• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Performs as Promised

    • Written by from Freehold

    Living my own for the first time, I needed an inexpensive yet reliable alarm system. I am happy with choosing the iSmartAlarm.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Review of product

    • Written by from Edmonton

    Pros:-

    Looks:- Looks similar to iphone style is what attracted me to this device.
    Installation:- easy to install and configure
    Phone Service:- phone calling service is good provided their server got good reliability factor.
    Value for money:- good provided this is second line of defence.

    Cons:-

    Reliability:- it is NOT a foolproof system. There is time lag between dis-arm and re-arm.
    Robust design:- this system will NOT re-connect if power or internet connect fails. PIR are also NOT that good quality.
    Customer Support and Refund:- Customer support may be a big challenge as it is in US and they have limited days to support. Return and refund are usually discourage.
    Less flexible:- you have to deal with manufacture for ordering additional items or after sales warranty support. All the best itch that.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    • Written by from Manchester

    I've had this installed for 8 months now, near flawless (had to reboot system once in the early months due to a firmware upgrade). It's customizable, expandable and dependable. System Will not contact police, which is what I wanted, sends notifications, texts and phone calls to all of the numbers you specify IMMEDIATELY upon alarm being triggered. You have the ability to customize ALL of the notifications (less/more notifications, delays on alarm triggering, whether or not to notify you if door opens when alarm is off (great if you have little kids), etc). Audible alarm is loud enough to wake me. No monthly fees! Looking forward to company putting out more options (light control, etc), supposedly in the works. I highly recommend this product.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never worked well

    • Written by from National City

    I bought it and installed it but never work well when I was out of home. Disconnects with no reason and finally lost communication with sensors.

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!! Total,reliability

    • Written by from jacksonville

    Bought this and cancelled my $35 a month monitored system. Yay!! Instant updates when doors or windows open and close with the system disarmed, notifications when the key fobs come and go. Have nt had a single complaint about the system. When it goes off it lets everyone know and gives you the option to call 911 or another number. I now have all my windows and doors from my garage to the back porch monitored with either contact sensors or motion detectors (20 total) and haven't had a single complaint ~ except the alarm isn't really LOUD. I use Drop cams and if anything alerts, I can check before going into panic mode if I am not home...something that hasn't happened yet. But, being able to tell 911 you are looking at a burglary in you house on your cameras after the alarm goes off turns a routine low priority alarm call into a priority and keeps it from being a report writing exercise for the police. Having total autonomous control over my alarm system feels a lot better than relying on somebody else off in Kansas or India.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A smart system that keeps you informed

    • Written by from Cupertino

    I recently installed the Deluxe Package of the iSmartAlarm system and find it is very useful.
    Everytime the door is opened you get notification. If the alarm is triggered you will receive a phone alarm and a photo snapshot of the site.
    It is easy to install and the App is very user friendly.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product!

    • Written by from Brighton

    I was a little skeptical when checked he reviews, but I desired to buy it anyways, and I don't regretted..So far the product is been great. I loved how I control the whole house from anywhere I go, and tells me exactly which window or door has been open. The Motion detector works great, it does the job, also for those who don't have Smart phones, the remote control works as a GPS. It tell you where people are located and when someone arrives home which is awesome.The only problem I see is the the SIREN is not loud enough having an external SIREN, as well as GAS, and monoxide carbon detector would be great!
    Thanks
    JO

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better then expected !!!

    • Written by from Ottawa

    Easy installation, system works exactly as I expected, great ! I have no connectivity issues, i never have to reboot my cube if I lose internet connection, it reconnects itself. Besides, given most providers have 95% and higher uptime it's not an issue for me. It reconnects even if I reboot my own router. I get an alert telling me if cube disconnects, easy to check back with using the app, which is easy to use. Best part, no monthly fees ! Customer service is great ! Great forum ! 10/10 !!! I also hear they have more products in the pipeline to enhance ismartalarm !

    100 of 125 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable, affordable and easy to install iSmartAlarm system

    • Written by from san jose

    I bought the deluxe package and it came as promised. Instructions are easy to use and installation was seamless. I have not have a single quality issue since installation 6 months ago. I would definitely buy again.

