Scarecrow Alarm Simulated Decoy Key Pad, Model# DSB-137C-01
Simulated Alarm Pad
Product is very easy to install and use. Instructions are easy to follow and use. After installation, you use it just like you would a wired alarm system. For the total illusion make sure you turn it on and off so that others get used to seeing it activated when you leave and deactivated upon returning. Everyone in my building is always commenting about how they need to put in an alarm also...hee, hee, hee. I can't say anything negative about it as I am 110% satisfied
November 16, 2010
Had my 5th wheel trailer broken into and decided to add this as well as a few solar motion lights above the doors. It is a solid metal casing and looks really good.
May 27, 2010
I bought this to put on my RV after it was broken into at a storage facility...looks and sounds like a real alarm key pad....the only downfall was I had to replace the very common phillips head screws with a more secure screw head..they were hard to find ,it should come with it.
May 24, 2010
I have purchased two of these. One for home and one for a vacation property. Both properties have real alarm systems installed but I wanted a visual and audable deterrent as well and these fit the bill! They are very very realistic in function and appearance, and are easy to program to your personal liking.
May 24, 2010
Would be much more realistic if supplied with some sort tamper-proof type screws, not normal phillips screws, to hold the cover on.
November 2, 2009
I have bought several of these to use at a vacation property that is unoccupied most of the time.
I read the reviews before I purchased mine and the one that stuck in my mind was about the stainless finish... that maybe it could have been in black. I concur and that is the reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars.
Another minor point is that the keypad cover is held on with phillips screws, meaning anybody can unscrew it and see it isn't connected to anything. I solved this problem by using longer bolts with wingnuts on the back... (Basically I bolted this unit through a wall.) To keep it tamper resistant, I drilled out the phillips head part of my bolts, leaving just a round hole that a screwdriver can't grip. (Remember, I unscrew it using the wingnuts to replace the batteries.)
The unit itself certainly seems realistic to me. It can be set up to flash different ways and when you punch numbers it beeps. Whether it will keep all undesireables out is hard to say, but I think it will certainly help.
November 17, 2008
These things are great! They look and act just like the real thing. In the neighborhood where I live the houses all around me have been burglarized over the last year but mine has been overlooked. The units run for 2 years on 4 AA batteries so they are not maintenance intensive. I've put them on every door I have. If you want an inexpensive way to protect your property without having to invest a fortune in a security system - I recommend these. You can even "key in and out" on the pad for show if you want. Pretty neat!
November 17, 2008
simulated alarm key pad
Would probably look more realistic if it were plastic, but it does flash and have real buttons. Much better than a real alarm that costs $$ and goes off when you don't want it to!
January 14, 2008
Security Key Pad
Great item and does exactly what you want it to do!!!!!
July 9, 2007