Home Security Product Review: GuardLine Motion Sensors
Ms Career Girl was provided product for the purpose of this review. Opinion are our own.
No matter where you live, home security is a priority. Criminal activity can occur virtually anywhere, and whether you live in the city, suburbs, or in a rural location, having a reliable alert or alarm system is important. Of course, almost all security systems rely on the internet or at least wifi to operate. But what about those areas that are simply too far for use of an internet or wifi dependent system? We recently came across a solution, from GuardLine Security. It looked interesting enough that we asked to see and test the product. Here’s what we found.
GuardLine Security Motion Alarm
First, this is not intended to be your primary security system. It doesn’t send an alert to your smartphone or email. What it is designed as, rather, is an alarm that notifies you of motion in areas that are beyond the reach of most wireless alarm systems. In fact, it has a range of up to 1/4 mile. So if you’ve got a long drive way, or a remote corner of your property that’s vulnerable to intruders, this is ideal. Because you’re alerted to any motion whenever you have the system turned on.
Features We Like
In examining the base unit and the remote sensors, here are the features we were impressed with.
- One base unit can handle up to four remote sensors on each of its four zones, for a total of up to 16.
- Each remote sensor, powered by AA batteries, has a unique user-selected alarm tone, with many to choose from.
- The base unit alerts you to low battery conditions, so you don’t have wonder if it’s time to replace them.
- Set up is quick and easy. We had two remote sensors up and going in just a few minutes.
The base unit is powered with an a/c adapter, or with batteries. It appears they intended the batteries as a backup in the event of a power outage. Although we didn’t test this, it seems that you’d be able to use the system virtually anywhere for a shorter duration, limited only by battery life and your imagination.
There’s also some playful tunes included in the alarm selection. So, for example, you can greet your party guests with Jingle Bells, a haunting melody, or even the theme song to Indiana Jones.
We Like It!
While we do think it would be great if the base unit could connect to a phone app, overall it’s a well-designed product that is a great home security enhancement. If you’d like to get one for yourself, use coupon code CAREER for a $20 discount.