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Dakota Alert BS-KIT MURS Long Range Alert System Driveway Alarm

Dakota Alert BS-KIT MURS Long Range Alert System Driveway Alarm
Manufacturer:  Dakota Alert  SKU:  BS-KIT
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I bought this system after someone tried to break into my house from the back deck while I was home. Now NO ONE gets on the porch without us knowing!

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In almost every instance, an intruder must pass through the driveway in order to enter a home. With a quality driveway alarm, like the Dakota Alert BS-KIT MURS Long Range Alert System, you'll be notified of a potential invasion before the burglar has the chance to encroach upon your home.

Maximum Range and Function

With its long-range capabilities, the BS-KIT enables you to monitor your driveway activity remotely. In fact, you can have alert signals sent from the transmitter to the receiver up to 2 miles away. The transmitter can even send up to 4 different alert messages, thereby securing up to 4 different zones simultaneously. The alarm monitors all activity at all times, so you'll never miss a thing.

Everything You Need to Secure Your Driveway

Included in this kit are the MURS Alert Transmitter and the M538-BS Base Station/Receiver. Together they maximize your home security by providing you with an invaluable early warning system from your driveway, side yard, back porch or business parking lot.

The MURS Alert Transmitter

This meticulously crafted transmitter uses a Passive Infrared (PIR) detector to distinguish people, vehicles and large animals The sensor can even detect motion from up to 80 feet away, and responds by send an instantaneous signal to the M538-BS base station/receiver.

The M538-BS Base Station/Receiver

The M538-BS is a highly versatile tool capable of both receiving and transmitting message from other MURS radio units (sold separately). It can operate on 5 channels with 38 sub channels, and when used as an alarm system, it can use 4 separate call tones to alert you of a potential invasion. If you have multiple transmitters, you can assign a different tone to each one, so that you always know the precise location of the security breach.

Secure Your Perimeter

Don't give criminals the upper hand. Order your very own Dakota Alert BS-KIT MURS Long Range Alert System today and protect your home with the ultimate in sophisticated driveway security. Home Security Store is pleased to offer this kit at an incredible value. We ship most items same day, so don't hesitate another moment.

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1. Dennis on 4/8/2014, said:

Had this system for five days and it has detected all the deer and only half of the vehicles, failing to even sound an alarm for a FedX truck. Disappointing.

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2. Dan on 1/24/2014, said:

Excellent System...The wireless range on this is incredible...probably 2+ miles

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3. Mary Ressler on 11/5/2013, said:

Worked fair for about 3 months. Then problems started. It has been about a year and half now in which half of that it only worked sometimes and now not at all. We invested over 300 in it with 2 of the transmiters. ALL JUNK.

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4. Bret on 11/1/2013, said:

I have had this kit for about 9 months now and its worked great thus far! Its only had a few false positive alerts and the batteries have only needed to be replaced once. The transmitter is located about 80 yards from my receiver which is located in my kitchen and the alerts are heard loud and clear. I also use my desktop scanner to receive alerts as well in another location. The transmitter frequencies are listed in the product documentation.

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5. Bret P on 11/1/2013, said:

I have had this kit for about 9 months now and its worked great thus far! Its only had a few false positive alerts and the batteries have only needed to be replaced once. The transmitter is located about 80 yards from my receiver which is located in my kitchen and the alerts are heard loud and clear. I also use my desktop scanner to receive alerts as well in another location. The transmitter frequencies are listed in the product documentation.

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6. Shirley Marrs on 8/7/2013, said:

Had it for about a year. Worked Great. Then it started making funny noises and not working very well. Needed new batteries every 3-4 months. Then worked every now and then and finally quit working. For the money, it should work longer than this. Still looking for a reliable alert system. Hope it is with the Dakota System. May give it another try.

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7. Doug on 5/8/2013, said:

bought the BS-kit along with 2 extra Transmitters and hand held radio more than a year ago. All works flawlessly, setting frequencies or Zone numbers, the handheld serves perfectly when at the pool, garden shed, or in the basement, transmitter batteries outdoor last easily 6 months here in northern NY. Never surprised by visitors at the door, always notified a vehicle, someone walking including deer have entered the property. Great System!

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8. DR on 4/18/2013, said:

When I received the kit I was initially bummed, it was missing the transmitter antenna. However customer svc. Quickly remedied the issue, after I installed the unit I was very pleased. It was installed in a barn aprox. 1500(+) ft. Away from home. "Thats not the impressive part" the barn is about 30' below grade from the house.. in other words the house was down in a large valley. You cant see the house from the barn, plus there is about a 20' area of thick trees between the 2. I installed and without fail it worked!!! Clear as a bell. Different grades, transmitting through metal at the barn. And 2 walls on house 1500'(+) away through trees!!! Doesnt get better than that!!!

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9. Kyle b on 3/6/2013, said:

great system but the AA batteries was a bad choice. lithium batteries would be such a better choice for longer life and signal strength

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10. Paul Leh on 2/19/2013, said:

After two weeks, it stopped working

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11. Elliott on 2/16/2013, said:

Installed the unit as a first line indicator of activity along our 1000' foot driveway. I mounted it as instructed and on the back side of a tree so that it is not visible to would be trespassers ascending up the drive. It is mounted ~ 30 degrees across the driveway and detects perfectly. This allows for a slightly wider path of detection in the event a car is traveling a bit faster than normal. The transmitter is mounted ~ 800' from the base station and works as advertised. I think that the best protection and minimal false alarms would be obtained through having 2 transmitters installed. This would then show a "progression" up the driveway as indicated through, "Alert Zone 1", followed by, "Alert Zone 2" Excellent product for a first line of home protection!

