Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 239
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Degan Works pretty well
My Mighty Mule has been installed for a couple of months now and is performing its job very well. The only difficulty I've experienced is not being able to hear the receiver if I don't happen to be close by when the alert tone sounds. The tone is fine if you happen to be in the same or adjacent room with the receiver, but otherwise, you still won't know if a vehicle is approaching. It would be very helpful to have multiple receivers and/or other options (perhaps WiFi) for communicating the alarm to other areas. Amazon lists extra receivers for $50, which seems high since I only paid $60 for the complete kit. I might do better to install a second alarm and use the same pin settings on both.
May 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lane Drive way notification device.
It works great, we are enjoying knowing when someone is coming in so we can greet them.
October 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by popeyesdog Drive way alert
easy to install, takes a few minutes with a shovel. not sure how long the AAA batteries will last. No false alarms, will pick up riding mower to large delivery truck. easily turned on/off whenever necessary. inside house.
Follow directions.. TEST BEFORE YOU BURY UNIT.. am in the country so no danger of picking up neighbors and am way off highway. You can turn up/down sensitivity (outside sending unit) and volume up/down from receiver inside house .
So far great investment.
This is much better than the infrared sensors, had nothing but trouble with those.
September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jack Works great, long range, long battery life
I bought this a year ago and immediately installed it. Using the manufacturer's specs, I wasn't hopeful that it would work near the end of our drive -- about 350 feet but direct line of sight. I installed the sensor very shallow, about 2-3" deep right next to the driveway. I zip tied the transmitter to a shrub as high as possible. I am on the original set of batteries (Duracell) and it has been working very well. It has not gone off maybe once or twice. We live on the end of a cul-de-sac and if someone swings wide close to our driveway when turning around, we sometimes get an alert.
My wife was very skeptical at first but now she loves it. Very happy with it.
Now I am about to hack into it and run the beeper leads to a Wemo Maker so we can automate it. Should be a fun experiment with home automation.
September 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AA Best Driveway alarm
Works great, had the last one three years no problems until the wire I didn’t ever bury got hit by a lawn mower, totally my fault. Lowes has consistently had the best price and shipping is fast.
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GaS Why didn't I buy this sooner?!
Easy install. No false alarms. Very robust sensor. Wish it came with a decorative cover.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Deb Love it
Put it close to the house near the drive way so no one could run over it or have a problem mowing the grass, so far it's great
September 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BobM Cable is WAY too short!!!
Not cool that the cable between the transmitor and magnet is so short that the transmitor has to be right in the grass. Have to mow around it because it won't reach over to any shrub or post.
May 21, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Alex Not impressed so far...
Unit worked fine at first but since has been working sporadically. At the moment it signals when a car leaves our property but does not signal when a car arrives. That isn't very helpful. It may be that when going in one direction the vehicle blocks the signal. Unfortunately need to experiment more with sensor, transmitter and receiver placement.
August 22, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Johnny Excellent Product
I had looked at different types of these products. Some of the products were motion sensitive. Reviews indicated there were many false alarms. This product eliminates this.
I would like to see a higher volume control. It is difficult to hear it at the other end of the house. I place it in the kitchen during the day. Move it near my bedroom at night.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marci Easy to install and set up.
This product was very easy to install and set up. The alarm sound is not too loud and can be heard throughout the house.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jlewisw Great product
This is my second unit. Cut the wire on my old unit. Now I have 2 base units in different parts of the house! Works great!
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by farmer Excellent product
Install instructions were simply, product does exactly what is says it will do
August 7, 2016
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 2.0 out of 5.0 by Holzschneider Driveway Alarm
This unit is very limited in range. 400 feet doesn't mean much if you have to have a clear unobstructed view. By the time a car triggers the unit it can already be heard and seen coming up the driveway. May be useful in some situation. Save your money and buy a similar unit on line that has a half mile range. Works much better. The price is more, but less expensive than buy one that doesn't work well and then buying the other one. The unit does not have additional outputs for a relay or additional alerts.
