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Driveway Alert

Updated on June 16, 2010

Feeling safe is a top priority for most people. Whether a person lives alone or has a large family to take care of, security measures are often set into place as soon as a home is decided upon. An entire home alarm system can be set up, but this means that it won't go off until someone is already trying to break into the house. A driveway alert system will warn members of the house as soon as someone pulls into the driveway. If this interests you, then continue reading below.

This type of alert system can be set up at the end of a driveway and connected to a device inside the house. An alarm will go off as soon as the set boundary had been violated. The alarm can be set to sound like a chime or some other sound that is already programmed into the system. There are some higher-end systems that allow people to record their own alert phrase. This is more common when there are multiple devices attached to the same system.

Larger homes might require the use of many alert devices to be set up throughout the house. It's often hard to hear a chime that rings in the lower portion of the house, when it consists of multiple stories. Some larger homes also have more than one driveway. Each drive can be fitted with an driveway alert system that has a different sound for each entrance. This will let occupants of the house know which driveway the vehicle or person has just entered.

These systems are wireless, so there's no need to worry about accidentally cutting the cords when mowing the yard. There are a few different styles used for detecting movement. Infrared alarms use a motion detector, which can be useful for areas where strange people or animals are commonly walking up a driveway.

 The systems that use metal sensing probes or a rubber hose for detection require a vehicle to be triggered. Most receivers need to be plugged into an electrical outlet, but there are a few that can use solar energy for power.

Each alert system has a different range too. Some only are able to transmit a signal within 100 feet of the receiver, while other models can send a signal up to 2 miles. The length of the driveway will determine which range of system to purchase.

Systems with a wireless transmission range need a direct line of sight, so trees and buildings need to be clear of the sensors. Common ranges for driveway alarm systems are; 100 to 599 feet, 600 to 1000 feet, and 1001 feet to 2 miles.

Driveway alert systems can be purchased online from many suppliers of other home security systems. These are often guaranteed to work and are delivered right to the address provided when purchasing the system, which is a convenient feature of buying items online. Many of these systems can work together. This integrated technology allows for additional transmitters to be added to a current system, in order to expand the range of area covered.


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