DIY Wireless Alarm System

 

41zDbHHsxFLThe best wireless home security system value on the market, the 8-piece Simplisafe2 Plus Package features pre-programmed sensors that work together instantly — right out of the box — and you can install them and fully protect your home in 15 minutes or less. All systems are fully customizable, so you can start with the sensors listed in this package and add more of the sensors you need, whenever you want

.Simplisafe2 Wireless Home Security System 8-piece Plus Package

 

New Wireless Alarms Save You Hundreds on Set-Up

Nobody wants a stranger drilling holes in their wall — so why should you pay over $200 for messy installations? SimpliSafe is wireless and installs in minutes: all the sensors arrive pre-programmed and ready to be mounted. No tools required, now wires, no hassles.

Plus, wireless means that you can easily take your system with you, wherever life may take you next.

Sophisticated Mobile Security for Control On-the-Go

Introducing the free app that gives you total control of your security system from anywhere in the world, whether you’re at the office or out enjoying the sun with the kids. Available for iPhone, Android, and Windows smartphones.

SMS and email alerts keep you informed 24/7. With alarm and activity alerts sent directly to your phone, you gain the peace of mind to enjoy your day.

SimpliSafe Guarantee: No Contracts, No Risk, No Hassle

Our customers keep coming back because of our exceptional security and legendary customer support, not because of contracts and commitments. No contracts means no cancellation fees, no minimum commitments: no hassle.

What’s in the Box

One Keypad — Unlike other alarms, if a SimpliSafe keypad were smashed, the alarm would continue to function. That’s because SimpliSafe took the “brains” out of the Keypad and put them into the separate Base Station.

One Base Station — Plug-and-play, the Base Station is responsible for sending all your alarm signals to SimpliSafe’s 24/7 alarm monitoring center. Using the same cellular technology that’s in your mobile phone, it includes a SIM card that gets activated when you subscribe to the SimpliSafe alarm monitoring service.

One Motion Sensor — Detects motion within 30 feet. The sensor has a “field of vision” of 90 degrees, giving you a full range of coverage when placed in a corner.

Four Entry Sensors — The sensor detects whenever the magnet moves more than two inches away from it, so it knows whenever the door or window opens. The magnet can be placed up to 2 inches from the sensor, so sensors fit on all types of doors and windows.

One Keychain Remote — Arm and disarm your alarm with a push of a button. Set your alarm to away after you leave to protect your home. Simply press off to disarm your system as you approach your front door. Pressing the panic button alerts SimpliSafe’s Emergency Monitoring Center that you need help fast.

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1,452 of 1,517 people found the following review helpful

By J_Onyx TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 3, 2012

I write this from conviction that people thinking of investing in this alarm system alternative need a more thoughtful review than the many here who quickly post a gushing review and the few who post nonsense negative reviews.1st Simplisafe is easy to install yourself and it is a quality budget alternative to the big alarm system companies (who rely on less than ethical sales methods) who relieve people of a few thousand dollars and lock them into an expensive 2 to 3 year monitoring contract.

The hardware is easy to install and get working & for less than $400 most people can seriously discourage felons from targeting their home. Simplisafe is much more up front & consumer oriented than other alarm companies BUT Simplisafe sales department does do its share of hype & exaggeration. You cannot install the sensors & motion detectors in the mindless simple way you are lead to believe. If you slap them up in a few minutes, you will regret it. Take a few minutes and determine the best places to position the sensors & detectors.

The advertising shows people just mindlessly sticking sensors and detectors around their house. Then, in response to criticism that people report their senors or detectors fell off, Simplisafe blames it on the owner for not (dah…) cleaning the area first. Even that is hype because cleaning is not enough. It’s not wise to just rely on the sticky tape for the heavier pieces, especially the keypad and the motion detectors. Simplisafe techs know this which is why each sensor has a removable installation panel with two screw holes and screws.

There are two significant flaws in the Simplisafe system which Simplisafe advertising and information tip toes around and buyers do not realize until after they buy and install their system.

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Fortress Security






715-yUC8exL._SL1500_Fortress Security Store (TM) GSM-B Wireless Cellular GSM Home Security Alarm System Auto Dial System : DIY Kit

  • All the functions of a high-end alarm monitoring system without the monthly fees!
  • Totally wireless system with built-in GMS dialer. Activates siren then dials your phone or sends a text message in case of intrusion
  • Remote monitoring. Call the system anytime and check status, remotely arm or disarm the alarm and use the intercom function
  • Dual Network. Connect the unit to both your landline and GSM simcard in case one fails.

Includes

* 1 X Main Console
* 10 X Window/Door Contacts
* 3 X Passive infrared motion detectors
* 3 X Remote control keyfobs
* 1 X Loud indoor siren (approx. 30 inch wire)
* 1 X Loud outdoor siren (includes approx. 5 ft 110v wall adapter)
* 1 X Panic Button
* 4 X Alarm Warning Stickers (two for windows, two for doors)

Product Description

 The Fortress GSM-B allows you to install a full-scale monitored alarm in your home without incurring costly monthly fees. A totally wireless system, the main console monitors the remote sensors (see below) and triggers the alarm in case of an intrusion. At the same time, it’ll send a text message or call you to notify you of a potential break-in. Enter 6 numbers to dial in case the first isn’t answered, and 3 SMS numbers. Text feature requires use of a SIM card.

The GSM-B has both landline and GMS capabilities, allowing one as a backup. In case an intruder manages to cut your landline, the system will still function with the GSM dialer. Furthermore, the alarm will automatically sound if the landline is forcibly cut and the system is armed.