July 12, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JohnJi Can work well but...
It has nowhere near the 400 ft. range advertised. Place it in an application less than 100 ft and you have a good chance of having a reliable alarm system.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ranjo Works as advertised.Great!
Very simple sensitivity adjustment. Works even better than the "Mighty Mule" company claimed
August 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DickB Does Not Work
I followed the directions for installation, but I have not yet been able to get this device to work. I would not recommend it.
August 6, 2016
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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Eileen Returned it
Returned after 2 weeks. Have a long treed driveway and the receiver must be in view of sensor.. It worked great for two days then it stopped working
July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rob Very Effective Driveway Alarm
When you live back in the woods, it can be scary to hear a surprise knock at your door when you are not expecting company. Now that I have this driveway alarm, I can be alerted when they pull up and be ready for them before they even get to the door which is awesome!
The sensor it about 150ft. away from the house and has worked 100% of the time (that I know of) with no false positives.
The only thing that I would recommend changing about this product is that the alarm is not a pleasant sound. It sounds a bit like a smoke alarm and would be nice if there was a setting for a nice chime similar to a door bell.
May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jack Good item.
Working well so far, wish the cord was longer. Tone is loud enough to hear well.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Calvin Follow the directions and....
I've been interested in such a sensor for a few years but now that they are $60 I jumped on it. Our driveway is almost 18' wide and transitions from poured concrete to concrete pavers. I was a bit concerned with the 12' limit of detection. Being a man, I had a hard time following directions and I had "hoped" that placing the sensor on an embankment would extend my sense range. I was also concerned if poured concrete (with rebar) would "interfere". I found that burying the sensor about 8 inches from the poured concrete and 10-12" down in sandy soil provided the best results. Detecting a car even to the opposite side of the sensor with no issue.
The other issue that arose was signal reception. If you remove the cover from the transmitter you can observe the "transmit" LED flash during detection so you will know if the sensor is detecting, then you can "troubleshoot" why the base station isn't receiving the signal.
I'm very happy with the results, now if I could add a solar cell charger and hack an interface to the base station with my home automation/home alarm to log events/ send sms messages etc.
Thanks for a nice, affordable system.
February 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DJC Driveway alarm
Does not work... all the fixes recommended do not work. It just alarms for no reason. Would not recommend to buy
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by roger one of my best purchases ever
this product is really good. if this one ever quits, i will immediately purchase another one... follow the directions to install and it works like you want it to....
June 28, 2016
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by ThisGuy Works well enough
Works almost all of the time. My sensor is about 200ft from the receiver and it senses vehicles about 90% of the time. There are a couple of walls in the way. If there was a direct line of sight I would expect it to work all the time. The volume for the chime can get pretty loud, so we can hear it throughout the entire house when someone arrives. I'm glad to have found a magnetic sensor as opposed to a motion sensor since all I care about is knowing when vehicles arrive and leave through my driveway.
June 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zeke Best driveway alarm for the money.
Affordable, well made and dependable, this Mighty Mule Wireless Driveway Alarm magnetically triggers on metal objects, so no false alarms from deer in the middle of the night or branches waving on a windy day.
If you install the remote transformer so it has a clear shot at the receiver (no trees or thick brush in the way) you get a good, dependable alarm that works in all weather conditions, including -20 temps, without a fault. Much better than my experiences with the Motion Detector style of alarms.
May 31, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Seth Mighty Mule Wireless Driveway Alarm
Power cord never worked for the receiver when I received it, but after ordering a new power cord off eBay the driveway alarm has been working very well. No false alarms and loud enough to here the alarm throughout the house whe someone does come up the driveway.
June 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GiGI Wouldn't live without one
We always know when someone is driving in our yard. My husband damage the first one when fixing our lamp post, that's why we ordered another one.
June 2, 2016