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Yale Sync Smart Home Alarm £219.99 Amazon (Works with Amazon Alexa)

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Posted 28th Jan
Product Description
The Sync Smart Home Alarm puts you firmly in control, giving you peace of mind that your home is secure and protected.

Check in from anywhere in the world and receive alerts and notifications when your alarm is triggered so you’ll always be in the know.

The handy geolocation feature reminds you to set the alarm when you’re leaving home, giving you one less thing to worry about.

Intelligently connected, our Sync alarm works with Philips Hue and Amazon Echo, combining lights, sound and voice to create the ultimate security deterrent.

All this and no monitoring fees.

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The Yale skill allows voice commands with any Alexa device.

With the skill you can:
- Fully arm your home
- Part arm areas of your home
- Receive status updates on your home security

Some example phrases include*:

'Alexa, ask Yale Smart Living to arm my alarm'
‘Alexa, ask Yale Smart Living is the patio locked?’
‘Alexa, ask Yale Smart Living is my side door closed?’
'Alexa, ask Yale Smart Living what can I say?'

*Please note that some of the features depend on the devices actually installed in your system

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The Sync Smart Home Alarm works with the following Yale accessories (NOTE: EF and SR Series accessories do not work with this product):

Yale Sync Alarm Pet PIR Motion Detector - B07965RC94
Yale Sync Alarm PIR Motion Detector - B07961XDF5
Yale Sync Alarm PIR Motion Detector – 3 Pack - B07961TBRV
Yale Sync Alarm Pet PIR Motion Detector - 3 Pack - B07961VX1V
Yale Sync Alarm Door/Window Sensor – B07961NG5F
Yale Sync Alarm Key Fob - B079669TP1
Yale Sync Alarm Remote Keypad - B07961PP3Z

Box Contents:

1x Smart Hub, 1x Siren, 2x Motion Detector, 1x Door/ Window Contact, 1x Keypad
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Are these any good ? Can anyone provide any feedback?
Edited by: "marcinp12" 28th Jan
I've purchased one for my new house. Not installed it yet but there mixed reviews. I guess it depends how well you can work it yourself. Seems simple enough to install watching the videos. You can get professional Installation on the Yale website for an extra £220 but I would fit it myself personally.

I feel it's good as the PIRs and door contacts don't need to be screwed into the wall and are all wireless
Probably best to train Alexa just to listen to one voice..
Otherwise anybody could turn it off
Good price
PhantomUser28/01/2019 11:31

Probably best to train Alexa just to listen to one voice..Otherwise …Probably best to train Alexa just to listen to one voice..Otherwise anybody could turn it off Good price


You can't turn it off with your voice.. :/
marcinp1216 m ago

Are these any good ? Can anyone provide any feedback?


Yes we have it and it works well. There have been two outages (Yale side) which prevented the app working correctly but that only lasted a few hours. The alarm worked manually during these outages
I was tempted by this and now it’s on offer, the mixed reviews are putting me off it though.
-Hue-12 m ago

You can't turn it off with your voice..


Phew... That would make sense
I’m happy with mine:
- easy to install. Used sticky pads for everything except the exterior siren
- app is ok. I tend to use the key pad to activate before going out the house and app to disable before opening the door.
- if I forget to set the alarm and have driven off, the app is handy
- I have Alexa but don’t use it for the alarm. You can’t create routines

The big yellow box on the front of the house was my main aim...just to put people off. You can just buy dummy sirens, but for the extra I am happy with the alarm being functional.

I’m hoping the app will be improved so I can schedule the alarm to activate/deactivate for the early hours, rather than having to do this myself.
Brought this last time it was reduced. Installed it myself very easily. Screwed PIR's to the wall and stuck door sensor with pads. Brought additional PIR from Toolstation as it was the cheapest as needed another one. It was simple to add this to the system. App seems to work ok, not using it with Alexa though.
I just wish the PIR'S and door contacts would work from my old wireless Yale alarm (although very happy with it the pet friendly sensors did not work as they were supposed to as they only work by blocking out stuff on thr floor and not the size which is no good for cats that climb on sides or if a burger was to crawl on the floor).
Dragon322 m ago

I just wish the PIR'S and door contacts would work from my old wireless …I just wish the PIR'S and door contacts would work from my old wireless Yale alarm (although very happy with it the pet friendly sensors did not work as they were supposed to as they only work by blocking out stuff on thr floor and not the size which is no good for cats that climb on sides or if a burger was to crawl on the floor).


