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Wireless Alarm System Product Review

By: Danny Lipford

Use: DIY peel and stick wireless alarms for windows and doors.
Cost: $24.95 + $6.95 S&H = $31.90 total
Rating: ★★★★☆

If you’ve ever wanted a basic alarm system for your home without monthly fees or spending a fortune on installation, this product might be the answer. It’s called the Wireless Alarm System, and it comes with eight battery powered alarms that work on both doors and windows (batteries included).

All you have to do is peel off the adhesive backing, press half of the alarm on the window sash or door, stick the other half on the frame, and turn the alarm on. When the door is opened or window raised, the alarm will sound.

Each unit has setting for alarm, chime, or off and comes with a sticker warning that the house is protected by an alarm system. The only disadvantage to the system is that an intruder can turn the switch on the alarm off as easily as the homeowner.

The system was easy to install and worked as advertised. Watch this video to find out more.

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Danny Lipford: Hey this week we’re looking at a number of products you see on television all the time. We’re about to look at one that I really hope works. This is my daughter Chelsea’s place, and she’s always wanted an alarm system. And we found one at only $30 that has eight different little mini alarms that you can attach to either doors or windows all the way around the house.

Chelsea Lipford: I’m kind of wondering how these are installed though.

Danny Lipford: Well, that’s the thing I noticed on this. It’s just double stick tape. We can try one. See if it works out. And you got to peel that tape off there.

Chelsea Lipford: Where should we put them at, like, the top of the window?

Danny Lipford: I’d put it right up there. I’m gonna have to put this one right about here. So put that one as close as you can. Yeah, yeah, close as you can to the edge. Perfect. Okay, I have the alarm set. So, if someone was to open this window. That should make someone really think about going any further. Of course, one of the downsides of it that we noticed. You can just reach up and turn it right off to silence it, but I’m not sure anyone breaking in would think that clearly in being able to turn it off. Also think about any cabinet that you may have that you want to be aware if any child is getting in there. Maybe under the sink or maybe even the back door to go out. It’ll also alert you to that. Pretty good idea. With eight individual units, this wireless alarm system is a great deal for the price. And since it delivers on its promises, we’re giving it a four out of five rating.



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