Friday, October 16, 2015

Down and dirty, cheap security for $8.61

I'm ordering a set of these to bring to the next Monday meeting, so will be able to give you a better review at that time, but I'm going to tell you about them now. Please understand that I am no security expert and I make no claims for the efficacy of this product, but it does sound like it could scare the beejeesus out of anyone monkeying with your doors or windows. Your mileage may vary.

1,528 customers weighed in most favorably on GE's Personal Security Window/Door alarms (2) for $8.61 this week at

The copy reads that they are easy to install and require no wiring, and mounting "hardware" is included.

You can set these to a 90 decibel door chime, an ear-splitting 120 decibel alarm, or off for when you want to open up your doors and windows. They are battery operated and you will have to regularly check the low battery test button to make sure they are still charged. These attach with double-sided tape, so you'll also need to check now and then that the adhesive hasn't melted off. (Oh, the joys of living in the Mojave!)

120 decibels is louder than a rock concert at 4-6 feet from the speakers, so you will hear it. Your neighbors, if they live within a mile, will probably also hear it, so you may want to let them know you have an alarm if you're on speakin' terms.

These can also be easily removed and reused in hotels or AirBNBs for added security.