Yale Essentials Starter Alarm Kit is rated
Rated 3 out of
Easy to install but lacks a couple of features...
Being wireless and battery powered, installation is quick and neat. Set-up instructions are a little complicated and need to be followed exactly, line by line. First impressions are good, but I feel the system lacks two features which I think are quite important. First, I was surprised that there are no flashing LEDs on the siren to warn that the system is armed. An intruder might suspect that the siren is a dummy or, worse, not notice it at all in the dark. The main value of an alarm is to act as a deterrent, and it can't deter if it can't be seen or looks dead. Second, when entering the building with the system armed, there's no audible reminder to disarm the system or warning to an intruder that the alarm has been triggered. Both of these features might have been omitted to save battery life, but it's not ideal. I installed the alarm this afternoon, so can't comment on long-term performance and stability yet.
Date published: 2020-03-05
Rated 3 out of
Basic Security System.
Good for price. Difficult to extend. Had to purchase 2 units to obtain coverage an penetration in stone built property. No key fob available so reliant on keypads. Note not a guarded system so not insurance approved.
Date published: 2020-01-17
Rated 5 out of
Great little alarm
Easy to fit and easy to use, and it works!
Date published: 2019-12-21