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Fortress Secure Solutions

Fortress S02-B Wireless Home Security Alarm System Kit with Auto Dial

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$189.99
Ideal for the home or office, Fortress S02 range of alarm kits come with everything you need to secure your home without the burden of ongoing fees or installation charges. Within a few hours, you can install this wireless alarm kit which comes in a variety of configurations and features wireless sensor technology that will trigger a loud 140dB siren if an intruder enters your property. Each system comes pre-programmed by us at Fortress and we're here if you need any help getting set up.



The system comes complete with :


  • 1 × S02 Main Panel
  • 10 × Contact Sensor for Windows or Doors
  • 3 × Standard Motion Detector
  • 1 × 130dB Fortress Internal Siren (approx. 30 inch wire)
  • 1 × 130dB Outdoor/Indoor Siren (includes approx. 5 ft 110v wall adapter)
  • 1 × Panic Button
  • 3 × Remote Fob

Purchase Additional Accessories. Any accessories purchased with this package will be programmed for you!



Frequently Asked Questions



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Fortress S02-B Wireless Home Security Alarm System Kit with Auto Dial

Details

The Fortress S02-B is the ideal kit for anyone wishing to install a security system inside the home. Complete with magnetic sensors for windows and doors, the unit detects any forceable break in as well as any suspicious movement in rooms by means of the passive motion sensors. It also comes with an extra siren for added volume outdoors. The S02-B comes with three passive motion detectors and ten door contact points. Easy to install and setup, you'll have your own security alarm system running in no time!

Fully programmable, the S02-B will automatically call a designated number in case the security system is breached. It can also be used to play a recorded message or custom sound. Worried there is someone in your house? Call the system from your phone and actually listen to what's going on.

Deactivate the device by punching in the number on the keypad, or disarm before you even get in the front door with one of the three supplied keyfobs. A panic button also sounds the alarm if you suspect an intruder in your own home.

The system comes complete with :

  • 1 × S02 Main Panel
  • 10 × Contact Sensor for Windows or Doors
  • 3 × Standard Motion Detector
  • 1 × 130dB Fortress Internal Siren (approx. 30 inch wire)
  • 1 × 130dB Outdoor/Indoor Siren (includes approx. 5 ft 110v wall adapter)
  • 1 × Panic Button
  • 3 × Remote Fob

Features

  • System can hold up to 99 sensors
  • Expandable with additional sensors, detectors, smoke alarms, etc.
  • Tactile keypad with physical and audible feedback
  • Four digit customize passcode locks keypad and is required to disarm alarm
  • LCD display panel which shows zone number when alarm is triggered 
  • Remote arm, disarm, audio monitoring by phone
  • System automatically calls up to six numbers sequentially when the alarm is triggered (using a land line or VoIP phone service, such as MagicJack, Oooma, Basictalk, etc.)
  • Record your own 10 second message that plays when alarm is triggered and numbers are called
  • Mic jack/speaker for remote monitoring (listening in to your main panel location)
  • Telephone line cut warning
  • Pass through telephone jack
  • Fully programmable home (armed without delay, motion sensors disabled) and away armed modes (short delay before arming, motion sensors enabled)
  • Each zone can be independently armed, disarmed, delayed, etc.
  • Main Panel has 72 hour lithium backup battery
  • Motion sensors cover 110 degrees and have a 20 foot range
  • All sensor batteries last 1-2 years
  • Sensor light illuminates to indicate low battery
  • Sensor range from panel is up to 250 feet
  • Wireless siren range from panel is up to 80 feet
  • Configurable delays after arming alarm (provides time to exit building) and time to disarm (provides time to enter passcode before alarm sounds)
  • Remote fobs enable arming and disarming without password, enabling home mode, and panic
  • Chime can be enabled for sensors in disarm mode
  • Optional emergency zones that instantly trigger the alarm even when disarmed—ideal for accessories such as smoke alarms
  • Alarm siren duration configurable from 00 (silent) to 30 minutes
  • Antennas on panel and sensors can be extended to enable extreme distances from main panel

 

Technical Specifications

Main Unit
Power Supply: 
AC: 220V±10% DC: 9V   [US 110-120V AC]
Rechargeable Backup Battery: Ni-MH DC=7.2V 
Working Current: ≤50mA
Alarm Current: ≤300mA
Wireless Receiving Frequency: 433MHz±0.5MHz
Wireless Receiving Sensitivity: 5mV/m
Anti-jamming Intensity: 1V/m (frequency range: 20-1000 MHz) 
Outside Alarm Siren: <110db
Working Condition: Temperature: 14-104F, Relative Humidity ≤ 90%

Wireless Door/ Window Sensor
Battery: 12V 23A 
Static Current: ≤20uA 
Transmission Current: ≤15mA
Transmission Frequency: 433MHZ±0.5MHZ 
Wireless Range: (No obstacle) 200 feet
Transmitter/Magnet Gap Distance: 1/2 Inch
Working Condition: Temperature 14-104F, Relative Humidity ≤ 90%

Wireless PIR Motion Detector
Battery: DC 9V
Static Current: ≤100uA 
Transmission Current: ≤20mA
Transmission Frequency: 433MHZ±0.5MHZ 
Wireless Range: (No obstacle) 650 feet 
Detection Speed: 1-10ft/sec
Detection Distance: 15ft to 25 ft
Detection Range: Horizontal 120° Vertical 60° and approximately 20 feet from sensor
Working Condition: Temperature 14-104F, Relative Humidity ≤ 90%

Remote Controller
Power Supply: DC 12V (built-in 12V battery) 
Static Current: 0
Transmission Current: 15mA 
Transmission Frequency: 433±0.5 MHz 
Wireless Range: (No obstacle) 200 feet
Working Condition: Temperature 14-104F, Relative Humidity ≤ 90%

 

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  1. works perfect. Review by mr c
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    May 17, 2014

    works just as advertised. love having my spot protected without a monthly fee. i would recommend them to anyone looking for a security system. (Posted on 5/23/14)

  2. Great Security Review by Kitty H.
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    May 13, 2014

    Very please with this purchase. I have had several questions and they have been very helpful and supportive. Love it! (Posted on 5/23/14)

  3. Fortress wireless security system Review by Jay
    Product Rating

    April 24, 2014

    I like this system, easy to set up,lots of sensors included,I also liked the website they have,any problems setting up and they have a bunch of videos to watch (Posted on 5/23/14)

  4. This is a no brainer Review by Christopher R. Johnson
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    I researched home security systems for over a week before I decided on this system. The reviews were certainly helpful but the concept and design of this system is what sold me. It's bad enough being robbed by burglars, but why be robbed twice? What I mean is why spend more than you need to for the same level of security?

    I didn't see any sense in going with a system that required a monthly fee for my home to be monitored by strangers hunched over in a cubicle in who knows where when I could buy this system and have it call my kids, my neighbors, my friends and me. These are all people I trust to do the same thing the kid in the cubicle who's probably playing games on his smart phone is supposed to do. I'm pretty sure I imagine I'll get better response time in the event of a break-in, but it gets even better.

    The technology under this system is impressive and I'm hard to impress. So far the customer service has been equally impressive. I emailed a simple question and not only got a rapid and complete response but a lot of other tips that I might not have considered for weeks, if ever.

    Don't leave your security in the hands of strangers. Save a boatload of money with this outfit, you won't be sorry and you'll feel more secure.

