GE 45117 Deluxe Wireless Door Alarm
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283 of 289 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.
192 of 199 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.
103 of 110 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.
51 of 56 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.
74 of 85 found the following review helpful:
Great Product Sep 03, 2011
Oddly We have had this guy stop by our home and want to buy our motorhome twice in the last year
NOTE: there is NO for sale sign on it
He showed up last week as I was leaving for work, after I left i called my husband I said something is strange
the way our property sits our motor home is like 200 feet away from house
so I ordered this product and waited it's arrival
Well just Yesterday 09/02/2011 we intalled this wireless alarm in our motor home
3:30 am my daughter woke us and said there is a loud alarm going off out back
I was thinking to myself this better not be false alarm
NOPE, someone broke into the motor home and when the arlarm sounded they were gone
in a hurry even dropping there flashlight and one had taken the gas cap off there had to be two of them
BUT you could hear this alarm screaming all the way to the house
Good investment now I am purchasing Motion sensors and I hope I get as good of luck
I feel sorry for the bastard when I get him
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