iSmartAlarm Security System Review

iSmartAlarm Security System Review


Gabe: Hi folks. This is Gabe at Security Baron. Today, we’re looking at the iSmartAlarm Premier
Home Security Package. [music] Gabe: If you would like to see a list of our
favorite home security systems, Google “Security Baron Best Home Security Systems.” If you have a question about today’s review,
give us a comment and I’ll get back to you. In today’s review of the iSmartAlarm Premier
Home Security Package, we’re going to go over what are the components of the package, how
easy they are to install, the professional monitoring options, the customer support. Finally, the mobile application to make sure
that you have everything you need to make the right decision for you and your family. Looking at the first component in our iSmartAlarm
Home Security System is the CubeOne. This is your hub, your command center, everything
that’s going to control the rest of the peripheral devices with your iSmartAlarm Home Security
System. Now, it doesn’t have battery or cellular back
up, so you will be out of luck if your WiFi goes out, or your power goes out. On the positive side, it does come with a
110 decibel siren, so you could be sure to be heard in the case of an emergency. The next components to be discussed with the
iSmartAlarm Home Security System are the contact sensors. Contact sensors work by placing them in the
frame of a door or window, and the magnets inside will notify your mobile application
if that door or window is opened or closed. They sense to which they are separated or
brought together and lets you know what’s going on in your home. This is what they look like with the iSmartAlarm
Home Security System. The next component that I want to go over
with the iSmartAlarm Home Security System is the motion sensor. The motion sensor’s pretty reminiscent of
all the other ones that we’ve seen on the market with that wide aesthetic. It’s generally pretty flush from the top to
the bottom, but there are a couple of things we wanted to note. One being that, if you have a pet, you could
get a barrage of notifications if your pet likes to run around, because the 20-foot range
on the iSmartAlarm motion sensor cannot distinguish between pets and humans. The second thing has to do with this build
quality. I actually pressed into this device one time,
and it seemed to have been irreparably damaged. I’ve not been able to get this part to pop
back out and look the way it did when we first bought it. That’s a couple of things to keep in mind
when looking at the iSmartAlarm motion sensor. The final component that we’re going to talk
about today with the iSmartAlarm Home Security System is the spot camera. Now, there is an iCamera KEEP Pro camera looks
like the big bro to this, but this is what comes with the premier package. We want to see how well it can do. In terms of aesthetics, it’s a cute little
camera. Not too much going forward. It can rotate. It can tilt. It could even stretch a little bit here. In order to see how well it functions, let’s
put it the Security Baron Necessary Features test. In our Necessary Features test, we look for
every camera to have stellar video quality, two-way audio, night vision, local and cloud
storage, smart platform integration, and artificial intelligence. When it comes to the Security Baron Necessary
Feature of stellar video quality, the iSmartAlarm Spot camera does not meet the mark. It only has 720 high definition and we’d like
to see, at least, the industry’s standard of 1080p. On the other hand, it does have 130-degree
field of view. When it comes to the Security Baron Necessary
Feature of video quality, we give it half marks. Two-way audio is a Security Baron Necessary
Feature, and the iSmartAlarm Spot camera does come with two-way audio. For that, we give it full marks. Night vision is a Security Baron Necessary
Feature. When it comes to the iSmartAlarm Spot home
security camera, we give it full marks for its four infrared LED sensors and clear night
vision picture. Local and cloud storage are a Security Baron
Necessary Feature. With the iSmartAlarm Spot camera, you get
both. You get 10-second increments for your cloud
storage, or you could throw in a micro SD card and get local storage. When it comes to Security Baron Necessary
Features test of local and cloud storage, we give the iSmartAlarm Spot camera full marks. Smart platform integration is a Security Baron
Necessary Feature. When it comes to the iSmartAlarm Spot camera
and its integration with both ITTT and Amazon Alexa, we have to give it full marks for the
Security Baron Necessary Features test of smart platform integration. Artificial intelligence is a Security Baron
Necessary Feature. It typically refers to the capacity of a camera
