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Dakota Alert WMA-3000 Wireless Motion Alert 3000 Driveway Alarm

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WMA-3000 The weatherproof transmitter operates on a single 9-volt battery and is easily mountable on a tree or post near the driveway. The transmitter uses an infrared beam that detects people or vehicles at a distance of up to 80 feet and then sends a radio signal up to 600 feet away to the receiver inside your home. Those looking to expand the unit can add up to FOUR additional transmitters using the same receiver which will allow you to monitor up to four distinct zones. And to avoid confusion, each transmitter can be programmed so as to allow a distinct tone to be played when being sounded-ranging from classical, to Westminster chime, a ding-dong or a whistle. The receiver can be placed on any tabletop, or you can mount it on any wall you desire.
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Driveway alarms are stellar upgrades to a home or business security system. Where most alarm accessories will alert you as activity happens, driveway alarms give you a heads up beforehand. The Dakota Alert WMA-3000 Wireless Motion Alert 3000 Driveway Alarm is one of the best warning systems available because it's wireless, it instantly alerts you of intruders from long distances and it can incorporate more transmitters- giving your new perimeter protector seemingly endless capabilities.

There are two parts to the WMA-3000: The weatherproof, high-powered transmitter and the versatile receiver.

Transmitter:

Running on a 9 volt battery, the wireless and weatherproof transmitter can easily be mounted on a tree, post or wall. It casts out an invisible PIR (Passive Infrared) beam to up to 80 feet away. When the beam detects people or vehicles, it will instantly send a radio signal that travels up to 600 feet directly to your receiver.

Features:

  • Used with the Dakota Alert WR-3000 receiver
  • Uses passive infrared (PIR) detector to detect people, vehicles or large animals at the monitored location
  • Transmitter sends signal to receiver, which will sound one of four different tones for a few seconds.
  • Can be used as a driveway alarm, or in the back yard to monitor around tool sheds or patios.

Receiver:

The receiver plugs into an electrical outlet and is also easily mountable, either on a tabletop or to a wall. It chimes instantly when the transmitter picks up activity and with a 600 foot signal range, you can be in your driveway before a guest even gets out of their car.

Features:

  • Can be used with any of the Dakota Alert 3000 series transmitters (WMT-3000, WPT-3000, WHT-3000)
  • Plugs in to standard wall outlet and can be placed on tabletop or mounted on wall
  • Choose between 4 different tones
  • Volume control

More Than Just A Driveway Alarm

Don't be afraid to get creative with this new system. It works as more than just a "driveway" alarm. Use it to protect backyards, garages, entrances and exits, and even pool-area monitoring. You can also incorporate up to 4 transmitters per 1 receiver and when your program them, each chime can be distinct so you know exactly which area of your property was triggered (the 4 choices for alert chimes are: Classical, Westminster Chime, "Ding-Dong," or a Whistle). With cutting-edge technology, you're getting more than just a driveway alarm with the WMA-3000. You're getting a 24/7 pre-alert to any and all activity on your property.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much will the signal cut down through walls?
    *The signal is able to reach the receiver as much as a couple hundred feet through walls and terrain. Flatter and less obtrusive terrain will allow the signal to reach a remarkable 600 feet.
  2. How loud is the sound?
    The sound reaches approximately 80 decibels, which is the equivalent of a ringing telephone.
  3. Is there an on and off switch?
    Yes, the on/off switch can be found on the side of the WR-3000 receiver.
  4. What can the relays be used for?
    The relay can be used to connect the base station to other existing systems such as alarm panels or doorbells.
  5. Will animals set it off?
    The WMA-3000 uses a passive infrared beam meant to detect people, vehicles, and/or large animals. An average sized house pet will likely never set off the alarm, but those living in wooded areas where bears or large deer roam freely will find the unit's animal-detection properties beneficial.
  6. Will falling leaves, rain etc. trigger the sensor?
    No. The unit is completely weatherproof, which means that it both sustains against the elements without becoming damaged, and is equipped with sophisticated technology able to decipher between natural events and large objects in motion.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Part Number WMA-3000
What's in the box (1) WMT-3000 Infared Transmitter
(1) WR-3000 Wireless Receiver
(1) 12VDC Adapter
Mounting Hardware

