Which brand of alarm system is best for you?

Our absolute favourite for 2022 is:
Hikvision AX Pro

Hikvision AX Pro alarm system

Hikvision is the largest camera manufacturer in the world. Each day, Hikvision produces no less than 220 thousand cameras. Hikvision has dozens of other camera brands on the market, including Ezviz. Chances are that you already have something of Hikvision in your home, or that you have heard of it. In the Netherlands, for example, all government buildings are equipped with Hikvision security and cameras.

Since 2021, Hikvision has launched the latest alarm system on the market with the model name AX PRO. This new fully wireless alarm system offers great intrusion detection both inside and outside the home.

Hikvision is not offered at large online shops or hardware stores. For this you really need to go to a specialised company like us because the possibilities are endless.

All notifications from the system, such as intrusions, come directly and freely on your own smartphone, and the system works completely without monthly fees.

The AX Pro alarm system offers the most advantages of all alarm systems available worldwide. These include the enormous wireless range of the detectors of up to 2,000 metres, the low power consumption that allows batteries to last up to 7 years, and the extremely reliable intrusion detectors with video verification that really show you something.

The photo quality of the detectors with built-in camera is sublime, and is available on your smartphone within seconds of activation. So you know immediately what action to take in case of an intrusion.

The AX Pro alarm system is the only system that really connects intruder detectors with cameras. If you receive an intrusion report from a certain motion detector, then the externally connected Hikvision camera will immediately show the recording of that movement, both inside and outside the house. This feature is unique in the security world.

The Hikvision AX Pro range consists of indoor and outdoor motion detectors, door contacts, vibration contacts, smoke detectors, temperature control, water detection, panic buttons, and switches to control gates and doors.

The AX Pro alarm system, like many modern systems, uses an app on your smartphone. With the Hik-connect app, you can install and control everything from Hikvision.

The Hikvision system can be installed by yourself or by us. During the development of the system it was taken into account that everyone without any technical knowledge should be able to install the system, and they did.

Positives:

  • Easy to use and install without technical knowledge.
  • Constant monitoring of wireless signal. Deliberate disturbance / sabotage of signal is immediately detected and reported to the user via the App.
  • Constant connection with the Cloud ensures that any disruption / sabotage of power, Internet or mobile network is detected immediately.
  • Connection to control room possible, but not mandatory.
  • No monthly fees to use all functions.
  • Indoor and outdoor intrusion detection with many expansion options.
  • Extremely durable, batteries in detectors last up to 7 years.
  • Detectors report to the control centre every minute to ensure correct operation.
    Detection zone test with sound signal, therefore easy to test during daytime installation.
  • Large wireless range of detectors of up to 2,000 metres, extendable with extenders.
  • Detector status is clearly displayed in the App, such as signal strength and battery.
    Burglary verification with photo and video always possible.
  • Pet friendly, Hikvision outdoor detectors are the most reliable, and do not generate an alarm if cats are seen or if the weather changes.
  • False alarms can always be excluded by the “double tap” function. This means that a sensor only goes into alarm if there are two movements within the pre-set number of seconds.
  • Best protection against detectors crawling under.
  • Possibility to set the siren to sound only after a few seconds or minutes and to receive the burglary report only on your smartphone first. Ideal for the night when you are at home, but don’t want to wake up the whole street.
  • Simple operation via App or remote control or keypad or tag or automatic time-based.
  • Electric gates can be operated with the standard remote control.
  • Critical notifications can be activated in the smartphone App HikConnect, so one always receives all notifications, regardless of sound profile.

Cons:

  • Not a negative point, but a point to note: Outdoor detectors cannot be installed just anywhere. For reliable detection without false alarms, ask our staff.
Hikvision alarm system

Are you excited about the Hikvision AX Pro alarm system? Order it in our Webshop and install it yourself.

AJAX alarm system

The Ajax alarm system is very similar to the Hikvision alarm system, although we are less impressed with the outdoor detectors. Lower IP rating, tamper detection not available in every mounting angle, and no radar sensor, only passive infrared.
Also, AJAX detectors are easier to crawl under and more prone to false alarms if there are cats in your garden.

There are not many online shops where you can find AJAX detectors, because the manufacturer prefers to do business with installers. As a result, not only do you pay for the products, but you also have to deal with installation costs. That’s a pity, because just like Hikvision, AJAX is easy to install yourself. We install all brands for free in the region, but prefer to install the Hikvision alarm system.

Besides intrusion detection, you can also find smoke detectors, water detectors, glass break detectors, and much more at Ajax, just like Hikvision. Thanks to Ajax Transmitter, any brand of detector can be easily connected to the Ajax system wirelessly.

JAX’s slogan is “When security is art”. You would think that the design is important. That’s certainly the case with the indoor detectors, but those outdoor detectors… We regularly hear that people don’t want them on their façade for aesthetic reasons. That’s a missed opportunity for AJAX.

Where AJAX works with so-called “rain caps”, the Hikvision detector can function without this housing over the sensor, and is therefore much more elegant on the facade of the house.

In addition, the Hikvision detector does not show by its mounting which direction the detector monitors. The AJAX detector does show this, which gives an advantage to unwanted persons. (In the image the AJAX detector is positioned straight ahead).

Besides design, the detection quality of the Hikvision outdoor detectors is also better.

Hikvision buitendetector

Hikvision outdoor detector.

MotionProtect Outdoor | AJAX Alarm

AJAX outdoor detector.

Positives Ajax alarm system:

  • Easy to use and install without technical knowledge.
  • Constant monitoring of wireless signal. Deliberate disturbance / sabotage of signal is immediately detected and reported to the user via the App.
  • Constant connection with the Cloud ensures that any disruption / sabotage of power, Internet or mobile network is detected immediately.
  • Connection to control room possible, but not mandatory.
  • No monthly fees to use all functions.
  • Indoor and outdoor intrusion detection with many expansion options.
  • Extremely durable, batteries in detectors last up to 7 years.
  • Detectors report to the control centre every 36 seconds to ensure correct operation. If desired, this can even be shortened to every 6 seconds.
  • Large wireless range of detectors up to 2,000 metres and extendable with extenders.
  • Detector status is clearly displayed in the App, such as signal strength and battery.
  • Motion detectors with good quality photo camera available, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Easy operation via App or remote control or keypad or tag or automatically time-based.
  • Critical notifications can be activated in the Ajax smartphone App, so one always receives all notifications, regardless of sound profile.

Cons Ajax alarm system:

  • Device list cannot be set in order. This means you may have to scroll through a list before you reach the button to open the electric gate with your smartphone. Of course, you can buy separate buttons to operate the gate instead of using your smartphone.
  • Outdoor detection cannot always be installed just anywhere. For reliable detection without false alarms, please contact our staff.
  • With intruder detection, the time after which the siren should sound cannot be set. In case of detection, you always have to choose between activating the siren immediately or not, and this per detector.
  • It is not possible to choose between immediate detection and notification on the smartphone only, and notification via siren only a few seconds later. This could be solved if Ajax would add the option to activate the siren in both day and night mode, or only in one of the two modes. In this way, you can choose to have only the smartphone alerted during the night, so that the whole street doesn’t wake up in case of a burglary. In day mode, the siren may sound loud in case of a burglary, but at night this is less desirable in a residential area. (And if you are at home and asleep, a notification via your smartphone is often enough to go and see what is going on).
  • Ajax offers the possibility to set a delay in the day mode or in the night mode, it would be a good idea if they also let you set per mode whether the siren should be activated.

We hope the above information will help you decide which system is most suitable for you.

Last modified on 01-08-2022 – Copyright Best Alarm System