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bobgolden
 


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3/4G Enabled House Alarm

Can anyone recommend a 3/4G enabled house alarm to supplement my wired system ? I’ve got a decent holiday sorted for the back end of the year and the village has recently been targeted by pond life robbing cars and breaking into houses via patio doors.

I’m a bit out in the sticks so a system that dials a contact would be helpful to save friends having to do constant drivebys.
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Ours is installed and monitored by ADT.

It calls the police directly if someone breaks in in addition to phoning us to let us know.
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I’m really after a stand-alone system to supplement my existing wired alarm rather than a replacement monitored service as I won’t be in an area where I can use my mobile phone. I just need it to alert a neighbour if anything happens.

There seem to be a plethora of SIM based and Wi-Fi based systems that include a PIR and door sensor and just wanted to know if anyone had used one for, say, outhouses.
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Could you not use a speech dialler connected to your land line? Thumbs Up
  
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I’m specifically after a stand-alone unit that uses either Wi-Fi or a SIM card.

I had a unit connected to the landline and it was terrible. I want this one to specifically alert a mobile number hence SMS is a requirement.
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Presumably your happy with your existing alarm arrangements.

This is a quality dialler from one of the leading manufacturers (there are others too)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/GJD-GJD710-Gjd-71...gsm+dialer

I would be concerned that a "standalone alarm and dialler" would not be of the quality you may have with the existing alarm and type of dialler as above. Thumbs Up
  
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Thanks for the link but I’m more thinking about something like this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Smart-Security-Sy...amp;sr=8-8

It doesn’t need to be connected to the existing system so is completely standalone. The sender part will be in a secure detached garage so tamperproof even if the router is switched off. By using SMS or Wi-Fi, I won’t get Bill shock if it turns out to send false alarms and my mate can just disable the new number and/or notifications.

I’m happy with the existing wired system installed here, it’s just that it has the usual problem that the strobe continues to flash it it’s been activated, thereby shining a beacon to the bad guys. I’ll show my mate how to use it but even other people with the same system forget that it needs the user code to be input a second time to reset the strobe.
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JonM wrote:
Ours is installed and monitored by ADT.

It calls the police directly if someone breaks in in addition to phoning us to let us know.


No monitored systems have called the police directly since the early 1990's
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I’m guessing nobody uses these systems then. I’d hoped holiday home or stable owners may have considered them.

I’ll take a punt and report back.
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Here is another alternative with a quality product:-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arlo-Security-Cam...words=arlo

Obviously relies on the home internet for its wifi connection and needs a power socket, but has the benefit of text messaging on motion as well as the logging in for viewing at any time. (you can also expand at a later date to the full Arlo camera system)

I would still go for a quality speech dialer rather than a cheaper unbranded stand alone additional system.

If the strobe on your home alarm is a problem, it could be powered by the alarm trigger (as would the speech dialer) by moving just one cable in the panel, then it stops flashing when the bell/siren stops. Thumbs Up
  
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Have used this speech dial a number of times over the years Menvier SD1-UK SD1+ Speech Dialler, it’s good and reliable, add mike + speakers and you can talk back scares the Censored out of them
If your worried about the strobe disable it, any decent alarm panel can be programmed to disable the strobe, an alarm just makes a noise and often the rat bags will trigger the alarm and see if anyone attends,if not they can take there time, to get police response you need red care phone line before all the other hops you have to jump through an old panel won’t be suitable.
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The SD-1 relies on a connection to a wired telephone line to make the call, rather than using a mobile network or wifi. The GSM version from Menvier is about twice the price. Thumbs Up
  
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I have a Yale smart home alarm that connects up to the internet. It texts me, emails me and notifies me via the Yale app.

I appreciate it isn't a 'professional' grade alarm, but it is wireless, easy to set up for a DIYer and reliable.

If you haven't got an internet connect or your Wi-Fi signal is too far away, just connect it to a little 3G/4G router with a SIM card.
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Does the Menvier work as a stand-alone with GSM and Wi-Fi ? Just asking as I thought I’d been specific in my enquiry.
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knwatkins wrote:
I have a Yale smart home alarm that connects up to the internet. It texts me, emails me and notifies me via the Yale app.

I appreciate it isn't a 'professional' grade alarm, but it is wireless, easy to set up for a DIYer and reliable.

If you haven't got an internet connect or your Wi-Fi signal is too far away, just connect it to a little 3G/4G router with a SIM card.


Thanks. I’d looked at the Yale but last time I was away for a similar time my BT hub must’ve locked up and I was blind for 10 days. This time is worse because I’m in parts of Asia that don’t have public Wi-Fi and I can’t use the Three at Home so I need cheap idiot proof for my mate.

I don’t need professional because the wired alarm is good but obviously only while someone is nearby. I have alerts for motion off the CCTV but again I can’t receive them where I’m going.
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