You’ll want to shop for a driveway alarm with a wide transmission range to accurately detect motion in your driveway and alert you. The best driveway alarms have a transmission range of 1,000 feet to detect the motion and send the data to alert you. If your range is shorter, there’s a chance your driveway alarm will miss motion outside of the alarm’s range, you won’t receive an alert or immediately know when someone’s in your driveway.
Driveway Sensor FAQs
How does a driveway alarm work?
A driveway alarm includes a receiver and sensor(s). The driveway alarm’s sensors are normally placed outside and within detection range from the receiver. The receiver is usually plugged into a standard wall outlet indoors. Once the sensor detects motion it will notify your receiver to alert you using an alarm, chime or tune.
Where should a driveway alarm sensor be installed?
A driveway alarm sensor should be mounted to a sturdy surface outdoors to withstand winds, rain and tampering. The receiver is often not weatherproof and should be installed indoors. Remember to keep the sensor and receiver within the suggested range of each other to accurately detect motion and alert you.
How many driveway alarm sensors do I need to help protect my home?
The number of driveway alarms depends on your home’s needs. Some home’s have a smaller outdoor space and one sensor works just fine. On the other hand, if you have a long driveway or big front yard you’ll want to consider the square footage of your home’s vicinity and the range of your sensors.