We were given the fantastic opportunity to review an Easy fit Alarm from Yale, who specialise in door locks and home security systems.
We have, at previous properties had Yale products, and always been extremely happy. Yale Alarms and locks protect millions of families and businesses worldwide.
Yale is the brand behind locks of every design and function in over 125 countries. Its overall aim is to make customers feel safe and secure.
“Free to enjoy their life fully, free of worries and free to choose what they want to do.”
What a great ethos!
We already have a working alarm fitted on our house, but have become increasingly concerned about the rise in crimes of vandalism and burglary on garages. When looking at the UK statistics, in the other thefts category (which includes people stealing items from garages and sheds) there was a rise of 4% from 2011 – 2012. More than 1.1 million such incidents were recorded by police last year. So with this in mind we had decided to Alarm our detached double garage. Though this product, is not specifically made to do this, we think that the Yale East Fit Standard Alarm is the perfect product for this. When you sit down and work out the value of the items, either in memories or monetary, it really make sense to alarm your garage. It also makes great sense to do it, independently of your own house alarm, as now we have the peace of mind that its is alarmed even when we are at home.
The 868MHz Easy Fit Alarm is a basic keypad operated system ideal for a flat, terraced, or semi-detached home. The keypad enables you to set or unset the alarm via an access code. The system is pre-set with a 20 second exit/entry period and will allow the entire property to be either armed or disarmed.
- Siren Box
- PIR Movement Detector x2
- Door contact x2
- 2 Year Guarantee
- Pre-linked for easy programming
- Rolling code
- Anti jamming
So it has now been fitted, by my very non DIY loving husband Tall Dad, and he found it extremely simple to do.
There is no need to seek the advice of an electrician, as all of the components are powered by a battery. It comes complete with comprehensive instructions too. I won’t be going into too much detail about actually fitting the alarm in this review, but these are the steps that we followed. This would be the same if you were alarming a garage or a home.
- First workout the best location for the devices
- Unpack all of the parts. You need to perform a couple of easy steps to get them up and running.
- Wall mount the siren, keypad and the PIR, door contacts You will need a drill and wall plugs, but screws are provided.
- Then using the instructions, learn how to arm and disarm the system. This also will include creating your own pin code, and trouble shooting.
- If needed, you can add extra door contacts and PIR’s etc – these are not included.
We fitted the Alarm, just two days ago now, and everything went really simply, and the system is working well. We just need to get into the habit of arming and disarming each time, but I’m sure this will become a habit very quickly. I would highly recommend buying an easy fit alarm from Yale, as it would seem to be a fantastic system for a fraction of the price it would cost you to supply and fit a standard alarm. There is also a top of the range alarm available, in the Yale easy fit range, that will call you if the alarm is activated, this is currently priced at £329.99. The Alarm I have reviewed however is £219.99.
Thank you Yale, for allowing us the opportunity to review this alarm, its fantastic!
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