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HELP FINDING THE RIGHT DRIVEWAY MONITORING SYSTEM FOR YOU
STEP 1: CHOOSE the TYPE OF SENSOR
Driveway Alarm systems typically consist of two components; the sensor and the receiver. The type of sensor you choose for your driveway alarm kit will determine what triggers the system. When trying to determine which system is best for your situation, first choose the type of sensor your want.
Passive Infrared Sensors
Passive Infrared (PIR) based driveway alarm – these types of sensors will trigger when a combination of heat and motion are detected.
These sensors will shoot an invisible beam across the driveway (or any monitored zone). When heat and movement are detected by the sensor, it triggers the transmitter to send a wireless signal to receiver.
These specialized sensors are triggered when a large magnetic objects passes through the detection zone.
Typically, a probe is buried under or alongside the driveway. The probe is magnetized and emits a magnetic zone. When a large metallic object passes through the zone, the sensor triggers the transmitter. These probe based driveway alarms are great when you do not want the alarm triggered by people or animals.
Break Beam Sensors
Break beam technology has been around for a very long time. Break beam sensors work in pairs and work when an object passes through the pair of sensor.
Sophisticated products allow you to connect multiple pairs of sensors to create a larger monitored area or even a large perimeter. This is great for larger areas, such as a parking lot, car lot, or large area where you want to monitor cars entering.
Pneumatic (air) Based
These are the types of signalling systems you think of when you remember old gas station signal bells. A rubber hose that stretches across the drive-thru generate a bell sound when a car rolls over the hose.
A sensor switch is triggered by the sudden change in air pressure generated by the hose as the heavy car rolls over it.
STEP 2: Distance from sensor to receiver
Wireless products receive a bad rap because they often don’t live up to the expectations you might. Manufacturer’s may say their product has a “range of 1,000 ft.” and when you get it home and set it up, you quickly discover it doesn’t work.
What you need to know if the manufacturer’s published range, or what you see on the packaging, isn’t a real-world range. The manufacturer’s range is a line-of-site distance measured in ideal situations. Environmental and structural components will have an impact on the wireless range of your driveway alarm product. If you understand wireless ranges it will help you select the right product.
SensorCity carries wireless driveway monitoring systems with a range of 1,000 feet., all the way to driveway alert chimes with a range of up to several miles.Click to Learn More about wireless range
Choose the features you want
The driveway sensor kits we offer here are commercial grade products and are loaded with features. All the products provide the basic functionality of generating an immediate alert when something passes through the monitored zone. Click the button below for a more detailed explanation on the features of these products.click to learn more about features