The Heath Zenith Wireless Motion Activated Alert Set combines the convenience of motion-activated lighting with the security of an audible alert. This motion alert set includes a motion detector with a 70 ft. range and a 180-degree detection angle and a plug-in that controls incandescent lights up to 300 watts. The motion sensor requires 2 AA batteries for operation (not included) and can be installed up to 100 ft. away from the plug-in device to maintain functionality.
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50%of customersrecommend this product17 of 34reviews
Rating Breakdown36 reviews
50%of customersrecommend this product17 of 34reviews
We just mounted this alarm to the end of our back porch step so that it will beep when our cats come up to the door wanting inside. Yes we are crazy cat people, but this keeps them from scratching up the sliding screen on our patio door. If you don't notice their face in the window, they will climb and pull at the screen to get our attention. This little thing works great. I also feel more secure knowing that if someone comes up to the back door at night when the cats are inside, then we will be alerted. We had no trouble getting it to work. We're using it without a light now, but I think it will be great to have a lamp plugged in when we aren't home. I think it would be great to have a couple more of these that we could plug in just when we're gone to make it look like someone is there. It's an economical security or alert solution. Too bad my local store has it on clearance.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Sound Quality, Compact, Motion-Activated, Clear Instructions, Nice Design, Easy Installation
I just can't believe all the negative reviews on this. We've had ours for over 8 yrs, and just love it. We've used it in two different homes and no problems. I have ours mounted on a peak at roof level above our front porch around 20 ft. high. I had my son stay on the ladder while I walked all over my front yard everywhere I wanted the alarm to sound. I even got it to stop at the curb so the passing cars wouldn't set the alarm off, just by having my son keep adjusting it (just barely move it) until I had it alarming every bit of our front and driveway side of the yard. Its been in the weather all these years with no problems. You will have to change the two batteries on the motion sensor outside, but my son climbs on a ladder to do mine. If you have a tree in your yard, mount it to that facing the front of your house and it will cover the whole front of your home and go off as soon as someone passes that tree, then you don't have to worry about cars setting it off. Then tilt it up some about waist high to go off and you won't have dogs and cats setting it off either. My husband and son go working out of town alot and i'm left home alone, I can't tell you how much better I feel knowing this works so good. I have the alarm part plugged into an outlet in a spare middle bedroom and can hear it from all over my house. In the day I know when someone is about to ring my front doorbell before their even up to the porch. But, be advised a dog and cat, etc. will also set it off. I just wish everyone on here would've had the same results as we have had. Only saw the bad reviews because I was hoping Home Depot still had these. Buying one for my recenly divorced daughter whose afraid of being alone at night. You also have to set the little dip stick thingy's on the same frequency between both pieces. Maybe thats why these peoples didn't work. All i know is I just love it.
i use mine as a outside unit with the alarrm inside it has worked GREAT for me never a range problem or anything. I don't understand the bad reviews but i am very happy and going to buy another as a gift.
Pros: Easy to Use, Loud, Great Sound Quality, Compact, Motion-Activated, Stylish, Easy Replacement, Battery Length, Clear Instructions, Very Bright, Great Dimming, Nice Design, Easy Installation
This is such a simple device yet I have not had a issue with things getting stolen from my front porch since I installed it. Light goes on, a sound lets me know something is going on and it definitely detours from mischief.
It is easy to move around but the wall plug receiver has to be close. The firs time I set it about 20 feet away and it would not detect movement or heat which ever it see's It also needs a little more documentation as the inclosed paperwork and the web site does not tell you how to get the sound to work.
Pros: Eco-Friendly, Easy Installation
Cons: instructions, range
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Review 9 for Wireless Motion Activated Alert Set
from Shasta County, Ca
Age Range:45 to 54
Home Improvement Profile:Other
One of the best value security purchases we have ever made.
We have purchased a few of these for our home, rentals and past construction projects. The battery operated motion sensor installs outdoors on a tree, fence, mailbox post or building. When triggered, the indoor module has an adjustable buzzer and plug ( We plug in a bright interior lamp near a window) . I usually paint the body of the motion sensor to match it's background). When a prowler comes on your property at night..they see the inside lights suddenly turn on...long BEFORE they attempt entry, steal gas or access the Barn, cars & out-buildings. The buzzer can be loud enough to wake you and the dog, and the light prevents stubbing toes in the dark. Be sure to mount the motion sensor 4'- 6' above ground so stray animals don't set it off. GREAT VALUE-WORKS GREAT-Batteries last for months.
Pros: Easy to Use, Compact, Motion-Activated, Easy Installation
Product is better than okay, but not perfect. It does turn on the lights, and has an audible short duration sound. the sound won't be heard very far away. Be nice if it was adjustable to an even higher volume, and longer duration, but, it's not bad. this company seems to make good motion detected items. I'd recommend the product and the company.
