Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
To protect a house or dacha from burglars, various alarms are installed to scare off thieves and notify the owners, as well as the police, about what is happening. For this, the system can include: window opening sensors, motion sensors, glass breakage, cameras, etc. We analyzed many products and compiled a rating of the best alarms for home and summer cottages. The TOP-14 includes proven models with good characteristics and positive customer reviews.
- Rating of the best alarms for home and summer cottages
- Ring Alarm Home Security System
- Blaupunkt SA2900R KIT
- REXANT GS-115 GSM
- Perenio PEKIT01
- Ajax StarterKit
- Xital GSM 12
- Mega SX-300
- Cleverheim GSM alarm system KH-AS10
- ALFA G60 with built-in GSM module
- GINZZU HS-K07W
- GUARDIAN Line-604
- Siberian Arsenal Granit-5A GSM
- DSC KIT495-4EUH2
- BASTION GARANT
Rating of the best alarms for home and summer cottages
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best alarms for home and summer cottages||1||Ring Alarm Home Security System||RUB 19 490|
|2||Blaupunkt SA2900R KIT||28 380 rub.|
|3||REXANT GS-115 GSM||RUB 7,550|
|4||Perenio PEKIT01||RUB 17,990|
|5||Ajax StarterKit||RUB 13 210|
|6||Xital GSM 12||RUB 8,340|
|7||Mega SX-300||RUB 10 350|
|8||Cleverheim GSM alarm system KH-AS10||RUB 8 468|
|9||ALFA G60 with built-in GSM module||RUB 5,990|
|10||GINZZU HS-K07W||4 180 rub.|
|11||GUARDIAN Line-604||RUB 6,900|
|12||Siberian Arsenal Granit-5A GSM||RUB 9 555|
|13||DSC KIT495-4EUH2||RUB 31,500|
|14||BASTION GARANT||RUB 7,699|
Ring Alarm Home Security System
The first place in our rating is occupied by the Home Securiny alarm system, created using the technology of a 'smart' system. The main role in the kit is played by a control unit powered by 100-240 V. It can be used in a house at temperatures of 0 … + 40 degrees, which is practical if the family leaves for two days in winter and turns off the heating. To enter settings, a 15×13 cm button panel is provided, which can be easily placed next to the entrance. Communication with a smartphone is carried out via Bluetooth or via Wi-Fi (for configuration). The transmission of commands about opening windows, doors, triggering a motion sensor is carried out through SMS notifications, which can be sent to several numbers at the same time. Buyers in the reviews like that the alarm volume is 110 dB, so it will be heard far away.
Our experts liked the product because of its own battery, which will last for 24 hours. This is practical for a home or summer cottage where electricity is periodically cut off. Despite the power outages, the building will remain protected.
- suitable for operating system iOS and Android;
- siren volume 110 dB;
- you can add other devices to the system;
- universal in terms of supply voltage (100-240 V).
- high price;
- white buttons get dirty quickly;
- the price increases with the number of window sensors;
- the speaker unit takes up a lot of space.
Blaupunkt SA2900R KIT
The second position in the rating was taken by the SA2900R alarm system, which is sold in a set, which includes: a control unit with a button panel, a motion and door opening sensor, and a key fob. The alarm can be supplemented with devices that respond to the leakage of water, gas, power switches. In total, the system supports interaction with 30 accessories, but they are purchased separately. Display, buttons and control module are combined in one housing.
Our experts have put the alarm in the rating because of the permitted operating temperature up to -10 degrees. This is especially practical for a summer residence, since in winter it may not be used or heated, but the house will still remain protected. The manufacturer also equipped the security system with a key fob that simplifies arming and disarming. The owner does not need to take out his smartphone, launch the application – just press one button, like in a car alarm. Feedback users like that the connection between the station and the key fob has a dynamic encryption key and is protected from copying.
- radius of wireless communication with accessories up to 30 meters;
- free smartphone app;
- sound alarm 96 dB;
- autonomous work from the battery 18 hours;
- you can connect up to 30 devices.
- high price;
- not everywhere you can buy;
- you need to buy a SIM card.
REXANT GS-115 GSM
The third in the rating is the GS-115 alarm system from Rexant. This is a GSM unit with touch buttons and a display. The black front panel is not so easily soiled that the owners like it in the reviews. Up to 90 devices (gas, light, water, smoke, opening, movement, etc.) can be wirelessly connected to the module, and only two sensors are allowed via wires. The set comes with a siren, not only screaming with a volume of 110 dB, but also flashing red – this further scares off the robbers. In standby mode, the equipment consumes 3.7 V. The time is displayed on the screen at this moment, so another clock will appear at home. Sending SMS is possible to 3 numbers, and dialing to 6. The settings allow you to set a name for each zone in order to quickly understand in which room something happened.
