How to Stay Safe and Save Money With Driveway Alarms

By: Ron Mcbride

If you are looking to add some security to your home, purchasing a driveway alarm may be exactly what you need. They are simple, practical, and affordable when compared to some of the high-tech alarm systems. And the best part about them is that they warn you even before the intruder gets to your home.
Many alarm systems are extremely advanced, but they do not do anything until the intruder is at your front door or attempting to break in through the window. A driveway alarm is a remote alarm system that is triggered when someone enters your driveway or garden.
They are battery-operated and use motion detection technology to send a signal to a receiver. The receiver can be placed anywhere you choose, but typically they are placed inside of your home. When someone approaches your driveway or garden, a signal is sent to the receiver prior to them even reaching your door.
The receiver itself is generally not battery-operated and will have to be placed in a nearby outlet.

This is one reason why most people place their receivers inside of the home. Once the receiver picks up the signal, the alarm will let off chimes or some kind of audible signal to warn you.
As with everything in this world, there is a variety of driveway alarms to choose from. The more you pay for your alarm, the more features you can expect to get. But many alarms on the market can be purchased for under $100.
The range on driveway alarms is one of the features that will decipher the price. You can expect to have at least a 100 foot range no matter what model you purchase. But the more money you spend, the longer your receiver will be able to pick up the intruder and warn you. Prior to shopping for your alarm, it is a good idea to measure out the distance of where you will be placing the receiver to how far out you want to be warned.
Another feature that will determine the price is how many transmitters and receivers you get. Some of the simpler alarm systems will come with just one transmitter and receiver. You will find several transmitters and receivers with some of the more complex systems. The benefit of having multiple is that you can place them in multiple pathways and all angles of your house.
While driveway alarms are good about allowing smaller animals to pass by without signaling, blowing branches and trees do set off alarms. Because of this, try to plot out an area where you can place your alarms so that they are not constantly falsely alarming you. Aside from that, driveway alarms are reasonably priced and can be great at warning you before it is too late.



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