Driveway Alarms

One excellent way to keep your family and your home safe is to make sure you know who has access to your property. And access doesn’t start when someone tries to break in through a window or sliding glass door. It doesn’t start when someone tries to force a lock. It starts when someone you haven’t invited to do so steps foot on your property. Whether a potential trouble maker walks or drives, a drive way alarm system will let you know when someone’s on your home turf.

Drive way alarms are cost effective – many drive way systems cost under a hundred and fifty dollars. They are also simple to install, even if you do it yourself. And, they add an innate security value to your property, because they serve as a remote system that works the moment someone climbs over a gate, drives into your driveway, or walks through your garden. You don’t receive information after a problem has occurred – you receive information about a problem that might be about to occur. Consider it advance and prudent warning – before any intruders reach your front door.

Alarms work via long lasting batteries. They’re hooked up to a receiver, and rely on motion detection to send a signal to this receiver. You can place the receiver anywhere you want in your home. When the receiver picks up a signal that someone has entered your property, the alarm will issue a warning sound. You can then act promptly to observe a potential intruder and call law enforcement officials.

Unlike the battery-run external portion of these alarms, the receiver will need to be plugged into an electrical outlet. Some receivers will come with backup batteries as well, to protect your home even in the event of a power outage.

When choosing the right driveway alarm for your home, you’ll need to decide how large or small a range you property requires. Some alarms have a limited range, such as a hundred feet. Others can cover up to a thousand feet. Before you purchase, you should take measurements in your yard or driveway to decide the distance, or range, that you need your alarm to cover. Remember, the broader the range, the longer the distance in which the alarm system can track a potential intruder. On the other hand, you will not want a system that exceeds your property limits and records passing traffic.

Another choice you’ll need to make in selecting a drive way alarm is how many receivers and motion transmitters do you want or need. The most basic drive way alarms will only offer one transmitter and receiver. This may be perfectly adequate for your property; however larger properties or those with a more elaborate exterior design such as multiple garden areas or tree growth, may require more coverage. Having multiple transmitters allows you to place them on different parts of your property and cover all possible visual perspectives.

Do be aware that while drive way alarms do not react to small animals such as squirrels, rabbits, or cats entering your property, a windy day can cause tree limbs to set off an alarm signal. When you set up your driveway alarm system, be sure to place the transmitters in areas where this situation is less likely to occur, and you’ll enhance the effectiveness of a driveway system.