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This Wireless 2000 Visitor Driveway Alarm from OPTEX is among Home Security Store's most highly rated and recommended products. That's because with the Wireless 2000, OPTEX has perfected reliable wireless technology in the long RF transmission range, which for this unit stretches to an amazing 2,000 feet!
Brand: Optex
Part Number: WIRELESS2000

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The Wireless 2000 Optex Driveway Alarm is one of the most highly rated and recommended perimeter awareness systems at Home Security Store. An upgrade from the Wireless 1000, its covers ground on your property like no other and the long range capability from transmitter to receiver adds great convenience to your home or business monitoring.

This visitor driveway alarm's transmitter comes equipped with 2 different detection patterns. The first is a straight beam (invisible to the naked eye) that ranges up to 50 feet away from the transmitter. The second is a fan pattern that constantly scans for motion from left to right and vis versa for up to 17 feet. Both patterns are effective perimeter alerts for a home or business and add the convenience of choice to detect approaching vehicles.

There are no limits to where you can mount the transmitter (which is the size of a softball). With a 2000 foot long FR transmission range (open field/ line of sight- transmission performance ranges from 150 ft. around stucco/plaster construction and 100 ft. around reinforced construction), get alerts from virtually anywhere within your home or business. Beyond driveways, the reliability of this new wireless technology allows you to monitor shoplifting zones, dressing and fitting rooms, unauthorized exits, jewelry display boxes, drive up windows and more!

Use it as an entry or walkway chime, wireless doorbell or a warehouse delivery notification system. With 5 different sensitivity levels and 3 different chime tones you can get creative with your installation and be notified with alerts up to 80db loud.

Need to cover more than just a driveway? Up to 12 transmitters can be incorporated and if you add more, the receiver can identify which zones have been breached by certain tones.

Another advance in driveway alarm technology is the Wireless 2000's ability to trigger other security system devices. Easily programmed, the built-in weatherproof motion detector can trigger door strikes, lights, sirens and cameras. Today's technology at its best.

The Optex Wireless 2000 driveway alarm sets the standard for perimeter alert systems and ultimately helps turn a simple home security system into a powerhouse of capability.

The Wireless 2000 is ideal for use in myriad ways, including:

  • As a perimeter alert for your home or shop
  • As a driveway alarm to detect approaching vehicles
  • An entry or walkway chime
  • A wireless doorbell
  • A warehouse delivery notification system

Additional Features

  • The Sensor Has a Newly Developed Non-Directional Antenna
    All wireless transmitters have “dead spots” within their transmission range. The sensor’s improved antenna design greatly reduces “dead spots” to make installation easier and increase reliability.

  • The Transmitter Has a High Gain Antenna & Narrow Band Tuning
    Optimal antenna design and fine RF tuning achieve a high signal to noise rate, ensuring long range and consistent operation.

  • More Than 8 Million Codes
    Transmission codes are preset at the factory with over 8 million possibilities, virtually eliminating the possibility of interference or crosstalk.

  • Low Battery Signal
    Low battery indication by tone and LED tells you when to replace batteries and prevents malfunctions.

  • Sensor Chime Box w/ Relay
    Form C relay for activating other devices (50V AC 1A max. or 24V DC 1A max.) with adjustable output duration.

  • OPTEX Part Number
    RCTD-20U


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How loud is the chime?
    80 decibels, or about as loud as an alarm clock.

  2. Can you add more than 4 transmitters to 1 receiver?
    A total of 12 transmitters can be programmed in a single receiver.

  3. Where can you find a replacement power-supply for the receiver?
    The receiver uses any 9VDC adapter, which can be purchased at your local electronics supply store. Thus eliminating the need for an online order.

