Swann Wireless Home Alarm System: 2 Remote Controls, Model# SW347-WA2


Swann SW347-WA2 Home DIY Wireless Alarm System; DIY Wireless Alarm System

$ 64.70

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  1. Jason M. Lejeune says:
    15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great for apartments!!, January 12, 2012
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    Jason M. Lejeune (Katy, TX) –
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    This review is from: Swann Wireless Home Alarm System: 2 Remote Controls, Model# SW347-WA2 (Electronics)

    When my family moved into this two bedroom appt in a bad neighborhood we started looking for alarms everywhere. The difficulty is finding a wireless alarm system that is efficient and affordable. For small aparments or homes with only a few entry points this alarm works perfect. It came with two contact alarms which can work on doors or windows, and two motion sensors. My favorite feature is that it comes with two keychain remotes. This way you can set the alarm to your house just like setting a car alarm and no need for typing in codes.

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  2. cheph57 says:
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great System with One Drawback, May 24, 2013
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    cheph57

    This review is from: Swann Wireless Home Alarm System: 2 Remote Controls, Model# SW347-WA2 (Electronics)

    I bought one of these on WOOT cuz it was so darned cheap. The alarm does exactly what it is supposed to do and is a cinch to install. I set it up by tripping each of the sensors (easier to do with two people, I would imagine – especially if you have to walk through one zone to get to the second one) and assigning their zone. It worked perfectly.

    The drawback is how easy it is to defeat – the siren plugs into the keypad and the keypad has an AC connection to the wall. Unplug either and the siren stops. It is great as an intruder alert when you are home but when you are away its value drops. It is a fair deterrent as most wanna-be thieves will run away when the siren goes off. A more dedicated one may poke around for a second or two and, if the keypad is right near the door (as the installation instructions instruct), will laughingly unplug it and go about the business of stealing your stuff (this goes double for someone who has been in your house before).

    I would recommend installing the keypad in the master bedroom except that the siren is attached to it – and who needs that? So put it somewhere where the keypad is as far away from the door as possible – second floor if you have one. The keyfob works great to arm and disarm the system and there’s no place in most houses that you can’t reach in 10 seconds or less to get to it and disarm it (unplug it – I’m not even sure why there is an alarm code for this system…). A siren with its own power supply that was also wirelessly controlled would be a huge improvement but it is what is. Choose your keypad/siren location well, use the keyfobs and this system will work great.

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  3. 23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Very limited, January 4, 2012
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    Jon

    This review is from: Swann Wireless Home Alarm System: 2 Remote Controls, Model# SW347-WA2 (Electronics)

    System works well and is easy to install, but is very limited. It comes with 2 door/window sensors and 2 motion detectors. The manual (page 14) says you can add additional sensors to this system, but in fact this is not true because neither Swann (nor any third party that I can find) sells additional sensors for this system. (Swann sells other door/window sensors, but they can not be used with this wireless system.) So if you want to protect more than 2 doors and windows, you can’t. It’s difficult to imagine a house with only 2 doors + windows. Additionally, one of the sensors did not work when I received it, leaving me with only one door/window sensor. I recommend finding yourself another system with more capabilities.

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