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BEST WIRELESS SECURITY SYSTEM!,
This review is from: AAS 100 Wireless Home Security Alarm Kit Pet Immune DIY (R) (Camera)I have read all the security reviews on Amazon from all the different security MFG's. Skylink, GE, Bulldog Security etc. I was impressed that the reviews on this product did not mention anything about poor quality, poor range etc. I first called the AAS security people and was impressed that over the phone they could answer all my questions. I would like to let you know that the main programmer/ auto dialer is the same on all their units from AAS100 to AAS600 systems. The only difference is the amount of door sensors, motion detectors, sirens etc etc. They have so many additional add on's for their security system it is incredible, such as remote wireless sirens, smoke detectors, gas detectors, water detectors and more and more. So I ordered a custom unit from them: 1 main programmer/dialer, 1 remote siren and 3 motion detectors and 2 remote key pods. I setup the system on my kitchen table in about 1/2 an hour. The siren is loud, since I purchased the separate wireless siren unit it can be placed anywhere you have an AC outlet. The motion detectors work beautiful. Not too sensitive but work at long distances. I put one on the motion detectors in my den and it looks into my kitchen and will detect you if you walk at the end of the kitchen 40ft away.The main programmer has built in battery backup. I have a 3000 sq ft house and I don't know where to put the 3rd detector, the other 2 detectors cover my entire first floor. I've only had it for a week but I am impressed. You have the ability to dial into this system and listen to what is happening, works with my blackberry cellphone. You can set the exit and entrance times and many more nice programming tricks that you do not find in other systems.This security system with my Avaak Vue wireless cameras are perfect. When the alarm goes off I am able to look in and see what's going on from anywhere. Will update in a few months.
The system is great. No problems. I use VOIP Vonage for my home phone and it works great on out going alerts from the AAS 100 security system, but on incoming calls the Vonage answering service will answer and I can't dial into the AAS 100. SO....I bought the VOIP Grandstream Handystream 286 adapter from Amazon went to CallCentric and signed up for their VOIP phone #. Its perfect for a alarm system because it will dial out and I can now call in to my alarm. Cost? $1.95 per month. GREAT! If anyone finds a better VOIP source let me know!
Found out my dog can set off the motion detectors. No problem, raised the pointing angle and now my pug does not set off the alarm. My wife and I set it every time we go out. Even with the dog at home. Love this system.
Third update Feb 2011:
System still working great. Had to replace the 9V batteries for two of the motion detectors, so I would say they last about 6 months. I replaced the batteries on all the units anyway. Easy to do, and I did not have to reprogram any of them. Amazon has some great deals on 9V Alkaline batteries. I also dropped my VOIP CallCentric and I just use the Vonage VOIP. No need for two systems, I never had to dial into the security system, no false alarms!
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Initial post: Aug 24, 2010 1:57:33 PM PDT
Does the Grandstream Handystream 286 adapter work with Vonage. I have a vonage line, and am debating on whether to buy this security system or not. It's important to me that I be able to dial into the alarm to arm and disarm it.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 24, 2010 5:24:43 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 24, 2010 5:26:30 PM PDT
The Grandstream Handytone 286 adapter does not work with Vonage. I believe it works with VOIP services such as Phone power, Lingo, Callcentric and more. There is no VOIP system or Verizon system with a answering service that will allow you to dial into any security system unless you shut off the answering system or get a second phone line. The problem is the answering system picks the calls up first. I can go into Vonage and easily shutoff the answering service so I can dial into the security system, but I found it easier to hook the grandstream adapter up to the Callcentric network for $1.95 per month plus .01 cents per minute for every call out to you. You can also just receive alerts from the security system and perform a reset, off, on remotely or just listen in to your home. This works with any phone system.
Posted on Aug 25, 2010 7:15:28 AM PDT
Thanks for the information. It's strange that when i contacted AAS, they told me that the remote operation will not work with VOIP or cellular. This what they said:
"Internet phone only supports auto-dialer feature but not remote access feature offered by AAS systems."
"The remote access feature requires you to have a land line.
Using the GSM module will support the auto-dialer feature."
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2010 8:27:18 AM PDT
Strange, because before I purchased the AAS security system, I spoke to their sales department and tech department and they told me the system would work with Vonage. I liked their support and the fact that the unit seemed to be built better and work better than the skylink security. I think there is a change in ownership, I read something from one of the reviews dated this month. I can tell you the system is fantastic. Easy to set up. Very flexible and I ordered more motion detectors because they are impossible to walk past with out a detection. I don't even use the window or door units, I figure if someone were to break a glass door or window the unit would still be attached, but the motion detectors would get them.
Posted on Feb 19, 2011 9:09:12 PM PST
Y. Roy says:
I read your very informative report. But one question remain for me efore I bought this system. I am a senior, lady and I am not at all very smart with all this technology. Would you recommen me to ask the help of an elecrician? I live in a condo and I am away from the street and very isolate place. I would apprecited very much your comment . Thank you
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2011 6:52:21 AM PST
I am also a senior and I found this system very easy to setup mainly because I did not install the window and door units. I only installed the motion detectors that worked fantastic, you can just sit them on a shelf or on top of furniture and they will scan a entire room. Also there are no wires to run, so an electrician could not help you unless you needed help with the programing, but I found if you read the manual and follow the directions you will be fine. Remember if you make a mistake while programing, you can correct it .
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 2:40:49 PM PST
Scott Mayhew says:
I got a similar response, but when pressed (I referred to this review) they said it would work with VOIP but you couldnt call in. This confused me so I asked, does that mean it wont alert me by phone in a break in, and even if it were able to, would I not be able to disable the alarm over my phone? They said yes, I would be able to. So I guess I am confused -- when can you use your phone with this system and when can't you? We have VOIP through TMobile.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 5:02:24 PM PST
First, when the security system calls my cellphone I can listen and dial codes to control it and I have Vonage VOIP, but if I want to call into thee system I must disable the Vonage answering system so I can call into the security system otherwise the automatic Vonage answering system will answer the call. I have only had one false alarm since I purchased this system. It happened because one on the wall sensors pointed down lower than I had pointed it (screw was loose, my fault) and my dog set the sensor off. My wife and I were about 25 miles away from home and I looked in with the cameras and noticed that there was no problem, so I reset the system when it dialed into my phone again. All done from my cellphone!!!! Including the video check in!! Very cool.
Posted on Feb 23, 2012 9:05:19 PM PST
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Posted on Feb 23, 2012 9:11:25 PM PST
Lawrence Sutterlin says:
Where did you purchase the siren as I cannot find on amazon?