The DWA-8 Driveway Observer Driveway Alarm is one of the most popular driveway alert systems in the home security industry for a reason: it's immaculate. For home and business owners with larger properties including ranches, large driveways and large backyards, this wireless motion detector picks up movement from up to 50 feet away and is weatherproof, so your property stays protected under any and every condition.
The DWA-8 consists of 2 components: The weatherproof transmitter that mounts near your driveway or backyard and the versatile receiver, usually set in the kitchen or bedroom. Together they help build your sense of security- keeping you aware of everyone and everything approaching your property at all times.
Powered by a 9 volt battery, the transmitter detects objects up to 50 feet away from where it is stationed. It can easily be mounted overhead or to the side of a driveway and its weatherproof design keeps its functioning even in the most treacherous of weather. The transmitter and receiver can be set up to 1,000 ft apart.
- Compact, Discreet Design (5in. x 4in. x 2.5in.)
- Energy Efficient 9V Battery (Included)
- Lasts Approximately 1 year
- DIP Switches Uniquely Identifies Unit to Receiver
- 360 Degree Antenna for Optimal Performance
- Ability to detect up to 50 feet away
The receiver is specifically meant for indoor use and is your personal alert system when the transmitter is set off. Each receiver zone is assigned a corresponding audible tone via dip switches, making it easy to determine the zone that has been triggered. Additionally there is an electronic LED Counter to allow for a vehicle count with this driveway alarm.
The receiver also features special outputs should you want to add accessories to it that will expand what your driveway alarm can do (for example: sirens, strobes, etc.). Best of all, if you ever want to add more transmitters to the DWA-8, the receiver will support up to 4 of them. Immaculate, indeed.
- For use Indoors, Wall-Mountable, or Works on Table Top
- Expandable; Supports Up to Four Transmitters providing
- Unique Auditory Transmitter Zone Indentification
- Internal Speaker & Auxillary Speaker Output Terminals w/ In-Line Volume Control
- 12Volt DC / 500mA Output for Accessories (Siren, Strobe, Auto Dialer, etc.)
- Please Verify the Polarity! (+/-)
- DC Output Time Customizable: Set 1 or 5 Seconds via Dip Switches
- Omni-Directional Antenna for Optimal Performance
|What's in the box||(1) Transmitter
(1) 12 volt AC Adapter
(1) 9V battery
- I bought this unit in Sep. of 13. I installed it per instructions.Review by Lynn
- I purchased this system approximately six months ago and it works ...Review by Frank
- Bought this system about a month ago along with an extra transmitter.Review by James
- I purchased 3 sensors & 2 receivers about approximately six months ...Review by name withheld
Thus far, the product has performed as advertised. There was no difficulty in setting up & installing. The product would be even better if each sensor had a means to set off a different tone on the receiver so one could tell which sensor was tripped; this would be helpful in determining where a potential intruder may be. Other than that, I agree the price is too high. (Posted on 6/29/12)
- Just purchased this unit and had no problems. Easy to install ...Review by name withheld
- I bought this driveway alarm about a month ago. I am really impressed ...Review by name withheld
- I purchased one of these for my rural home 18 months ago. Excellent ...Review by
- EXACTLY what we wanted after our 15 yr old Dakota Alarm died ...Review by Robert E
Tried Miltronics system and returned it after ONE DAY as unsatisfactory/unreliable for a refund (minus P&H of course).
(Posted on 5/31/11)
- Bought two units (one for father-in-law) and had them installed ...Review by name withheld