Driveway alarm systems offer additional security for your home or business, alerting you via an alarm when people or vehicles have entered your driveway.
How They Work:
Driveway alarm systems have two components, including the sensor, which detects motion (by tracking heat) and the receiver, which sounds the alarm when there is something (or someone) in your driveway.
Why You Should Invest in a Driveway Alarm System:
- Increased Security
- Peace of Mind
These alarms offer protection against theft and property damage, giving you the ability to react before a situation becomes dangerous, like time to call 911.
You can sleep well at night knowing that you are safe from intruders.
Not only will these types of alarm systems protect your home from serious threats, but they will also notify you of unexpected guests, when kids are home from school or when packages have arrived.
What to Look For:
- Sufficient Transmission Distance
- Sound Level Options
- Power Adapter and Battery Options
- Lifetime Warranty
Keep in mind the distance that you need to cover (the length of your driveway, for example) so that the alarm system will effectively be able to transmit the signal when it detects something.
It is very handy to have a low sounding alarm for when you are nearby or a loud alarm for times such as night or when you are in another room.
Having both will ensure that you don’t have to keep on top of the battery, while also giving you the option of portability, such as taking the driveway alarm with you on a camping trip.
An indicator of a good driveway alarm system is a lifetime warranty. This shows that the company has trust that their product is of quality and won’t need frequent replacements.
- Easy to Install
- Ability to Integrate It with Other Home Alarm Systems
These alarms retail for as little as $30.
Simply mount it to a wall or post outdoors and set the receiver anywhere inside.
Driveway alarm systems can stand alone by themselves or be integrated into already existing alarms for additional security.
These alarms are not only for the driveway – they can also be placed in a backyard or front walkway.
These alarms are discrete and will not draw attention to themselves inside the home or out.
- Ensure that there are no trees or hills that may interfere with the transmission of the signal.
- Driveway alarm sensors work best when they are mounted 2-3 feet above ground.
- Many alarms advise against placing them in direct sunlight.