GE 45117 Deluxe Wireless Door Alarm
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319 of 326 found the following review helpful:
This alarm works the way it's described Sep 02, 2009
I've had this alarm for 2 months now and just ordered a second for the back door. The door alarm is VERY loud and piercing. I would think a burglar would not bother entering a home if this alarm was set off. If you want to use the Home mode (so that it sounds off right away when the door is opened), you have a choice of selecting "chime" or "alarm." For the Home mode using "alarm" you do have to activate it with your 4 digit code but you do not need to punch in your code if you're using "chime" for Home mode.
When you set it to "Away" mode, you just need to enter your 4 digit code and leave within 45 seconds. When you come home, you have 30 seconds to enter your code to deactivate the alarm.
217 of 226 found the following review helpful:
Great product does exactly what it says. Recommended. Jun 13, 2010
I have three of these. One is used as an instant on alarm for a door that nobody is supposed to EVER open. The alarm is LOUD AS THE DICKENS !!! I mean LOUD LOUD ear hurting loud. That's a good thing.
The other two are used as door chimes for every time a door opens (in our case at our place of business).
Th unit comes with both screws and double-sided pressure sensitive tape. Installation is a snap. They will mount on either side of the door, too. Setting your 4 digit code is also a no-brainer: hit the learn button, then enter your 4 numbers on the keypad. See the green light. You're done.
If anybody has a problem with this thing, then they are expecting it to be something it is not. Oh, of course it has batteries. And they are not included. So get some and quit whining.
For what it does, it does it well... and for a peanuts price, too. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
123 of 131 found the following review helpful:
good purchase Jul 10, 2010
By dee marie
this item does exactly what it says it does. the area i live in was having a rash of break ins mid day. my husband and i live in a 3 story colonial. it is hard enough to hear whats going on on other floors but add in daily life like tv, air conditioners, fans and music and you cant hear at all. when we are home during the day we set the alarm to chime and it lets us know if our door opens, from every floor. at night we set it to home so that if an intruder enters we will hear them. during the day when we are at work it is set to away to alert my neighbors if anyone tries to enter our home. you can not simply take out the batteries as another review stated ... you need a screwdriver to do so. and with the sheer volume of the sound that is outputted by the alarm, anyone would run from the home, thinking it was connected to a company. deffinatly worth the investment. we have put one on our basement door as well, to alert us if that door opens since we do not go down there very often.
49 of 51 found the following review helpful:
Handy little alarm-- perfect for apartments! Jan 09, 2012
I bought this for my apartment after there had been some burglaries on our floor. It is VERY loud in alarm mode and sounds like a typical burglar alarm. There is no mistaking that sound for anything else!! The chime mode is also considerably loud and sounds like a door bell -- "diiing dooong"! I like that it comes with double backing tape also because the screws for the magnet were too long for my door frame. It was pretty easy to set up and install but the only reason I am not giving 5 stars is because the alarm and the magnet have to be super close to work. Most door frames have ridges which made it a little tricky to set up without the alarm pad being literally right up along the edge of the door. Even so, it still works fine and doesn't interfere with opening and closing the door. I just wish it did not have to be so close to the edge.
70 of 75 found the following review helpful:
Works well Jul 15, 2010
By Sandra Abel
If you're a merchant or a parent or anyone else looking for a simple alarm to let you know when a door is opened, this is a very good device. You can switch between a ding-dong alert for when you're in the room and a screaming siren when you want it as an intrusion alarm.
I had previously installed a similar alarm from First Alert. The problem with those is that they use hearing aid batteries which run down quickly and cost nearly $10 to replace. This GE alarm has more functionality and uses longer-lived and less costly to replace AAA batteries.
The only thing that prevented me from giving this alarm five stars is that I had to replace it after it failed after less than a year of use -- one of the control switches on the alarm failed.
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