Homealarm HomeSecure Pro-testing of Home Alarm [TEST]

You can secure his home without expensive alert subscriptions and associated security firms? We have looked more closely at HomeSecure Pro alarm from Homealarm

Although in recent years, has actually been a trend with fewer domestic burglary
(e)r it’s probably most like want to risk coming home to a messy house or apartment.

There are many companies that offer alarm for private housing. Almost common to them all is that there is a monthly abonnemt, as on the long course, costs a great deal of money.

We have therefore examined on an alarm, which costs roughly the same purchase price as with most companies, but with no ongoing subscription. The price for the alarm is DKK 4,795

The product itself as I have tested in the period, are Pro Villa package.

The package includes a control panel, 3 motion sensors, 4 sensors for doors or Windows, 1 wireless outdoor siren with flash, 2 remotes for alarm, 6 alarm tags to kliste in Windows and screw on the front door as well as a SIMcard to actual alarm.

Installation

The actual deployment is detailed in the accompanying manual, and took to me a total of a few hours, with suspension of control panel and Setup and pairing of the various sensors. I live in a villa with basement, living room and 1. Sal. And have put all sensors up.

The first thing you have to open the actual control panel and connect the built-in battery. The Control Panel must subsequently be connected to an electrical outlet, while the battery ensures that the alarm still works even if a power failure occurs or the power socket is switched off.

Then you must insert the supplied sim card into the alarm. Before you can insert the card into the alarm, you must ensure that there is a PIN on the SIM card, something which is extensively described in the manual, and that anyone can find out.

When this is done, you start to connect the various sensors. It is a good idea in advance, to have found out where the various sensors must be in your home. And at the same time is also a good idea to connect them all, before you begin Setup, so you are sure that everything works as it should.

On the control panel is there a master code that gives you access to the menu. With the master code, you can create an installation code, which can only be used for the installation of the various sensors. In this way, you avoid getting to mess up later with the installation, if you access the control panel with its master code.

That can be done a total of 4 individual codes, in addition to the master code. So you can give the various residents of the household each with its own code.

Of course, it is recommended that you first change the master code to its own unique.

Setup

All sensors will work wirelessly with the Control Panel, on the way saves you from having to pull the wires around the House. The wireless signal rows 100 m in air line (approx. 30 m indoors depending on the number of walls and material, in my house, I have not experienced some problems with the range of the wireless sensors.) so it is just to insert the supplied batteries, and then proceed with the actual mating which takes place on the control panel.

You can create zones for the various sensors, so you URf.eks. make a zone called basement, 1 motion sensor and 2 door/window sensors. A zone called admission for 1 Movement sensor and 1 door/window sensor.

The different zones can be set, so you put a delay on the alarm clock goes off, URf.eks. in the hallway. This delay you can set for between 0-300 seconds. This can be used when you need to leave the House and when you come in, so you just have time to fumble around with keys and shopping bags.

The other zones can then be set to activate the alarm immediately.

All the wireless sensors send a signal once per hour to the control panel. So is a sensor running out of battery, you will be notified of this via sms sent from the control panel.

In the control panel can be programmed 6 phone numbers which receives the SMS, and 4 phone numbers, which receives the call, the alarm.
You decide on your alarm control panel must send notification via SMS or phone calls or use both options.
By SMS alert, you will receive an SMS message containing the date of the alarm and the zone, which has triggered the alarm.

Once all the sensors have been set up and you are ready to use, you can make a “walking test” where you put the alarm in test mode, and go a round in the House, and check that all the sensors register, both on movement and on the doors/Windows. You will then be able to check that all zones have registered your behavior on control panel and thus ensure that all sensors are ready for use.

Daily use

Now it can be a little hard to test how good a burglar alarm really is, except that it throws you out in playing burglar himself.

However, I have not been so creative, so it may only be the result of how the daily operation of the alarm system is, as well as the amount of fault alarms, etc.

You can turn on and turn off the alarm on a daily basis in 3 ways.

Either by activate/deactivate the alarm on the control panel

Use the included free app (for iOS and Android) to activate/deactivate the alarm

Use one of the 2 supplied remotes to active/deactivate alarm.

In my testing period of barely 2 months, I have not experienced some outages on the alarm. There has not been some fault alarms, besides when I even forgot to turn off the alarm, and then entered by our cellar entrance where after the alarm has started.

And with the included outdoor siren at 110 db, you will avoid many of the kind of alarms.

All sensors as well as Control Panel also has the feature that you are trying to remove the batteries, or open a sensor, so goes the alarm immediately.

You are at home and should not more out on the day, you can turn to for protection. This means that you activate the alarm for all your door/window sensors, so the actual “shell on the House” is secured, your motion sensors is not enabled, and you can freely move around in a secured House.

Conclusion

The alarm from HomeSecure lives in many respects up to my needs for an alarm.

The price of the Villa package as I have tested is DKK 4,795

I have had consultants on visits from various alarm companies, where we have reviewed my needs and gone through and looked at my home alarm Setup. In all cases, however, I have subsequently thanks no thanks to their offerings, because the monthly subscription for my needs, always was on a 400-500 us $ per month.

There is of course an advantage by getting a company to install your alarm, so you are assured that everything works as it should, and often in their subscriptions coupled to a guard system, which can come and look for your accommodation, if the alarm will be triggered.

Since I have just visited a few times by consultants, were you fairly well dressed, in relation to which the various sensors should be placed.

A disadvantage of a home alarm, is that one does not get set up correctly and covered all the possible inputs correctly. Here you can always contact HomeAlarm on their website and get advice for Setup.

You must use more sensors than there is in the sales package, these can be bought extra. You can also purchase wireless smoke detectors and gas alarms should also be linked to the control panel which, and which sends message to you, in the event of fire or gas.

Furthermore you can buy both an indoor and an outdoor IP camera.

I am pleasantly surprised by the alarm, where there has been no error in the testing period. At the same time, I also know that an alarm will never be able to keep a burglar out. Those who want to come, can always get into. So it is more about prevention and draw attention to the fact that there are some who are doing something. There follows 6 alarm signs with in the package, so you can also hope to have a preventive effect, so a potential burglar, moves on to the neighbor’s House when he sees the labelling.

And here have alarm a big advantage in the outdoor siren. Mounted outside and with a siren at 110 db at the same time as the blinking heatedly, then you no doubt that something is happening here, and it can hopefully scare off would-be thieves away, perhaps already at the mere sight of the udenførs alarm.

Only downside here, however, is that the outdoor siren running on power, so it must have been drawn to the siren. The flow will be cut off to the siren so goes the actual alarm on the control panel, which also has a siren at 110 db. So I would recommend that you put the outdoor siren as high as possible with no visible power cables, and preferably facing the road so that it cannot be disengaged.

All in all, I am excited about the product and can definitely recommend it to those who are considering a home alarm. So far, it has fully lived up to my expectations.