    Like I told Ben at Customer Service, my only complaint about my system is it's too flexible. (Posted on 5/23/14)

  5. Fantastic System Review by Bill
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    March 27, 2014

    Great system. Ten times better than the one i had. So easy to install and everything was programmed at the factory. (Posted on 5/23/14)

  6. Loved it so much I bought another for my In-Laws Review by JWJR
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    March 14, 2014

    Let me start by saying this is my first ever review of an amazon product.
    I bought the Fortress Security Store (TM) S02-B Wireless Home Security Alarm System Kit for a quick and inexpensive way to secure my home and make the wife feel a little safer. I am so pleased with this product it inspired me to write my first review. The kit comes pre-programmed and I had every entry point (doors and windows) secured in 30 minutes. I am also amazed how easy it is to add extra accessories such as smoke alarms, more sirens, etc. I personally added 2 more door/window sensors, smoke alarm and 3 more sirens. My house rocks if unlawfully entered. It also calls whoever you want if activated. Detailed instructions in video or writing on adding accessories on their web site. I know, I used it!.. I did however have a small problem with one of my added accessories. This brings me to customer service. Customer Service is OUTSTANDING. This guy answers every question and replaces any defective product quickly. I am very pleased with this company and product. I would recommend it to any house that is not pre-wired for a security system. (Posted on 5/23/14)

  7. great product, easy to set up, up and running in minutes. Review by Bosco wong
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    March 2, 2014

    This product is true to it's words, got it delivered in a couple of days, set it up in minutes and it works perfectly. (Posted on 5/23/14)

  8. SUPURB!!!! Review by Regina Karopchinsky
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    February 24, 2014

    This is one of the BEST deals I think I've ever purchased!!!!! It was very easy to install, works wonderfully, and priced amazingly!!! (Posted on 5/23/14)

  9. Easy to install and operate. Review by Linda Earle
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    February 7, 2014

    Easy to install and operate. The videos about every aspect of the product are excellent and easy to find on the website. I decided to start the installation in the late afternoon and a short time later I was done, well before dinner time. So I would highly recommend this product. (Posted on 5/23/14)

  10. Incredible Review by JB
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    February 2, 2014

    This system is ten times what I had hoped for. For the people that rated it low because they can't get it in...all that I can say is that you are all morons. I had my S02B up and operating in about 3 hours. I did call for technical support and got the owner of the company. He answered my question promptly and courteously. I had just tried one of the other most popular companies that monitor your system for a monthly fee. The equipment that the tech brought was trash. After his fourth trip I sent everything back. The sensors didn't work out of the box....what a joke.
    The Fortress system has worked wonderfully for a fraction of the cost. I highly recommend this system to anyone wanting home security. (Posted on 5/23/14)

  11. It is really good. Review by Kaushal
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    January 31, 2014

    It is really good and doing everything that I wanted also came with everything that it needed to make it work. (Posted on 5/23/14)

  12. Good class system for the money Review by wolverly46
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    January 20, 2014

    I gave this system all stars because it was a good price. The quality was as stated. There are good instructions with youtube video that show you how to hook up everything step by step. My 13 year old son and I set up everything in about an hour. Good system for the money. Watch out that your not next to the horn when you try it out first time. Yoowza! (Posted on 5/23/14)

  13. great system Review by Daniel Lee Schmidt
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    January 16, 2014

    I am replacing my existing system with the Fortress S02 and it was easy to install, programming was a little difficult because the manual that comes with the unit is outdated. On the Fortress website you can download the new user manual as well as watch short video clips on how to program the unit....the telephone customer service was very polite and extremely helpful and that is something you do not find with many companies anymore ....thank you Nathanial, I hope I spelled your name correctly
    Great company and product will be a returning customer to replace or expand my S02 unit when needed, thanks again for your eagerness to assist! (Posted on 5/23/14)

  14. I was burglarized one week ago and they got $5000 of my stuff. With this system I'm confident it won't happen again! Review by Paul Gray
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    January 16, 2014

    Installed in an hour and works just as expected! The instructions are a little confusing in a few places but overall easily figured out. When the inside alarm and outside siren go off, cover your ears! Especially the inside alarm which sounds like a smoke detector except 100 times louder. It's so loud and shrill, if you didn't know where to locate it you wouldn't be able to tell where it's coming from. The motion detectors work perfectly as well. If an intruder is smart enough to turn off your outside main breaker, this will still sound the inside alarm because of the battery located in the base unit. With the main power off, it won't make any phone calls. I eliminated this problem by buying an APC UPS battery back up and plugging my modem, router, magicJack and the base unit into it. Now I can still receive a phone call despite the main breaker being turned off. Still I can't imagine and intruder proceeding with these super loud ear piercing alarms blazing away! (Posted on 5/22/14)

  15. I love this system. Review by Judy in Nashville
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    January 14, 2014

    This is my 1st alarm system. It was pretty easy for my husband to install, the videos helped a lot, and the owner was easy to reach by phone for questions. When I had a problem, he replaced my main unit quickly to resolve it, so I'm impressed with their customer service! Now that it's up and running, I love how quickly I get notified when a door is opened while the system is armed -- an experience I've had a few times now (from me forgetting to disarm it before I went inside :-]) The notification call rolls over to my husband's phone if I don't respond, then to a neighbor's if he doesn't. So we have a chance to check on whether there's truly a problem, before notifying authorities. I prefer that, since it's more likely to be a false alarm at this stage, while we're getting used to it. One was caused by the motion detectors when our dog was alone inside the house, for example. We haven't installed the sirens yet, but the cell phone notification alone is great. I'd recommend this for folks who'd like to save money by installing and monitoring a system yourself. (Posted on 5/22/14)

  16. Great product Review by as3
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    December 29, 2013

    Have had this for 1/2 year, and it installed reasonably easily. Have called customer support several times and had good results.
    This system does what it is supposed to and for a very reasonable price.
    Excellent system, good support (Posted on 5/22/14)

  17. Great System Review by Brandon Wong
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    December 29, 2013

    Installed in 1-2 Hours, very loud, can call out if you have a land line. Replaced my $50/month ADT and will make plenty of noise to wake me up if there is an intruder and scare the crap out of people. Also you can buy more add on equipment if you like to make it detect Carbon Monoxide, window shatter, etc.... Very scalable and great range. (Posted on 5/22/14)

  18. Awesome wireless system Review by Josh H.    
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    December 29, 2013

    This was easy to set up. I did it on my own in about 30 minutes. I had a question on the keypad system and did a "Live Chat" via their website and was helped immediately! The customer service, so far, has been stellar. I've had this system for a couple months now and have no complaints. The peace of mind it provides is priceless. I'm also hoping it makes my teenage kids think twice before trying to sneak out of the house at night, as it will alert their parents :). Great product and support thus far! (Posted on 5/22/14)

  19. Excellent security system Review by c
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    December 26, 2013

    Absolutely excellent system. if we did have an intruder the sirens alone would kill him or render him deaf for the rest of his days!
    Entering phone numbers is a great addition, no need at all for an expensive monthly service that may or may not be of any use. A call from the system to any of my next door neighbors is so much better. (Posted on 5/22/14)

  20. nice buy Review by larry bridgers
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    December 26, 2013

    very fast shipping, easy to install. got it for my mom and she sold another one for me to install! the lady loves it and wants an additional 5 window/door contacts (Posted on 5/22/14)

  21. Graet choice Review by dominicana
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    December 20, 2013

    Fortress offers a really good product for you money. Happy to have it. Easy to install and I feel much saver in my house. (Posted on 5/22/14)

  22. Works! Getting rid of ADT Review by Barry Turner
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    December 17, 2013

    It works right out of the box. Will call you if someone breaks into your house just like ADT does but without a $45 per month charge. Wish i would've known about this 3 years ago but oh well. Great product so far. (Posted on 5/22/14)

  23. Excellent product Review by AJ
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    December 13, 2013

    It came with all the parts listed in the picture and works excellent for my house. Fast and easy installation process (Posted on 5/22/14)

  24. Excellent and easy to install Security Alarm Review by thomajc "thomajc"
    Product Rating

    December 9, 2013

    We purchased this unit to replace a 30 year old wired system that died and we could not be happier with the Fortress system. The installation was extremely simple and when I had a question, we got immediate service from the Fortress Customer Service. I am very pleased with this system. It is pretty basic, but that is what I was interested in getting. The price makes it well worth the investment. (Posted on 5/22/14)

  25. Great System and Great price. Review by Katrina Grant
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    December 8, 2013

    I love this system. This security system was very easy installation, easy to use, affordable and reliable. Detection motion very easy and quickly. Great System, highly recommend! (Posted on 5/22/14)

  26. Perfect alarm without running wires. Review by brokenwave
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    December 6, 2013

    Really nice alarm set, extremely easy to set-up, wireless range is great even while having to go through block walls.
    Outdoor siren is very loud, even mounted in a enclosed garage you can hear it 400 feet away, even the indoor one is pretty loud.
    This has so many features that I won't use. Perfect for $200. (Posted on 5/22/14)

  27. Fortress Security store so2 B Review by Eileen A.
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    November 30, 2013

    Easy to assembly & super step by step instruction on every little thing. 12 or more picture video. It works great. Everything was pre-programmed to system. Anybody can do it. (Posted on 5/22/14)

  28. Works Flawlessly and Gives a Real Sense of Security Review by Sojae
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    November 20, 2013

    We use this system every night and every time we leave the house. It works flawlessly and really adds immensely to your sense of security. It came pre-programmed which made set up extremely easy (only about 2 hours). Although the units that come with it are sufficient for almost any house, I got several additional contact sensors that I programmed with ease, including a glass breakage sensor for our picture window. Customer support is tremendous if you have any questions. One hint...if you have pets, use the "at home" setting rather than the "away" setting to avoid the motion detectors from going off. All the "entry" contacts are still active, so the house is really just as secure if you have the automatic phone alert to you set up. When we went away on a prolonged vacation, our pets were with others and we used the "away" setting. (Posted on 5/22/14)

  29. Feel safe again leaving my home. Review by Chris aka MacGyver
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    November 19, 2013

    Our house was broke into a few weeks ago. A lot was taken some not replaceable, I had a security gate put up. My youngest child and wife were still traumatized as the house was a wreck. I put up surveillance cameras and still no comfortable feeling. I installed this alarm system in a little over an hour and it works great. I tested the phone calling feature and it works great, call me and my wife. We can access the surveillance cameras remotely and capture stills so I will be doing that while my wife is calling 911. I had a question and it was answered immediately, I needed 2 more window sensors and they are on the way. Trying to get my Mom to get one, I may get it for her. (Posted on 5/22/14)

  30. Love it! Review by Jared
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    November 15, 2013

    I can't describe accurately how easy this was to setup!

