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Driveway alarms - Anybody every found a good one?

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posted on May, 3 2013 @ 12:34 AM
Not sure if the brand was mentioned, but harbor freight has a sensor get-up that would be perfect and cheap to monitor your driveway. Was listed in driveway alert.

Was going to buy it last year, but the wife gave me the evil eye. It was cheap, very cheap. Battery powered, but very cheap.

Didn't get to test it myself.

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 01:39 PM
reply to post by ChuckNasty

The biggest lesson I learned is that IR ones (all of the cheaper ones, using infrared) just aren't going to cut it. Needs to be a radio signal to really work properly.

posted on May, 4 2013 @ 08:08 AM
Yes, I can see how that can be an issue if you are running a business. Perhaps a consultant, in the form of a business vendor, might know of solutions, and can steer you to products that simply aren't advertised in the main stream.

That is how I solved my issue with the weather stations. I was directed by a vendor to a program that the National Weather service has to monitor private stations for their databases. I paid for the station, however they installed it and are responsible for it's maintenance. Of course, I had to give them access to the property at any time, and you understand that it's a good idea to keep that number as low as possible. In the end it worked out well.

Some thinking outside the box might be in order.

posted on May, 14 2013 @ 09:21 AM
Another thread made me think of this...

With a two-mile range, additional units could be GREAT early warning devices in a SHTF scenario, placed down the road, to let you know when someone is close, especially with a different sound for different alarms, to know which one was tripped.

posted on Feb, 7 2014 @ 03:55 PM
has anyone tried the 2500 systems from alert? I've heard some negative reviews on the MURS battery lives. I need about 1000 feet of range, but I don't want to be changing batteries every month. You can see the 2500 products here -

posted on Feb, 7 2014 @ 04:11 PM
Picked up a laser unit at Radio Shack several years ago. I set it up with a beam acroos the end of my drive about waist high. This is so most animals don't trip it off.
I also used the same things to "encircle" my house, real close, so I can tell when anyone opens a window or door.
They have all worked as planned and I have no complaints.

posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 09:50 AM
Have you checked out the Dakota Alert 2500's? They work well and you've got a lot of options in terms of the sensor type. I've got a magnetic sensor at the front of my driveway, than infrared ones around the shop so I know if someone is snooping around.

posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 09:51 AM
a reply to: sirwildcard

Didn't realize this was the same thread where I'd asked for a review earlier. Well know you now, I'm happy with them!

posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 10:06 AM
Baby monitor?

Your people could pull up to the box housing the receiver and call for you to come meet them?

I have one for my shed/workshop in case wifey needs me for something.

posted on Jul, 15 2014 @ 11:20 AM
A Goose.

posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 08:51 AM
Gaz, "Visonic" makes a great set of driveway alarms. I believe someone already mentioned, which carries a great deal of their products.

If you don't mind me asking, do you already have a central alarm installed? If so, adding a few more sensors would be a simple undertaking!

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