Dial in to arm or disarm the system, check the status or use the built-in intercom. This allows you to talk to anyone near the main console. Intercom feature requires use of a SIM card.

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123 of 127 people found the following review helpful

By nexuspeer on June 27, 2014

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It was easy to set up (you do need to reed the included instructions, but they are easy)!
Set up took me about an hour. I did spent 15 min reading the included manual.
Then it took me another 30 min for the installation of the main unit and all the sensors.
I used my drill and just drilled all the motion sensors to the upper corners of the walls
where I needed them (screws are included). Then I attached all the door sensors the all the doors
using the included 2-sided stickers, and I added pieces of tape just in case the sticker glue doesn’t
last very long.Then I spend another 15 min for playing with the settings of the main unit – I made the settings to my liking,
including adding phone numbers for both making a phone call and sending a text in case the alarm is triggered.
I am using an AT&T SIM card. I tested it and it works great. Every time the alarm is triggered the main unit will call the number (my cell phone) and also send me a text.For thos of you wondering what kind of SIM card it is using – regular, micro or nano – it uses the regular SIM.
That info I couldn’t find anywhere online, and only found after I received the unit and opened it.Also – all sensors included in this package are per-registered to the unit. You don’t have to do anything but turn them on and they are already working with the main unit. The motion sensors have an ON/OFF button. The door sensors don’t have an ON/OFF button. You don’t have to install all included sensors, only install as many as you need. If you have some left over (not needed) just don’t put the batteries in them and/or leave them in OFF position. By the way – each sensor comes with its own battery included. If you need extra sensors just buy them separately.Read more ›

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99 of 103 people found the following review helpful

By JM on September 5, 2013

I purchased one of these units from directly from fortresssecuritystore.com, and I couldn’t be happier with the product. I work nights, and my wife was nervous to stay home with the kids by herself. After comparing this system to the “big name” companies, it was really a no-brainier.With this system, you will get much more secure coverage for a fraction of the cost. The unit comes with ten wireless contacts, and THREE motion sensors. Any of the major remote-monitoring companies in my area came with two contacts and one motion sensor. Each additional window contact was $50-75, and an extra motion sensor would set you back $175, I’m not joking. Fortress, by comparison, sells additional window contacts for $13, and motion sensors for $23 (the system can handle up to 99)The ability to call and text out from the unit works flawlessly. I do not have, or want, a $30 per month land-line, and this system has the ability to use a GSM wireless card. There are plenty of options from major cell carriers, but we chose to get a SIM card from mobalfreedom.com, a British-based company. There is a plan with an option to pay only for the calls/texts you use, and our monthly cost has never exceeded $5.For using the alarm while home, the siren is excruciatingly loud, and will alert ANY homeowner to an intrusion. Combine that with a firearm which is accessible, and you have excellent peace-of-mind. The system is very sensitive (in a good way), and we have yet to have a false alarm. If you are NOT home, the callout feature contacts you as soon as the alarm trips, in literally a couple seconds. You can then disable the system, listen in via your phone, or even communicate with the wall-unit. Or you can simply hang up and call police immediately.Read more ›

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Choosing a Security System

Types of Security Systems

New Technology today has given the security industry an enormous ability to be more in touch with your security system in your home or business.

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Alarm companies that monitor your system are sometimes located in a different state. There are also local Central Stations that are located in your state.

What kind of system do you want installed? Choosing a Security System is difficult sometimes. Maybe you want to order a, Do It Yourself kit. Or you want a professional installation.

There are some Home automation companies that offer security systems. So if you want to turn on lights and open doors. You would search for a home automation company.

Communication of your System


stock-illustration-59616118-linear-office-phone-circle-iconThere are three ways your system can communicate to your central station.  There is Broadband, Cellular or on Landlines.

Landline  communication is when your system uses a phone line to communicate to the central station. The system can be a wireless system but its only way of communicating is a landlines

Some landline system have to communicate  with a analog line and some VOIP(Voice Over IP) lines might not work with the system. Specially the older alarm systems need to detect at least 40 plus volts on the line. This type of service Apps to arm or disarm might not be available.

stock-illustration-39331876-smartphone-apps-infographics Cellular system uses a cellular connection to communicate to the central station.   Personally  i think this option is the best. There is no way the thief can cut your alarm communication.

Most of the time nowadays you get a free app for your smartphone to control alarm system. The app communicates to your alarm system thru your cellular connection on alarm system.

 

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Broadband when alarm is triggered sends a signal through your cable or broadband connection.  faster then landline but not as reliable as cellular.

The Broadband leader of alarm system is Comcast. they offer many features with there system. There app includes cameras as well. Arming and disarming . Lock and unlock doors and other automated services.

How do you want your Alarm system installed?


Professional installation you would pay  more but you know the system would get installed correctly. A alarm system has to be installed properly in order for it to function correctly.  False alarm can become costly if the alarm system is sending erroneous signals.

Motion detectors installed facing windows can cause false alarms. Some motion detectors send an alarm when trigger by a sudden change of temperature. Like sun heating up the window on a warm summer afternoon.

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Installer would know what would be best for that opening he is protecting.  Some installation don’t go as planed sometimes and troubleshooting is required. That’s when a Pro comes in handy.

This type of installation usually requires you to have some one home on the day of the installation.

DIY installation  the best thing about it you don’t get charge for installation . You can install it with out taking a day off work. On a weekend at night when ever.

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Sometimes this type of installation they charge you more for the equipment. There is only a few companies that provide this type of installation.

So its kind up to you when choosing the installation type. Make the right choice or seek professional advise.Choosing a Security System is important.Choosing a the right Security System  is a Must.

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