    We got a system with two interconnected smoke detectors, we'll add more later, and setup took less than two hours with a 2 year old trying to help. We've had a high number of break-ins for our little community. I didn't want to contract out a system, but I wanted to get it installed quickly.

    We'll need more items to add to the kit, but I feel safer knowing that our house will not be such an easy target. Thank you for offering such a great product at such a great price!

    (Posted on 5/22/14)

  31. wish I installed it before I got robbed Review by David Paretti
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    November 9, 2013

    Easy to install and works good. I have a block building, a detached stuccoed garage, and a lean-to, all being protected wirelessly
    If I didn't have to install a 120volt plug for the out door siren, it would have taken me about 30 minutes to install everything. The only thing that could be improved is that the wires for the power supplies and siren should be adaptable so that they could be made as long or as short as needed. Other than that, it is perfect. (Posted on 5/22/14)

  32. Good security system Review by RAS
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    November 8, 2013

    Happy with the ease of installation. I thought a little about installation sequence. I put them up in numerical order, the number is on the back of each sensor device, because if there is an alarm the control panel shows the number of the unit that is triggering the alarm. I made a list of which sensor was on which window or door so that it will be easy to check out.
    Michael at Fortress was very helpful!
    I contacted Michael about getting extra magnets for the window sensors. (Door and window sensors are the same.) The extra magnets are so you could have a window open for ventilation and not set the alarm off. I put the second magnet about 5 inches above the closed position magnet. Just align the open window to the upper magnet and then you can arm the system. I also plan on doing the same for my window air conditioners in the summer. So if the window is forced open to remove the air conditioner to gain entry it will set of the alarm.
    The indoor siren would be a bit nicer if it too was wireless. The location of the alarm panel may not be the best location for the interior siren. You can add a second wireless outside siren to the system. But it is of course at extra cost.
    So far so good. No false alarms. There have been a number of break-ins in the last couple of years around us. My wife is definitely feeling more secure when working for the day in the studio on the lower level. I would buy again and would recommend to friends.
    Thanks Fortress! (Posted on 5/22/14)

  33. Great system Review by MDY
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    Only had the system one day. Had the complete system installed and working in about five hours. Great instructions easy to follow and setup time will tell but looks good. (Posted on 5/20/14)

  34. addin 2nd pad Review by ron
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    when you add 2nd pad make sure you add info into system fast (Posted on 4/8/14)

  35. Nice system Review by Big AL
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    Great price. Very easy install. Customer service sells this product also. Its nice to get through to someone like Nathaniel who doesnt mind answering more than a few questions. Wireless range for me is around 100ft from farthest component with no problem. Indoor siren is very loud, wish the outdoor one was as loud. Shipping was very fast also. system allows for additional sensors which is nice. (Posted on 2/19/14)

  36. EXCELLENT! Review by Rick
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    I really didn't want to pay a monitoring fee so I bought the Fortress SO2 system. Easy to install, video's are VERY helpful. 3 weeks after I installed the system, I went away. Someone tried to break into my house while I was away. The system worked flawlessly, calling my cell phone, I called the police and the siren chased the would be burglar away. Already paid for itself! For the money, I highly recommend this system . (Posted on 11/27/13)

  37. Wonderful system for those that do not want to be tied to $40/month with adt or whatever Review by nate
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    November 4, 2013

    Used this on my 2k sq ft 4 bed house. I have only three entrances including my garage. I set it up so that it will call me if somebody moves inside the house when I am away. To be honest, the window sensors are probably useless since somebody would most likely just break in, but using them on doors is good since if they bust the door down it will go off. I hooked one door sensor up to my garage door so that it chimes if it opens, and another motion sensor in there in case somebody forgets to close it. I love the system. It's fairly basic, but if you're clever with positioning motion sensors it works fantastic. The fact that it's all wireless is simply beautiful! (Posted on 11/8/13)

  38. Best system for the money Review by B. Strickland
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    November 4, 2013

    This is a cheap system but it works like a charm. My greatest praise is to the seller. I made a mistake with my system and thought it was defective. I contacted him and he had a replacement unit at my door within the week. I figured out what I'd done wrong and returned it to him. Don't be scared away by this being a lower end system.

    It will get the job done perfectly. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  39. anyone can install in minutes Review by George Simonich
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    November 1, 2013

    installed in just a few minutes. its easy to use. i sleep better knowing its there. i highly recomend it. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  40. Modern, aesthetic and effective Review by Oscar V.
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    October 30, 2013

    Security and tranquility for home, the delivery was very fast. I delayed almost a month to write my opinion about this alarm because I want to know if it was Perfect and Functional, after that wow I love this product, easy to set up, I tested all functions and settings even simulating a blackout. To sleep or leave the house, the home is safe. Scheduled six numbers between cell phones and telephones... mine, my family and residential surveillance. I pretended to be an intruder and simulate, and everything works great. You can enable or disable specific areas, for example if I want to leave a window open without triggering the alarm, but the others windows will sound the siren if it try to open, the same happen with doors. Inside Siren 110db and outside Siren 140db...LOUD, the user manual explain all that you need, so you can program according to your needs...phones, passwords, set the alarm time of siren, activation zones, record personal message heard in the telephones programmed, add accessories, the panel connects to the phone line does not use simcard. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  41. Security System Review by helen gardner
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    October 30, 2013

    This system was super easy to install, It is easy to use and has all I needed to make my home secure. I would recommend this to anyone thinking of getting a home security system that they wanted to install themselves, and save some money, over having a large company do it all for you. Instructions were easy to understand. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  42. We feel much safer at night Review by David Wallace
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    October 26, 2013

    This is a great little security system that is simple to
    set up and use. The sirens are loud enough to scare
    a intruder. Also, we feel much safer at night too. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  43. High Quality Product w/ Outstanding Installation Support! Review by John Miller
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    October 22, 2013

    My husband and I, both nearly 80 years old installed the Fortress SO2-B security in our home and are extremely pleased with the results!. Each part of the system seems to be very well engineered and fits together perfectly. It is a very simple concept and is exactly what we were looking for. Accompanying the parts was a link to an online illustrated video which made the installation very simple to understand and follow. By far the most valuable help with this project, however, was the help of Mike, who was available in Technical Support every day and very patiently "walked" us through each step. The system seems to be an extremely practical and reasonably priced way for homeowners to protect their property from intruders (Posted on 11/8/13)

  44. Turn key - not so much Review by James R Wagner
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    October 21, 2013

    This system has a lot of options and as others have noted the instructions are more of a reference than anything else. One of the first things I wanted to do was change the master pass code and I guess I mistyped it or something. So I had to do a factory reset to reestablish the default pass code and continue with configuration. That wiped out all the sensor encoding that Fortress had done and I had to reprogram everything. While there was somewhat of a learning curve and some experimentation I was able to reprogram everything using the downloaded instruction manual. That turned out to be a good thing in that I was able to familiarize myself with many of the features that aren't obvious at first glance with this system.

    Now for a few observations:

    1. You will probably want a dedicated phone line for this system if you want it to be able to have remote access to call the system. If you have it on your main phone number you will likely have problems with things like call forwarding and answering machines or voice mail. If you set the unit to answer sooner than your voice mail then you'll never be able to receive voice mail. And anyone calling you will have their called answered by this unit. You can bypass this unit picking up at all by setting the number of rings higher than your call forwarding and voice mail, but then you'll never be able to control this unit remotely. A dedicated phone line for this unit solves those problems.

