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The first thing to consider is the functions and features you require from your alarm system. You should consider the following: Local alarm without any monitoring or a self-monitored alarm with SMS or WiFi push notifications.
A ‘Local’ alarm means that it will make noise when triggered but there is no remote monitoring option.
A ‘self-monitored’ alarm you can chose how to remotely monitor your system. This can be done via SMS and/or phone call alerts to your mobile or push notifications using your WiFi network. The Chuango G5W (3g) uses a SIM card for SMS and/or phone calls and the Chuango AW1 uses your WiFi network for push notifications.
Other things to consider are: Home arming for when you’re asleep at night; How many people will be using the system; Do you require a keypad or will remote controls be sufficient for arming and disarming the alarm; Do you want to be notified by SMS when a user has disarmed the alarm; How many areas, rooms, doors and windows do you need to protect with sensors and detectors? These are just some general things you should consider. You can always call us on 0800 888 727 to discuss your requirements and we will be happy to recommend the most suitable alarm system.
Our Chuango G5W (3g) wireless security alarm will allow you to remotely self-monitor your protected premises using your mobile phone. This means when an event occurs that triggers your security alarm, it will send an SMS alert to up to 5 stored numbers and in addition the Chuango G5W (3g) security alarm can then dial up to 5 stored numbers if programmed to do so. The Chuango G5W alarm panel will require a standard size 3g SIM card with long life credit.
Our Chuango AW1 Plus WiFi wireless security alarm uses your WiFi internet and you can remotely monitor your system via push notifications. It is important to understand that if your internet connection goes down or is offline then the AW1 Plus cannot communicate with you however it will still operate and a local alarm until the internet is restored.
No we do not. Unfortunately the B11 is not compatible to operate in Australia or New Zealand. When a phone line is connected to the system it creates noise on the phone line making it very hard to hear. It also interferes with ADSL services. Therefore we do not stock this product. We have had discussions with Chuango about this and it has been decided that the product will not be modified for Australia or New Zealand due to low sales demand. This is also the case for the A11.
The H4 only uses the 2g/GSM mobile network which is of not suitable in New Zealand because the 2g/GSM networks will eventually shut down.
The G5W (3g) security system is in higher demand and provides more advanced options and better SMS features than the B11. The B11 primarily relies on the phone line connection for alarm notification and it uses the GSM / 2g network as a backup. If there is an alarm condition the B11 simply dials stored numbers however you will not know what zone has been triggered furthermore you will not receive any notification if there has been a power failure, power restore or any low battery voltage alerts for sensors. The Chuango G5W (3g) alarm does provide all these features as part of the operating system. Even better still this system operates on the 3g mobile network unlike many other products on the market that still reply on the 2g/GSM networks.
We understand the B11, A11 and H4 are available from other online stores overseas however please be advised that these products are not certified or approved for use in Australia. In addition to this there will be no warranty provided for Chuango products purchased from overseas.
We recommend installing the Chuango G5W Alarm panel in a central location within your home or property. This will allow for maximum wireless signal coverage for all your wireless accessories. The G5W (3g) security alarm panel should be installed in a safe location out of direct visual sight. If a break-in occurred it is important that a sensor such as a PIR is triggered before an intruder could make their way to the control panel.
We recommend the AW1 WiFi alarm should be installed within 10 metres of your modem or router because this will provide you with a good stable connection.
Usually not however we recommend that no other wireless devices such as cordless phones, WiFi modems and routers are located within two metres of the G5W control panel. This will help with strong communication signals between your wireless devices and accessories.
The AW1 Plus should be installed within 10 metres of your modem or router however try to allow 1 to 2 metres distance if possible. This will help with strong communication signals between your wireless devices and accessories.
Yes. The G5W has two rechargeable lithium batteries and they will provide approximately 5-6 hours of standby power. If there is a power outage the Chuango G5W (3g) panel will send you an SMS notification to inform you of the power outage. You can then take the appropriate action. When the power is restored the G5W (3g) will send you a further SMS notification to update you on the power status.
The AW1 Plus has a rechargeable lithium battery and it will provide approximately 24 hours of standby power. Keep in mind that if there is a power outage your modem / router will not be working so you will not receive any notification from the AW1 Plus because there will be no WiFi connection.
For local alarms such as the CG-105S, WS-280 and SPS-260, they all have built-in battery backups. The CG-105S will operate for approximately 24hours on standby power, WS-280 is 72 hours and the SPS-260 is up to 30 days without any sunlight.
The RT-101 signal repeater also has a built-in rechargeable battery backup and will last for 24hours.
