Do you have a long driveway? Don’t you wish you could know someone was coming up the driveway? Are you looking for an easy security solution that doesn’t involve installing an expensive gate? A driveway sensor could be the answer for you.

What Does It Do?

When you install a driveway sensor, it acts as a sentry post or rather a driveway alarm for your property. When it senses a vehicle approaching, it will send a wireless signal to your home security panel. You panel will ring a gentle chime, so that you can be alerted of a visitor, whether you’re expecting someone or not.

Some details:

  • Vehicle sense distance: 0-15 feet
  • Lockout time after sensing a vehicle: 30 seconds
  • Temperature range: 0-120 degrees fahrenheit
  • Housing dimensions: 5.1 x 3.8 inches
  • High temperatures and high humidity can have a significant effect on alkaline battery performance.

How Does It Work?

The driveway sensor is designed to detect passing vehicles. It constantly monitors the earth’s magnetic field, and when a large metal mass (which most vehicles are) passes by, the earth’s magnetic field is twisted. The sensor picks this up, and then the sensor sends a notification to the keypad panel inside your home. The panel will then chime within the house so that you can be alerted of the approaching vehicle.

The driveway sensor only sends chime notifications. It does not set off alarms; it is not considered part of your home security perimeter. Our sensor will not pick up approaching people, pets, other animals, moving leaves, dust, or sunlight (like many driveway motion sensors do); this prevents the frequent false alarms that accompany other driveway sensors.

It is capable of handling all environments and is completely weatherproof and safe to keep outdoors year round.

The sensor is completely wireless. There are no wires to dig into the ground around and under your property. It is entirely battery operated. The device is extremely energy efficient; the battery lasts from 3-5 years (depending on weather conditions), after which the batter can very easily and simply be replaced. The sensor features a strong and reliable radio frequency signal that can reach up to 300 feet.

Does your driveway need a clever lookout? Be prepared in every circumstance. Call us today at 1-888-951-5136 to learn more; our security specialists can answer any questions you may have!