    2. Door and window sensor placement can be a problem because the magnet needs to be within about 1/2 inch of the side of the transmitter opposite the antenna. This is especially an issue on double windows. You find that you need to place the transmitter with the antenna pointing down if you have to mount everything on the left hand side of a door or window. Up, down or sideways the good news is that it doesn't seem to affect operation.

    3. The window/door sensors have been pre-programmed such that each sensor has a unique number. The problem is that the number is written on the back of the sensor and you'll be covering it up with the mounting tape. So make a good list of which sensor is where. Or better yet, mark the number with a felt tip pen somewhere you'll be able to see it after it's mounted.

    4. Get some good 3M mounting tape and don't waste your time with the included tape.

    5. the unit can call up to 5 numbers when triggered. Very handy.

    So far I haven't had any false alarms and that's quite good. I use this alarm system along side a remote access video surveillance system and between the two systems will be able to easily tell a false alarm (should one happen) from the real thing.

    If you have the patience and technical savvy to work through all the options this system has you'll have a first class security system. If there was some way to easily attach a wired sensor to one of the transmitters I'd have given this unit 5 stars. You can attach wired sensors directly to the base unit, but you'd have to run the wires. That said, I've opened up one of the transmitters and it won't be difficult to replace the magnetic switch with a small jack so I can plug in a wired sensor. I haven't determined yet if it's a normally open or normally closed switch but that's just a matter of testing it. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  45. For people who don't want a contract Review by Oscar
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    October 17, 2013

    I think this is a great alarm but:

    CON Go to the fortress website and look at the short 15 min videos to learn how everything works http://www.fortresssecuritystore.com/index.php/so2-alarm-system/

    The glue back stick on's are crappy, they won't work in direct sunlight you will have to buy some better ones or use silicon.

    PRO The multi features make this alarm a great buy. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  46. Very good alarm system Review by Tao Chen
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    October 15, 2013

    This is good alarm system. the following is my thoughts why I gave 4 stars instead of 5.
    When you activate the alarm in home mode, the delay zone still have to wait 10 sec to be activated which I think it doesn't make sense. Since this is activated as in home alarm, delay and immediate zones should be triggered right away.
    Indoor siren should be wireless too.
    control panel shouldn't have switch to allow on and off although it's recommended to be installed in hidden place. Tell me where you can find a hidden place with electronic outlet in your house.

    The good things are:
    Easy to install. don't pair by yourself because they did that for you.
    Be able to connect to your phone line to make a call when your alarm is triggered.
    Everything is battery and don't need to worry about cabling in your house. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  47. Excellent system at any price! Review by Spirithdmc
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    October 14, 2013

    The system was super easy to set up! Caution: Leave the speaker disconnected while setting up! It is very powerful and startling! Will definately get attention! There is virtually no programming! I had to program to dial out - simple steps! Watch the videos on their website and it leaves no questions unanswered! Had my whole home protected in minutes! I am recommending to all my friends and family.

    The keychain remotes are great to have! The range on them is fantastic! The range on the whole system is fantastic! Thanks! I feel a bit more secure with this system! (Posted on 11/8/13)

  48. The Best Review by Joseph Stanker
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    October 3, 2013

    Don't bother with any other setup.
    The owner of the company answers the phone.
    The system is already configured and ready to hang when you get it.
    YouTube videos are available for help setting up.
    Perfect! (Posted on 11/8/13)

  49. Awesome product!!!! Review by Adam A.
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    September 19, 2013

    Customer service is amazing and quick. Took me about an hour to install after I read the literature. Works better than I anticipated. Love it!!! By the way, the sirens are loud as hell. What a great product!!!
    Thanks Fortress Security Store!!! (Posted on 11/8/13)

  50. Amazing customer service for an excellent alarm system Review by quilter1000 "Quilter"
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    September 19, 2013

    I ordered this system from Amazon and then discovered that what I needed was a system that worked without a land line. I called the company and yes Mike answered the phone. He explained what I needed was only to exchange the keypad I'd purchased for the one that was wifi and for the difference in the price of the two. He said all the components would work with both but would need to be reprogrammed for the new one. He was willing to send me the keypad I needed (2 day delivery with no charge for shipping) and wait for my check when I returned the other. He answered any question I had although the system is straight forward enough there weren't many. The videos on his website are excellent and they are in the process of re-writing the manuals.

    I'm a very senior citizen and had no problem at all setting it up. It took very little time to reprogram the items with the new keypad and place all the items where I needed them.

    I like it so well that I've ordered an additional motion detector, remote fob and 2 fire alarms. I appreciate that I can hear the siren beep and receive a text message when I set it with the remote fob. For those times when it is disarmed but I need to set it off NOW, the panic button is ideal. The security system I had called me when the alarm went off and I'd tell them who to call (and the smoke detectors were not connected to that security system). This way I can handle it and be sure the right department is called for my rural area (Posted on 11/8/13)

  51. Fortress Wireless Security System S02-B Review by Maryann D.
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    September 13, 2013

    Great system for the price. Only negatives are:(1) External siren must be located near an outlet, as it must be plugged in. (2) Calling to notify a break in cannot be used if phone is connected to an answering machine. (3) I live in Florida and get afternoon sun in my front windows, which can get extremely hot, and it melted the glue on the adhesive backing on the window sensors on two windows, so when they fell off my metal window frames, alarm went off. (4) Instructions in manual are not too clear and some differed from on line video instructions. System works well, easy to use, good quality and a great price. I would definitely recommend it. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  52. Solid Alarm Review by KvnK
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    September 12, 2013

    This is a very good full function alarm system for the cost. It comes with good instructions and a pretty good manual. The installation is extremely easy. All of my sensors came pre-programmed and ready to mount. Despite what some of the other reviews say, the adhesive on the sensors is quite good. The piezo siren is extremely loud and will have no problem deterring thieves, the outdoor siren is slightly delayed when arming and disarming because it is wireless. The panic button is also a great addition. I mounted mine just above the bed. The control unit tells you via LED display which sensor has been triggered, if any.

    I also purchased two Dropcams (AWESOME) which allow me to visually monitor (with two way audio) the house from my phone. If my alarm goes off, I get a call. I can then log in to my cams on my phone to see if my weimaraner kicked in a door, or if it's a valid alarm.

    With the alarm, the cams, a dog, a couple baseball bats, and a couple pistols we are safe. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  53. Smooth Installation Review by Joao
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    September 11, 2013

    Fine about this system is that the sensors and sirens came already pre-programmed.
    So after installing all the hardware, very little programming was needed.

    I'm quite satisfied with this system. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  54. Simple but effective Review by jwhitevwc
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    September 9, 2013

    It does everything it claims to do. It's not top-of-line by any means, but it's great for what I needed. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  55. Great purchase Review by Richie
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    September 7, 2013

    This is just the alarm system that I was looking for, You get the most door and window contacts and the most sensors than any other alarm system, and the price for all you get is great. I have had mine for about 3 weeks now and I feel that I don't have to worry about my house when I am at work. I highly recommend this alarm system to anybody that wants their house secured and don't want to pay monthly monitor charges. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  56. Watch videos first Review by photopro60
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    August 25, 2013

    I did have some trouble with the unit initially. It was not programmed properly when I got it. I'm pretty good with technology but the manual leaves a lot to be desired. However, this company does have great customer service. I suggest you check out their website first for the instructional videos. Those are good. [...] The system works great now! (Posted on 11/8/13)

  57. Very Satisfied with Product and Mike's support Review by Jeannie
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    August 12, 2013

    We ordered this Fortress system for the convenience of installation in a very remote area. We purchased the cell phone chip in our town and installed it in the automatic telephone dialer. Because of our lack of IT savy, we bugged Mike to get it set up and fine tuned. He was responsive and understanding and patient and very helpful. The system works as it should. We have had four people respond to the one instance of the alarm going off (which was a false alarm caused by a neighbor) and they did so in a very timely fashion. The system worked as it should!!!! We are happy. We do note two areas that are frustrating. The sticky strips that are supposed to keep the sensors on the windows came off the vinyl windows and we had to tape them. Second thing was the secondary keypad. It will only respond to the primary four number code and not to the secondary numbers. As our main system is inside the house and the secondary keypads are by the entry doors, this means all persons that will enter have access to the primary code. And we would buy it again. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  58. Good practical system. Great value Review by Amy Russell
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    August 12, 2013

    The only negative so far is that the adhesive to mount the sensors did not hold in our Tennessee humidity. But there are holes to allow for them to be attached with screws, which is what we later did. Video instructions were very easy to follow. We ordered 3 additional fobs that were promptly delivered. Alarm is piercing, which is exactly what we wanted! We are very pleased with the system. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  59. Fortress system Review by Rick
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    August 12, 2013

    This product is easy to install...easy to program additional components ..... customer support by phone is very good, e-mail are slow. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  60. Very good Review by Jerry Mikkleson
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    August 10, 2013

    Very good system. Not the clearest instruction manual on line Does have various settings for home use. You can set your own call list. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  61. Works Review by Fredy
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    August 8, 2013

    Fortress S02-B Wireless Home Security Alarm System Kit with Auto Dial
    Works great easy to install only worry is all the batteries needed they are not cheap. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  62. Good system Review by jeanharrison
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    August 7, 2013

    It was easy to put in but the instructions were not good. It has given us peace of mind. It works well and we are very pleased with the calling feature. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  63. No wires, detailed step by step videos instruction, very good support, HIGHLY recommended. Review by Luis Claudio Albero "Luis Albero"
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    August 5, 2013

    I just bought this to my house. Its 3 floors, 450m2 just for you to have a dimension that I put sensors on the front and at the lowest level and all of them are working just fine , wireless.