Reviews

Awesome... lasted three yearsReview by Dean
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I installed one of these for a friend who lives out in the country about three years ago. It worked as good or better than advertised. VERY HAPPY with the unit. Within the last couple of months, the operation of this unit has been a little sporadic. I tried a new Duracell but it didn't help. My friend is still so satisfied with how it did work that he wants me to get him another one.
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I am very please with my purchaseReview by Daniel
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Using it for two weeks, it is working as advertised. Will update my review after few months (Posted on 8/29/14)
I was very sceptical about the purchase of this unit, however,after ...Review by Wayne
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I was very sceptical about the purchase of this unit, however,after installing and useing this unit I have been very satisfied. This is a very good product . Works like the info says. I have the unit about 800 feet from my house and it has not let me down yet. Wayne (Posted on 11/11/13)
I have had this alert since 2002 and it works great. Every once ...Review by PAT
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I have had this alert since 2002 and it works great. Every once in a while it will alert when a bird flies by it or once in a while a car will not register but that is not very often. Also a dust storm rarely makes it go off. Freezing rain will cover the sensor and not let it go off if the wind is blowing in the right direction or the same thing with snow, but that doesn't happen very often. (Posted on 6/13/13)
Purchased a Dakota Alert several years ago. Still working perfectly!Review by Greg
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Purchased a Dakota Alert several years ago. Still working perfectly! (Posted on 4/17/13)
Purchased this unit with the portable receiver in 2008 and have ...Review by Darren
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Purchased this unit with the portable receiver in 2008 and have been very satisfied with the performance. I have replaced the 9v battery in the transmitter only once in 4 years and only re-charge the receiver about every other month. It has worked flawlessly for us and we're thinking of purchasing another unit. (Posted on 3/28/13)
I purchased this product over 7 years ago and would give it 5 ...Review by na
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I purchased this product over 7 years ago and would give it 5 stars if updated models would work with older models. Economical and easy to install. Long lasting and reliable. False alarms are minimal and consist of wild/tame animals. Made in USA. (Posted on 1/28/13)
Used this product flawlessly for for 7 yrs. The transformer has ...Review by Mark
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Used this product flawlessly for for 7 yrs. The transformer has stopped working recently and i'm ordering another. Great product. I highly recommend. (Posted on 12/16/12)
I have used my wma 3000 for 6 years, trouble free, and always ...Review by Charles A Slyver
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I have used my wma 3000 for 6 years, trouble free, and always gave my family a safe feeling. I am now in the process of ordering a second one.
Thanks (Posted on 9/28/12)
Seems to be a very good unit. I was confused trying to select ...Review by tedg
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Seems to be a very good unit. I was confused trying to select the alarm -- the 8 dip switch panel is in the box UNDER the battery compartment in the transmitter. The manual didn't make that clear (at least not to me.) Easy to select the alarm when you know where to look. :o) (Posted on 8/24/12)
The first six months were great, couldn't be better. Then the ...Review by name withheld
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The first six months were great, couldn't be better. Then the transceiver decided not to work all the time. I changed the batteries still not working, talked to Tech Service and they had me send it back and they sent me a new one. Same thing, worked 6-7 months and then when ever it felt like it. Such a shame as when it works it's wonderful as I never had to worry about someone showing up unannounced. (Posted on 8/3/12)
We had this system for about 7 years and then it quit. Could ...Review by name withheld
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We had this system for about 7 years and then it quit.
Could not find the problem with the transmitter. Reciever still works fine.

