Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 213
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by waste Mighty Mule Driveway Alarm
Purchased this and worked well for 6 months then started to alarm every minute on the minute. Contacted customer service returned and sent new one to replace. Worked for one week. Customer service was no help with trouble shooting. Will return and not purchase same.
September 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Larrynotthecableguy2 WORKS GREAT
I have a 250 foot driveway and have this system installed for 1.5 years now. It has never failed me and havent had to change the batteries yet. Simple set up. Great for the pizza delivery too. No one ever get to the door bell here im out fast once alarm goes off and the dogs are at the gate once they here it. Has volume control but if you want on high I can hear it from the other side of my 2500 square foot ranch. At the time home depot sold them for 49.99 but even at 65 well worth it has stood up and worked in any weather.
June 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jjjj3 Overrated and Underperformed
Advertised as having a 400 ft. range, Not even close!!!
More like slightly less then 100 ft. I also have to have
the receiver in the front part the house by the window in
order for it to work. Won't work in the den or bedroom.
Useless!!! Wish I hadn't waste the money, and wish I
had read a review like this before I purchased it.
August 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by swanmt So far it works as stated and we're happy.
We have one driveway sensor aprox 75' from two different receivers. We needed a warning in 2 separate buildings and putting both receivers and the one driveway sensor/transmitter on the same ID code works flawlessly. The buildings are at right angles to each other and about 40' apart. The receivers are in "line of sight" of the transmitter so I don't know how they would work if any obstructions were in place. The system has been installed about 3 months and no problems so far including still working under a foot of snow.
December 27, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Keith Works great with limitations
Had it located 25' from the street. Kept getting false alarms. I turned the sensitivity down to stop the false alarms, then it would not pick up anything. I moved it 100' feet from the road, turned up the sensitivity 100% and it works great. I would have liked to have it closer to the road but the next tree was 100' away. The other draw back is the cable is too short, I had to mount the transmitter closer to the driveway that I wanted. A 30' cord would have worked much better for me. I would buy it again.
July 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rrjonzz Very good alarm system
This is a great alarm system because of the magnetic sensors ...only picks up cars
September 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by chuck Great value for a magnetic driveway sensor
The alarm sensor was easy to set up and reliably detects vehicles. The receiver is about 100' from the detector and works fine, except, the alarm could be a little longer and louder.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by artzy17 great product
Product works great it every vehicle that went past it has been accounted for which is nice since our driveway is long and can't see from the house. We have people coming to our barn to leave equipment or product for our farm and its nice to know when there here or when anyone is here. We have wild animals like deer and it doesnt set it off or when walking by just vehicles and lawn mower. The dinger from it you can change volume of it not too annoying loud enough to hear from all over house.
April 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Promises The best.
Have used two other driveway alerts, the SVAT Wireless System and a motion sensor from China. Neither of them were working correctly. They continuously were going off/beeping. This one does go off when there is no one in the driveway, but not even close to the number of times that the other ones went off. It may go off one or two times per day. Be sure to read all the directions and follow them exactly.
April 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by asholey WORKS AS ADVERTISED-EXCELLENT
This is one product that works as well as advertised. Just sold our country house and are taking the unit with us to our next home. Would never live rurally without one again! Love it!
August 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Love it
I love it. It does a great job. I had to turn the sensitivity down because it picks up wireless fantastic. I was worried it wouldn't reach the 200 ft to my house but it does perfectly.
August 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dtfrtf pleased with purchase
Very pleased with the product...we have been looking for an alarm for a while and this was the perfect one. Price wise, easy installation, and WORKS like it said it would! Extremely satisfied!!!!!!
July 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dguinane Great product
Easy to install and simple love it. Works just right the first time
August 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by magnetic mighty mule wireless driveway alarm
The alarm works only for metal in drive, no shadows or birds set off alarm. Very dependable, works every time. This is second one bought as the first was run over by mower, which was difficult to do as it protrudes above ground 24 inches.. wish there were parts to order..
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JB3420 Great product!
We have been using this system on our 285 foot long driveway for 4 years now. It has never failed. Using Duracell AA batteries, it lasts for over one-year on a single set of 4 batteries.
July 19, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Malgood The concept of the product is good but the operation is terrible.
This is not the first time I have purchased this product. The concept of having a device to indicate when someone is coming in your driveway is very good. However, I feel someone needs to go back to the drawing board to improve it. Unfortunately, the first one I bought only lasted about 6 months. And so far this one will only work sometimes. I've changed the batteries because I thought they were defective, but apparently that is not the problem. I will not be purchasing this product again.