  4. What does the Repeater do?
    The Repeater allows the transmission range to be extended between the chime box and the transmitter. That way you can set the transmitter further away or in a place that is not within a clear line of sight, and the Repeater in-between will allow a signal to travel undisturbed. (Sold Separately)

  5. What is the handheld transmitter used for?
    The hand-held transmitter features a push-button which will send a signal to the chime-box. The handheld transmitter can be used as a location finder for the blind, or can be programmed to release door strikes or magnetic locks.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Part Number WIRELESS2000
What's in the box (1) RC-20 Chime Box w/ Relay
(1) TD-20 In/Outdoor Sensor Transmitter
(1) 9VDC Adapter
Mounting Hardware

Reviews

Works perfect if not Better then advertisedReview by Joyce
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Product worked as advertised. No installation problems. I added a second sensor. (Posted on 8/29/14)
This is a great security device!Review by Mike
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I have three of the motion detectors. One is mounted on the roll bar in my jeep wrangler. Thieves like wranglers because they are impossible to secure. But with my RCTD-20U I have caught and had arrested 5 different thieves over the passed 4 years. Twice the dummies were trying to steal the mounted motion sensor. (Posted on 7/23/14)
It was easy to install and it is so nice to have a working alert ...Review by Mike
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It was easy to install and it is so nice to have a working alert system for our long driveway. (Posted on 1/16/14)
We bought this for driveway security and it ended up catching ...Review by Vincent
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We bought this for driveway security and it ended up catching our son trying to sneak out of the house in the middle of the night. Very easy to use and it works great. (Posted on 11/13/13)
Easy to Install batteries, program and set up. Sensor is about ...Review by Dan
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Easy to Install batteries, program and set up. Sensor is about 500ft from House.
Encourage anyone looking for this type of driveway alarm...Buy This One...!!! (Posted on 11/11/13)
after having this alert for a year, using two eyes for two sections, ...Review by sparrky
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after having this alert for a year, using two eyes for two sections, I found that the battery life is good and aside from ants making a home in one of the sensors and setting off false alarms I am well satisfied. (Posted on 10/6/13)
Works great! Range to my house is amazing. 800 feet! I have and ...Review by William
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Works great! Range to my house is amazing. 800 feet! I have and will recommend the Home Security Store to all my friends without hesitation. (Posted on 6/29/13)
This product works very well! Very simple design as well as great ...Review by Norm
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This product works very well! Very simple design as well as great flexibility for adding on when needed. Range is also very good. I don't know about the last review? It works great at night! (Posted on 3/13/13)
This system does not work after dark or when it's raining. Sent ...Review by Alvin Childers, Jr
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This system does not work after dark or when it's raining. Sent it back to be checked and was told it works properly. If so, it's of no benefit to the homeowner. (Posted on 3/11/13)
I really enjoy the security of having the Wireless 2000 alert ...Review by Mary J. Bailey
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I really enjoy the security of having the Wireless 2000 alert me when there is movement in my two driveways. I have to turn it off, however, when the weather conditions are windy! It is sensitive enough to pick up blowing leaves! Wildlife can set it off, as well. I know when a squirrel, deer, or bird crosses the path of the one in the farthest driveway. I highly recommend this system! (Posted on 3/3/13)
This is my second purchase of this item. My last one lasted about ...Review by Tommie
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This is my second purchase of this item. My last one lasted about 17 years and then the transmitter began to fail. After I set up the new one I set the original receiver to new one and now I have two receiver that work fine. I recommend this to anyone needing a drive up alarm. One word of caution - Don't point it toward the evening sun. TCG
I did not purchase from the Home Security Store, but after looking at their price. I should have. It cost me $22.00 dollars more at SmartHome.com Look around before buying. :-) (Posted on 1/24/13)
I purchased the optex 1000 from a local security service,who ...Review by Clarence Lancaster
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I purchased the optex 1000 from a local security service,who installed it and used it about 1 yr. I have a long drive comming to my house and placed the alarm at various distances 150ft. to 250ft. with the same poor performance. Sometimes it works and sometimes it dosen't. Tech support didn't have a good answer why it only works part time. I then ordered a optex 2000, thinking the improved distance would work better. There is no difference between the 1000 and 2000. I watch vehicles drive by and it might work and it might not. Still searching for a driveway alarm that will work. (Posted on 11/17/12)
Couldn't be more pleased with this unit. Clear signal even over ...Review by Adam
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Couldn't be more pleased with this unit. Clear signal even over a small hill on an 800 ft driveway. Easy set-up and programming. We've bought two more. (Posted on 11/7/12)
Works sometimes, sometimes it don't . Very unreliable If you ...Review by Ron
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Works sometimes, sometimes it don't . Very unreliable If you like an inconsistent driveway alarm this is the unit to buy (Posted on 10/6/12)
Set this unit up about 300 feet from the house/receiver. I don't ...Review by Charles
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Set this unit up about 300 feet from the house/receiver. I don't know if the aluminum siding on my house has anything to do with it, but it seemed to work at first, then stopped all together. I tried several locations within my house, and it only seemed to work at a window directly in line with the transmitter. I have tried several different driveway monitors, with little or no success so far. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a version that is 100% wired..... I don't feel like digging a trench for it, but I would if I could be assured of it's dependability. I will try the MURS version in the near future, and if it doesn't work, I'll make up my own fully wired detector with a hose-type detector or similar... it's a shame considering the cost of these systems how "twitchy" they are. (Posted on 9/29/12)
The Optex Wireless 2000 lives up to it's predecessor the Wireless ...Review by Steve. Riverside CA.
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The Optex Wireless 2000 lives up to it's predecessor the Wireless 1000! Optex kept all the great features and expanded it's wireless range to 2000 feet. This system was super easy to setup and install, I did it in less than an hour the day I got it and haven't had to touch it since!
Home Security Store sales staff was really easy to deal with. (Posted on 8/29/12)
Purchased the system and extra eye. Works but not reliable. ...Review by myles mcmillan
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Purchased the system and extra eye. Works but not reliable. Car can pass through with no signal. Can't use in summer as the sun apparently makes the case expand and the alarm is constant. Hasn't worked for me. Even changed eye and second one did the same thing. Can use in the winter in Oregon. (Posted on 8/27/12)
I installed the Wireless1000 in 1983 at our vacation home in ...Review by name withheld
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I installed the Wireless1000 in 1983 at our vacation home in Turks & Caicos Islands. Used 3 transmitters that worked flawlessly for 8 years until the lens covers broke due to intense heat and UV rays from the sun. The only downsiide for the Wireless1000 was the range. The house is all masonry per building codes in hurricane areas, so the driveway transmitter was installed at its maximum range of 100 feet with 2 concrete walls in-between.

