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Monitor Your DrivewayWelcome to DrivewayAlarmFAQ.  My name is Michael and I am the primary author of the articles you find on this site.  Take it easy on me, I am not an English major so I will make spelling errors and grammatical mistakes.  What I do know  a lot about are driveway alarm products and how to use them.  Specifically, I will focus on wireless driveway alarms and driveway sensors.

One of the first things you need to understand about driveway is they will fall into two basic categories.  Those that detect heat and movement, and those that will detect heavy metallic objects.  Once you have determined those criteria, next determine the range from the sensor/transmitter to the receiver.

  • PIR – These are the typical sensors used for driveway alarms that will detect heat and movement.  PIR stands for Passive-Infrared.  The combination of heat and movement will trigger the sensor.  This is an important feature because the combination of heat and movement will help eliminate false alarms from shadows, rain, leaves falling, etc.
  • Magnetometer – These types of sensors will only detect metallic objects.  They usually will have a pole or rod you would bury into the ground.  When car, or other metal object passes over or near the sensor, it will trigger the sensor to transmit a signal to the receiver.

Generally speaking, the magnetometers are more expensive due to the fact these types of sensors are more expensive than the more common PIR sensor.  After you determine what type of sensor you choose, next you need to know the range from the sensor to the receiver.

Categories You Will Find on My Website:

  • Lean About Driveway Security –  What are they and how do they work?  Why would I need one?  This category provides informational type of information, along with tips and resources.
  • What Makes a System – Driveway monitoring systems are typically comprised of sensor and receivers.  Although this sounds simple, there are a lot of moving parts and choices to make.

I go into these topic more on this site and am working hard to add more content.  Please take a moment to take a look and also, please do not hesitate to call or email me whenever you have a question and I will be happy to help you out.


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