Are you considering purchasing the Macally Air-Alarm1 SecurityMan D.I.Y. Wireless Home Alarm System Kit? This is a review on the Macally Air-Alarm1 SecurityMan D.I.Y. Wireless Home Alarm System Kit. This was one of those alarm systems that I wished I would not bought. I evaluate a lot of alarm systems for various people. This is one that I would definitely not get for a couple of reasons.
The instructions were not very clear. That wouldn’t be that bad if the product would have been better. However, after wading through the instructions just to get the system setup, I wasn’t very impressed with the product. I setup many security systems for my friends and this one was very difficult to setup. I had a hard time figuring out how to setup the phone system and after a couple of hours, I just gave up on it. It’s not worth it.
I tested out the range on the sensors as well and had a hard time getting them to work beyond 70 feet. They are advertised to work 5 or 6 times further than that, but that’s not going to happen. It may be a line of sight issue and maybe it’s my house with too much interference. Either way, I didn’t think that it worked as well as what I thought it was going to work.
The motion sensors included with the unit didn’t operate very well either. They were not very sensitive. This is not a unit that I would purchase in the future. I have used Skylink alarms in the past and they were easier to install than this one. If you are looking for something in that price range, I would go with them before I would purchase this unit.