A driveway alarm can be that extra layer of home security that you need! For those of you who already have an alarm system in place, a driveway alarm protects the parameter of your home and will instantly warn you of unwanted intruders. It can be useful for reasons beyond security too, as the driveway alarm can also give you that extra time to greet an approaching guest or to answer the door.
The new DCMT-2500 Dakota Alert Duty Cycle Motion Transmitter is similar to its successful predecessor, the WMA-3000, in that it is used to monitor remote locations and detect people, vehicles, or large animals entering your property. What sets the DCMT-2500 truly apart from the WMA-3000 and other driveway alarms, however, is that the signal between this transmitter and the receiver can range up to an impressive 1,500 feet! The weatherproof transmitter operates on a single 9-volt battery and is easily mountable on a tree or post near the driveway.
How It Works:
The DCMT-2500 is used with the DCR-2500 - Dakota Alert Duty Cycle Receiver. The DCMT-2500 uses a passive infrared detector to detect people, vehicles or large animals at the monitored location. When the transmitter detects an object, it will send a signal to the receiver, which will sound one of four different tones (Classical, Westminster Chime, Ding Dong or Whistle) for a few seconds.
The DCR-2500 - Dakota Alert Duty Cycle Receiver will receive a signal from the DCMT-2500 - Dakota Alert Duty Cycle Motion Transmitter, which can be placed as much as 1,500 feet away from the receiver. The DCR-2500 requires no license to operate and features four chime tones to choose from.
The DCR-2500 receiver comes with 4 form "C" relay outputs and 1 12V output which can be programmed to activate for:
- 1 seconds
- 10 seconds
- 60 seconds
- 10 minutes
Moreover, the DCR-2500 receiver also features a brand new "Reminder" Feature. What this means is that you can choose to allow the unit to flash small LED lights and/or have it sound an audible "Beep" every 15 minutes after an event is triggered in case you missed it.
- Built-in volume control
- Four Different Chimes Tones
- Volume Control
- LED Reminder Lights
- Comes with 12V Power Supply
PLEASE NOTE: The Dakota Alert 2500 series alarms DO NOT work with the Dakota Alert 3000 series.
|What's in the box||(1) DCR-2500 Dakota Alert Wireless Receiver
(1) 12V Power Supply for DCR-2500 Receiver
(1) DCMT-2500 Dakota Alert Infrared Driveway Sensor and Wireless Transmitter
- Pretty goodReview by Larry
- Its greatReview by Will S
- Setting the unit up was easyReview by Jake
I was hoping the DCMT-2500 had a nice 35~45 degree detection cone. It's really more like 2~5 degrees, this is almost a break beam type of sensor. The target has to literally cross perpendicularly to the sensor to trigger an alarm.
Setting the unit up was easy, and it came with flat mounting hardware and a ball and socket type of mount so you can point it in different directions.
If you need to monitor a path where people MUST cross this unit will alert you of their crossing the path.
If you're wanting to monitor a chunk of your yard or a nice 120 degree cone I'd suggest the IR-3000 series, it detects much larger swaths of ground. However it's not weatherproof like the DCMT-2500. (Posted on 6/12/14)
- This product arrived on-time in new condition. I have the transmitter ...Review by name withheld
(Posted on 7/9/12)
- Our drive way is over one thousand feet in distance; the signal ...Review by name withheld
- We have been using this for several months and it works very ...Review by name withheld
- This system is garbage. After following the installation instructions ...Review by David
- I live in Miami enough said . I have cameras but they only show ...Review by Robert
- could not depend on unit to work every time,therefore pretty ...Review by name withheld
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|Transmitter size||4.5" x 3" x 2.25"|
|Wireless Range||1/2 Mile|
|Battery Type||9-volt alkaline (not included)|
|Operating Temperature Range||-30° F to 120° F|
|Detection range||50 feet|
|Operating Voltage||12VDC - Power Supply Included|
|12 volt DC output current||400 mA maximum|
|Relay rating||24VDC at 3 Amp|
|Wireless Range||1,500 Feet (1/2 Mile) Line of Sight|