I replaced the 1000 with the 2000 series. Love it, and now I have all the transmitters and the receiver located exactly where I want them. (Posted on 7/14/12)
Installed 6 mos ago. Works fine. Only problem it is not loud ...Review by name withheld
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Installed 6 mos ago. Works fine. Only problem it is not loud enough for me. My home is large and If I am not in the same room as the reciever I cannot hear it. Had the air sensor driveway hose before and it was loud. Went wireless due to snow covered driveway. (Posted on 7/9/12)
Last night we awoke to hear this driveway alarm sounding and ...Review by name withheld
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Last night we awoke to hear this driveway alarm sounding and when we looked outside we saw men with flashlights lurking around our vehicle. We called the police and they were quickly arrested and carrying a bag of stolen items for nearby cars parked on driveways who didn't have this driveway alarm. After showing the officer the alarm sensor mounted on the garage he remarked he was going to get one for his house. This is a great alarm that works! (Posted on 7/1/12)
I used this unit on my driveway which is about 150 feet from ...Review by name withheld
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I used this unit on my driveway which is about 150 feet from the receiver. It worked great ...for about 30 days when the the first heavy rain storm came. The transmitter unit just quit.

I expect they'll send me a new transmitter, but it's a pain to have to ship it back and wait. We'll see how well this store honors it's warrantee. (Posted on 6/29/12)
This product works very well! Very simple design as well as great ...Review by name withheld
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This product works very well! Very simple design as well as great flexability for adding on when needed. Range is also very good. This is the best product you can buy. Don't waste your time with less expensive units. This product does it all!

