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iSmartAlarm™ Preferred Package

Home automation security kit with hub and sensor package

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Overview

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I like the notion of keeping my home and loved ones safe even when I'm not there. I don't like the idea of hiring someone to install it for me. The iSmartAlarm Preferred Package is a DIY system that can help secure an apartment, dorm or small house. The kit includes the CubeOne™ hub with built-in alert siren, two contact sensors for doors or windows, a motion sensor and two remote tags that arm and disarm the system. The basic system can be expanded as needed with optional accessories like the iCamera or additional sensors.

The iSmartAlarm Preferred Package, paired with the free iSmart app, gives you remote control over your iSmart system from just about anywhere.

The iSmartAlarm Preferred Package, paired with the free iSmart app, gives you remote control over your iSmart system from just about anywhere.

Do-it-yourself home security

I like the notion of keeping my home and loved ones safe even when I'm not there. I don't like the idea of hiring someone to install it for me. The iSmartAlarm Preferred Package is a DIY system that can help secure an apartment, dorm or small house. The kit includes the CubeOne™ hub with built-in alert siren, two contact sensors for doors or windows, a motion sensor and two remote tags that arm and disarm the system. The basic system can be expanded as needed with optional accessories like the iCamera or additional sensors.

CubeOne™: the brain of your iSmartAlarm system

Your iSmartAlarm system can have as many cameras and sensors as you need, but it will need a "brain" to coordinate all of those parts. The iSmart CubeOne™ is compact, elegant, and easy to install. Connect it to your home wireless router and download the free iSmart app for guidance as you set up your entire system. The CubeOne™ includes a built-in 110-decibel siren that alerts you to possible intruders when a sensor is tripped.

Expand your iSmartAlarm system at any time

The iSmartAlarm system is designed to be customized. If you want to add up to 10 Spot cameras to keep an eye on your home, you can do that. You can also choose from a wide array of additional sensors to make sure all of your home's entry points are covered. It's all wireless, so when you download the free iSmartAlarm app, you and your family can monitor the system's status from anywhere at any time. The system can also send alerts to your smart device if a contact or motion sensor is tripped. You can make the system fit your needs and sleep soundly knowing your home is secure.

Product Highlights:

  • automated security system package for an apartment, dorm, studio or small house
  • CubeOne™ hub connects to your router to give you wireless remote control and monitoring capability
  • free downloadable app for iPhone® and Android™ lets you monitor and control the security system from anywhere using a smart device
  • sensor package includes:
    • two contact sensors for monitoring doors or windows
    • one motion sensor with 30-foot range
    • two keychain-style remote tags with simple four-button controls for the system
    • several iSmart stickers to serve as additional deterrents
  • system is infinitely expandable with purchase of additional sensors
Dimensions and Warranty:
  • CubeOne™ hub: 4"W x 4"H x 4"D (weight: 13 oz.)
  • motion sensor: 2-3/4"W x 4"H x 2"D (weight: 2.8 oz.)
  • remote tag: 1-3/16"W x 2-5/16"H x 7/16"D (weight: .45 oz.)
  • door/window sensor: 1-15/16"W x 1-15/16"H x 1/2"D (weight: 1 oz.)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • CubeOne (Model iPU3)
  • AC power supply with attached 71" DC output cord (DC output: 5V 1A)
  • 69" Ethernet cable (RJ-45 plugs on each end)
  • Motion Sensor (Model PIR3)
  • 2 Dual-sided 3M adhesive pads
  • Two 1-1/4" mounting screws
  • 2 Plastic wall anchors
  • Two 2-piece Contact Sensors (Model DWS3)
  • 2 Pairs of Contact Sensor dual-sided adhesive pads
  • 2 Remote Tags (Model RC3)
  • 2 Window decals
  • Quick Installation Guide

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Very nice product and very simple to setup. The push notification and sms work perfect. The app allow me to see events when family member leaves or return home.

jedibori, Bayamon, PR

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iSmartAlarm™ Preferred Package Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(6 Reviews)

Great system- easy install but no good to me w/o the camera to work

Koch from Gallatin, TN on 3/30/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

the system installed in less than 5 minutes - but the IKEEP camera does not work with Android phones. Even after an hour with ISmart tech support, we could do nothing to get the camera to install. What a shame-returning the whole system for a refund.