    The system is complete, fully programmable. Comes ready to work, but you can still customize it. It comes with one of the sensors (08) ready for the front door, meaning its a delayed sensor for you to have time to open the door and disarm the system even when not using the remote, between 0-90s. But I have a second back door that I wanted the same feature. You just have to reprogram one of the sensors to a zone lower than 08 (I used 07) and after reprograming the sensor number, put it as a delayed one.

    I also loved the feature that you can have audio beeps when some doors are opened (you choose which). I put that on my front and back door, so now I know when my kids are going to play outside , and more than that, if everyone is inside house and I hear the beep (even when the alarm is off) I know that front or back door was open.

    Motion sensors are really good, the remote siren is loud enough for half block to hear it. System is smart enough to call you in case of any breach and you can disarm it remotely. If you cannot pick the call, it can call other 3 numbers, play a message you recorded and the person can disarm the system or not. You can also call home and arm the system if you forgot to when you left.

    For its price I found it an amazing product and more than that, just loved the easy support you have on their site with dozens of how tos videos. I also sent an email to Michael to make the 2nd door chime, he replied it by himself with the instructions. Good job !

    So, I really recommend you buy this. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  64. wireless security Review by KPF Texas "kp"
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    August 3, 2013

    Installation went without a problem. The appended instructions from Fortress helped alot. I've added on a wireless keypad. The system works quite well. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  65. Easy installation Review by Susan in Modesto, CA
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    July 30, 2013

    Good, loud alarm system! Quick replacement for old wired system that finally gave out. Only suggestion would be to have a better way to attach the sensors. In very hot California summers, the self stick backing gave way. We found the sensors on the floor. Used really strong adhesive and they are 'staying put' now. (Posted on 11/8/13)

  66. install is easy Review by Ben W. Swain
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    No problems with install...got what I expected and it took care of my needs for security at a rental house. Good value for the money.... (Posted on 11/8/13)

  67. Fortress S02-B Wireless Home Security Alarm System Review by Barnes Beasley
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    July 27, 2013

    Excellent in quality, ease of installation, and operation. I highly recommend it others. The ability to call you directly on your cell phone is a great feature and if desired it will call a security company of your choice for 24/7 monitoring (Posted on 11/8/13)

  68. great item Review by jorg borowski
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    July 22, 2013

    Fortress so2-b This is a great system for home use. Mike is great and very responsive to your phone calls. You will not be disappointed with this system, it is great for the self use without having a monitoring company involved. But still gives u the ability to use a monitoring company. Thanks mike (Posted on 11/8/13)

  69. Excellent value and support Review by AW
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    July 20, 2013

    I spent quite a bit of time researching home security systems. I did not want to be paying a monthly fee for monitoring. The Fortress systems received good reviews, and appeared to be a good value for the cost. I was not disappointed with the system when it arrived. It had been pre-coded by the company. It worked as advertised. I had one minor issue regarding documentation that Mike in support cleared up immediately. The product only came with a one-page quick-start guide, which I had no problem following, and was all I needed to get the system up quickly. The full manual is on the company website. The company, product and support are all excellent! (Posted on 11/7/13)

  70. Good product Review by Johnathan Bradford
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    July 20, 2013

    I had no problem setting this system up. If you have ever dealt with any security systems. Setup will be a breeze took me about 30 min flat. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  71. Good value for the price Review by BWG
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    July 19, 2013

    The setup is relatively easy except the manual could use some improvement. The illustrations regarding the door/window sensor is inaccurate. For a while, I couldn't understand why the sensor wasn't being tripped during testing. It wasn't until I opened up the casing that I discovered that the magnet sensor is actually on the opposite side than the one indicated in the manual. Also, the "home" setting isn't as useful as I'd hoped because there were times I forgot I had it on and tripped the alarm. So I tend to only turn on the "home" setting late in the evening when I know I won't be opening any doors.

    I was pleased to find that the control panel has a battery backup. The sirens are quite loud; the neighborhood dogs did not appreciate me testing them out. The motion sensors are very sensitive. Nothing will escape their field of view. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  72. A smart Investment Review by Jonp
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    July 18, 2013

    This is a great home security system for the money. If you don't want to spend hundreds of dollars with an alarm company then this is the way to go. No contract and no monthly fees. You are not limited to just what comes with the system either. I was able to get a few extra sensors that synced right up in literally 30 seconds. The customer service is great too. I had a question with setup, called the support number and he walked me through it. Great customer service like this is hard to find nowadays. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  73. great alarm system Review by other "other"
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    July 16, 2013

    Easy to install, easy to activate, seems to be working well. I like the wireless aspect. I wish it came with glass break detectors and I have to figure out how to hide the outside alarm. But, those are not faults of the system. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  74. Good system for the price Review by COWBOY JIUJITSU
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    July 16, 2013

    Received the S02b product which originally only had the Quickstart guide included for instructions. I had to reach out to Mike to find more detailed instructions which he provided on another review related to the lack of instructions. I printed the instruction manual directly from their site. I would recommend users to read the quickstart guide first and fill in additional info needed with online manual from their site. Mike also called me back on a Sunday to assist with coding question I had. Good customer service.

    Once you have instructions down, the setup is pretty easy. Had everything up, tested and running within 90 minutes or less. The sirens are VERY loud so when testing them make sure to stand back :) Full System tested 100% with all window / door alarms and motion sensors.

    Overall at this price point if you dont want or need monthly security fees and contract with other security services, I would definitley recommend this system. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  75. Awsome system. Review by Mark Gillman
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    July 14, 2013

    For the money this is the system for you. It does every thing the big companies promise, without the big monthly payments. The only thig we had trouble with, was we installed the magnets on the wrong side of the sensor.Well, my wife says I installed it on the wrong side of the sensor. However after that everthing works as advertised, It has more funtions then we need to use.All you have to do is call Mike ( customer service represenitive), And he walks you through everthing. I mean he is like cutomer service used to be! If customer service was like mike for everything life would be great. Thans mike> (Posted on 11/7/13)

  76. Amazing product and service Review by Gabriek
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    July 13, 2013

    Wow, couldn't of picked a better system, I set aside a whole day to install it and I finished in25 minutes. Mike was also very helpfull, personable and competent . 10 stars!!! (Posted on 11/7/13)

  77. Great System!! Review by Darryl Vaccaro
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    July 12, 2013

    Got this system direct from www.fortresssecuritystore.com. Ordered it late Tuesday and had it Friday in Louisiana. The system came with a "quick start guide" which was very easy to follow. I tested all the sensors and keypads before installing which all but one window sensor worked. I called and spoke with Mike and he had it working in less than a minute. I then installed the system, phone line and all (straight talk wireless home phone), in less than 15 minutes. The alarm is very loud and everything seems to be working as advertised, I couldn't be happier with this system!! (Posted on 11/7/13)

  78. Great system.......AMAZING service. A++++ Rating! Review by newt
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    July 11, 2013

    "We installed this system in a log cabin in a fairly remote location. The fact that it can be programmed to call our phone numbers is a huge plus, as it would take too long for police to arrive at this location. We are very pleased with this system in both it's operation and simplicity. It does what it needs to do without over-complication. We did have to contact Michael at Fortress a couple of times during installation - once by email and once by phone. He is absolutely awesome in responding and providing any customer service you may need....a very rare treat in this day and age!!! We did a "slight modification" during installation to better suit our needs. We removed the plastic covers from the motion detectors in order to paint them to blend in better with our log walls. This process makes them much more aesthetically pleasing on log (or painted) walls. We also have a guest house that is approximately 150' from the main cabin. We installed a motion detector here as well and it makes contact perfectly with the main panel in the cabin....we were very pleased to discover it would reach that far. A huge "THANK YOU" to Michael at Fortress for being so available to your customers and so willing to help. We appreciate you!!" (Posted on 11/7/13)

