Rated 4 out of 5 by angela worked
worked well, very loud
25 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bill the burgler ALARMING NEWS
Great product, good value , easy to install and use.
Purchased three and they all inter- link.
I secured mine to the wall to avoid movement or damage.
05 August 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joe Nice product but eats batteries
I bought one of these for the garden shed, product has worked very well. Only draw back is that it "eats" batteries and I am changing them every 4-6 weeks.. 4x AA duracells. Looking at getting a dedicated 6v supply which will permanently supply the current needed and negate the use of batteries.. Overall, A great product!
23 January 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Grumpie Yale bin fodder update
Having struggled on with these things long beyond the point where the attempt should have been abandoned, the final straw came when one of the alarm units went off for no apparent reason – there was a noticeable absence of burglars at the time – while the other unit did not. Since the units are (allegedly) linked so that where one goes off, so does the other, this represented a final failure of the products to behave in the manner described in the literature. And the remote control failed to turn the noisy one off, necessitating an uncomfortably loud few minutes and a screwdriver to get the batteries out.
After half a day’s hunting through my receipt collection for the relevant paperwork, off back to the shop to ask Customer Services for a refund. They listened with genuine attention to my description of the impossibility of making these things work and first offered a replacement, although there was then only one alarm unit in stock. However there was no hesitation when I requested a full refund as I no longer trust these things to do anything other than malfunction and, apart from the need to now track down something similar by another manufacturer, I am satisfied with the outcome.
12 January 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Grumpie Yale bin fodder
Yale SAA8011 Single Room Alarm with PIR bought about 3 months ago
This alarm can be used as a discrete unit or paired with others from the range, including the wireless remote control SAA8031, and while one unit operating solo may be fine, two paired are a disaster and you’ll be lucky to get in and out of your garage or shed twice in a row without having to reset everything from scratch. I’ve previously had two similar alarms by another manufacturer that operated perfectly for several years each without a hitch until the day they broke down and were replaced, but not so here.
To reset everything from scratch it is necessary to unscrew and remove the battery cover, press the button that restores the factory defaults - to be sure of this remove and reinsert the batteries - replace the cover and its screw, input the factory default PIN, press a few more buttons, input your own PIN, input the factory default PIN again and that’s done. Then repeat for the second alarm unit. To pair all units, press a sequence of buttons that includes your own PIN on the unit you have selected as the master, hold its rear metal contacts against the front contacts of the second unit then against the front contacts of the remote wireless control. Red lights illuminate to indicate the operations have been successful, although often enough, despite the lights, they haven’t and one or another unit will not respond to the remote. To be even more certain that all is as it should be, replace far more often than you would think necessary the batteries at the rate of 4 AA alkalines per alarm unit.
The instructions for changing the factory default PIN code to one of your own are perfectly clear, as are those for pairing one alarm unit with another and with the wireless remote. Once that was done, arming the units with the remote produced a satisfying double beep as the two units responded almost simultaneously, counting down to the moment when they became active. Well, in the first week or two it did.
Later only one unit produced the beeps and, even immediately after resetting everything from scratch, this produced the impression that the other unit was malfunctioning. What’s more sometimes it was - as could be observed on next entering the guarded area when no red lights, beeps or indeed alarm siren could be coaxed out of the thing - but on other occasions it just needed between about two to five minutes more than the first unit to respond to the remote’s signal. I have better things to do with five minutes than wait around outside the door to hear if a second set of beeps are going to be produced while reminiscing on the happier times of the simultaneous double beep.
Attempting to disarm the units with the remote before opening a door does not always produce the desired effect. There are no confirming audible beeps to be expected when disarming and often the units are discovered to be still active on entering. All is not lost, however, as the red indicator lamps on the units are illuminated steadily for some seconds – during which the remote has no effect - then begin to flash as a warning that the alarm is about to sound. The remote will deactivate the units if operated while the lights flash and all that is required here is to keep an eye on two units at opposite ends of a room in order to catch the right moment for each - naturally their lights do not begin to flash at the same moment. Miss one, and its alarm goes off. Later, even on new batteries, the red indicator lamp will illuminate steadily for four or five minutes before it begins to flash, by which time you will have found a newspaper or 600-page novel to read to while away the hours and the alarm will go off.
Buy these only if you have nothing else to do with your time, an immense supply of AAs to get through or a vacancy in your garbage bin.
16 November 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous poor
So quiet that could not be heard ouside caravan.
Told it was faukty but have yet to check replacement
05 September 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cityboy Excellent quality
Looks good, functions well, recommend this product for simple security system fitted to shed. Well done yale, easy to use for activation and disarming for the simple minded.
18 March 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Matelot Excellent Product
An excellent piece of kit. Simple to set up and works well in our garden hut. Remember to disarm before entering your hut or greenhouse. Ear splitting sound.
02 February 2012