Protect Your Home With A Driveway Alarm System
There are many devices on the market today that will enhance your home’s security and will keep your family safe. One such device is a driveway alert system. This is typically installed on the driveway that leads to your home, to monitor who is coming and going. Things like protection level, budget and goals are all things that will affect which system you choose to purchase. You will be able to choose from a lot of devices on the market, but you will want to do your research and pick the one that is best for you personally. You need to know that the more sophisticated the system is the higher the price will generally be.
First we will look at driveway systems are and what they do. An alarm device that detects motion is a great way to monitor traffic entering and leaving your driveway. A monitor like this works with your homes surveillance equipment. The best systems are the ones that are easy to install and require little maintenance.
Wireless driveway alarms are typically made up of a sensor and a receiver. The sensor for the alarm is positioned inconspicuously towards the entrance to the driveway. Whenever a moving object, such as a car comes in contact with the sensor, it sends a radio signal to the receiver which will then activate the alarm.
Superior alarm systems have begun to incorporate a sensor that will only detect metallic objects. This is an upgrade because it will mean your alarm will not sound if an animal or other object crosses the sensor. Systems like this tend to run off either solar power or small batteries.
Next in this article we’ll look at how to install a driveway alarm system. As you know, a driveway alarm system does not prevent cars from entering your property. They are instead used to warn or give notice of an incoming vehicle. You can think of this system as similar to ones used at fast food drive-thru windows.
The installation is pretty easy, in fact you should only need a hammer, screwdriver, and batteries or a power source. The receive needs to be in the house and must have an outlet for power. Some systems on the market let you pick the sound of your alarm.
You can connect a driveway alarm to your home’s already installed security system. This will make your driveway system cheaper because you will only need to purchase the sensor. Advanced driveway systems will come with lights, alarms, and/or intercoms that will be placed all over your property.