to recognize people, pet, or packages. The iSmartAlarm Spot camera does not recognize
any of these things. However, it is capable of listening to CO2,
smoke alarms, and warning you to those effects. When it comes to artificial intelligence in
the iSmartAlarm Spot camera, we give it half marks. Now that we’ve taken out each of the components
of our iSmartAlarm Premier Home Security System, let’s talk about that installation process. You’re going to want to begin with the mobile
application where you make your account at your CubeOne. You’ll take out your CubeOne, plug in the
Ethernet adapter, plug in your power adapter, and you’re ready to go. Once you sync those two devices, the CubeOne
and your mobile phone, you’re going to attach each peripheral device. You’re going to want to begin with your contact
sensors. You’ll add a contact sensor right there in
the mobile application. Then you’ll pull out the slip. When you pull out the slip, it’ll activate
that battery. Your CubeOne will recognize it almost immediately. It’s a pretty straightforward process that
you go through with each one of your contact sensors and your motion sensor. Then you will, of course, finally attach your
Spot camera. All in all, a very easy process. I like the way the mobile application facilitates
it. I would say that it took me, all in all, fewer
than 45 minutes. Now that we’ve gone over the installation
process for your iSmartAlarm Home Security System, let’s talk about professional monitoring. You know, at Security Baron, we love to see
that 24/7 professional monitoring that makes sure that someone’s watching your home at
all times. Unfortunately, that is not an option with
the iSmartAlarm Home Security System. You’ll be doing self-monitoring through your
mobile application. Another thing to add is there is no cellular
backup for the iSmartAlarm Home Security System. If your Internet goes out or your power goes
out, unfortunately, you’ll be out of luck in terms of protecting your home. Moving on from the monitoring options with
the iSmartAlarm Home Security System, let’s look at that customer support. The way you should get in touch with iSmartAlarm
are through their general online help center, on online form, on email. You can even call them between the hours of
8:00 and 6:00 Pacific Standard Time. Something we want to note is that while this
tells us how to get in touch with iSmartAlarm, it doesn’t tell us about the quality. For that, we looked at Amazon first. Amazon gives the iSmartAlarm Home Security
System a 3.4 out of 5 star rating, which is OK. If you look at the specific reviews mentioning
customer support, you’ll note that five out of the seven were negative with people saying
that, one, they were calling and not even able to get in touch in the hours the iSmartAlarm
said that they would be in office, which is, honestly, something we’ve run into here at
Security Baron. Then people stating that those customer service
representatives were not particularly knowledgeable, which is something to keep in mind. We were like, “Let’s look at Google.” Now, Google is actually even worse. They have a 2.6 out of 5 star rating on Google. Of the five reviews that specifically mention
customer support, four of those are negative with many of those reviewers also stating
the same issues related to not being able to get in touch with customer support and
them not being particularly knowledgeable. The final element that I’ll delve into in
our review today of the iSmartAlarm Home Security System is the mobile application. After looking at its customer support, I was
really hoping that iSmartAlarm could persevere here and do a better job, but looking at the
reviews in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, I have not much faith left in
me. The Apple App Store reviewers gave the iSmartAlarm
an average of 2.1 out of 5 star ratings. Then the Google Play Store Android users gave
it a 2.7 out of 5 stars. That is pretty terrible, to be completely
frank with you. However, it’s important for you to see it
for yourself. Let’s check it out on my iPhone 10. Here I am checking out the iSmartAlarm mobile
application. On the control page, you’ll note that you
have four common modes to look at. You have arm, disarm, home, and panic. If I hit the arm button, you’ll hear that
it starts to arm. It gives you some time, so let me tap on that. [beeping] I can just as quickly disarm it. You can add new modes to that if you like. They’ll be placed underneath, like so. Generally, you’ll have your arm, disarm, home,
and panic mode. If I look at monitoring, you can look at the
various family members, and you can look at what’s going on in your home. You’ll note that my contacts are closed, and
