Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 175
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GLENPWI great driveway system
we live in the woods and were looking for somethine that critters and leaves would not set off. This unit is perfect. other than digging a foot down for 5 feet in Missouri rock/clay (we're in our 60's) bottom line is IT WORKS.................so far never failed just keep it far enough from the road cause it is sensitive, mail truck or folks turning around will set it off too. we put it @ 45 ft up the drive. a little expensive but we have tried cheap and it just is not worth it....Get this one if you want one that works......................
November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DG Alert
We live in the countryside with a 400'+ long driveway. The house is situated such that the most used rooms do not have a good view of the driveway. The sensor is placed more than 150 feet from the house. The sensor picks up entry of any vehicle. It gives us an audible alert that can be heard anywhere on the main floor of the house. It gives us a sense of security and warning of someone entering the property. We hid the transmitter in bushes, so it is not visible, even if anyone would know what it was.
November 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NorthGaDude Works really well -- so far
I was a little leery of this product after reading some of the negative reviews, but it has worked well for me in the 4 days I've had it. I mounted the probe approximately 330 ft from the house down a slight hill from my house and the receiver picks up the signal well from the front of my house. When I had the probe closer to the house I could put the receiver anywhere, including the kitchen, but we prefer the probe as far out as possible and the receiver works best near front of house which is fine. I did mount the whole thing in a tree both to help in sending the signal and to keep it out of the ground where hopefully lightening won't destroy it like it has the previous two more expensive units I lost. It's early but so far it always alerts me when a vehicle passes by and I've had no false alerts. I'll be completely satisfied if it will last for at least a couple of years. The alarm is plenty loud enough for us but sound carries well in our home (hardwood throughout) and we have good hearing.
September 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Forest2125 A great buy!
I purchased this product over 6 months ago and it has worked perfectly. No false alarms which was a problem with my previous driveway alarm which was sensitive to animals and temperature changes. I have a long driveway, so there is relatively little traffic that could create a false alarm. I have the sensor installed about 75 years from the base station. Given the price of this unit, I expected it to be too good to be true. But I was wrong. I'd highly recommend this product for anyone looking for a driveway sensor.
December 24, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jim Alarm is hard to hear
Product installed and works flawlessly but I should have believed other reviews that said the audible alarm was low. Even with the volume turned all the way up on the monitor, you get one tiny tweet that I only hear if no tvs are on and I am close to the monitor. Would not recommend for seniors.
November 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lainey great quality monitor
was kind of doubtful at first digging a hole to put the bar in. but it works beautifully just as the reviews stated. has worked 100% so far..and reasonably priced.
October 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Leftalone1 Paranoid in the country
Takes some work to install, after that it has worked flawlessly for 5yrs. Only replace batteries once a year in the spring. Have the distance maxed out at about 425ft. Wish it had an add on capability. Would love to be able to turn the front porch light on each time it goes off. Plan on getting an addional receiver for the work shop.
March 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zeke Very good driveway alarm
Driveway alarms have gotten better and cheaper over the last 10 years. There are basically 2 kinds; the magnetic sensor (like this one for vehicles) and the motion sensor, for people, animals, vehicles and anything that moves. Motion sensors tend to give more false alarms do to branches or brush moving in the wind.
This one has been working very good for me. I found a spot about 150 feet away with a pretty clear view of the receiver to mount the transmitter. I slid the sensor in a 3" PVC culvert that ran under the driveway, it even picks up my bicycle when I ride over that spot. Keep in mind the line of sight from the spot where you mount the transmitter to the receiver in your home and try to avoid obstacles that will block the signal. The 400 foot (listed) range would only be for optimal placement without any signal interference, 250 feet is more realistic.
June 17, 2014