Review: 1byone (O00QH-0514) Wireless Driveway Alarm System

1byone-o00qh-0514

Summary: The 1byone O00QH-0514 wireless driveway alarm is cheaply made and has a low quality sensor that gets triggered randomly, by blowing wind or falling leaves. The Guardline GL2000 or the Dakota 2500 are much better alternatives.

Pros

  • Easy installation
  • Ability to monitor several zones
  • Weather Proof

Cons

  • High number of false alarms
  • Short product life span (couple of weeks to couple of months)
  • In some cases, the transmitter and receiver won’t pair
  • Poor installation instructions manual

Features

  • Detects people and vehicles
  • Radio range: 328 feet
  • Motion detection area: 16-26 feet
  • Weather proof
  • Notification: sound, flashing LED, sound and flashing LED
  • Sound choices: high volume chime, low volume chime, alarm
  • Ring volume: ≥100dB ( within 0.5 m/1.6ft)
  • Expandable: add up to 50 sensors and multiple receivers
  • 1 Year Warranty

Is This Alarm System Right For You?

This specific 1byone model (O00QH-0514) is used to detect vehicles and people. So you can use it to receive an alert whenever there’s movement on your driveway. You can also add multiple motion detector sensors to the one receiver, which make is easy to secure multiple areas of your house.

Components

The package includes 1 receiver, 1 motion detector sensor that uses Passive Infrared (PIR) technology, mounting hardware and instruction manual. Purchase separately: batteries, power adapter for receiver.

How It Works

Whenever there is movement, the motion detector sensor (PIR sensor) will send a signal to the receiver (for up to 328 feet away). You can choose to be alerted by a low chime, alarm tone or simply by a flashing LED light.

Installation Tips

In order to prevent false alarms, install the motion detector sensor in a shady protected area, away from the sun and the wind. Also, do not install the sensor on a metal surface, since this will decrease the transmission range.

Bottom Line

I do not recommend the 1byone O00QH-0514. It’s made with cheap components that do not last a long time. Also, false alarms are a big issue with this specific model. The motion detector sensor is low quality and gets activated by blowing wind and falling leafs. Or in some cases it goes off randomly. I recommend the Guardline GL2000 if you’re looking for an alarm that detects people and cars. If you only need to be notified whenever a car pulls into your driveway, you can’t go wrong with the Dakota 2500, which is one of the best on the market.

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