YALE WIRELESS SMART HOME ALARM KIT SR-320 £240 @ B&Q
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YALE WIRELESS SMART HOME ALARM KIT SR-320 £240 @ B&Q

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I've installed a slightly different alarm system with three highly defined modes...

Alarm off

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Stand by

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Full trigger

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No problems as yet.
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What does the big white box do?

I've installed a slightly different alarm system with three highly defined modes...

Alarm off

32335733-RJltm.jpg
Stand by

32335733-0ALIM.jpg
Full trigger

32335733-n1jk1.jpg

No problems as yet.

Original Poster

The big white box is the hub that connects to your broadband router through an Ethernet cable. This box acts as a bridge between your alarm system and the smart phone app.

£235 on eBay if it helps anyone

Take a look at Visonic wireless alarms , far better quality than Yale .

yozzman12343 h, 15 m ago

Take a look at Visonic wireless alarms , far better quality than Yale .



Not so hot reviews though... amazon.co.uk/Pow…AFU

Wonder what the difference other than this one is dearer than the Yale Telecommunicating , bought last year for £160 still not fitted though, that also connects to phone?
amazon.co.uk/Yal…MMZ

Original Poster

This is what Which? says

Yale has three burglar alarm ranges:

Easy Fit Alarm range - there are four variations of this, depending on the size of the property and whether the alarm can auto-dial you. This range of alarms can be DIY installed.

SmartHome Alarm Range - this alarm is intended for professional installation and connects to your smartphone. It can be operated remotely and has touch-screen controls. The alarm can activate an upstairs light when someone enters your garden.

Standalone Alarm Range - this range provides portable alarms that can be used to protect a single room or a shed and are battery-operated.

Read more: which.co.uk/rev…rms - Which?

I have this. It’s excellent. Does not require professional installation

It makes a noise, police national policy is not to attend unless "other suspicious activity is seen"... Only way it to get NPCC Type A alarm and pay the monthly fees to security system monitoring station. Or get in house CCTV which if you phone through on seeing unlawful activity real time will get a police response.

Look into a Pyronix Entforcer - Uses a two-way 868MHz protocol with 128Bit encryption.

morrig30th Oct

Not so hot reviews though... …Not so hot reviews though... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Powermax-Complete-wireless-PROFESSIONALLY-INSTALLED/dp/B003UCPAFUWonder what the difference other than this one is dearer than the Yale Telecommunicating , bought last year for £160 still not fitted though, that also connects to phone? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yale-EF-Series-Telecommunicating-Alarm-Kit/dp/B00B8UR6LM/ref=pd_cp_201_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=9AAG84VHPAXZAF1XQMMZ

Telecommunicating system uses is traditional (with a physical control panel), but can call you via your landline. This is a wifi connected app controlled system.

alternative cheaper system, with decent reviews:
y-cam.com/pro…le/
Edited by: "kg808" 8th Nov

£216 with the B&Q Diamond club. :-)

I got the cheaper kit for about £100 on eBay. Very happy with it. Simple, does the job, the app is decent and it has a few nice features. I wish they'd thought about further IoT integration features though (it would be easy for Yale to add) but with a bit of messing about I have it triggering IFTTT/Stringify actions that can then switch my lights on and off if out. There is some SmartThings code out there which I also rewrote in Python for checking status, arming and disarming from 3rd party apps.

Good to have as a deterrent or added layer but I'd stick with wired systems personally. The wireless ones can be easily blocked by carrying a relatively cheap device... Which kind of defeats the object of it.

You can get a wired system (obviously minus installation) for this price like the texecom premier elite system. Alot better security wise. And can also have iot integration (one way only so no risk of people disarming it via access to your network/WiFi etc)

Just something to bear in mind.

Edit: not knocking the price or putting the deal down. But just wanted to make people aware of the potential downsides. Alot of people would of done their own research anyway but thought I'd put the message out just in case it helps the odd person. Price is good for this but would spend the money on other options myself. :-)
Edited by: "mastermixlee" 12th Nov
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