When we think of security, we are typically thinking in terms of wired home alarms. You know the type where you punch in the code to arm the system. When the door or a window is opened, the alarm sounds. An often overlooked aspect of security, whether it’s home or business security are entrance alerts. Entry (or entrance) alerts use a some sort of a detection mechanism to alert you when someone or something enters into the detection zone. An example of how we use this product in our office. We have an entrance alert located outside near our loading dock. When the Fedex truck pulls up, we hear a chime sound. We also have one located near the entrance to our offices. When someone approaches the front of the building, we hears a different chime sound to alert us someone is approaching. I cannot count the number of times I have seen people walking aimlessly around an office or warehouse ONLY because there was no one there to see them come in. An entry alert would let you know someone is there so you can greet them.
This wireless motion based entry alert fills a tremendous void in the security business. The DCMA-2500 is a wireless driveway alarm that you can also use as an entry alert , that has a range from the transmitter/sensor to the receiver of up to 2,500 feet. Although this product was created as a “driveway alarm” product, there are really only a couple of product features that make it driveway alarm versus your typical entry alert. As a matter of fact, these two feature make the product so versatile you can use it for countless applications, all centered around entrance alert security.
The products is packed with features and at this low of a price, I just cannot think of a better product to use. The sensor is small but powerful. It is powered by 9-volt battery and will detect motion and heat withing 40 feet of detection zone. It is outdoor rated and is olive drab in color to help hide it. When someone or something enters the detection zone, the transmitter/sensor will send the wireless signal to the plug-in receiver located within 2,500 feet from the transmitter. This may sound like it is a little further than you may need but it is important to note that these ranges are “up to” distances which means environmental factors, construction materials, terrain, etc. can reduce the transmission range.
The receiver will play one of four distinct chime sounds enabling you to add additional sensor and be able to distinguish which one has been triggered. The receiver plugs into a standard wall outlet and has a volume control knob. The receiver features four dry C terminals as well as a live 12V DC output to add on additional accessories such as firebells, buzzers, sirens, strobes, etc.
If you are looking for a product to help aid office security and/or function as a driveway alarm, this is a great choice. The DCMA-25oo is a solid product I know you will be happy with.