December 6, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ElecTronics Great Product, Price is Right
Installed and had it working in 15min. 15' from mailbox and adjusted the sensativity for 13'. I know when the mail is delvered and when cars come into the driveway. Does not false alarm like Photoeye or Motion detector. I studied driveway detectors for 2 weeks and chose the Mighty Mule. The receiver sound is adaquite, wish it was a little louder or had relay output to interface to door bell or security system. Performs as I expected 5 stars. Good Value and a Good Price. I recommend this product
June 12, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DavidW Difficult to get working
I was pleased by the quality of the product for the price, it went together without problems. The issue I have is I have yet to get it to work. As you may imagine, it is difficult to place the sensor, turn on the receiver, run to the car, drive by and run back to the receiver to see if it worked. I am resorting to taking a video recording of the receiver. Very tough by yourself. I have put two hours into it without success - yet.
September 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rube This driveway alarm works wery good
this is the second one i have purchased. i got this one for friend her husband passed away and wanted to help her to feel safer. They work great and very pleased with
July 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bigred216 Helps tremendously
I can't hear vehicles coming down my drive. So, the driveway alarm is wonderful. I have it approximately 200 feet from the front door, but we have a lot of trees to contend with. It has given a couple false alarms since purchased (March 2011), but a false alarm is better than no alarm. But the false alarm is why I gave it a "4". Otherwise, I'm tremendously happy with the product. I only worry if my distance will be efficient enough when all of the trees grow their leaves back... we shall see.
May 3, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mikki Great product
I loved this product so much I purchased another for a second property.
July 15, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HLW4 Poorly performing product.
I purchased the driveway alarm thinking it would probably work well out to at least 300 feet since the product was touted to work out to 400 - 450 feet depending on obstructions. Unfortunately I never could get it to function properly out beyond 150 feet which was not far enough for my needs. I tried changing the 'dip switch' settings and varying the sensitivity settings to no avail. I returned the detector because it falls well short of being a reliable detection device.
July 9, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jarrod Simple and Efficient
Literally took 5 minutes to install. Works flawlessly!
July 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wasutdiomom Great product!
This was easy to install, works great. Its loud enough that we hear people coming up the driveway (its barely visible from the house) but it doesnt really bother guests already visiting.
This is so great we purchased one for our in-laws who just moved into a house that has a long driveway that is not visible from most of the house.
January 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigDog2203 WORKS GREAT!
Easy to set up. Did have some phantom alarms at first, but found the sensitivity was turned to the Max. Put it at the half way mark and it works every time with no "phantom" alarms going off. Highly recommend this product.
May 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WSJohnson Good product.
I purchased one for myself about 1 year ago. This one I purchased for my mother. She liked mine so well she wanted one.
May 13, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Srbm Not worth the $$$
It's great when it works...it doesn't always go off when it is supposed to...
May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gunner Great value for a small investment
Bought this product after an increase in breakin atempts in my rual neighborhood. Instant peace of mind after installing the FM231 (only took 30 min) and it works great! The alarm can be heard quite clearly from anywhere inside my 2500 Sq Ft house. Located the transmitter 300' from my house and the reception is good.
I would recommend this product to anyone looking for an easy fix to a simular problem.
February 12, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JKM22 The product did not work.
I followed all instructions and was within the range specified by the manufacturer, but could not get the signal to transmit. Tried again from very close range, and still would not work. My first Mighty Mule worked for about one year, then failed. This one didn't even get started. I'm giving up on the product.
September 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by inthezone Easy installation, works well but requires tweaking
We have a 250' driveway and occassionally have deliveries, visitors and contractors show up unexpectedly. We have the alarm set up to alert us of vehicles at the bottom of the driveway when they first start coming up. It provides a loud clear beep sequence that is easy to recognize. We have a clear path between the receiver and transmitter and so far it's worked well but we do have the occassional false alarm or missed alarm. I've adjusted the sensativity a few times but I probably need further tuning of the placement and sensativity to further reduce false/missed alarms. I originally was looking to use one of the cheaper motion activated sensors but most of the reviews from them say they have a lot more false alarms from wind, leaves, temperature fluxations, etc. so I went with this one instead. Even thought it's not 100% perfect, overall I'm satisfied with its operation.
January 5, 2012