    Karen Lien
    March 04, 2014

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    • Written by from Edmonton

    An alarm system should be reliable, but this one is not. Have had it since June/2013. The system never tells you when off line(at least an e-mail), and then when the system is off line it is totally uncontrollable. Just last night I armed the system(at least I thought I did, because the feedback I received it was), and woke up this morning and found that the system was not armed. Have been trying to connect to it since this morning with no success(after powering down, etc. Their server may be down again.) Definitely would not recommend this, too unreliable for what it is supposed to be and what they promise. Maybe a couple years from now.

    46 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This device just an expensive toy!

    • Written by from Orlando

    Do not waste your money on this device.. good idea, but terrible product, little to no support.
    almost always fail to connect, 3 weeks of using it and I have to return it. Read the forum on their site if you must buy.

    47 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Intermittent. DO NOT TRUST.

    • Written by from San Jose

    This system is intermittent at best. And worst of all, the app will tell you your system is armed and protected, but in reality, you are at risk.

    I've been away on Christmas vacation for 1 day. The system said it was working. Then my internet went down at my house for an hour (thanks Comcast!). When it came back up, I was not able to connect to the smart alarm!

    The tech support told me that if internet goes down, you must physically reboot the smart alarm system.

    Read that last sentence again. What use is a security system if it is so easily defeated by an internet outage? Now I can understand if the system doesn't work while the internet is down, but why doesn't it automatically come back online like any other internet connected device?

    What a total piece of garbage. Going back to the store as soon as I get back from my vacation. Now I just hope someone doesn't break into my totally unprotected house!

    486 of 577 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy and Affordable

    • Written by from New York

    I first got the iSmart alarm from Amazon.com a couple months back and had my doubts at first but immediately realized how useful this system is. Here are my general thoughts listed below.

    PROS
    Super Simple to install (probably took me less than 30 minutes and no tools needed).
    App is free and surprisingly easy to use and connects with the device well.
    No Monthly bullcrap. Price is amazing.
    Looks cool.
    Batteries last very long, easy to replace.
    Key Fob is a great addition. I have a dog and it tells me when he's out or in.

    CON
    Some outages with the system. Here or there an hour or so. But I've left note with the devs, still waiting to hear back.
    no accessories. Assuming this has something to do with them being new on the market?
    60 sec delay before alarm goes off. Biggest one for me because it's a UI thing, not a bug. Others I'm just waiting on these guys to fix over time.

    Overall I'm satisfied because it's so little hassle and also quite fun to use. I can watch my living room at work if I needed to. Giving it a full five.

    115 of 136 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iSmartAlarm Home Security System is Smarter than me

    • Written by from toronto

    I got this iSmart Alarm Home Security Sistem for my place , I was excited after watch the Install Video in Youtube seem easy for an non English Speaker , I have to admit Im a kind of Dummy for this new tech Toys, I did the installation like I see in video , I connect The Sensor, Devices, Cube , I was so happy I did not have to drill a hole in my apt walls to place the devices and at the end I could not closed one of the Devices( WAS ALWAYS SHOWING A MSG SAYING DOOR DEVICE WAS OPEN AND I DID NOT KNOW HOW TO CLOSET IT , That notes msg was CONSTANTLY showing in my iphone screen does not matter what I did again and again to close that device in that door , so I could not activated the iAlarm home for 24 hrs, I was convince it was a language thing and I was thinking in ask to friends for help , today I notice that my iPhone went out of batterie and I was disappointed and ready to write a negative review in here about Connectivity ,as soon I connect my iphone to charge and in a few sec I hear the alarm sound from iAlarm Home mgs me over on my iphone I check it and OMG. SENSOR AND EACH DEVICES IN DOORS AND WINDOWS WERE ALL SYNCRONIZED AND READY TO USE IT . WHAT THE F.. LIKE THE LYRIC in that music SONG I Said Big Surprise , HUGE . This iAlarm Home is SMARTER THEN ME , WOW is out of the chain , HEY People GO GO GO GO FOR IT . if you are looking for a free and peace of mind Alarm for you place this is the one , yes free cuz not monthly fees to pay and free monthly report to your email address of every single activity . what else do you want and wish for ?.

    44 of 79 people found this useful