Yale Ultimate Alarm Kit
Yale Ultimate 2-Room Alarm Kit
The product is good but beware as the Title "Yale Ultimate 2-Room Alarm Kit", Screwfix Product Code: 56008, seems to be in error as the box and instructions say "Easy Fit SmartPhone alarm system". Instructions go on to say "...NOT compatible with SmartHome alarm, HSA6000 series and HSA3000 series accessories. Please note to prefix 'EF-' on the front of the part number to indicate compatibility. It is also compatible with accessories labelled 'For use with SmartPhone alarm only'". Confusing or what? Especially when you only get the detail instructions once the kit is delivered!
15 Nov 2014
Steer Clear of this item
I have just spent a fruitless 5 hours trying to set this system up.
- SmartPhone app downloads and installs well
- Yale provide a helpful video on YouTube
- There are some good reviews
Now the Cons
-The software in the app has changed and now no longer matches the instructions in the box or on YouTube (there are no updated instructions available to download from Yale's website)
- The instruction manual mentions 2 default codes for the key pad, neither work, nor does the factory re-set
- The additional PIR camera sensor I bought is not recognised / cannot be paired with the control box (and yes it is the correct one)
- There is no support from Yale on a Saturday (when most DIY installs are going to take place).
So the unit is going back to ScrewFix.
I'm very disappointed by Yale, they are trading on a Brand Name without the support or attention to detail that their customers deserve.
So 5 stars for features, and 1 star for everthing else, particularly as it is not possible to get the features to work !
8 Nov 2014
Yale Easy Fit Smartphone alarm
This alarm was ridiculously easy to install...and I am not an experienced (or keen!) DIYer!
The Yale Easy Fit alarm is packed with clever features and yet is not complicated to either fit or set up. It's easy to use the SmartPhone app to control it and look at photos from the PIR. It is very loud as I found out when we tested it.
I found the quality of the components in the box to be excellent and now have a modern, professional grade alarm......it even looks good, so much so that one of my neighbours has bought the exact same one now!
Also clearly having a big 'YALE' badge on the bell box is a good deterent.
If you want a professional grade system, to fit yourself , then I consider this excellent value for money and with Screwfix it arrived the next day.
15 Apr 2014
After having this system since Christmas I have to say I'm really pleased with it!
As other have said you will need to spend a bit extra if you have a bigger house although what it came with in the box was enough to secure the downstairs of my house. I have since added upstairs sensors and a door switch.
I have a rural wireless broadband set-up but have had no issues with the alarm working with it.
I have not had to call support but their number can be found in the App if you need it.
All in all if this system is in your price range and you like a cool gadget I doubt you will be disappointed!
7 Apr 2014