If you want to use the remote self-monitoring function you will need a standard size 3g SIM card. The Chuango G5W (3g) wireless security alarm will work on the Spark, Vodafone and 2Degrees 3g networks.
There are hundreds of pre-paid and post-paid options available and they change regularly. If you’re only going to use the remote self-monitoring function for notifying you of an alarm activation we suggest you look for a SIM card plan that offers 1 year credit expiry rather than a month to month plan.
If you will be arming and disarming the G5W via SMS then you might need a SIM plan with more credit because the G5W will send you an SMS reply each time you arm or disarm the system. If you are a heavy user then month to month might be the way to go.
The G5W and AW1 Plus will manage up to 50 wireless sensors, 50 RFID swipe tags (G5W Only), 10 remote controls (including keypads) and unlimited wireless strobe sirens.
The local alarm systems, CG-105S, WS-280 and SPS-260 can managed 40 wireless devices in total including remote controls.
This really depends on the location where you want to install the strobe siren. Ideally a strobe siren should be installed where it is visible and high enough from the ground that it’s not easily accessible.
The WS-280 is a mains powered unit and comes with a 12volt DC power adaptor and a 10 metre cable. It’s similar to a mobile charger and you don’t need an electrician to install it as long as you have a power point within range. You can also use an extension cable if required. There’s a rechargeable lithium battery backup that will provide up to 72 hours standby power in case of a power outage.
The SPS-260 solar powered unit is a great option if there is no mains power close by however it must be installed in a location that gets some sunlight and it cannot be installed directly under an eave or in a shady spot. Also keep in mind that the sun changes pitch during different sessions. This unit comes with a rechargeable lithium battery as well as a 9volt backup battery so it will continue to operate for up to 30 days without any sunlight.
The WS-105 is an indoor mini strobe siren and plugs into a mains power point. There’s a rechargeable lithium battery backup that will provide up to 24 hours standby power in case of a power outage.
The G5W can have up to two hardwired Tophat Piezo sirens. A Piezo siren is a great addition to your alarm system because they produce an ear-piercing noise when the alarm is triggered.
The Chuango PIR-910 is pet immune up to approximately 25kg in total animal weight. If you have one or more dogs with a combined weight exceeding 25kg the pet immune function will not work and you will experience false alarms. 25kg is a guide only.
Animal height also plays a factor when the PIR sensor is determining whether an object is human or animal. Cats can falsely trigger pet immune PIR’s if they climb on tables, lounge chairs and kitchen benches.
It’s very important to install pet immune PIR’s correctly and in the right location. The PIR-910 must be parallel to the wall and not pointed in a downward direction because it will stop the pet immune function from working. NB: The following PIR’s are not pet immune: PIR-700, PIR-800, PIR-926
RFID Tags are used to arm and disarm the G5W (3g) alarm by holding the tag up to the round circle on the G5W panel. They can also be used with the KP-700 wireless keypad to disarm the system. You can have a maximum of 50 RFID Tags connected to the system. An additional feature of the RFID Tags is that you can program the first 30 tags to send a system Arm and Disarm SMS alert to a stored mobile number. This is an excellent feature if you want to know when your security alarm has been armed or disarmed and by who.
GSM is the 2g mobile communications network used by the earlier model of the Chuango G5 (GSM) alarm panel. Only Vodafone and 2Dregrees operate this network and it will eventually be closed down. Spark, Vodafone and 2Dregrees all operate their own 3g networks.
The Chuango G5W (3g) wireless home security alarm uses the 3g mobile network. You will require a standard size 3g SIM card in order to connect your Chuango G5W wireless security alarm to the 3g network. This will allow you to use all the remote self-monitoring features and functions of the G5W alarm system.
Not always. Before you make a purchase it is always a good idea to ensure the product is on the correct and approved frequency of 433MHz. Chuango products purchased directly from overseas ie. China will be on the 315MHz frequency which is not compatible with our approved products.
In addition to this, Chuango products purchased from online stores overseas means that there will be no warranty on those products. Chuango only offers warranty on products purchased through an authorised distributor or reseller such as Security Alarm Services. Below is a link to the Chuango website that clearly states Chuango’s position on their product warranty conditions: Chuango's Statement on overseas purchases
This is not a requirement as our products are designed with simple ‘DIY’ in mind. Our alarm systems are partly pre-programed when they are dispatched from our office which helps make the installation process very easy.
If you prefer to have an installation service please contact us on 0800 888 727 and we will check if we have and installation service in your location. We have installation services available in most city and town locations.