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12. Carol on 1/1/2013, said:

We bought this because we live out in the country and our driveway is 1900 feet long and back in the woods. We set this up on the side of our barn toward the front of our property (we also bought the birdhouse to conceal it and painted it black to match our barn). We screwed the system and birdhouse to the barn and turned on the receiver in our home. It was easy and it works great! I can now have prior warning when someone is coming to our house. It transmits through the trees and into our log home.

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13. R Miller on 12/11/2012, said:

I had used the Dakota 3000 with success for several years. It was difficult to set up but once I got it working it was dependable. But, it wore out and and I ordered this one in what I hoped was an upgrade. It was NOT. The only thing I get are fault alarms!I have talked with Dakota twice and will call again but still useless so far.

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14. Shawn on 12/8/2012, said:

I have a home on about 4 acres and you cannot see the entrance of the driveway from the house. We had a lot of problems with "looky-lou's" when we first moved in... and because we have a lot of windows, it meant we may look up and see a car in front of the house. With this alarm, we hear everyone coming into our driveway. The system does activate from birds or other animals, so sometimes you do get a false alarm.. But overall, it's very reliable- we love it! Just keep plenty of fresh batteries... I'm now about to buy one for my Mom!

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15. Dave on 11/9/2012, said:

I have been running this system for not quite a year. And I am very pleased with this product. I have some hills in my area so I can not get the full 2 mile range but I'm happy with 1.6 miles. So far I have had all weather types. Hot, cold, rain, wind, but no fog yet. And this system has worked flaulessly with a suprize, I have expirenced GOOD battery life. I am at about 6 months plus befor I change them out. Could go longer but I'm staying on the safe side!!!

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16. Anonymous User on 7/10/2012, said:

I have 80 acres adjacent to a national forest. My gate is approximately 1/4 mile from my house. My driveway winds through heavily wooded areas and around a small lake to my house. I have needed a long range driveway alert system that would transmit through heavy forest. I have been extremely pleased with the performance of this system. I have had very few "false alarms". I suspect that they were deer or coyotes. I purchased the "bird house" to hide the transmitter and it really looks like it is a bird house (except, if you look really close, you will see an antenna coming out the roof. I was going to wrap the antenna with camo tape, but it was not really necessary since from about 20 ft away, you can't really see it. I also purchased a hand-held receiver for when I am working outside or walking in the woods. I can also use it to communicate with the base station. Good value! The only improvement I would make to the design would be to transmit sound and maybe a picture, but that would make it much more expensive, stretch the technology, and use up batteries too quickly. I am happy with what I have. L. Eric Ray

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17. Elizabeth on 7/5/2012, said:

We ordered this as our first attempt at security and hit the jackpot.We have a long drive and this alarm announcss them at different points. It detects cars and humans but not dogs. No one can just "show up" with out us knowing.I love this alarm and rely on it.

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18. ROBERT on 6/13/2012, said:

I bought this for my summer camp in the mountains of Washington State. I have a long driveway and wanted to know if anyone comes up to the house. I placed the transmitter 240' from the base unit and the signal has to go through 70' of standing woods. Systems works great. I took some advice from the "OctagonRidge" review on Amazon. It was very helpful setting up the unit. I also bought the birdhouse. I will review that also but it did not interfere with the signal at all and does protect the alert transmitter. The only thing I will add to the OctagonRidge review is: l. I placed the unit 20' from the center of my gravel drivway and set the range to 30'. 2. I set the unit 3' above the ground and I was lucky to have a 5' dirt bank across from the transmitter. I placed the unit so the beam crossed diagonally across the driveway. 3. I found I could not see the LED light during the day so I just shut it off. 4. There are 2 blue and white toggle switches inside the PIR cover labeled #1 and #2. These have to be in the up position. 5. I had to set a subchannel on the transmitter and transceiver. We are in a very remote area but we have a national park about 3 miles away and were hearing voice and static bleed over from possible other same type units. We think we have a discreet signal now. Shipping and service from Home Security Store has been great. I will be ordering a hand held from them soon,

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19. Anonymous User on 6/6/2012, said:

To the person in cemetery having problems with batteries not lasting: I had the same problem. It's a high-power unit putting out over a watt of power so it will drain small AA batteries especially in cold. That is the sacrifice for the fantastic range. I hooked up a 12 volt lawn tractor battery to mine and it has been working great for over a year so far. You will get 5-6 months off it before you have to give it a charge. It will set you back about $20 at most stores but will pay for your AA batteries in no time. Also not having the hassle of going out and changing them every month. Make sure your unit works good on the AA batteries before you modify it. Once you modify it, no more warranty. Going from 9-12 volts will not hurt it at all, but only enhance it. You need to observe the wiring in the battery pack and hook a wire from battery to the positive (Red) wire and negative (black) wire correctly. Doing it the wrong way will ruin your transmitter unit. Then you want to drill a small hole on the bottom of the case just big enough for your wire to go inside. Use any kind of quality sealant to seal hole around wire when you are finished connecting it. It works great for me.

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20. Anonymous User on 5/30/2012, said:

Have had this for over a year and a half to announce automobile entries to our cemetery at the office. It works well at about 1,000 feet, but I am changing the batteries in the transmitter every 6-7 weeks (6 AA's). Wish they would last longer. Also, I could not get a counter working off the contact outlet.

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