This goes approx 650 ft up a hill and thru the old farm house.
In the heat we have here, it has done very well.
Getting ready to order another transmitter or two.

Texas
(Posted on 6/25/12)
Wish I had read reviews first. We have a 1400ft driveway. With ...Review by David
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Wish I had read reviews first. We have a 1400ft driveway. With the receiver mounted 7ft off the ground on the porch, and the transmitter straight ahead with no trees, glass, walls, or any other obstructions, the best range we could manage was 363ft. unfortunately for us, there is nothing near the driveway to mount it to within that range. (Posted on 6/24/12)
I recommend this to anyone needing a driveway alarm. It is extremely ...Review by name withheld
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I recommend this to anyone needing a driveway alarm. It is extremely easy to set-up and the outdoor sensor holds up to bad weather. (Posted on 6/18/12)
I purchased this unit after trying some of the lower-range systems.Review by name withheld
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I purchased this unit after trying some of the lower-range systems. With lots of trees and a long driveway they did not work. This one works great. (Posted on 5/30/12)
Just installed today using the birdhouses for outdoor use. So ...Review by name withheld
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Just installed today using the birdhouses for outdoor use. So far the tests show the system works as advertised and it really could not have been any easier to install. TB in KY (Posted on 4/21/12)
I have 2 receivers and 6 trans. 2 trans. criscross my back decks ...Review by name withheld
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I have 2 receivers and 6 trans. 2 trans. criscross my back decks the other 2 cover my front door garage door and both side yards they work great ! The other rec. and tran. are in house watching my 99 year old father inlaw wakeing my wife if he's up moving around,they have been life savers ! JIM (Posted on 3/21/12)
Having had several systems in the past, I tried every possible ...Review by name withheld
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Having had several systems in the past, I tried every possible combination to get accurate detection. This system still misses 30% of vehicles passing within 15 feet of it. (Posted on 3/10/12)
Item has helped me caught 2 burglars roaming around our driveway.Review by name withheld
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Item has helped me caught 2 burglars roaming around our driveway. The Dakota alerted me when the subject invaded my driveway. (Posted on 3/5/12)
I have had this system for three years. Worked great at first ...Review by name withheld
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I have had this system for three years. Worked great at first but now it is very unreliable. Sometimes it activates; sometimes it doesn't. Can't find reason although I have changed batteries, height, location. Just doesn't reliably signal. (Posted on 1/25/12)
Had the unit for five years plus. Installed the sensor on or ...Review by name withheld
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Had the unit for five years plus. Installed the sensor on or about 800 feet from my home. Until recently, the system has performed very well meeting all my expectations. Currently, when triggered, the receiver sounds off multiple times until the power is disconnected. Not sure if it is the sensor or receiver and am still testing. Weather has been veriable with warm and cold, dry and wet. I will post the outcome as soon as I determine which end is malfunctioning. 01/03/12 (Posted on 1/2/12)
I have now had 3 of these in about 4 years. They just seem to ...Review by name withheld
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I have now had 3 of these in about 4 years. They just seem to stop working in about a year or so.... (Posted on 12/27/11)
Received the WMA-3000 a few days ago. Doesn't come close to ...Review by James
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Received the WMA-3000 a few days ago. Doesn't come close to the distance advertised. The best I can do is 240 feet with only a window pane between the transmitter and receiver. This puts it close enough that my cats will trigger the alarm. Can't really trust that it means someone is coming down my driveway. Occasionally it doesn't go off at all. Haven't had any wet weather yet to test it. Would not recommend this unit for a long driveway. (Posted on 11/17/11)
I have had to really move the transmitter around a lot. The idea ...Review by Joe
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I have had to really move the transmitter around a lot. The idea of 600 feet is really pie in the sky. I could not get it to work correctly from just 300 feet. I now have it about 75 feet and it picks up the signal at the receiver every time now. That being said, the transmitter still lets cars drive by without going unless they are slow and close. (Posted on 10/3/11)
