How to Select a Wireless Driveway Alarm
Installing a wireless driveway alarm system won't only help you prevent security breaches but will also give you the security of knowing your family or employees are safe. Prevention is the most important safety feature you can have and a wireless driveway alarm can help you achieve it.
1.Determine the minimum transmission distance you will need. This is the distance between the vehicle sensor and the indoor receiver. A good system will transmit the signal up to 1,000 feet (304.8 m) in open area and about 300 feet (91.4 m). through walls.
2.Decide why you want it. Are you looking for a driveway monitor that will detect only vehicles? Or one that will detect cars as well as people and animals? Some sensors are designed to ignore small animals under 40 lbs.
3.Determine if the alarm will be part your home automation system or a standalone alert. Integrating the system into a new or existing home automation system can allow the alarm to flash lights and display a live webcam feed if the alarm is triggered.
4.Seek out possible interference. Any trees, hills or other interference between the location of the transmitter and receiver can reduce the transmission distance you will have.
5.Figure out how many sensors and receivers you need. These can be useful for multiple driveways and large houses.
6.Ask yourself the following questions: Can you make a different recording for every transmitter if you get a multiple wireless driveway alarm system? Is the sensor/transmitter waterproof? Will the sensor/transmitter work in the dark?