  79. A great value in home security! Review by Dana Caldarone
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    July 10, 2013

    Did a lot of research and ended up with Fortress with no regrets whatsoever. This was our first home security system and it took some time to install because we put a lot of thought into where the sensors and motion detectors ought to go. (It was a little odd thinking like a thief and imagining the ways we might break in and how the system would "cover" those ways.)
    The only "downside" to this system is that our home insurer would not give us a significant discount because the system is not "independently monitored." This makes no sense to me since a with a monitored system, a break-in would alert them and they would call us before calling the police. With Fortress, the system calls us directly and it is up to us to call the police. Seems like all we've done is eliminated the middle man and a hefty monthly monitoring fee. But even if the discount had been 50% on our premium, it still would have cost us more annually for an independently monitored system and not given us any better protection.
    We have tested the system and it works perfectly. The sirens are heart stopping and I feel confident that someone breaking in would not hang around long listening to the sirens and believing that the police could be on the way. In addition, we took some steps to "lock up" some of our most portable valuables (jewelry, cameras, ipods, etc) to make sure that if their were a break in, these things would not be easy to grab as the theives made a quick exit.
    No system is fool proof and this one probably isn't either but we feel much more secure when we leave our house for the day knowing that we are as well protected as possible and all within a very reasonable one time expense of under $200. I would recommend this system to anyone who wants to protect their property and doesn't have tons of cash to accomplish that. If you are not particularly "handy" with this kind of thing (I'm not talking about the electronic/programing stuff which is very minimal, but the actual installation of the window/door sensors and the motion detectors), you might want to enlist the help of a friend who is, but it really isn't that challenging and I see that as no reason not to purchase this system. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  80. Working good so far. Review by Sadiq Majeed
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    July 6, 2013

    The system is working okay so far. I almost made the mistake of purchasing UPS to back up this system since we are frequented with power outages where I live. But I went home one day during a blackout and found the system working. Upon inquiring from Mike I learned that it carries a built in DC back up source. I do not recall reading of this in the product description. My fingers are fat so I have some problems using the remote, the buttons are very small. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  81. Good product. Review by Clubis
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    July 3, 2013

    Product has worked very well. I initially forgot to wait 30 seconds before testing the motion detector and one of them didn't work. After writing my review, I got a call from the company asking me to describe the problem and test it with him on the line. It worked. I am impressed. Thank you very much. The instruction about waiting 30 seconds is not in the manual, it is in the enclosed page. Thanks for including the latter. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  82. Buy this system Review by G'ma
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    July 3, 2013

    I give this system AAA+++. This is the easiest system you can buy and it has more than enough window / door alarms and motion sensors for most homes or business'.
    It comes with the Users Guide, which some systems don't, you have to download from their website, (Posted on 11/7/13)

  83. Great little system Review by Terry Lee
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    June 28, 2013

    I had it 90% installed in one hour - very easy, and it does what it's supposed to do. I recommend the auxiliary keypad, so the panel isn't available to the intruders. The documentation is a little sketchy, but Michael helped me out when I called about sync-ing the keypad to the panel. I'm getting another system for my son's house. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  84. The best wireless home security system I have seen Review by tedd herndon
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    June 25, 2013

    This Is the first home security system i have install since I lost most of my eyesight to macular degeneration over 10 years ago. I can say that this is the easiest and most complete home security system I have ever seen. Everything is well packaged complete right down to the doubled stick tape for the window sensors. The manual is very easy to follow and I had no problems programing this unit. The wireless outdoor siren is very loud and work well, but the indoor siren is ear piercing, extremely loud!. What I really like about this system is that you can program multiple phone numbers to call in the event of break in. The only thing that i would improve would be the ability to play my message more than once. A very small thing, thats the only Con I can find with this system. I took me about a hour and a half to install, program and test, 1st test, every works!, how about that! So in closing, If you want a security system you can install your self, Well look no further, this is the one and only!

    Tedd Herndon
    Southern California (Posted on 11/7/13)

  85. Best wireless security system so far for me Review by Michael Vitale "AmazonRocks!"
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    June 23, 2013

    S02-B system. This is BY FAR the best, economically-priced, home wireless security system I ever bought. All the previous ones had problems with reception, false alarms, main panels that went haywire after a while, hours of time configuring each device and drilling holes for each device. I cannot find anything wrong with this system. It picks up my door and motion sensors in a distant garage from the main panel without me even having to extend the antenna wire on them. Best of all each wireless device is already hooked up to the main panel and use back tape so no drilling of holes (except the motion sensors). I spent over 400 bucks at radio shack getting the same stuff that was far inferior to this package and didn't last long. The only real "work" I had to do was test each sensor by putting the panel in ARMED mode, then individually opening each window or door to verify it works. You can also buy this unit directly from Fortress Security, but I love Amazon's customer service for any problems with purchased products. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  86. Good little security system for the money. Review by Rodmaker
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    June 13, 2013

    This is a very easy alarm system to install. It does work as stated in the add. I recommend this system. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  87. Thought reviews were too good to be true.... Review by Michael A. Jasik
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    June 11, 2013

    I read all the reviews about the fortress product and how Mike answered each call personally. I honestly thought that these reviews were written by company ghost writers. STILL, it is unusual to NOT SEE one complaint. Because of the reviews I decided to buy, I figured use a credit card for security and I could always get my money back.

    What a surprise, the reviews were accurate. The company CEO does include his personal phone number, and does call back. He helped me to make some adjustments, but what was really shocking was that the only time I could call back would have been a Sunday evening. No problems. He was there when I called and had me up and running in less then 5 minutes.

    Kudos to the reviewer that took the time to give detailed instructions and recommending the download manual. You were also a big help.

    Although I only had the system for a week, I haven't had any problems. I will write again in about 3 months. Excellent product for the price. GREAT ... no EXCELLENT customer service and TRUE PROVESSIONALISM. I know the "P" company has the same basic product, but by looking at the reviews "Fortress" backs up its service to the extreme.

    Keep up the good work Mike and Fortress. I will definitely tell my friends about you. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  88. Fortress SO2-B excellent system Review by Jax
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    June 11, 2013

    I bought this system to replace a 25 year old one thinking I was going to spend about 1,000 -1,500 $ this product arrived on time everything that was described with all the sensors pre-programmed to main panel and a breeze to set up. I had one little problem figuring out something called the phone number on the buisness card that was in the box talked to a guy named mike who was very helpful in solving my problem. This system is well worth the price I paid for a wireless security unit (Posted on 11/7/13)

  89. Great system - even better customer service! Review by Jason Torchio
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    June 11, 2013

    I can't say enough good things about this system. I purchased it from Mike at Fortress Security and the only thing better than the system is his customer service. You send him an email, he responds. You call him, he answers the phone. You have a stupid question, he answers it quickly and professionally. The system arrived super fast - even from across the country. The directions aren't the best but if you read them a couple of times you can figure them out. When I was at a loss, I called Mike and 5 minutes later was up and running. I was looking for a decent alarm without the monthly monitoring fees and this baby does the trick. The tiny alarm that comes with it is LOUD - a good thing. Instead of using the tape to mount the wireless detectors, I recommend velcro or super glue. Trust me - you don't want to hear this alarm in the middle of the night because a sensor fell off. So far no false alarms and it's so easy to arm/disarm, especially with the remotes. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  90. Best purchase I've made online Review by Mr J A Normington
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    June 11, 2013

    This is a first class system. The contacts and the PIRs came pre-programmed by the vendor. It took my wife and I less than 1hr to set up, and install. It works great. The "inside" horn is loud, and the auto-dialler works great. It was a first class purchase and first class service. The item arrived very quickly and within 3 days of making the purchase I had an operational system in my home. My neighbour uses a ADT system and pays $150 a quarter, which does not cover as many zones as this system does. I've recommended it to all my friends and family. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  91. Great System Review by Milton W
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    May 23, 2013

    We purchased this system as a replacement for our older/outdated home alarm. Very happy,does what it says.Manual stinks,broken English,fun to read but very difficult to understand,go online and read the version there, (Posted on 11/7/13)

  92. Great Product with Superb Support Review by Ed
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    May 22, 2013

    Short version: Stop your research and buy this product from Fortress Security Store. It has all the features you will ever need, it works and Michael will promptly provide any support you may need.

