A Wireless Driveway Alarm System for Early Intruder Detection

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wireless driveway alarm system infographicImagine, if you will, a situation where a major natural disaster has hit your area. The power grid is down and unprepared people are frantically buying anything that they can get their hands on at the local supermarkets. As panic continues to ensue, looters and marauders begin to ransack stores and steal anything that is left on the shelves.

Days, weeks, or even months go by and the stores haven’t reopened and people are beginning to go hungry because they didn’t take time to prepare and store food and water at their homes.

As people struggle to find ways to survive, they begin to go door to door looking for supplies that they can steal from homes that might have them. This may sound like a fairy tale the reality is that during major natural disasters, this type of thing can and does happen.

Now, imagine that those types of individuals were to come knocking on your door, or even worse, busting through your door to see what supplies they could pillage. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had some kind of early detection system that would let you know when these types of intruders were approaching your home?

The Solution Is to Buy a Wireless Driveway Alarm System

For less than $30, you can purchase driveway alarms that have a wireless motion detector that will automatically alert you if someone approaches your home.

As a matter of fact, we recently purchased one ourselves. The unit that we purchased was called the Skylink HA-434RTL Long Range Motion Alert Kit and as of today, March 17, 2015, it’s priced at only $27.03 plus shipping.

There are a number of driveway alert systems on the market but the reason we chose this one was because it has two settings. When you select the “alert” setting, if anyone walks or drives past the motion detector, the unit that is in the house will begin beeping. We typically use that setting during the daytime.

That’s very convenient but the real reason that we chose to purchase this particular unit was because with the flip of a switch on the unit that is positioned inside our home, it will change from a beeping notification to a loud 95 decibel alarm.

We typically use this setting at night time so that it will be sure to wake us up if someone intrudes on our property during the middle of the night. This is actually the reason that I believe it is one of the best driveway alarm systems for preppers.

This unit is advertised to be able to pick up movement within 40 feet from the sensor and broadcast the signal to trigger the alarm from up to 800 feet away. Another nice feature about this particular model is that you can use up to 16 sensors (sold separately) and monitor up to 4 different zones so it would be quiet easy to set up an entire perimeter around your home if you wanted to.

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An Added Bonus to This Driveway Alert System

One thing that initially annoyed me a little bit about this device was that when animals such as rabbits or deer walked within range of the motion sensor, they would trigger the alarm. While at first, this was a little bit annoying to me, I soon realized that during a survival situation, this could actually work to our benefit. As we all know, hunting can be quite labor intensive and take up a lot of time but if this system were to notify us when a deer or rabbit was in our yard, we can eliminate much of the time that we would have to spend hiking through the woods while searching for food to put on the table. If an animal was to set the alarm off, we could simply harvest whatever critter happened to be in the yard and save ourselves quite a bit of time and effort.

As you can tell, I’m a really big fan of this product and whether you choose to purchase this particular model or another one, I highly suggest you consider adding one of these devices to your prepping security plan.

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2 Responses to “A Wireless Driveway Alarm System for Early Intruder Detection”

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  1. Nathan says:

    Do you find you get a lot of false alarms with the motion sensor? I’m leaning towards a metal detector system (more expensive, but doesn’t pick up the deer).

    • Patty Hahne says:

      Hi Nathan,

      Yes, we do get some false alarms when animals walk past the sensor but as I mentioned in the article, I kind of like that now that I realize the potential benefit. One reason we chose not to get an alarm that was triggered by only metal (like when a car drives up) is that these models won’t set the alarm off if a person walks past them.

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