Yale Wireless EasyFit Alarm Kit for £99.99 from Ebuyer
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Yale Wireless EasyFit Alarm Kit for £99.99 from Ebuyer

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Found 2nd Apr 2014
Yale Wireless Alarm Kit complete with PIR sensors and door contacts is a great price. Most retailers are at £189.99 so this a fab Deal. I have looked at reviews and looks easy to install

Almost £100 pound cheaper than places like Maplin.
Only available for 24 hours

• Ready to go straight from the box
• Pre-linked and quick to install
• Wire-free
• 868 MHz
• Loud siren
• Enhanced jamming detection
• Extra secure rolling code transmission

Whats in the box?
• Siren Box x 1
• PIR Movement Detectors x 2
• Door/Window Contacts x 2
• Keypad x 1
- BDC

51 Comments

Yale customer support is non existent-be warned...

Is this unit any good?
Had my eye on the premium unit but this doesn't look massively different so I'm very tempted by this!
Anyone know if pet PIR sensors can be added?
Sorry for all the questions!

Look the same and I paid £148 two years ago. Good buy! Heat added!

Banned

iv got premium and I love it. think the only difference is no dummy box and no touch screen
I got mine from home base was 20% off and on sale.
I paid £178 for the premium kit also added a remote

sofiasar

iv got premium and I love it. think the only difference is no dummy box … iv got premium and I love it. think the only difference is no dummy box and no touch screenI got mine from home base was 20% off and on sale. I paid £178 for the premium kit also added a remote



Thanks sofiasar - would you say the premium is worth an extra £80 or so? I'm aware the dummy box is around £15 alone, but not sure i need it

Premium will dial your phone when activated not sure this will

I've got one of these on my garden shed/office. Worked great for about 6 months, then started going off every night. It's the batteries. The stupid part is you have no way of knowing WHICH battery as there are so many parts to the kit, so you have to replace the lot. Batteries to replace it all cost me £30. Doing that every 6 months is annoying, especially since you have to open it all up, set it to test mode, change the batteries, re-sync all the parts, reset the main board, etc.

I've no idea if there is a better option other than wired, but it's worth noting that these really arent 'set and forget' type units.

Also for what it's worth, mine came from an ebay shop, it must have been about June 2011 I bought it, as I'd just finished building the shed. The cost I've got down on my notes was £89.99 and £7.49 delivery, so £99.99 is about right - certainly not a 'deal' though, even less so since its eBuyer.

Original Poster

I looked at the above comments and decided to do a bit of reasearch. The above £89.99 I can only find on a old 6204 model which Screwfix had at £89.99 but no local branches had stock. I have looked everywhere on the kit and Ebuyer seems to be the cheapest. I'm told its the newer version which is allot easier to set up and can add more devices then the previous. Seen the PET PIRs work with it and the smoke detector. Going to give it a go before the deal ends

Spend your money on physical security. If you think an alarm bell will put a burglar off you may be mistaken. Better to make your home harder to get into.

These are alright, but I've had a few issues with my premium one - largely related to batteries!

Changing batteries in the door/window sensors is a pain - you always trigger a tamper setting. Eventually, after much faffing I worked out the problem - the spring in the anti-tamper switch loses its springiness after about a year, so when you put it back, it's not quite long enough to hit the anti-tamper pressure switch. Remembering to stretch the springs before putting it back together fixes this.

Also - the backup battery in our control panel failed after about 18 months. Yale are generally pretty good and popped one in the post for me, but be prepared to get an earful when you change it! It doesn't look like there's a way to avoid setting off the tamper alarm when changing it, as you will have the unit open when powering it on!

scrumpypaul

Spend your money on physical security. If you think an alarm bell will … Spend your money on physical security. If you think an alarm bell will put a burglar off you may be mistaken. Better to make your home harder to get into.



It's not so much that. It alerts people - like your neighbours (or yourself if you have one hooked up to a phone line) who could disturb them, or minimise the effects of it. It also might scare them off (simple things such as an alarm, or a PIR light by entrances, can often be enough).

In reply to "scrumpypaul"

Apart from putting bars on all windows how do you stop someone breaking through your double glazed windows? Locks on all doors and windows, just smash 8x4 patio door window. Alarm now fitted.
Edited by: "compadre" 2nd Apr 2014

You get what you pay for with these systems. More trouble than they`re worth, imo.

Had my premium system over 5 years now...I'll vouch for its quality, + easy installation and easy to operate/understand.

czechoslovakia

You get what you pay for with these systems. More trouble than they`re … You get what you pay for with these systems. More trouble than they`re worth, imo.



Do you have one ?