Pros: the system installed in less than 5 minutes -

Cons: the IKEEP camera does not work with Android phones.

iSmart

jedibori from Bayamon, PR on 2/9/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very nice product and very simple to setup. The push notification and sms work perfect. The app allow me to see events when family member leaves or return home.

Pros: No monthly fees and you can control from anywhere with the app

Cons: Four batteries came drain ,siren not very loud

i SmartAlarm

Norman from Washington on 12/24/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Received this product as promised and was really pleased with the ease of setup and that it has worked without problems to date. I would like the volume of the siren to have been a little louder but I can buy an add on for the system so it is not a big issue.

Pros: Ease of set up, cost, seems reliable.

Cons: Siren not very loud

I so smart

George from Lansing Michigan on 12/24/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice system. Setup is a breeze. Works simple as that.

Pros: Price. No monthly fees.

Cons: Wish it had a key pad is all. Remotes are very good still though.

Easy to set up, and TOTALLY worth it

Locknload from California on 8/20/2015

Exactly what I needed. Tired of not getting called when my ADT went off (it happened a LOT. I'll be getting rid of it as soon as my contract is up), and I like to be able to set stuff up on my own and be in control. The smart home stuff is really interesting to me too, and the iSmart lets me add more devices and add cameras and AC outlet controls and stuff like that. Took about 5 minutes to set up, the app walked me through it perfectly. No problems at all, even though I'm not really tech savvy. Definitely recommended for beginners and for anyone who wants control and the ability to see what's going on. The app is easy, but you can customize it to change settings and customize modes and make it more personal. Definitely worth it to protect my TV, XBox, laptop, and other stuff I would be crushed if they were stolen.

Pros: Easy to setup No contracts Can add more sensors if I need Can use cameras to check what's up if the alarm goes off Privacy - I don't have to use my personal info so it can't be stolen

Cons: Wish there were more devices, but their site says they are working on other stuff too Doesn't work with Nest No 24/7 monitoring (*except for myself, and I always figure I'll follow up quicker than some call center will) Remote Tags are kinda clunky

iSmartAlarm Preferred Package

Derek G from Chester, Virginia on 8/7/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product works just as described. It was easy to install.

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Features

Overview: iSmartAlarm is an expandable, do-it-yourself home security system with no contracts or monthly fees. The free iSmartAlarm app (for iPhone and Android) allows you to completely control the system with your smartphone and your home's Internet connection. Through the app, you can monitor doors and windows, motion, or activity within your home. This iSmartAlarm Preferred Package is ideal for an apartment, dorm, or small house. It contains the CubeOne alarm brain with siren, a Motion Sensor, 2 Contact Sensors, and 2 Remote Tags. Additional sensors and optional devices, such as iCamera KEEP, iCamera, and Smart Switch (all sold separately) can be used in your iSmartAlarm Home Security System.

iSmartAlarm App: The iSmartAlarm app allows you use your smartphone to arm, disarm, and monitor your security system in real time from virtually anywhere. From the app, you can determine the status of your motion and contact sensors, view live streaming video from optional cameras, and tell which family members are at home or have left. When a break-in or unauthorized activity is detected, the app will alert you (and other authorized users) via a phone call (US or Canadian telephone number), text message, push notification, or email. The iSmartAlarm app is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play for iPhone/iPad (iOS 6.0 or later) and Android devices (version 4.0 and up).

