Best Driveway Alarms to Boost Your Home Security

When considering our home security we usually put more focus on the inside. Locks, cameras, windows, doors. Those are all great and necessary, but they will alert you when a danger is already very close. A driveway alarm can alert you the second someone sets foot in your property (cars, animals, people). In this review will give you our best driveway alarms picks.

Our Top Picks

Guardline Long Range Wireless Driveway Alarm

Chamberlain CWA2000 Driveway Alert

Rodann Electronics Wireless Driveway Alarm

Mighty Mule Wireless Driveway Alarm

How Does a Driveway Alarm Works?

 A driveway alarm usually consists 2 components: Transmitter and receiver.

The transmitter is places where your driveway starts (of course also depending on the range of the system you get) when someone passes by the transmitter (also referred to as sensor) the receiver will get a signal. Some system have wireless receivers which means you can get an alert of trespassing for example pretty much wherever you are and some are hard wired and you will only get the alert from the transmitter if you are physically home.

Key Factors to Consider When Buying a Driveway Alarm

Transmitter/Sensor range

Make sure you get the right distance between the transmitter and the receiver. There’s no point in installing a system that won’t alert you because it doesn’t cover all the range from the transmitter to the receiver.

Detection types

Some sensors detect only vehicles, others will also detect people, animals. You probably don’t want an alarm to go off every time a squirrel goes by so take that into consideration.

Installation

Most people looking for a driveway alarm system very likely be able to install a driveway alarm system on their own. And most driveway alarm system are designed for DIY. But if you’re not sure check the system installation guides/videos and see if you will need professional help or tools.

Extras

Some driveway alarms systems also offer features like volume control, LED trigger counter solar-powered. Think about your home security needs before settling on a specific type of sensor.

Best Driveway Alarms

Guardline Long Range Wireless Driveway Alarm

Installation-For a DIY alarm it’s fairly easy to install.

Transmission Range– 500 feet

Sensor Detection Range – 40 feet.

Detects– Vehicles, People, Animals.

Sensors– Expandable up to 16 sensors and unlimited receivers for complete coverage of your perimeter.

Warranty– 2 Year warranty and  technical support.

Might like to know-Responsive to both heat and motion, weatherproof.

Chamberlain CWA2000 Driveway Alert

Installation-Easy to install.

Transmission Range – 2,640 feet.

Sensor Detection Range- 30 feet.

Sensors– Expandable up to 4 sensors.

Warranty-1 Year.

Might like to know– Responsive to both heat and motion, weatherproof.

Rodann Electronics Wireless Driveway Alarm

Installation-Easy to install.

Transmission Range – 1000 feet.

Sensor Detection Range– 50 feet.

Sensors-Ability To Add as many as Needed.

Warranty-1 Year.

Might like to know– Sensor is recommended to be sheltered from MOISTURE, WIND, SHADOWS for optimal operation.

Mighty Mule Wireless Driveway Alarm

Installation-Easy to install.

Transmission Range – 400 feet.

Sensor Detection Range– 12 feet.

Sensors-Ability To Add as many as Needed.

Warranty-1 Year.

Might like to know– The outdoor sensor only detects vehicles, no false alarms due to animals, children, etc.

Tying it all together

Driveway alarms are great to get alerts of unwanted visitors. They are more popular in rural areas, for obvious reasons.

However if you do live in a rural area it is better to install the sensors half way through the driveway. Your driveway is very long usually. So if your sensor will be in the beginning of the driveway, false alarms will happen more often than they should.

Also consider the ranges of the sensors, the density of the plants and trees around your home (might interfere with the transmission) and weather durability.

Hopefully this best driveway alarm review will help you make a more informed decision about your driveway alarm, as you can see they are very affordable and offer an extra great layer of security to your property.

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