Alarm Sensor That Needs No Panel

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Oct 15, 2012

A new alarm sensor claims to need no alarm panel. By integrating a common motion detector and a GSM dialer, Alpha Aresenal's Express GSM sensor 'take the complexity out of alarm systems' by simply hanging it where needed with no additional configuration required. Is this product useful, or is it just a problem waiting to happen? We take a deeper look inside.

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