Alarm System Modes: The iSmartAlarm Home Security System has four main modes:

  • Arm: Setting the system to Arm activates all of the installed Contact Sensors and Motion Sensors. If any of the sensors are triggered, the built-in siren in the CubeOne will activate.
  • Disarm: When Disarm is pressed on the app or a Remote Tag, all sensors are deactivated. The Disarm button can also turn off the siren after the alarm is triggered or the Panic Button pressed.
  • Home: The Home Mode allows you to turn off the Motion Sensors, but keep the Contact Sensors active. This allows you to stay secure at home without triggering the alarm when you move about the house.
  • Panic: When you double-tap the Panic button twice, the siren is activated and a push notification is sent to all members on your iSmartAlarm system.
  • Custom Modes: Custom modes can be created to your own customized set of sensors that can trigger the alarm.

CubeOne: The CubeOne is the "brain" of the iSmartAlarm system, and communicates with the sensors via Wi-Fi. It contains a 110dB siren to warn away intruders and alert you to a security breach. CubeOne can notify you via email, text, or phone in case of an emergency. CubeOne is powered by a DC power supply (included), and connects to your Wi-Fi router via the supplied Ethernet cable.

Motion Sensor: The included Motion Sensor can be placed in a wide variety of places, including entryways, home office, garage, or basement. It is able to detect motion anywhere within approximately 30 feet. It is recommended that the sensor be wall-mounted approximately 6-1/2 feet off the floor, and tilted forward about 15°. It communicates wirelessly via Wi-Fi with the CubeOne, which will alert you when motion is detected. Wireless range is approximately 300 feet. The Motion Sensor is powered by three "AA" batteries (installed). You can attach the detector to the wall using the two screws and wall anchors, or the dual-sided adhesive pad.

Contact Sensors: Two Contact Sensors are included in the iSmartAlarm Preferred Package. Each sensor consists of two parts--a magnet and a sensor--which can be easily placed at any door or window using the dual-sided adhesive pads. One part is mounted on the door or window and the other part on the frame in close proximity (within 3/4") to create a magnetic contact. When the door or window is opened (or otherwise moved), the magnetic contact is lost, causing the sensor to send a signal to the CubeOne alarm brain to trigger an alert. Contact Sensors can also be used to detect the opening of a refrigerator, liquor cabinet, gun cabinet, drawers, or a pool gate. Contact Sensors are powered by a 3-volt CR2032 battery.

Remote Tags: The Preferred Package includes two Remote Tags, which can be used as a remote control and a sensor simultaneously. You can give a Remote Tag to anyone in the family to use as a dedicated identification key. For those family members who don't have a smartphone, the Remote Tag lets them control the system, and be monitored. As a remote, it has Arm and Disarm buttons, Home Mode button, and a Panic button. The Panic button can be used to trigger the alarm (and alert all members with the app) in case of an intruder or emergency situation, or a fall or medical emergency. As a sensor, you can use the Remote Tag to track the location of your children or pets. Each time the Remote Tag enters or leaves the monitored area, the event is logged in the Safety Monitor section of the app, identifying the tag holder and the time they entered/left the area. Remote Tags are powered by a 3-volt CR2032 battery.

Dimensions:

  • CubeOne: Width: 3.873" Height: 4.127" Depth: 3.873"
  • Motion Sensor: Width: 1.974" Height: 3.917" Depth: 1.723" (2.728" with wall bracket)
  • Contact Sensor: Width (magnet): 0.582" Width (sensor): 1.378" Height: 1.962" Depth: 0.493"
  • Remote Tag: Width: 1.183" Height: 2.371" Depth: 0.407"

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After a lot of research, I decided on this as a start to building better home security. I like that you can add so many additional products to the cube. [ Angela  Jul 28, 2017 ]
Recommended by friend [ Chi Kwan  Nov 04, 2016 ]

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No. Due to varying legal issues from one locality to another, most security cameras do not offer the ability to record audio. You'll may want to check with your local law enforcement to confirm what type of audio you can legally record (without consent, etc.) For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx [ Ryan  Dec 05, 2017 ]  Staff
The sensitivity of the motion sensors in not adjustable. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx [ Ryan  May 31, 2017 ]  Staff
No. The provided motion sensors cannot be bypassed by shining light into them. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx [ Ryan  May 31, 2017 ]  Staff
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