A crawling burger. Tell us more...
Madcat8619 m ago

I was tempted by this and now it’s on offer, the mixed reviews are putting …I was tempted by this and now it’s on offer, the mixed reviews are putting me off it though.


From what I can gather most of the negative is about Alexa integration or due to the users poor installation.

Neither are a problem just users expectations.
There is limited Alexa integration but of course there would be you don't want anybody playing around with your alarm!

In terms of installation if you install it poorly you will get issues with tamper switches etc.
Very simple review:

"Does the job, but clunky as hell"

Good
- looks good
- not too bad to install
- a name you have heard off

Bad
- Shockingly slow and clunky app
- Terrible customer service (A gold star to anyone who can get through to their call centre in 20 minutes or less)
- Expensive(ish) addons
- Things like the camera PIR (takes a shapshot of intruder when set off) is pretty poor, certianly worse than your phone and not much use
- Batteries go all the time
- Changing batteries is an absolute hassle as it is very easy to set off the "tamper" alarm and extremely difficult to get it working again. To the point where two of my 5 units have had to be replaced because i tried to replace the battery so many times that the tiny plastic fixing broke.

Would not buy again, surely has to be better solutions out there.
Edited by: "omarlilyo" 28th Jan
Wouldn’t buy a wireless alarm unless it’s a 2 way wireless.
Guys look into Pyronix Entforcer, I have purchased and installed it when I moved in our new house and it’s a great system. One of a few where the connection is 128bit encrypted two way.
All those 'smart' alarms systems rely on wifi otherwise you won't get any real-time update when away.
What happens if the burglars start by cutting off the internet connection to the property? the whole system is useless?
Tibrocks1 m ago

All those 'smart' alarms systems rely on wifi otherwise you won't get any …All those 'smart' alarms systems rely on wifi otherwise you won't get any real-time update when away. What happens if the burglars start by cutting off the internet connection to the property? the whole system is useless?


If the internet for down the alarm still works as normal you just wouldn't get your notification through the app.
Tibrocks3 m ago

All those 'smart' alarms systems rely on wifi otherwise you won't get any …All those 'smart' alarms systems rely on wifi otherwise you won't get any real-time update when away. What happens if the burglars start by cutting off the internet connection to the property? the whole system is useless?


From the Yale site

What happens if the Internet goes down?


The alarm will remain in the state it was before the Internet went down. The communication between your hub and devices is on a wireless frequency that does not rely on an internet connection, so the system will continue to operate as normal, however, you would need to arm or disarm your system via a physical accessory such as a keypad or key fob until the internet connection is re-established. Please note that without an internet connection to your Hub, you will not be able to operate the alarm via the App.
Ah right - that's fine but it only means that the alarm will make some noise yet you wouldn't know what happened (which is the most important?) - will the alarm also make a call to the police or send an alert to your phone (cellular network, not wifi)?
Those would be more useful I think
craigbelperbrown28/01/2019 11:56

Brought this last time it was reduced. Installed it myself very easily. …Brought this last time it was reduced. Installed it myself very easily. Screwed PIR's to the wall and stuck door sensor with pads. Brought additional PIR from Toolstation as it was the cheapest as needed another one. It was simple to add this to the system. App seems to work ok, not using it with Alexa though.


Which PIR s did you buy from tools station. There are ones without the grey Yale sticker on them and was wondering if those one worked with this alarm
Tibrocks6 m ago

Ah right - that's fine but it only means that the alarm will make some …Ah right - that's fine but it only means that the alarm will make some noise yet you wouldn't know what happened (which is the most important?) - will the alarm also make a call to the police or send an alert to your phone (cellular network, not wifi)? Those would be more useful I think


No alarms make calls to the police. If you have a contract with an ARC you can get a ‘police response’ but it’ll cost you and it isn’t something you can install yourself.
Tibrocks21 m ago

All those 'smart' alarms systems rely on wifi otherwise you won't get any …All those 'smart' alarms systems rely on wifi otherwise you won't get any real-time update when away. What happens if the burglars start by cutting off the internet connection to the property? the whole system is useless?


My has a GSM module installed so that I will get a SMS.
Tibrocks18 m ago

Ah right - that's fine but it only means that the alarm will make some …Ah right - that's fine but it only means that the alarm will make some noise yet you wouldn't know what happened (which is the most important?) - will the alarm also make a call to the police or send an alert to your phone (cellular network, not wifi)? Those would be more useful I think


Alarms are a deterrent if somebody wants to rob my house they are going to rob it regardless.

