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 DCPT-2500 - Dakota Alert Duty Cycle Probe Alert Transmitter is used to detect vehicles ONLY either entering your driveway, or passing near the spot wherein you have positioned the Dakota Alert Probe. The unit is meant to be used with the DCR-2500 - Dakota Alert Duty Cycle Receiver, to which the transmitter sends a wireless alert signal once a vehicle is detected. Setting this unit apart from other driveway alarms, is that the wireless signal sent to the receiver can reach an impressive 1,500 feet! Moreover, false alarms set off by large animals or people will be wholly prevented, as the DCPT-2500 is programmed to solely detect metal.
The Probe itself can detect a vehicle if it approaches up to about 10 ft. away, and should be buried beside the driveway. Those with driveways that are two or more car widths wide will probably have to purchase two units in order to bury a probe on either side of the driveway.
The Dakota Alert DCPT-2500 uses eight AA batteries (not included).
The DCR-2500 - Dakota Alert Duty Cycle Receiver will receive a signal from the DCPT-2500 - Dakota Alert Duty Cycle Probe Alert 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.