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Alarm system?

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by IGBT, 16 May 2021.

  1. inflames

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Oct 2016

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    No offence taking. I did have a look the Ajax system after reading it on here. Me and the wife will be looking at all them before we decided. Thanks for your valid opinion and the ongoing fees with any of these systems is something we are wary of, also I don’t like that ring is owned by Amazon either.
     
  2. Russinating

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Dec 2005

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    Location: Bristol

    We've got the Ajax at our office after @WJA96 recommendation. Been great so far, really, really easy to setup, only niggle is sometimes my app notifications stop if I haven't opened it in a while, but unsure if that's an app/app settings or Android/Android settings issue, need to look into it.
     
  3. itsallaboutyou

    Wise Guy

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    @WJA96 - have you had any demos of the HIK AX Pro stuff? How does it compare to Ajax in your opinion? I’m OCD about the HIK stuff and it looks a doddle. Can get a decent set up for about £360. Worth it?
     
  4. WJA96

    Capodecina

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    Location: Norfolk, South Scotland

    AX Pro is very nice. It’s a touch more expensive than Ajax, the phone app isn’t as pretty and it only really integrates properly with other Hikvision gear. Ajax requires almost zero configuration and it has far superior sensor technology but if you’re a Hikvision user already then you’ll know what you’re getting. It’s not the absolute best, but you certainly won’t be disappointed.
     
  5. itsallaboutyou

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    That’s marvellous cheers. I’m sort of still tossing up the pros and cons. Think I’ll bite the bullet and see what it’s like!
     
  6. Cadder

    Hitman

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    Yale sync has worked for us for a few years. All app controlled and wireless. Changing batteries every couple of years isn't a bother either.
    Also got some WiFi cameras set up, Amazon specials.

    Everything has worked fine for us so far
     
  7. maschio

    Gangster

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    I'm very happy with the AX Pro, simple install with the QR codes and adding cameras was a breeze. The app isn't fancy but the ability to amend zones, sensors etc is really easy and intuitive.
     
  8. itsallaboutyou

    Wise Guy

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    ah cheers dude. That’s good to know!
     
  9. Proc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Oct 2003

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    Location: Sheffield

    Thinking about having an alarm installed as just moved into a new property.

    I’ve seen a few on here mention the Ajax system, anyone who had one installed able to say a rough cost of installation? Also know someone who fits Texecom, but unsure what they are like.
     
  10. Deep

    Soldato

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    Location: West London

    We used to have a Texecom in our shop and it never went wrong for over a decade. I had one in my house for 5 years and again never went wrong.
    When I need to buy a new alarm I'm going to get Texecom for sure
     
  11. WJA96

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    It depends on how many doors/windows/sensors you’re getting and whether they drill and screw the sensors or use double sided tape. We bill 1-2 hours for a full install and 30 minutes of that is talking the customer through the phone application.

    It literally is just open the box, scan the barcode to add the unit to the system, stick it/screw it to the door/window frame and then on to the next one. Definitely don’t pay someone a lot of money to install Ajax. A typical system should be 300+VAT installed with customer training.
     
  12. Super-Spy

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    Location: London

    Where can you buy the Ajax alarm to fit yourself, like Ring ?
     
  13. WJA96

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    Google CCTV direct in Leeds. They’re not supposed to supply retail customers but they have sold to people on here in the past. In one case cheaper than I can source stuff from Ajax direct!
     
  14. Doobedoo

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  15. Dominick Decocco

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    Definitely interested upgrading to a wireless Alarm System with smart app for mobile. Do some of the aforementioned systems work with larger pets over 35+ kilos? Would like to ensure they weren't accidentally setting it off haha.
     
  16. WJA96

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    Not really. If you have really large pets then you need to disable the system or the Ajax alternative is they have a camera system for inside the home that detects people rather than pets.
     
  17. Dominick Decocco

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    That's good to know, appreciate the info, after hearing about the Ajax system here earlier did a bit of research and it ticks a lot of boxes!
     
  18. SimonR

    Hitman

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    Location: Near to Overclockers

    I run the Ajax Installers FB Group, I beta test for Ajax and also install Ajax alarms. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask, I'll try and help out as much as I can
     
  19. Super-Spy

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    Location: London

    The Ajax equipment seems quite pricy compared to Ring when you start adding PIRs and door/window detectors
     
  20. inflames

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    Same conclusion I came to. I have been looking at the Eufy system over the weekend, with a few extras. No monthly fees and the system seem to be at reasonable price.