NORM from LEXINGTON, KY (Posted on 6/18/12)
This driveway alarm works great! It's top quality and I highly ...Review by name withheld
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This driveway alarm works great! It's top quality and I highly recommended. (Posted on 5/30/12)
I bought this unit becaue I wanted to know when someone came ...Review by name withheld
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I bought this unit becaue I wanted to know when someone came to by house. When I'm working in the Barn or out by the pool, I can't hear the door bell or see the driveway. The unit seems to work fine, but I was very disappointed that the RECEIVER IS NOT PORTABLE! IT MUST BE PLUGGED INTO AN AC OUTLET!
How difficult would it have been to put some batteries in the thing? Why did they make it look like it was portable?
(Posted on 5/11/12)
Installed this unit on my driveway (300' long) and it has performed ...Review by Terry
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Installed this unit on my driveway (300' long) and it has performed well. I shoot across my driveway and receiver is inside house about 150' away, but near a window. Sensitivity is very high and false alarms during windy wx (leaves and foliage in motion) do occur. I am experimenting with different angles etc. I wish it came in camo color as it sticks out like a sore thumb on a tree. I may take one reviewer's advice and place it inside a box (painted in camo of course)to cut down the viewing area.I've used it a couple months now and so far so good. (Posted on 3/30/12)
Distance range is very good. Two year battery life is a myth; ...Review by name withheld
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Distance range is very good. Two year battery life is a myth; four months tops. (Posted on 3/23/12)
I really like this driveway alarm. It does exactly what it is ...Review by name withheld
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I really like this driveway alarm. It does exactly what it is supposed to do. Installation was very easy. I installed it onto a tree and aimed it across my driveway. The furthest edge of my driveway from the IR sensor is 25 feet. I used the "narrow" beam setting. I found that the sensor needs to be pointing slightly downward to reach across the driveway. I really like the chiming sound inside my office. It certainly is less jarring than the buzzer from my old system. I recommend this unit without reservations. (Posted on 2/9/12)
This thing is terrible, goes off now because it goes off sometimes ...Review by name withheld
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This thing is terrible, goes off now because it goes off sometimes and sometimes it doesn't, It should be called the sometimes driveway alarm, called and spoke to tech support did everything they recommended. It even goes off when it snows just a little bit, more than when it does when a car drives 4 feet in front of it. I had a $70 dollar driveway reporter it worked much much better then this, but it got bad reviews and they quit making it. The replacement is the Chamberlain CWA2000 Wireless Motion Alert works 10 times better than this and is a lot cheaper. thanks. (Posted on 1/12/12)
great product! Works well and is very satisfactoryReview by name withheld
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great product! Works well and is very satisfactory (Posted on 11/28/11)
Recently had vehicle stolen from driveway. Had Radio Shack model ...Review by name withheld
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Recently had vehicle stolen from driveway. Had Radio Shack model that didnt alert me what a joke! Purchased and installed this unit, gives me full coverage of my driveway. I can sleep with confidence. Super easy to install. (Posted on 10/23/11)
I bought the OPTEX Wireless 2000 last week for the sole purchace of ...Review by name withheld
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I bought the OPTEX Wireless 2000 last week for the sole purchace
of Armadillo hunting. It worked great and I cleaned the whole
bunch of them out in three night's. Great Product. (Posted on 9/23/11)
Purchased this system and installed it myself to cover the perimeter ...Review by name withheld
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Purchased this system and installed it myself to cover the perimeter of my carport that's about 50yds. from my house. System works better than I actually expected it to. The initial setup is a little of a challange but otherwise still a very good product. A great buy for the price ! (Posted on 8/22/11)
This unit did not work straight out of the box. Review by Everett L
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This unit did not work straight out of the box. (Posted on 8/15/11)
Bought this based on the the reviews I read here and I am not ...Review by Francis
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Bought this based on the the reviews I read here and I am not disappointed. This is a great system. Easy to set and chime I can actually hear no matter where I am in the house. Replaced a different model with one and am much more satisfied. (Posted on 3/21/11)
For 10 years we've been plagued by having to post a watch at ...Review by Terry
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For 10 years we've been plagued by having to post a watch at our bathroom window to see when expected family and friends pull into our driveway so we can let them in through our garage in bad weather. Ditto knowing when deliveries arrive so they don't sit out in the rain or cold.

The sensor/transmitter is mounted on a metal fencing stake and "looks" across a driveway. The receiver is deep inside a frame house about 75 yards away. The performance has been great. No interference from traffic on a road perhaps 30 feet to the side of the scanned area and running parallel to it. Minor nuisance from deer and foxes transiting in the wee hours, so we simply unplug the wall wart on the receiver when retiring.