This paired with my cameras is good enough for me as I'm not willing to pay a monthly fee.
Good price! Just ordered
chrisburke10050 m ago

Which PIR s did you buy from tools station. There are ones without the … Which PIR s did you buy from tools station. There are ones without the grey Yale sticker on them and was wondering if those one worked with this alarm


Yes they are the ones, their part number is 64439. Yales code is AC-PIR.
Is the alarm box hardwired?
craigbelperbrown19 h, 3 m ago

Brought this last time it was reduced. Installed it myself very easily. …Brought this last time it was reduced. Installed it myself very easily. Screwed PIR's to the wall and stuck door sensor with pads. Brought additional PIR from Toolstation as it was the cheapest as needed another one. It was simple to add this to the system. App seems to work ok, not using it with Alexa though.


"Bought"
Alarms are pointless, I'm sure most of the scrotes who do burglary think they are some sort of robbery dinner bell.
I just stuck up the sounder on the wall.same detterent less fuss....... As far as I'm aware, I'm the only person I know who has ever responded to someone else's alarm when it's gone off when they were out
I have the telephone one from 5 years ago. I wonder if my old pirs will work with this. Only the alarm buzzer on the internal control has gone on the old one.
Price seems to have gone up to £273.01 now. Shame
Has the price gone back up or am I missing a code?

Thanks
joker9982 m ago

Price seems to have gone up to £273.01 now. Shame


:-(
We looked at this Yale alarm but bought a Tiiwee instead. Much cheaper and has largely the same features except remote monitoring. Also available on Amazon for about £80
golo836 h, 14 m ago

Is the alarm box hardwired?


No its batteries
ferdy14739 m ago

Has the price gone back up or am I missing a code?Thanks


It will have gone back up was on a deal of the day
O ok ....thanks for posting anyway.
I've had the oldder style Yale alarm for many years. I recently purchased the newest style 1. Absolute rubbish had to return it back don't waste your money on it awful product
Tibrocks23 h, 33 m ago

All those 'smart' alarms systems rely on wifi otherwise you won't get any …All those 'smart' alarms systems rely on wifi otherwise you won't get any real-time update when away. What happens if the burglars start by cutting off the internet connection to the property? the whole system is useless?


If you consider yourself a target for the kind of burglars that will go to the trouble of cutting connections to the property this isn't the alarm for you - I would suggest a professionally installed bespoke system. This is a cheap, quick and easy deterrent for standard homes that will alert you and make a noise should you be unfortunate enough to be burgled. I've got the version previous to this. Works fine, app is adequate, easy to install, can be integrated with other home automation (via email and some programming), batteries last around 18-24 months in the PIR/sensors. Very happy with it for what I paid (about £100).
Edited by: "steford" 29th Jan
I cannot recommend enough for people to NOT buy this product, or any other Yale device (or in fact, ANY smart device) that is not supported by an app developed either by the company themselves, or a reliable software house. Yale farm this responsibility out it a 3rd party who is hilariously poor at developing and maintaining the app, making mistakes that range from mildly annoying, to incredibly dangerous.

To give you an example, the companion app was updated in October of last year with a feature that made the alarm status a persistent notification on android (by that I mean, your top notification, at all times, was whether your alarm was armed it disarmed, even if you were at home). Now this feature might be for some, but it wasn't for me, not least because it never worked, showing instead a random status that had nothing to do with the current alarm. Worse still, this notification COULD NOT BE DISABLED, until the developer fixed it... 3 MONTHS later. When I contacted the developer, they said they are "aware" of the issue. Yale's response? They didn't make the app, take it up with the developer.

In the past, I have had false alarms, a lack of alarms, the alarm being disabled for days because of some server outage, and a variety of other issues that have reduced my confidence in Yale smart alarms to almost 0.

To summarise: The hardware is good, but the software SUCKS, and as Yale don't make it themselves, and instead farm it out to someone clearly not capable of maintaining it, this makes the product completely unreliable. DO NOT BUY.
greg66628/01/2019 12:33

Guys look into Pyronix Entforcer, I have purchased and installed it when I …Guys look into Pyronix Entforcer, I have purchased and installed it when I moved in our new house and it’s a great system. One of a few where the connection is 128bit encrypted two way.


That will my next alarm with multiple bellboxes & remote monitoring for house & detached garage. Already got pir sensor security lighting but also looking into proximity sensors surrounding the property for entry approach. Carpet grippers & anti climb paint on the fences. Last one would be hkvision or dahua security cameras. Least a high powered megaphone, baseball bat & crowbar under the beds. You can never have enough security in this day of age with police cuts.
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