Friedland Response is a wire-free range of security systems, offering a cost effective solution which is easy to install and simple to operate. Systems are available in varying sizes and capabilities to suit specific installation requirements and a full range of accessories are available to upgrade and expand systems. The Friedland Response SK alarms operate on the 868 MHz frequency which is a more secure and reliable frequency offering total peace of mind. The SK2 alarm has is keypad operated and includes a remote control, two door/window contacts and two PIR’s. The Solar Siren is battery powered with comfort LEDs to warn intruders that your home is alarmed and being solar powered means it can operate for up to 25 days in standby without sunlight. The unit does have low battery indicators though to warn you if the battery power is getting low. With additional features and functions such as: entry/exit delays, personal attack facility, walk test facility and anti tamper and jamming protection, the SK2 is the perfect choice for protecting your home.
First off, watch the DVD provided. It's quite helpful and not overly tedious. Better than reading 20+ pages of instructions!
The whole system is pretty easy to install - the hardest part, not unsurprisingly is mounting the siren. Whilst a clear plastic template is provided for drilling the 4 holes, if your wall isn't smooth (iPebbledash, RoughCast, etc) it ends up being a bit trickier to get the alignment right, simply because you will be hammer drilling an uneven surface high up from a ladder.
Mounting the sensors on the doors was really easy, although there are some small fiddly screws to deal with. The larger part of the sensor goes on the door frame and the smaller part goes on the door. It doesn't matter if which way up they go - just as long as you line up the 2 marks properly. I'd advise against using the adhesive strips provided - screw them in instead.
Mounting the PIRs was also easy - again screw them into the wall - either flat on, or across a corner. Don't be tempted to use the adhesive strips for this as the PIR may fall off and smash on the floor, and trigger a false alarm if armed.
When you have all the sensors in place, you need to put the alarm into service mode and then go round each sensor to "tune it in" to the system. Whilst this is a bit of a palaver, it beats having to run wires all over the house. It should only take you about 15mins if you do it right.
There is one minor downside, which you should be aware off - because I needed to site the solar siren high-up in a position at the rear of the property to get the best amount of sun, it ended up being far enough away from the main entrance/exit such that I cant easily hear its acknowledgement beeps when I arm and disarm the system. Strangely, there is no audible confirmation from the keypad. Note that there is no problem with the wireless signals - all the components of the system communicate flawlessly - and my property has solid brick internal walls.
In summary, easy to install, wireless works reliably, easy to add more sensors, and so far has proved to be reliable - a good buy.Read more ›
This is my third wireless alarm kit so I am familiar with the set-up associated with the Friedland Response SK2 alarm. As with all the others, once installed it works flawlessly and efficiently. This kit is installed within my external garage and shed areas and the supplied 2 door and 2 PIR's sensors are more than adequate to catch any opening of garage door and/or internal movement in either. I know because I tested it quite extensively. I did not find the actual set-up to be very difficult and all you have to do is read the instructions and `match' all the supplied sensors (6 in all... as per picture) with the external siren. You do not have to match them all if you only prefer 2 PIR's for example. (or a single PIR if you wish or even any mix/match that you may prefer) Neither do you have to install the wall mounted touchpad if it is not required, but the hand held keypad is a must. Just `match' them any/all to the externally mounted siren with your own 4 digit passcode and its all ready to go. I `matched' all mine on the kitchen table initially, then, when I placed the siren back into its `service mode', install the other bits as and where they are required to their various location(s). After that simply put the siren back into its `operational mode' and its all done. Its all clearly explained in the supplied booklet. As another here has already stated, I do not like the fact that the wall mounted touchpad, (normally internally mounted in the house somewhere for obvious reasons) does not have a light or some sort of `on' or `off' indicator. The units `on or off' operational mode is not visually obvious in either position. The single `beep' indicating either an `on' or `off' setting from the externally mounted siren cannot be heard from inside the house and I think that this could be improved upon. However as this unit bits and pieces all work together wirelessly on batteries, then this is the obvious reason for such an exclusion. Would be better, (if the location was right) for a mains supply.. maybe??, to the touchpad as its big brother alarm system already has within its package. Anyway as and when the batteries begin to run down a small flashing light will indeed notify you of the fact. With this minor drawback this SK2 unit it is still a highly effective deterrent and has a very loud alarm siren shrill. The shrill alarm however, on this unit anyway, is confined to the outside only whereupon big brother alarm gives a very loud siren shrill both outside AND inside through its mains controlled touchpad. All IMHO of coarse.Read more ›
This is the first alarm we have and did not want the hassle of having a wired system. I purchased an extra fob for the system which is handy. It was easy to set up and the dvd made it very simple. I was worried about the range due to living in a bungalow with one door sensor being some distance away from the control box but it installed with no problems. Very pleased
I have had this maker's product before and it is still working fine after many years. This one was a present to a friend. She was able to get it set up quite easily and is well pleased. Condsiering that no hard wiring is involved it is a wonder that such a product is not in every home.
Just bought and installed this system - and so far so good. Comprehensive fitting instructions are included and as long as you stick to these (and in the right order) you shouldn't go wrong. The system is effective and was very easy to install. The only tricky bit is the main control / alarm unit for the outside of the house which (naturally) requires you to shin up a ladder and drill four holes (using a simple template - well done Friedland for providing this). One item of note is that this external unit uses solar power to recharge the battery so ideally needs to be sited on a South facing wall. I didn't have one so it's on the East side - and all is fine thus far. If you buy add-on components for this (extra PIR's or door contacts) make sure they match this system - they need to be 868Mhz (not 433) and Friedland use confusing nomenclature - so you need HS1 / HS2 /HS3 labelled components.