The product also works well as an unobtrusive sensor to let you know when someone is in your driveway. I have it set to "bing" in the house to let me know that someone or something is there. Previously, I had cars in my driveway that were "gently robbed." Last night, the sensor tripped and I surprised the wannabe thief by walking outside.Keep in mind the wannabe thief had managed *not* to set off the driveway light. I walked outside to see what was happening and the wannabe thief took off down the street running as hard as he could with his flashlight in hand. Pretty sure that a car picked him up. I'll see today what I might be missing, but thanks to this product as soon as this young man opened the door to my car, I was there. As a $40 preliminary alarm system, its value can't be beat.
Pros: Battery Length, Motion-Activated, Clear Instructions, Nice Design, Easy Installation, works well as a security motion sensor, unobtrusive
3out of3found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Wireless Motion Activated Alert Set
from Cypress, Texas
Great option if you are only looking for 15 feet of range
The packaging is misleading by saying the sensor can be up to 100 feet from the receiver because I get closer to 15 feet through a wall. It would also be nice if the alarm would last longer but it is stops after a few beeps. This still works great for me though because I am putting it outside my Camper to monitor my ATV I park outside the window.
I have used this product for many months. I have the sensor mounted outside by the back glass sliding door about a foot off the ground and the plug-in alert is on the inside of the house. The reason I have the sensor mounted close to the ground is because I want to be alerted when an animal is at the back door. If it's "our" feral cat(s), I'll put some cat food out for them. If it's a raccoon(s) or opossum(s), then I don't put anything out.
Don't purchase, stopped working 8 hrs after installing indoors while using in kitchen to trigger under-cabinet lights when entering kitchen (10 ft radius). Returned and went with Lowe's (Utilitech Wireless Security Alert #0277396 - Works excellent)
4out of4found this review helpful.
Review 15 for Wireless Motion Activated Alert Set
from Berwyn, IL...near Chicago
This produuct has been a great solution to problem
I have a puppy intent on going under everyones dining rm tables. I set the detector up yesterday, and the issue is solved. This product has given me an inexpensive, non-intrusive way to train her. This will akso save me the embarassment when away from home, because it is portable. The same technique could be used as a safety feature for children, in dangerous rooms such as bathrooms and stairwells. I also plan to use it for my issue with sleep walking. With the advantage of an outlet activated by a motion detector I can plug in a ligt or alarm that will wake me before I open doors in my sleep, and be seriously hurt. Because this happens on vacations and away from home, the portability of this product is fantastic. Last, I am disabled with a brain injury, having a room light up before my eyes and vistibular balance are effected by darkness wll avoid the falls I have come to accept as a way of life. It has the options for volume control and timing control so it does not offend others. Someday, I will buy one for what it was originally intended for, right now it has been the solution to some really difficult problems. PatB
I plugged a radio into this the first time I used it and the alarm sounded but the radio ceased to work. Instructions say not to plug in power tools or appliances (duh) to this device, but it looks like it will fry even a radio. I've since plugged in a flourescent lamp and I notice even the light flickers (an unintended but useful side effect for my cause, because it looks like someones moving about in the vacant house I'm trying to keep from getting burglarized).
I bought two of these units to detect when my elderly mother is up and moving in one of her adjoining rooms where the detectors are strategically located. She's not supposed to motivate without using a walker or wheelchair but "forgets" so we have to keep close check to make sure she doesn't have another expensive fall. One receiver is plugged in the family room and another in our bedroom. The electrical outlet on the remote receiver will power on for a set period of 1 min. or 5 min. and the buzzer beeps 3 times when she gets out of bed or if she gets up and walks in her TV room. After the delay time is up it resets itself and watches for motion again. Works great - be sure to read the directions. The detector is a body heat sensor and will lose sensitivity when air temperature is near or above body temperature. Some experimentation may be required to achieve desired results, the maximum effective range to the receiver through walls was limited to about 35 feet in my application. Motion detectors and receivers can be tuned by dip switches to use the same channel or separate channels if more than one pair is used on a premises. I used them on the same channel.
3out of3found this review helpful.
Review 19 for Wireless Motion Activated Alert Set
Works great..... when it works!
PostedOctober 17, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
Its a great unit when it works.It's very unreliable, some days it works great and other days nothing works.
The box says it has a wireless range of 100 ft. Not even close to reality.... it's more like 15 feet. Motion detection is very sporadic. Sometimes triggers, sometimes doesn't, even with gross movement and at the most sensitive setting. I'm returning this thing first chance I have.