    The details: This product met my criteria for a security system that I could install and manage without being anchored to a security company with monthly fees and continuous sales pitches. I installed the SO2-B in a two story 2900 sq. ft. home where the furthest window sensor is a level below and about 50 feet from the control unit. No problems with the wireless signal reaching the control unit or the remotes/panic button reaching the control unit from anywhere. As has been mentioned, the sensors are all pre-programmed and ready to go. This is truly a plug-and-play system. Just program your phone number/s of choice and record an outgoing phone message and you're done. Tip: download the manual from the Fortress Security Store Website. It is a more logical representation of the system than the documents included in the box. FYI, I get my internet service via DSL from my phone company. So that internet signal is being carried on the phone line along with voice service. This has caused no problem with the phone feature of the SO2-B. So from the other reviews and my experience it seems like this system will utilize most any phone system you may have. This system is a great value for under $200. Sure, you can get more features/options with more expensive systems but with 10 sensors and 3 motion detectors I have secured all the really vulnerable access points to my home. Wirelessly. And it calls my cell phone in the event of a sensor being tripped. But most importantly, Fortress Security Store is not a sell-it and forget-it storefront. Without service even a good product can be made less than optimal. Michael at Fortress is available and responsive and will make sure you get the most out of your purchase. I have emailed him a couple of times and his response was fast. I had a sensor that was bad out of the box (these things do happen). He immediately resolved that problem without question or hesitation. A very positive buying experience overall. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  93. Great product ! Review by Abh
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    May 21, 2013

    The product is great with almost all the features needed for a security system.
    It also offers both pulse/tone phone calling, so that it can work with Vonage (which none of the good products in the price range provide).
    The product comes with preconfigured settings. However, it is a bit difficult to make desired configurations.
    Calling Mike does help to resolve all the issues!. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  94. easy Review by Joe
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    May 14, 2013

    Fortress sets up all the components to the base unit before they send it to you, so it is very easy to set up. All the components work great. I even have one of the door sensors on my barn out back and it works. great security system with no monthly bill. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  95. The best Review by ara
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    May 13, 2013

    This is the bet product, easy to install and with a very fantastic costumer help by phone, very friendly and very helpful. I sure will recommend this system to anybody, even with no knowledge of anything. I am 63 years old and installed this with ease in 20 minutes.

    Ara (Posted on 11/7/13)

  96. fast and easy to install Review by Simon H
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    May 2, 2013

    i did not want to cut through the walls for wires, this wireless system works great....just hope that the batteries last enough, i installed it about a week ago, so far so good (Posted on 11/7/13)

  97. IT'S SIMPLE AND IT WORKS Review by notBS "bill"
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    May 1, 2013

    Installed the system in reasonably short period of time and it works perfectly. Directions could be succinctly summarized on one page which would be a great idea. Panic button makes my wife feel better when I am travelling. Outside remote siren is loud and would attract wanted attention if required; interior siren would chase anyone off....all sensors are pre-programmed to the controller, so all that is required is to plug it in and stick the sensors where you want them. We opted to not install the motion detectors, as the window and door sensors would notify of any unauthorized entry and we have pets which would surely set the detectors off at some time or another.

    Highly recommend this system. < $200. for the SO2-B is a bargain, and $ well spent. IT WORKS! (Posted on 11/7/13)

  98. Excellent product and customer service Review by CGXTerra
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    April 30, 2013

    We bought this alarm after returning a substandard product bought from another company. The other one wouldn't reach all of the doors in the house and we later found out that the sensors had issues with being taped to metal/aluminum doors. We talked to Mike before buying this one and he said that his product was fine with metal/aluminum doors. We also asked him about the distance limitations that we experienced with the other alarm. He recommended this alarm panel, even though there's a stronger, more expensive version, and said we should be good with this one. He was right. All of our sensors have no problems reaching the panel and a few of them are more than 50' and 3 walls away. No false alarms in over a month of use. The only problem we had was programming the phone call feature. Mike had me set up in about 2 minutes after I called him after HE answered the phone...not a customer service rep. If I find that I need more items for this system, I'll definitely go with this company because of the price and customer service. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  99. INCREDIBLE system, with EXCEPTIONAL customer service! Cream of the crop - on both counts! TEN stars! Review by Beth Wilson
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    April 25, 2013

    My husband and I had been looking into getting an alarm system, but we really did not want to incur those "monthly fees" that come with the home monitoring systems. We wanted something basic, that would give us piece of mind, when we are not home.

    He and I started researching different systems. Reviews were the big thing for us. As most everybody knows, reviews can make or break a purchase. And when investing in something of this nature (knowing that eventually you may need to contact customer service) it is IMPERATIVE that you can count on good, reliable customer service. Let me tell you something, you find that right here, with Fortress!

    I found this system and it had everything we were looking for and the price was within our budget. But the excellent reviews are what sold us! The system is easily set up. Nothing super hard about it. And it does come pre programmed. My husband did have to call a few times and spoke with Mike. Mike cares about his customers! He actually includes his cell phone number with the paperwork. Every time my husband called, Mike was always available and helpful. I also ended up calling Mike (just to ask general questions) several times and every time, he was just as nice on my first call, as on my 3rd!

    As I said, the system is easy to set up and easy to use. Both the indoor and outdoor alarms are LOUD. Which is what you want. That's a good thing. The indoor alarm is loud and piercing. You can actually hear it pretty good, outside with your doors closed. We are very satisfied with the loudness of these alarms. Loud is important and loud is what you get.

    I want to share a story with you. Just last week, we were re-checking all the contacts, making sure the little red light came on, when we opened a window. All but one worked. I e-mailed Mike, letting him know what happened and asked if he could please send me another contact. Within two days, I got my contacts. Notice I use the plural form. That's right! He sent us two contacts. I was shocked but so appreciative! He did NOT have to do that. He could have easily sent just one, which is all we asked for. I e-mailed him and thanked him. After we got the contacts Mike sent, my husband was pulling the "bad" contact off the window and the back came off. He saw the battery was loose. He tightened the battery, put the cover back on and guess what? That contact worked GREAT! So, the contact we thought was bad, only had a loose battery. I felt terrible! I called Mike and as usual, he picked up the phone. I apologized, explained what happened and offered to mail the two contacts he had sent us, back to him. Mike said not to worry about it, thanked me for my honesty and told me to just keep those two, in case we need them down the road!

    Buy this system. You will not be disappointed at all. It's a wonderful alarm system, easy to install, LOUD and the best part? MIKE COMES WITH IT! LOL! You can always count on him and I can not thank him enough for being so incredibly helpful and ALWAYS, always available.

    I will be recommending this system and company, Fortress (Secure Solutions) to anyone who may be looking for a good home alarm system. Honestly, I've never been happier. Mike, your company will go a long way, because you care and have an exceptional product! THANK YOU again!

    Beth Wilson
    Raleigh, NC (Posted on 11/7/13)

  100. Great for the Money Review by Rich C.
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    April 25, 2013

    Very good security system. a little hard to figure out the programming at first, but after you do it is easy to use and works great (Posted on 11/7/13)

  101. Better then I thought!!! Review by Raymond
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    April 22, 2013

    I did originally have problems with this unit however after speaking to the owner of the company I can assure all that this is a great product. Not only that they will now give their customer service phone number and email address to assist you, Also they will be making a how to video on how to use and install there security system. there phone Number is # 1(253) 468-0196 there email address is [...] additional stickers and a better manual will be provided on future units, according to what the owner told me. All in all this system does work and is great for rental apartments and homes. As you need not worry about knocking down walls to install. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  102. Fortress Security Alarm System Review by Superiordreamin
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    April 17, 2013

    I bought this to help protect a foreclosure my wife and I bought. Prior to starting renovations, there was an attempted break-in and as I would be leaving tools in the home while not staying there I wanted to have some protection.

    Starting with the included operating instructions, don't even bother unless you're in the mood for some laughs. It's clearly a word for word translation from somewhere in Asia. There is a card in the box recommending you go online for the "updated" manual and I highly suggest you do so.

    The first thing I noticed, which was great, is that the system came already programmed for each of the alarm modules, both door sensors and motion detectors. This saved lots of time as it makes it a plug-and-play product. If you don't intend on expanding with additional modules, you're all set.

    Once I set up the motion sensors, I spent a couple of hours trying to defeat them. Moving very (and I mean VERY) slow will work about 10% of the time. Once I was able to place a Solo cup over the sensor and then move freely about the room. Keep in mind a thief probably won't take the time to move that slow and I doubt they carry Solo cups.