Had worried about the cold (we're in NH), but the alkaline 9 volt with which it ships has held up well through -10 deg. F temps. Snowfall doesn't bother it although blowing clouds of snow may have triggered it once. We're still on that battery (two months) despite bitter cold. Have a lithium 9v to replace it when the time comes. The monitor is unobtrusive and has adequate range of volume settings.

This is an excellent value. Highly recommended. (Posted on 1/30/11)
I wanted to wait awhile before I reviewed this. I've had several ...Review by Courtney
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I wanted to wait awhile before I reviewed this. I've had several driveway alarms but none like this one, I don't believe you could get a better one.
I bought one in July 2009, put 1 9 volt battery in it, put it on back of mailbox stand shooting across driveway (Set on long range).
Have not had any false alarms, works perfectly, plenty loud enough alarm.
But the thing that really blows me away is, the same battery is in it that I first put in it. Would highly recommend this product. (Posted on 12/22/10)
I mounted my Wireless2000 transmitter in a sealed 7" x 6" plastic ...Review by name withheld
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I mounted my Wireless2000 transmitter in a sealed 7" x 6" plastic electrical box for stealth reasons. Secured the unit inside the box with velcro. Cut a 1 1/2" hole for the device to 'shoot through'. I'm using the straight line setting, so if you choose 'fan' you might need a larger hole. Works like a top! Works so good, I now don't continually have to keep checking my mail, since the receiver chimes each time the truck stops stops. (Posted on 12/21/10)
I use this to let me know someone is close to my garage. It will ...Review by name withheld
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I use this to let me know someone is close to my garage. It will detect cats. Good fan pattern maybe 20' wide x 15' out. Only bad thing is, reciever must be close. I tried it on the other side of the house (through 4 walls approx: 70'from sensor), wasn't much good. (Posted on 11/22/10)
The product was easy to set up and worked right out of the box.Review by name withheld
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The product was easy to set up and worked right out of the box. Excellent product. Alerts every time.
Thanks Scott (Posted on 9/29/10)
Pretty good device. I only wish there was a sensitivity control ...Review by name withheld
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Pretty good device. I only wish there was a sensitivity control to help stop false alarms triggered by wind blowing the vegetation around. (Posted on 8/24/10)
I am buying a second set for myself. I gave my first one that ...Review by Edwin
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I am buying a second set for myself. I gave my first one that i've used for year to my sister. I have used this product from guard aginst armadillos to secure my tool shack. It has never let me down. P.S. A rabbit will set it off also if you put it on the ground. Love this product. (Posted on 8/8/10)
Very happy with this product. I didn't expect the range to be ...Review by name withheld
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Very happy with this product. I didn't expect the range to be as good as it was. Wonderful product. No complaints. Very fast delivery. (Posted on 7/6/10)

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Model RC-20 Receiver TD-20 Transmitter
Description Chime Box w/Relay Indoor/Outdoor Sensor transmitter
Detection method Passive infrared
Detection pattern 50ft (15m) long range
17ft (5m) fan pattern
Angle adjustment ±45° Vertically & ±5° Horizontally or
±5° Vertically & 45°Horizontally
Power source DC 9V (exclusive AC adaptor) 9V: alkaline battery
Power consumption 8W Max. (Including AC Adapter 120V, 60Hz)
Battery life Approx. 2yrs
[250/day at 70°F (20°C)]
Chime tone 3 tone & Continue Zone (Selectable)
Volume Adjustable: 0~80dB/5 levels
(Continuous zone: max.)
Relay output Form “C” MAX 1A/50VAC 24VDC.
Output timer Selectable: off/1/5/30/60sec/utility output mode
Status indicator Power indicator: green LED
Zone indicator: red LED × 3
Red LED
Radio frequency 418MHz 418MHz
Max. transmission range 2000ft (line of sight)
Operating temperature 15°F~104°F (-10°C~+40°C) 15°F~120°F (-10°C~+50°C)
Water resistance IP54
Installation location Indoor Outdoor/Indoor
Weight 6.0oz (170g) 6.3oz (180g)
Accessories AC adapter × 1
Mounting screw × 1
Mounting screw × 2

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