We put this product in the rating because it is also well suited for unheated houses. The alarm works properly at temperatures down to -20 degrees, which is optimal for a rarely visited summer cottage. Also included are two key fobs at once, so convenient control is possible for two people.
- interacts with sensors over a wireless network with a radius of up to 100 m;
- simultaneous dialing to 6 numbers;
- the display shows the time in standby mode;
- works well at air humidity up to 90%;
- partial arming is possible.
- small screen;
- only two sockets for connecting wired sensors;
- SMS sends only 3 numbers.
The fourth step of the rating is given to the goods of the Czech brand Perenio. Dacha security equipment operates at a frequency of 2400 MHz. Operation is permitted at a temperature of 0 … + 40 degrees. The range of action from the module to the sensors is 40 m. The voltage for power supply is supplied through a 5 V adapter. The signaling via Wi-Fi transmits data to the phone or tablet without delay. Simultaneous connection of up to 100 points is allowed. The system detects movement in the room using PIR technology, which takes into account the heat emitted by the body, and not just movement in space. This protects against false alarms, such as when the interior door is opened by a draft. Customers in the reviews like the tool-less installation, for which the set includes cut segments of double-sided tape.
In our opinion, the house alarm is worthy of a place in the rating, since its set already includes water and smoke detectors. These products must be purchased separately from other rating members. Also, the cases of all elements are made in the same style with beveled edges, which increases aesthetics.
- connection of up to 100 pieces of equipment by radio communication;
- controllers location radius – 40 m;
- installation without tools (all on double-sided tape from the kit);
- notifies when the battery is low.
- high price;
- alarm volume 65-85 dB loses to other models;
- short cable of the power adapter – 1 m.
In fifth place in the rating is the ultra-thin design alarm from Ajax. The starter kit operates on a GSM frequency and polls the sensors every 12 seconds. If the absence of a signal from one of them is detected, or the controller reports an actuation, an alarm is triggered. The module catches attempts to jam the data transmission and switches to another frequency, simultaneously triggering the siren. The kit includes one key fob with the ability to arm and disarm, as well as to partially arm the house with an alarm (by zones). The owners in the reviews report that the detector batteries work without replacement for up to 7 years, and this does not require frequent maintenance.
Our experts liked the product because it was realized in two colors (black and white), which allows you to choose the alarm system for the interior. This equipment also surpasses other participants in the rating with a range of detectors of 2000 m. This is suitable for a huge cottage and even monitoring the area around. The light indicators on each device will attract the attention of burglars even before attempting to enter, and indicate the increased protection of the house.
- GSM signal jamming protection;
- two communication channels (mobile and Ethernet);
- vandal-proof housing design;
- the motion detector does not respond to cats and dogs;
- light indication on all devices.
- the white panel is quickly stained;
- there is no display to control the entered settings;
- mounting on self-tapping screws.
Xital GSM 12
The sixth in our rating is the product from 'Xital' with the GSM12 index. This is the oldest model in the manufacturer's lineup. Equipment with thermal sensors is supplied, other devices are purchased separately. Communication with the devices is carried out by wires – this is reliable in terms of cracking the radio signal, but requires a lot of effort during installation. In total, it is possible to connect up to 120 controllers. In reviews, users like the presence of a voice menu and the ability to listen, but the camera cannot even be connected to it optionally. The manufacturer did not take care of the mobile application for the product, so the system sends data about the state of the house in the form of text SMS messages.
In addition to security, the alarm shows the temperature in the country, measured by two temperature sensors. This allows the owner to remotely see the indicators of heating equipment and adjust them (via the 'Smart Home' system). The alarm supports the arming delay function, which is practical when parents go to work earlier than children go to school.
- 12 outputs for connecting zones (in total, you can connect up to 120 detectors);
- the possibility of partial setting on the alarm;
- built-in thermal sensor;
- dialing up to 10 numbers;
- lit LED 'House on guard'.
- sold without a keychain;
- only wired communication with sensors;
- without display;
- no separate mobile app.