my Baron Spot motion detector is on. If I go look at my cameras, I have two cameras
from iSmartAlarm, but we’re going to focus on the one that comes with the package, which
is the Spot alarm. Here you are checking out me on the Spot with
your iSmartAlarm in the mobile application. It’s pretty decent. You can note that it doesn’t take a long time
for it to come up. There is a little bit of lag, but that could
just be a reflection of what’s going on here today. It’s a pretty good view considering it’s just
a 720 camera. It’s got that 130-degree field of view. It’s overall pretty nice. Finally, I go look at the devices. The devices let you see all of the different
things that you have connected to your home security system. My home security system is called Castle Baron. I could add even more devices if I wanted
to. I have a couple of cameras. I’ve got the Baron Spot motion detector and
two of my contact sensors set up along with the hub. There you are with the log of what I’ve done
with the hub today. If I go hit the settings button, you can look
at your notifications. You can look at the members attached. I haven’t added any more members to my system. You got your home info. I can look at my integrations. I’ve integrated with Amazon Alexa. It’s useful to have Amazon Alexa integrations That’s me checking out iSmartAlarm’s mobile
application. All right. Here I am checking out the iSmartAlarm Spot
camera’s daytime video quality. It’s only 720, but it does look pretty good. I wouldn’t give it a globe test. You’ll note that it does see things pretty
well. There’s actually very little lag on our system. Here I am checking it out. I can go. I can zoom. I can see what’s going on pretty well. Overall, I’m pretty impressed with the 720
high definition video and the 130-degree field of view on the iSmartAlarm Spot camera. Here I am checking out the night vision on
the iSmartAlarm Spot camera. It’s, honestly, pretty impressive. It’s got four infrared LEDs that really liven
up that 720 video quality. I’ll go ahead a give it a little globe test. You can see what’s going on pretty well. This is me checking out the iSmartAlarm Spot
camera in night vision. All right. Now it’s time to learn the fate of our beloved
iSmartAlarm Premier Home Security Package. If you’ve been paying attention, I think you
know where I’m going with this because I’m a pretty positive person. I like to see the good in everything, but
I do not think I can, in good faith, recommend that you buy the iSmartAlarm Premier Home
Security Package. If you read some of the customer reviews,
people’s experiences with the customer support team seem to be pretty uniformly negative. It doesn’t seem to do the smart part of smart
security all that well. What could make me say that, yeah, this is
right for you, or maybe if you’re just trying to buy about a $150 home security system,
that is quite robust with contact sensors, motion sensors, then camera, and your CubeOne
hub, it can do that. Especially if you’re someone who wants to
integrate with Amazon Alexa, or even if you have the iCamera KEEP Pro home security camera
already, which works really well. That being said, upon reflection, I would
state that you may want to just take a moment, sit back, and really think about if you want
iSmartAlarm security system and if it can meet the needs of you and your family. That concludes our review of the iSmartAlarm
Premier Home Security Package. If you appreciate today’s video, give us a
like and hit that subscribe button. As always, this is Gabe at Security Baron. [snaps fingers] Be secure. [music]

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6 Replies to “iSmartAlarm Security System Review”

  1. iSmartAlarm is a piece of shit company. =-
    They've pulled most of their cameras and alarms from their website – which tells me they're going out of business
    CUSTOMER SEDRVICE NEVER ANSWERS OR RESPONDS!

  2. I have this alarm for more than a year and I advise you to save yourself some trouble and money by not getting one. One camera out of two doesn't not work as for the alarm itself it is more offline than online. For example now I'm on vacation and I see the alarm is offline for last 5 days and the only way to restart it is by unplugging and plugging it again therefore my house is not protected. Yes it's cheap but you get what you pay for.. I'll probably change it once I'm back home with a more trustworthy system like ring owned by amazon or next from google.

  3. Stay far FAR away from this company. It's completely mismanaged and their support has been rapidly going down hill. People are getting their calls returned 2-4 months later and in my case, I'm still waiting. It's as if they're going out of business.

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