Heh, the title is a little bit misleading, but well, it’s SEO working its magic, and since you are here, you might as well just read on, you have the time, and I assure you this is all about a home alarm system.
As you know, a week ago, I lost two helmets at home (read about it here), and I vowed to get an alarm system to enhance the security at home.
I have also since moved my shoe cabinet and helmet inside the house because as much as it seems ridiculous, people do steal stuff which are just a few ringgits in price. The price of a similar helmet like the one I lost was sold at RM50 (new) at local mechanic shops, and I wonder how much a used one would go for.
Nonetheless, after much research, reading and contemplating… I have decided to go with this one alarm brand which is made in Malaysia, but designed in the US.
There are a few reasons why I decided to go for this particular brand, but the biggest one was due to its zero interest, 12-month installment plan, available only via credit card payment.
Obviously, I am not poor, but I don’t have RM2.8K lying around just like that, so installment it is. If you are however cash-able, the price could be the same if you choose to sign up as member of the security system (priced only at RM90), but if you don’t, it will be priced so much higher at RM3.8K. Not to worry however, there is no recurring cost, except for perhaps servicing the alarm which I understand is done every few years, once.
It comes with a 13 + 1 zone central Control Panel with built-in siren, an auto dialer (to call me and four other number when it goes off), three magnetic contact with transmitter (just perfect for the three doors my house have), three vibration sensor with transmitter, two remote controls and a loud ass external siren box.
While the auto dialer can be easily cut off if one was to disconnect the phone line, the loud sound from the alarm box would definitely require those around to check out what’s going on, and that’s the whole point. You could get the whole unit at a much cheaper rate, minus the external box, but the internal alarm ring is no where near what the 120db external siren box could provide!
You know the scenes in movies where one tries to disable the alarm system by knocking out the siren box or cut of the wires connected to the alarm?
Well, this alarm system I purchased is well designed because any disconnection or movement of any of its components, including any attempts to open, or damage the alarm box siren, will trigger the alarm immediately. Quite cool huh! On top of that, the internal battery can last for an impressive 12 hours, which is beyond any major blackout in Kuching to date.
The alarm would also automatically contact you via your mobile phone immediately if the siren went off, or if there is a power failure. It will even inform you which sensor has been disabled/disturbed through the call to your phone.
To top that up, the instruction manual comes in four languages, and it’s really easy to use.
Anyway, I know you’d say that there are so many other cheaper brands out there, but with China products flooding the market, many with unknown history and quality, I just had to spend big on something many people have gave very positive remarks over, which is this alarm system.
In fact, it is my belief that with cost of living getting higher, there is a tendency that security alarm suppliers will try to cut cost and offer you what you want at your price, without telling you what’s the quality of the product they are offering.
With that in mind, I figured that spending RM2.8K on something sure of its quality, and the availability of spare parts, which also comes with a FOUR YEAR warranty is better than getting something which last just a year, before you have to start spending big again.
I’m not sure if I covered it all, but if I didn’t, feel free to buzz me at the comment section below, or at my Facebook page.
p/s: I shall not reveal the brand in the comment section or the post because I am not paid to promote this brand. If you want to know what brand is it, you could contact me personally at the options said above. Anyway, I was also interviewed about ‘home security’ by the Borneo Post, and you can read about it here.