Driveway Alarm Systems Will Protect Your Home
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. There are a lot of devices on the market and you will want to choose the one the meets your personal preference. Like most technologies, the more sophisticated and functional the system is the higher the price will be.
We will first look at what a driveway alarm system is. An alarm device that detects motion is a great way to monitor traffic entering and leaving your driveway. These monitors can work with video alarms, lights or radio that your home already has installed. The best systems are easy to install and easy to maintain.
Wireless alarm systems typically use a sensor and a radio receiver. The sensor is usually kept towards the entrance of the drive in an inconspicuous position. 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.
Newer driveway alarm systems have incorporated sensors that are specially made to 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. These systems are similar to the ones used to alert workers of cars in a fast food drive-thru.
The installation process is pretty simple for these systems, it will take a hammer, screwdriver and whatever power source it requires. The receiver will be placed in the house or building so you can hear the alert, this will need to be plugged in to an electrical outlet. Some systems come with different tones you can pick from so you can choose the one that is easiest for you to hear or the one that makes you notice it most.
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. If you are wanting an advanced system you can get one that comes with video, lights, alarms and/or intercoms all over your property.