple of other things, as well as a second keypad to put in another location, such as upstairs. We just use a key fob on a hook on the back of the bedroom door to set it when we go to bed.
japcars41 m ago

​so can I not buy this and make use if the existing sensors of my wireless …​so can I not buy this and make use if the existing sensors of my wireless unit and just replace the siren box outside?


Depends which system the old one is.

If it is on the same frequency as the new smart alarm you should be able to.
Hmmm, apparently these Yale Burglar systems are not great as per reviews
Edited by: "sinxa" 21st Jan
Dipbill12 h, 15 m ago

I haven't had this one, but got the Yale wireless alarm that phones you …I haven't had this one, but got the Yale wireless alarm that phones you when it's set off. Similar in appearance and setup to this, but without this smart connectivity.It's been straight forward to install and maintain. Had it for about 4-5 years, had to change the batteries on the IR sensors once. Haven't had any false alarms. It does what it's supposed to.It came with two IR room sensors and 2 door/window sensors. I've added an extra IR sensor for another room and a fob to arm it upstairs instead of on the key pad downstairs.I did want to get the hub for my system, but they are on different frequencies and I can't justify replacing a perfectly good alarm just for the connectivity.


Same here. Shame really as I would have loved to have been able to swap out the hub
Misslovely12 h, 34 m ago

Iv had mine for just under 3 years and it seems its totally failed. The …Iv had mine for just under 3 years and it seems its totally failed. The siren doesn't work, now the door contactor doesn't work and neither does 1 wall sensor. It makes me feel so sad as it was a telecommunications Yale alarm.Now i am thinking of getting a wired one


Have you changed the batteries?

Recommendation is for their replacement every 2 years but this is totally dependant on number of operations of the detector. Obviously a frequently used door will tire a battery far quicker than one never used.
I used to have this and it was really easy to set up. App is a breeze to use and adding pet friendly detectors and a pir with a camera was no trouble. Wife loved it for ease of setting and unsettling and the notifications we got.

Never had any false alarms. In fact never had any alarms even when I came home one day to find the mother in law had let herself in and the alarm was on and hadn’t gone off...........🤨

That’s gone and now have a Risco system installed by an National Security Inspectorate certified company so I know they know what they’re doing. No issues and so far it works faultlessly. Shock sensors on my windows and doors, due to size of my primary defence, boxer hound, with detectors in outbuildings. Wired bell and keypad minimise ongoing service costs as going fully wired wouldn’t have covered the outbuildings.
Edited by: "mamil1967" 21st Jan
evostick473 h, 26 m ago

Maybe by your neighbours, but not by the person breaking in. Or by the …Maybe by your neighbours, but not by the person breaking in. Or by the burglar deciding which house to break into.


Mine went off a month ago due to user error by my son. Had two sets of neighbours come round to see what was going on so definitely dependant on you neighbourhood culture.
maxamus00713 h, 13 m ago

You can get the Yale Easy Fit Standard Alarm for £108 from safe.co.ukIt's …You can get the Yale Easy Fit Standard Alarm for £108 from safe.co.ukIt's basically this without the router included but has 2 door contacts.I paid £175 for Yale Easy Fit Standard Alarm + Extra PIR Sensor + Keyfob


Thanks for the link. Me and a friend both just bought the era valiant kit with extra key fob for £118 delivered
To be fair when comparing manufacturers such as texecom, visonic, risco etc then there is little to chose from the regarding performance as an intruder alarm as they all need to meet set standards. This Yale alarm does not. The differences in additional functionality, apps etc, can be most important thing to the end user and can determine why they choose one over another, or more importantly why that company chooses one more than the other. Not to mention their discount rates.

Having a system well installed is more of the key as installing a poor detector looking at the vulnerable area is better than a good detector looking where someone is unlikely to break in. Problem for most is you pay for that level of knowledge and service and people might not be able to afford this.

In the end this is better than nothing but only just in my opinion.
If the internet supply is disconnected (either due to an intruder simply cutting the plainly visible wire leading to the front of the house or, far more likely, there is a fault with the IP service) what happens? Presumably all the wifi sensors are rendered useless. Would the alarm sound automatically? The thought that my neighbours would be disturbed every time the Virgin Media service went down would definitely be a non-starter for me.
If that;s the case, what are the alternatives other than fully hard-wired system?
stanno37 m ago

If the internet supply is disconnected (either due to an intruder simply …If the internet supply is disconnected (either due to an intruder simply cutting the plainly visible wire leading to the front of the house or, far more likely, there is a fault with the IP service) what happens? Presumably all the wifi sensors are rendered useless. Would the alarm sound automatically? The thought that my neighbours would be disturbed every time the Virgin Media service went down would definitely be a non-starter for me.If that;s the case, what are the alternatives other than fully hard-wired system?


The alarm and all the sensors still work, it's just the smart hub won't be able to send out an email alerting you.
Fic5 h, 58 m ago

Waste of money. They just get ignored when they go off.


Not by most burglars, and of course thankfully I have at least 5 neighbours who'll come running if my alarm goes off.
stanno40 m ago

If the internet supply is disconnected (either due to an intruder simply …If the internet supply is disconnected (either due to an intruder simply cutting the plainly visible wire leading to the front of the house or, far more likely, there is a fault with the IP service) what happens? Presumably all the wifi sensors are rendered useless. Would the alarm sound automatically? The thought that my neighbours would be disturbed every time the Virgin Media service went down would definitely be a non-starter for me.If that;s the case, what are the alternatives other than fully hard-wired system?


The sensors don't work via WiFi, the only thing you'll miss is the app notification.
te72116 h, 26 m ago

Anyone fitted one of these? How hard is it? Cheers


We have this and are in no way experts in DIY, it’s easy to fit and works well.
Did a quick start quide a while ago. Had one for 2 years now. App is quite basic but other than that it's a good system.
Yale Smart Alarm Quick Start Guide
I've owned a Yale wireless alarm for the last 12yrs and only ever had two false alarms, caused by spiders in the conservatory, changed the pir to a pet friendly one, issue solved.
Yes you could pay for a so called professional to install another brand, but at the end of the day they do the exact same thing, albeit I don't have to pay someone a pointless amount of money annually for a so called service!
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