    I haven't yet placed any magnetic window or door sensors as I'm installing all new windows and doors. As for the phone connection part of the system, I use an AT&T land phone to cell service converter. I hooked it up and it did dial the number I programmed in but it's not a feature I intend to use.

    I placed a motion sensor and remote siren in a garage/pole building that's about 150' away from the base. I had some trouble getting a connection but with the siren's short antennae wire near a window and the base unit also close to a window, it's working fairly well. It always goes off when tripped but won't always reset with the key fob.

    My two complaints with the system are minor. The sensors have this cheesy telescoping antennae on them, like an old transistor radio. Not a big deal and I guess if it helps extend the range it's worth having them. They don't need to be extended in the house so it's workable. The other complaint is their home marketing, or lack thereof. They include two large generic window stickers that don't even tout the company name. I understand these things cost money and while I prefer the money goes into a better built product, they should offer, at a price, more window stickers and maybe even a small yard sign. Advertising an alarm system will make most thieves pass your house and move on to safer pickings even if they're not sure you really have one.

    I've also yet to find out if the alarm will re-set to active once tripped and being activated for a time or if it just keeps going off. Still working on that one.

    Overall, I'm happy enough with the system to buy another remote alarm and motion sensor so I can completely protect the pole barn once I move in. Keep in mind you're paying under $200 for a system and it will have some limitations. It's not a remotely monitored ADT package so don't expect all the bells and whistles. This does what I wanted it to do and I have no problem recommending it as a stand alone system. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  103. Fortress S02-B Wireless Home Security Alarm System Kit with Auto Dial +... Review by Techie
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    April 16, 2013

    I recently purchased this Security system on 3/15/13 for my condo... so far its exactly what I wanted. It works flawlessly and performs to all of my expectations. I personally installed this unit myself, and had NO problems with the installation at all. Very please, and for the money, verrrrrrry happy!!! Thanks Fortress for a GREAT and inexpensive security system for my home. My first night sleeping was great, I felt totally safe and secured. PS. Its already programed, so there's nothing much to do except to install... which I've mentioned above, was a breeze! (Posted on 11/7/13)

  104. FEEL SAFE--with FORTRESS S02-B WIRELESS HOME SECURITY ALARM SYSTEMS Review by mr ed
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    April 14, 2013

    I purchased this system, after several hours searching the net, I found it to be everything advertised to be,to comparable other
    systems,and a whole better price for what you pay for others.
    The other thing i like about this product,is the ease of installation and programing,? why pay more this is all you need.

    AS RATED, I LOVE IT,AND RECOMMEND IT TO OTHERS FOR A --------- SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM.

    MR.ED (Posted on 11/7/13)

  105. Great alarm and even greater seller! Review by JamesTK
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    March 22, 2013

    After several break-ins in our neighborhood I began researching DIY alarm systems here on Amazon and the internet. We used an alarm company in our previous house, but didn't want to pay somebody for doing basically nothing except calling when we had a false alarm. Our previous system was falsing so often that we'd usually turn it off to spare us the calls. The alarm company came out several times but couldn't figure out why. Why were we paying these guys again? This unit does everything and more that our paid service did, but we don't have to pay anybody to call us! Really easy to install and works great like all the other reviewers report. I have to think alarm services must be nervous with technology making it so easy to install these DIY systems. There really is no reason to go with a paid service anymore in my opinion.
    Like many other reviewers, what's almost more impressive than the alarm is the customer service! Michael at Fortress helped me through several emails and chats to select the alarm system that would be best for me. It's obvious that he takes his business very seriously and really seems to enjoy doing a good job. A very rare quality these days! (Posted on 11/7/13)

  106. Amazing Alarm at an Amazing price with Amazing Customer Service! Review by Snapperheadjoe
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    March 20, 2013

    I've been looking into self monitored alarm systems for some time know. I can say without a doubt this is the best deal around. The system works great and is very easy to install. I won't go into detail because several other reviewers have covered the operation of the system and how easy it is to install. The system does have its limitations, you can't set the arm or alarm delay lower than 1 minute. I would have liked to set it at 30 seconds or below. You can see from the build quality that this is a mass produced product from China however you can't expect ADT quality components for $180 or less. I've been following the reviews from others for several months and no one has yet to complain that the system falls apart after 6 months. I've had it installed for two weeks and it is working perfectly.

    I've only had two issues, I ordered 5 additional window/door sensors from Fortress Security and one of the sensors was bad. Mike from Fortress sent me two replacements right way. The external siren had a short which blew out the power supply so Mike sent out a new Siren and power supply. The system comes with a 3 year warranty, I have to believe that the components are above average for the seller to warranty the system for that long.

    I know this is a product review but I have to give Mike from Fortress some props. I have called him several times over the course of the installation and with the two hardware problems. He was always very courteous and helpful and responded quickly to all of my requests. His customer services skills are well worth the price of the system. Great job Mike! (Posted on 11/7/13)

  107. Great home security for an economical price Review by Bob Snapp
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    March 19, 2013

    My home was recently burglarized and looking for a security system and one of my colleague referred to this. Based on other reviews I bought one. I was little worried how I can configure when others said the manual was not well written, to my surprise all the wireless detectors were pre-configured, so I all had to do was stick it in the right place. The two sirens are extremely load and it really hurts your ears. Warning don't have your kids near when you configure, my son got really scared.

    One of the detectors was malfunctioning and Mike was courteous enough to tell me that he will send me a replacement one. And talking about Mike, he is one of the professional sellers that I have come across, very customer focused and very prompt in replying to email questions. I've ordered 3 more detectors for extra windows at my home. Hope it reaches soon.

    Hope this review helps someone.

    Pradeep (Posted on 11/7/13)

  108. Muy bueno por el precio. Review by BL
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    March 15, 2013

    Instale el sistema hace ya dos semanas y ha funcionado de maravilla, es muy facil de usar y de instalar. Me encanto que todos los dipositivos hayan sido programados antes de recibirlos, eso facilito todo el proceso de instalacion. (Posted on 11/7/13)

  109. fortress alarm Review by Doris Deida
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    March 10, 2013

    instructions can be a bit confusing but call tech support they get back to you right away the unit works realy good easy to install (Posted on 11/7/13)

  110. Awesome Review by movie lover "john"
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    February 26, 2013

    I installed the alarm in about an hour. Many thanks to the shipper for pre programming all of the sensors so all I had to do was place the sensors where I wanted and change the default code. For the price the features and ease of use are better than I expected! Also the siren is LOUD. I would definatelly recommend this system to anyone who wants an affordable security system with higher priced quality. (The instructions are not very helpful but having everything pre programmed for me made installation a quick experience.) (Posted on 11/7/13)

  111. Fortress Secure Solutions - Wireless Systems Review by Robert from Hawaii
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    February 2, 2013

    I ordered this wireless system and it arrived promptly. It is an excellent system. I like the feature where you can activate the system using different zones for the sensors. At night or while at home I can hit the HOME alarm button on the remote and can still walk around the house without setting off the alarm because the motion detectors are in a separate zone. The perimeter (doors and windows) are in a different zone so they can still trigger an alarm. When leaving the house I can hit the AWAY alarm button and EVERYTHING is activated. The siren is very loud. I ordered an extra outdoor siren to cover the front and back of my house and also ordered an extra motion sensor so I now feel very secure when away from my home. Both the outdoor siren and motion detector also arrived quickly.

    Though the manual was somewhat confusing, the excellent service I received from Mike, who I believe owns the company, was excellent. He returned my calls promptly and patiently went through each step of the installation process with me. I was quite impressed with the service and is largely why I would rate this purchase as EXCELLENT. The price was really quite reasonable and thus far the alarm has performed well. I have not yet installed the phone feature, but I'm confident that if I run into any difficulty I can expect great help from the support staff.

    You can't go wrong with this system...great product, low price and excellent support service! (Posted on 11/7/13)

  112. Love it, Love it, Love it!!! Review by LDM
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    I ordered my system after getting a price for installation and monitoring. They wanted $129.00 install fee in addition to requiring 36 months monitoring at $35.99 per month.
    With this system, I got an additional siren, remote, motion detector and 6 window/door sensors with NO monthy monitoring fee.
    I wanted to completely understand the system and probably drove Mike crazy with some of my questions, but he was always there to help me.
    I highly recommend this system and would give 10 stars if that was on option! (Posted on 7/21/13)

  113. Good for the price! Review by Richard
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    The SO2-B that I purchased was installed in about an hour. I had one motion detector that was not working properly, but Michael helped me re-program it. The outdoor wireless black siren was not quite as loud as I expected, but it works properly. (Posted on 5/13/13)

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