Hopefully you never find yourself the victim of a home burglary. Dealing with that is much more severe than if you could deter a burglar before he ever enters your home. One of the new trends in the home security market is driveway alarms. Coming with a range of different features and uses, the basic goal of these alarms is to alert you if someone is approaching your house. These systems can also be useful in non-threatening situations by informing you when expected guests are arriving.
Infrared motion detectors are gaining popularity in the security market and are now being used in driveway alarms as well. The 600 ft. Range Deluxe Driveway Alarm from Gadget Shack is a two-device system that uses infrared technology. The motion detector is used to pick up human or vehicle motion, which will then trigger a sound on the receiver. You can also program the device to use different beeps which will sound according to which area the motion was detected from. Additional receivers can be added to this device so that you can be alerted of motion wherever you are in your house.
The wireless age is also moving into the home security market and many driveway alarms use wireless technology for easier installation and larger monitoring ranges. The Murs Alert device combines infrared and wireless technology for added protection. The monitor can send signals to the receiver from several miles away. The two devices can also be used for voice communication.
Some home owners prefer a device that can’t be seen by visitors or burglars, in which case the MIER DA-500 Driveway Alarm is a great product to consider. A metal detecting probe is buried in the ground which detects vehicles and then sends a signal to a receiver in your home or business alerting you of visitors.