In seventh place in the rating is the Mega SX-300 system. This is a good alarm for a small house as only 10 different sensors can be connected to it. The supply voltage is 9-16 V and there is a built-in battery included. The range of the radio signal in a straight line is 100 m. The alarm supports work with temperature sensors in the house, but they will have to be purchased. Users in the reviews like the ability to disarm the house by applying the key to the reader, which makes it easier to use. But the manufacturer attaches to the alarm and the key fob. The module is latched to the base and can be easily removed to connect wired devices.
Our experts have put the Security system in the rating due to the possibility of listening at home through an external microphone (standard). By sending a command to the main module, the user can listen to what is happening in the house through the phone speaker. This is practical when the motion sensor has been triggered but the windows or door will not open. In order not to call the police in vain, you can first check the situation, and then make a decision.
- SMS distribution and dialing to 5 numbers;
- autonomous work with the possibility of recharging;
- keychain included;
- status check function;
- arming and disarming with a command from the phone, a key fob or a contact key.
- only 10 detectors can be connected;
- temperature controller is optional (purchased separately);
- battery capacity 1.0 Ah;
- programming of the triggering algorithm only via PC and USB connector.
Cleverheim GSM alarm system KH-AS10
The eighth in our ranking is the KH-AS10 alarm. It is a neat device with a motion detector, door release, siren and two key fobs. Each keychain has not only a ring, but also a full-fledged carabiner to attach the device to a clothes loop or a bunch of keys. The house alarm operates at 433 MHz. All controllers are connected by radio communication. Only the siren has a wired connection. In total, the system supports 30 devices. The back-up battery helps keep your home protected when the power goes out. The module sends messages to 5 programmed numbers. The owners in the reviews report that the alarm does not respond to an animal weighing up to 7 kg.
We have included an alarm in the rating due to the large LCD screen. This makes it easier to enter and control settings. Even in the model, all buttons are touch-sensitive, so it is much easier to wash the panel from dust and prints than for products with embossed keys.
- affordable price;
- two remotes included;
- battery with a capacity of 800 mA;
- there is an arming delay function;
- operates at a temperature of 0 … + 40 degrees.
- buttons get dirty quickly;
- the siren needs a wired connection;
- not suitable for those who have a large dog.
ALFA G60 with built-in GSM module
The ninth place in the ranking is given to the G60 model from the manufacturer Alfa. The alarm system for the house has a main unit with dimensions of 180x130x32 mm and is completed with one motion detector, a magnetic door opening controller, and two remote controls. There is a screen with keys for entering settings, and voice prompts help navigate the menu. The built-in battery supports the protection of the house without electricity for up to 15 hours. When the power goes out, the owner is notified. In total, up to 50 zones can be connected to the block, giving them their own names, which users like in reviews. The system supports the intercom function (two-way communication, via voice messages).
We ranked the model among the best because of the affordable price. It is a good alternative to more expensive brands. Despite the cost, the alarm allows you to configure individual zones by operating time. For example, outside perimeter protection can be set around the clock, and rooms and garage – by the hour.
- shows exactly which zone has been triggered;
- the ability to set the alarm by voice call;
- voice prompts when setting up;
- temperature range -20 … + 60 degrees;
- assigning your own names to zones.
- only 3 numbers for sending SMS;
- easily soiled panel;
- bulky sensors.
The tenth in the ranking is an alarm kit from the Chinese manufacturer Ginzzu. It is a home security system that operates over Wi-Fi or wired LAN. You can view the status of zones and enter settings through the application on your phone or tablet. But the station does not send SMS. A control panel is provided for easy access. The alarm works at a temperature of -10 … + 50 degrees. The power supply requires a 12 V voltage supplied from the adapter from the kit.
In our opinion, the product has earned a place in the ranking due to the 1.3 megapixel camera. This allows you to record what is happening at the door of the house in order to immediately see the face of the person who comes, without being at home. For high-quality video recording at dusk, an IR illumination is provided, and for recording in the dark, diode lighting is turned on. If desired, the camera can be installed inside the house to periodically view the situation, especially when a motion detector is triggered. The range of the camera is limited by a signal radius of 100 m, which is enough for a spacious house or cottage.
- attractive price;
- good mobile application;
- camera with two types of illumination;
- combination with 64 devices;
- individual setting of each zone.
- complex fastening to the wall;
- no emergency power supply;
- to save, the record needs a server (the device does not have its own memory);
- works only via Wi-Fi or LAN (there is no function for sending SMS messages via GSM).
