The siren is disabled as default. You have to manually trigger it yourself.Does the software allow the siren to be disabled? When you add in the cost of paying an electrician to install it and factor in your yearly payment it might be more cost effective to have a burglar alarm fitted.
I agree, you can get a hik system with 4 discreet cameras installed for £350-400 with no ongoing costs.Gotta say that is one of the ugliest pieces of kit that I have ever seen. I would be loathed to put that anywhere on my house. I think that it looks like one of those X10 PAR floodlights from the 1990’s, but uglier. For my money, I’ll stick with Hik and a separate PIR activated floodlight.
Hate to get political but... Policing has been stripped to the bare minimum in the last decade or two, especially during Mrs Mays tenure in the home office. Cutbacks have reduced the forces to numbers well below our needs. In addition, civilian staff have all but gone leaving highly trained officers doing general paperwork tasks etc taking them away from real policing. While I agree, Council tax should go someways to covering the cost, it falls a very long way short.When are they bringing out a version with a multi-gimble mini-gun turret built in?You already have an expensive compulsory subscription for that - council tax and if its anything like this area - then you get absolutely zero worth of burglary deterrent and/or effort after the fact.
Did you claim for your free replacement from them then? It's part of the service, a lifetime replacement on all of their cameras if they're stolen.I am not a fan. I had a ring doorbell. Before it got nicked I was very frustrated by the delay in someone pressing the bell and my phone alerting me. A couple of time couriers had run off before I knew about it,
The subscription I would rather give to policing in my area. If we all paid what we would for burglar alarm monitoring ot monitoring for a camera front and back and a doorbell there would be far less thieving gits about in the first place.
The app can be a little slow at times, but i've usually found that to be linked to my phone signal if i'm out and about. As per the review, I often get 'WiFi Signal is poor' but i've never missed a recording since i've had it (about 3 months now)I'm quite interested in this and a smart doorbell but I've heard response times on the app are poor. And it's properly ugly. The Nest option looks ok but without the floodlight integration and the doorbell isn't available yet. The new wave of smart home devices seem to come with too much early adopter risk. It feels like what should be straight forward devices take forever to come to market, cost a fortune with installation costs/service charges then disappoint or do not integrate well.
Although the lack of a fuse in plugs in radial circuits simply ignores what the fuse is protecting really. Our radial circuits are wired for 20A and the breaker protects wiring at 16A with 10A sockets, so sockets are protected by the over current breaker at 1.6 times rating and only common sense at the socket end. Ring circuits are 30/32A wired and protected, and sockets 13A. The plug fuse at maximum 13A does limit a socket to max rating and a double to twice the socket rating of course. But Isn’t the fuse more to protect the cable from the socket to the appliance? The cord is sized to the appliance so you don’t need 13A cable for a 3A appliance and it is easy to flex?Yep, still have fuses. That would not change, we have ring mains so need it.
I originally wanted to do this myself. But in the end, time and money prevented me. Thankfully mine is mounted high enough up to prevent anyone from cutting (i hope)...I would also run the cable in some decent conduit.
When my shed was done the oxygen thieves cut the cable leading to a security light.