Had mine for 5 years and never, ever had a problem. No false alarms and it tells you which batteries to change when they are low, Have only ever changed the main bell batteries twice.

Great piece of kit !

I have a similar system but made by Friedland, basic but does a good job. Installed 2 years ago still have the same batteries, and no false alarms, Yale is a good manufacture and this is a very competitive price. Voted hot.

Alarms are pretty much useless these days, as neighbours don't investigate why your alarm is going off.

ToOn7

Alarms are pretty much useless these days, as neighbours don't … Alarms are pretty much useless these days, as neighbours don't investigate why your alarm is going off.


No neighbours don't but you wouldn't be able to think straight with the racket my alarm makes so you would just leave

Would prefer a cheap Pro version... Any deals for that?

sergiup

Would prefer a cheap Pro version... Any deals for that?



£160 from Screwfix seems to be the cheapest.

scrumpypaul

Spend your money on physical security. If you think an alarm bell will … Spend your money on physical security. If you think an alarm bell will put a burglar off you may be mistaken. Better to make your home harder to get into.



Quote from an American survey:

A majority of burglars considered the presence of deterrents such as … A majority of burglars considered the presence of deterrents such as alarms, outdoor cameras and other surveillance equipment when choosing a potential residential or commercial target: ~83% of the offenders said they would attempt to determine if an alarm was present before attempting a burglary, 50% said they would never pick a target with an alarm.This was particularly true among the subset of burglars who were more likely to spend time deliberately and carefully planning a burglary. A separate survey on home security by ADT found that only 29% of Americans have a home security system.

Just ordered thanks, best price as seen .Heat added!

Mutha

Do you have one ?Had mine for 5 years and never, ever had a problem. No … Do you have one ?Had mine for 5 years and never, ever had a problem. No false alarms and it tells you which batteries to change when they are low, Have only ever changed the main bell batteries twice.Great piece of kit !



Me too. Had mine for 4 years. Really easy to install and maintain.

compadre

In reply to "scrumpypaul"Apart from putting bars on all windows how do … In reply to "scrumpypaul"Apart from putting bars on all windows how do you stop someone breaking through your double glazed windows? Locks on all doors and windows, just smash 8x4 patio door window. Alarm now fitted.



If a burglar is prepared to go to the effort of smashing a huge double glazed window, with the inherent risks of cutting themselves and therefore leaving their blood at the scene as damning evidence, the strong likelihood is (a) there is - or they believe there is - something of significant value inside which they want and (b) they will not be too troubled about an alarm beeping at them.

I have spent the last quarter of a century dealing, amongst a whole range of other things, with those unfortunate people who become victims of crime. Many of these (though nowadays, far far less than in the past - don't have nightmares everyone) have been burgled. In many of these cases, they have been something of an easy target or, if not particularly easy, at least easier than their neighbour. This could have been because of a number of factors such as poor physical security, rubbish locks, locks not engaged, windows left open, things left openly on display, obvious signs of the premises not being occupied etc etc.

Bluntly, if a burglar wants to be in your home then there is a fair chance they may be able to succeed. Police now do not routinely attend reports of house or car alarms going off unless there is further evidence to suggest a crime is happening - there are simply too many false activations to justify it.

Alarms do give people peace of mind and can act as a deterrent, though to be honest a dummy alarm bell box could have a similar impact but costs a lot less.

If I had X amount of pounds to spend on security in MY home, the last thing I would consider spending it on is an alarm. Instead, good quality doors (especially the newer composite doors - extremely tough) and windows.

shakeyjake - in USA burglars are considerably more likely to be shot by either the cops or the homeowners than they are here.

With my scrumpypaul ad-hoc survey, a majority of burgling pondlife scum in the UK will simply knock on your door to establish if anyone is in. If you are, they may say "Hi, is Billy in?", to be met with the reply "Sorry, you have the wrong house" and they will wander off, leaving you to your business.

If no answer, they will be round the back, jemmying your windows to nick your stuff.

They do not care about alarms. They know that "have a go heroes" are rarely happened upon. They know that there are extremely few cops around. They know that they will, in general terms, have a few minutes before they need to scarper and will endeavour to get in, search rooms, nick stuff, get out and away as quickly as they possibly can. They do not care about alarms.

Having said all this, I reiterate my point - burglaries are much fewer and farther between now than in the past due to loads of factors such as increased sentencing guidelines, inclusion of aggravating factors within sentencing, better physical security, relatively low cost nowadays of electrical goods, increased size of valuables such as TV's etc. A fair proportion of the burglaries now encountered are "fishing rod" style burglaries where car keys left on display are pinched via a rod through the letter box and the car nicked.