The eleventh in the ranking is the product of the domestic brand 'Guard' with a plant in Hong Kong. The home security device is designed to connect up to 150 devices and send it to 6 numbers. If the children are left at home alone, the panic button will help immediately notify parents and the police / fire department of problems. It is only important to teach children not to use the alarm as a toy. Buyers in the reviews report that the alarm menu for the house is completely Russified, so it is easy to understand it even without instructions. The equipment can operate in an unheated cottage at temperatures up to -10 degrees. The sensitivity range of the transmitters is 50 m.
The signaling got into the rating of the best, because in addition to supporting 900/1800 MHz frequencies, it can be connected to a wired telephone line. If a mobile operator conducts repair work in the area where the house is located or attackers jam the network, the equipment will automatically switch to the telephone landline and transmit the call over it.
- dialing up to 6 numbers;
- memory for 15 numbers (you can change priority by month or day of the week);
- panic button with automatic call;
- Russified interface;
- up to 150 connected devices.
- only 1 year warranty;
- the included battery lasts only 6 hours;
- large sensor for opening the door.
Siberian Arsenal Granit-5A GSM
The twelfth place in the rating is occupied by the alarm system from the manufacturer Siberian Arsenal. This model is designed for use in harsh climatic conditions. Arming the house is carried out by buttons (PIN-code), SMS, call, key, card. To prevent unauthorized changes to settings, the dashboard is protected by a code combination. It is possible to configure the 'Active' or 'Silent' alarm modes. The latter will transmit data to the user when the device is triggered, but will not start a 'shout'. The owners in the reviews are glad that they can remotely control the lighting, including it in the courtyard of the house or inside, for better visibility of the cameras and simulating the presence of the owners.
Our experts have included the product in the rating because the alarm functions properly at a temperature of -30 degrees. This is a record among security systems and is suitable for a home in the northern region. Also in the model there are 2 SIM cards, which allows dialing up to 16 subscribers at the same time, located on different operators, and at the same time saving on monthly bills for mobile communications.
- affordable price;
- lighting can be controlled remotely from a mobile phone;
- two temperature sensors included;
- 5 ways to arm the house;
- automatic control of the warning line.
- setting only through a connected computer;
- uninformative display;
- the 'silent alarm' mode lasts 15 minutes.
The penultimate place in the rating is taken by the KIT495-4EUH2 set. This is a kit with the ability to connect up to 32 zones. All communications take place via radio communication and does not require wiring. The home alarm is resistant to interference and jamming. Up to 4 sirens can be connected to it to enhance the effect of the sound impact of 85 dB. This is true for a large house. The dashboard supports 16 key fobs. The set includes two IR sensors and a door opening detector, all other accessories are purchased separately. Buyers in the reviews note that you can enter settings remotely from a PC over a 3G network. The batteries in the switching devices last for 5 years, so the home security system does not require any special maintenance.
We put the alarm in the rating due to the presence of a display not only on the panel with keys, but also on the remote control. This allows you to see the triggered areas in the house without using a mobile phone.
- 32 wireless zones;
- the system is immune to interference;
- counts incorrectly entered passwords and is blocked after a specified number;
- several options for signal transmission (GSM, JPRS, IP);
- protection against false positives.
- high price;
- difficult to find on sale;
- bulky control unit;
- configuration via PC only.
Our rating is completed by the 'Garant' alarm system from a domestic manufacturer. It is an affordable home security system that includes one magnetic door opener, IR motion controller, two key fobs and a siren. In total, the model supports work with 116 devices. A call or SMS is sent to 5 numbers at once. The equipment is equipped with a powerful 1200 Ah battery, which is enough for 24 hours in standby mode. Optionally, you can attach an antenna to increase the range of the radio signal, which is practical when protecting your home and surrounding area. The owners in the reviews share that the red flasher in the siren creates strong psychological pressure and is subconsciously associated with the police by the robbers, therefore, prompts them to leave the house as soon as possible.
We have added an alarm to the rating due to the ability to listen to what is happening in the house. For this, the equipment includes a built-in microphone with high sensitivity. The dashboard also has a hinged door that protects the keys from accidental pressing. For those who find it difficult to memorize the main functions, the memo with symbols located on the back of the lid will be useful.
- sound siren with flasher;
- 5 options for arming and disarming the house;
- non-volatility in the event of a power outage;
- recording a voice message about an alarm;
- 8 wired zones and 116 wireless.
- flimsy motion detector bracket;
- for correct operation, humidity is not higher than 80%;
- the siren is placed directly in the socket (the plug is soldered into the case) – sometimes it is difficult to find a suitable, permanent place.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.