Today we want to have a look at a cheap but effective security device that can be used at home or taken with you when you travel. That device is the door stop alarm from SABRE.
This is battery operated with a built in 120db siren (that’s the equivalent of a chainsaw). It is small enough that you can put it in your bag and use at hotels when traveling and it doesn’t require any wiring or complicated installation.
The alarm is set off when there is pressure from an inward opening door and the 120db is certainly enough to startle and scare off an intruder and wake you.
The bottom of the SABRE door wedge alarm also has an anti-skid pad that helps to prevent the door from opening.
Just turn the device on and place behind an inward opening door.
The Door Stop Alarm works on nearly all floor surfaces – including carpet.
This alarm is a great solution to either help fortify an existing home alarm system or use on its own in a bedroom, dorm, hotel room or apartment. The extremely 120 dB loud alarm is audible up to 1,000 feet (300 m).
There’s no wiring needed, so the alarm works during power outages. Requires 1x9V battery (not included).
To make sure that the alarm is always ready, it also has a battery status update via a low battery indicator.
Here is just a taste of the reviews that this product is receiving:
Very sensitive to pressure, and will sound decibel will almost make your ears bleed. You’ll be able to hear this from quite a distance in you home. You will need an eyeglass repair sized screwdriver to change out battery, but, those are easy to find/buy.Sonora
I needed this because I often leave need to leave my door open so air can flow in and out my apartment window while am cooking or roasting. My loft apartment has no ventilation other than the rear window and the front door, and they are at opposite ends of the unit (60′ apart). The problem is both must be open for air to flow, and to do so runs the risk of someone entering the unit without me in constant guard. Being able to leave the door ajar while ensuring it doesn’t open any further is a necessary measure of security, and the fact that the door stop is armed with an alarm is great. I can be at the far end of the unit working in my shop and be able to hear if someone tries to enter.TommyTooTechnical
These are fantastic. VERY loud. I put one at the front door without telling my wife while she was out. She came in, the door wouldn’t open past it, and the alarm went off. Not only did it scare her, but I was napping in the den and it scared the crap out of me too! Fantastic door alarm that no one should be without in my opinion, even if you have an alarm. I travel a lot for work, and having one at the door in the room is extra peace of mind. Inexpensive enough for you to supply for your family, and even friends. Easy to use as well. Keep in mind that if you set it off, you need to pick it up and turn off manually.Xfiler
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