Found the 3000 on sale on line for under a 100 bucks. Came in ...Review by patrick
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Found the 3000 on sale on line for under a 100 bucks. Came in few
Set it up in no time flat I mounted it at the start of my 200 foot driveway 4 feet of the ground on a large pine. There is enough cover so its hard to see but doesn't trigger by accident. I put the reciver on the window seal in clear line of the transmitter 250 feet away on it goes off every time. It does a good job of letting me no when unwanted bill collectors try to sneak in and the dog takes over from there haha. (Posted on 7/31/11)
We purchased this product for a security problem at our manufacturing ...Review by name withheld
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We purchased this product for a security problem at our manufacturing plant. We needed a reliable, simple and mobile solution. This product has met every expectation we had. It may seem like a small thing, but the receiver audible alarm is effective without bringing an officer out of his chair everytime it goes off. Well done. (Posted on 6/21/11)
I've had my 3000 with bird house style for about 1.5 years now.Review by name withheld
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I've had my 3000 with bird house style for about 1.5 years now. It's great when it works but seems to be temperamental with the weather. I've changed out the batteries several times and doesn't seem to be related to that. I don't get false alarms just many visitors drive by w/out warning from the base unit. (Posted on 1/12/11)
I have also had problems with moisture; now the transmitter needs ...Review by name withheld
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I have also had problems with moisture; now the transmitter needs to be replaced. But, it's been 3 years and it has been such a worthwhile unit. It's hard to put a price on the warning that this unit can provide. I live in an area in transition and just by letting people know I'm aware of their presence has turned them away immediately. I've had people come into my driveway at 4 in the morning and I would never had known if it wasn't for the Dakota alert. It's so simple to set up and has been very useful. One other problem I've noticed though is when cars are the same temp as the outside and sometimes shadows can set it off. Nothing is perfect. (Posted on 12/19/10)
I have had the Dakota 3000 for 1 year. I live in michigan, out ...Review by name withheld
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I have had the Dakota 3000 for 1 year. I live in michigan, out in the country on 10 acres, so it has seen all 4 seasons. The Dakota has performed very well Lithium batteries are the most reliable. I do get some false signals from birds, spiders and bees. (bug spray takes care of the spiders and bees) The infered signal will not detect people or cars when it is foggy or raining hard. This unit is a great value and very reliable. We feal very secure knowing these units are working for us. (Posted on 8/22/10)
I've had one of these systems for over 14 years, have only had ...Review by Mary
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I've had one of these systems for over 14 years, have only had to replace the battery. It stays outside in all types of weather and last winter it was well below zero. I live in WV. I am getting ready to order a second one for our other outbuilding due to many recent breaking and entering in our area. These are excellent systems!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Posted on 8/19/10)
I've had ours around 2 years now and working great. Just throw ...Review by name withheld
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I've had ours around 2 years now and working great. Just throw in a 9 volt every year. Very happy with it and would recommend.
I also bought the portable receiver for alerts when I'm on my property but not able to see the gate. (Posted on 6/24/10)
I have had this product about 16 months and it worked good up ...Review by ellis
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I have had this product about 16 months and it worked good up until just a month ago. I have changed batteries and it still will not pick up motion, like it use too. I know thar warrenty is off but I am going to try and return it for repails. I will let you know how that turns out. If had not cost as much as it would I would but a new/dirrerent one. (Posted on 8/30/09)
Had ours about 3 years now. Had to have the first transmitter ...Review by daniel
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Had ours about 3 years now. Had to have the first transmitter replaced inside of one yr warranty. Problem is, they do not preform reliably in wet conditions. Each time it rains, moisture gets inside the transmitter. I have to bring it in and dry it out. Then starts working again. Even the replacement (warranty)transmitter had the same problem. Probably would be fine in a protected area. No longevity for this pricey unit. Too bad! (Posted on 7/23/09)

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