wah!!! 3.2k.....bery expensive wui.....sigh......how la...mine also need to install...sigh
personally i am using a wireless home alarm that can cal out without paying CMS monthly. It is wireless so can install and un-install easily. Am moving house that come with another set of alarm. Want to sell off this set. call me on 0123885530. Can pay via credit card also if need be. thanks
Originally Posted by mytescocom
You're home cost your from an average of RM180K-RM Millions. Why not spend more on Good alarms that you can be rest assured that you're protected beyond expectations even while you're away from home.
If you're intending to get one, spend on a system that is worth spending and a system that is reliable and great. Don't get those which tells you everything you wanna hear and get nothing from it when it should do what it says.
these days with all the break ins, alarm systems tend to be of no use as robbers know how to cut the wiring and safety switches that cause the alarm to sound from sounding thus alowing them to break in silently!
my uncle got this alarm system which is break-in proof that cost him around 20K. Its so good that not even a leaf can get through its defense. With its 360 degrees Laser Defense for the whole house (can't be seen by the naked eye, unless during heavy fog and rain). Which at first I thought its nuts to even consider spending that much, however seeing today's burglars .. I think its worth spending it to protect your every property inside your house including your precious vehicles.
I know what I said is pretty crap and no one actually spends that much ..
But the general idea is get a good system and make sure that what you spend for it wat you get and nothing less.
Anyone heard of Digi8 home alarm system?
Hi, I was searching the web for info on Digi8 home alarm system and found the link to Supa8 and that led me to this USJ website!!
I read the emails on this thread, but found nothing on Digi8.
Am looking to install home alarm system for at least 3 houses (2 of my brother in-laws and mine). Unfortunately, one of my brother in-laws house was broken into just last week and that prompted the 3 of us to protect our houses from any future break-in's.
I read the ADT website and PNI Global (which somehow keeps popping up under Home Alarm Systems Malaysia search) product and services material and was even more confused by the various combi-packages and services offered. Not to mention the Value-Added-Services offered as options to the basic package. And than there's the option for Biometric Access systems as add-on's.
Would appreciate inputs from anyone who recently installed a Digi8 Home Alarm System for modest double storey links and your experience with this system. Alternatively, if you have compared this system and found a better option, would appreciate your input also, preferably with contact numbers for reputed installers or just point me to one.
Budget not exceeding RM2K.
I know someone mentioned wireless is better than wired, but is there a downside (battery life, etc)
In any event, I don't intend to move house, so is it costlier to have concealed wiring? By concealed, I'm not talking about inside PVC casing, but hacked into the walls?
Someone also mentioned false alarms are usually self triggered, I was under the impression it was faulty systems or lightning triggered. (if self triggered, the owners would have switched off the system before it became a nuisance to the neighbours) More often than not, the alarm just goes blaring away because the owner is not home or is unaware the home alarm is triggered.
So be it as it may, appreciate inputs. I may be talking crap, I never had a system installed before.
Re: Alarm Systems
For most homes, a standard alarm system with 8 or 10 zones should work. There's quite a few types though:
1. Basic - will sound siren if there's a break-in. Usually now comes with ability to call u up using your house phone line if there's a break-in. Most basic units now have the ability to report to a CMS (Central Monitoring System) services. See more on CMS below.
2. More advanced - Usually 10 zones minimum. Has all the basic features, in addition to home automation (lights control, etc), remote control through phone with voice alerts/menus.
All other systems are add-ons to the basic systems to include things like a GSM (SIM card) backup line, and a bunch of high tech detectors.
1. Contact - usually used for doors.
2. Vibration - attached to grilles, etc.
3. Motion - variety of these detects motion using Infrared and or sonic.
4. Photo-eye -triggers when something comes between the two sensors. Includes curtain-type sensors.
A typical 8 zone system with say about 25 contact & vibration sensors usually cost less than RM2k installed. Motion detectors typically add about RM150 per piece. How good the alarm is, depends on how well thought out it is, and how it is installed. If you fully understand how the detectors work, you can usually come up with better ways to protect your house, than what the installers will recommend (as they will do it the easiest possible way). Hacking to conceal the wires doesn't usually cost more, but can be a pain if your unit is not currently under renovation.
CMS Systems & their promotions
- CMS activated alarm systems will call up the CMS station and notify them that there is a break-in, you have armed/disarmed the system, etc. If there is a break-in, the CMS will call u or anyone else on your list until they get someone who picks up the phone. Some CMS services also provide guards, who go to your location when the alarm goes off to check if everything is ok. But mostly, they just notify u.
They will offer u a free alarm system for signing say a 3 yr contract with them. The catch is the system is very basic, with 2 or 3 sensors. You have to pay the installer extra for installing additional sensors, external alarm, etc, which will usually bring the total cost to more than RM1k, in addition to your monthly CMS subscription charges.
Adopt a dog from PAWS.... best alarm
Thank you for a very informative feedback.
I was wondering if signing up with a CMS was preferred to installing a system. Based on your input, I decided against it.
Unfortunately, my procrastination caused my in-law to go on his own. He decided to go for an Aust. system costing RM1600.
I shared your input with him and hopefully he is more the wiser for it.
I'll see how it goes with his system (guinea pig) and maybe I'll follow suit if it works out alright.
Franky, thx for your suggestion, unfortunately my wife cannot stand pets, dogs or otherwise. Good alternative suggestion though. Cheaper too.
currently using Satel and the system gives me HELL! not user friendly at all for CA-6.
I intent to change to more reputable co like ADT . what do u guys think of better user friendly interface on Keypad and h/p control.
any1 using avantis or bluguard system?
need some input on these 2 products.
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Originally Posted by USJ27Resident
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Home Alarm System Recommendation
I think all the alarm system is about the same. The most important thing is choose the right supplier or intaller. We should purchase from proper company. Personally I will prefer the company located at USJ/Subang Jaya.
Anybody have ideal about Alarm company in our area?
This might be late to reply you but hopefully can help someone looking for the same things in the future.
Yes, I agree with tcheong. I usually check out the following link to get the list of companies to compare before I purchase.
Hopefully can help.