Scrumpy Paul - The reason I bought mine was that some SCUMBAG tried to get in my house one night. He was flashing his camera through my letterbox obviously trying to see if there were keys hanging up anywhere, (which there never is). I then crept downstairs as he was trying to force the Yale lock on my front door. By the time I had unbolted the deadlock and 5 lever he had started running.

As he wouldn't have got in without smashing the door down there's a chance he may have gone round the back and popped one of the windows.

I then thought that if he did decide to do this there would be an alarm system with PIR's etc waiting for him to alert me upstairs and hopefully he would scarper before I put a metal bar over his head.

My daughter also feels a lot safer now knowing that if someone gets in it will set the alarm off.

wireless alarms, no no no no no !!!!

Mutha

Scrumpy Paul - The reason I bought mine was that some SCUMBAG tried to … Scrumpy Paul - The reason I bought mine was that some SCUMBAG tried to get in my house one night. He was flashing his camera through my letterbox obviously trying to see if there were keys hanging up anywhere, (which there never is). I then crept downstairs as he was trying to force the Yale lock on my front door. By the time I had unbolted the deadlock and 5 lever he had started running. As he wouldn't have got in without smashing the door down there's a chance he may have gone round the back and popped one of the windows.I then thought that if he did decide to do this there would be an alarm system with PIR's etc waiting for him to alert me upstairs and hopefully he would scarper before I put a metal bar over his head.My daughter also feels a lot safer now knowing that if someone gets in it will set the alarm off.



Fair enough, but if you have a limited budget - in my experience - it makes more sense to install better security over an alarm. Secondary door and window locks/catches come in a range of versions and fitments and can be had for as little as a couple of quid upwards dependant on what you're after. This alone could well make a prospective burglar decide you are too hard a target.

Here's another point that may have relevance. Where I live, EVERY house has the exact same alarm installed by the builder. All of these alarms have the same permanently flashing lights on the boxes, irrespective of whether they are armed or not. Yet some houses, over the years, have been burgled whilst the vast bulk haven't. Trust me, this will not be down to the burglar worrying about an alarm, it will instead be down to opportunism vs unlocked doors/windows vs items left on display etc - all the factors I mentioned earlier.

I am pleased you have gained some peace of mind with your alarm - however, in my view, the preventative measure of decent strong visible security measures putting a burglar off far outweighs an alarm going off in the middle of the night when said burglar has fancied his chances.
Edited by: "scrumpypaul" 2nd Apr 2014

Banned

yes forgot to mention the premium rings you!
3, numbers i

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Yale Premium Kit £132.50 from here: … Yale Premium Kit £132.50 from here: http://www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk/products/locks_latches_and_security/alarms_and_protection/7194/yale_premium_alarm_kit/825434


Look.back 5 posts!

Re the links above re £132 for the premium kit. You need to add vat. So £160 same as screwfix.

I live on a new estate where there have been a number of burglaries. Most have been through open windows and cat flaps. Essex police have been round to suggest alarms as a deterrent so I'm looking at the premium system. I don't think £160 is a lot of money for piece of mind. I think £500 is though and. I've considered this kit but think the extra £60 for additional features is worth it.

Also considered cctv but decided against that as too much money and probably as effective as an alarm.

cbrpaul

wireless alarms, no no no no no !!!!



Can you let me know why as I'm seriously considering a wireless alarm. Thanks

shakeyjake66

Me too. Had mine for 4 years. Really easy to install and maintain.



How often do you have to replace batteries. Have you many false alarms thanks

Caught a chap trying to sneak up my back passage with one of these alarms. Never looked back.

Re the links above re £132 for the premium kit. You need to add vat. So £160 same as screwfix.


Never noticed that.....

goombahxxx

Re the links above re £132 for the premium kit. You need to add vat. So … Re the links above re £132 for the premium kit. You need to add vat. So £160 same as screwfix. Never noticed that.....



I only did when I put it in my basket the check it as I thought it was too cheep.

I'm tossing up between the premium Yale. And this from tesco

tesco.com/dir…815


£20 off so £180. And seems to suggest better frequency and solar panel alarm box.

I heard the wireless alarms can be easily hacked from outside, plus you have to remember to replace batteries every now and then. Best protection is wired alarm with GPS module, I got Honeywell that will call up to 9 numbers when alarm goes off (I have mine, my wife, my neighbour and friends phones set up), it's a bit of hassle to install it (took me a few days) but definately worth it.

compadre

In reply to "scrumpypaul"Apart from putting bars on all windows how do … In reply to "scrumpypaul"Apart from putting bars on all windows how do you stop someone breaking through your double glazed windows? Locks on all doors and windows, just smash 8x4 patio door window. Alarm now fitted.



Triple glazed with laminated glass will do the trick there
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