DCPA-4000 Dakota Alert Drive Over Driveway Alarm
The DCPA-4000 is the perfect wireless driveway alarm kit when you only want alerts for vehicles entering your property. The sensor will trigger when a car passes through the 10-12 foot detection zone and will then send a wireless signal up to 5000 feet away to a plug-in chime receiver. Will not detect people or animal movement.
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Unlike PIR (passive-infrared) based driveway alarm sensors, the DCPA-4000 kit by Dakota Alert is a drive over driveway alarm, meaning it has a underground driveway alarm sensor that is buried underground and detects cars or other heavy metallic objects. This is ideal when you live in a rural area, or want a driveway gate alarm, or any area for that matter, where animals may trigger your sensor. When a car or truck passes within 10'-12' ft. of the buried probe, the sensor transmits a wireless signal over 5,000 ft. away to the receiver.
This kit features two main components; 1 x DCPT-4000 Magnetometer Probe Transmitter and 1 x DCR-4000 Plug-in Chime Receiver. The transmitter is a magnetometer driveway probe that you bury in the ground parallel to your driveway or even under the driveway (if the driveway is dirt or gravel). The probe has 50' of wire connected to a transmitter box that is powered by 4 x CR123a lithium batteries (included for domestic orders, not for international orders). When a large metallic object passes through the magnetic zone (10'-12') emitted by the probe, it triggers the transmitter to send a signal to the compatible receiver. It does not trigger until a car drives over or near the buried magnetometer probe sensor.
As stated above, the transmitter/sensor is buried underneath the driveway or parallel to it. If you want to use it for a driveway gate alarm it needs to be buried under or directly parallel to the driveway gate. The driveway probe sensor ships with 50' of wire that connects the buried driveway sensor to a small black box. This box is usually mounted on a post or a tree near the driveway. When a metallic object drives over the probe, the black box transmits a radio signal up to 5,000 ft. to the compatible receiver, the DCR-4000 and/or the PR-4000 portable vibrating driveway chime receiver.
The receiver in the kit is the DCR-4000 receiver. Simply plug the receiver into a standard wall outlet and program it to the transmitter/sensor by picking one of twelve available melodies. When triggered the receiver will play that tune. The receiver may be located up to 1 mile from the transmitter, line-of-site. Environmental factors such as hilly terrain, wooded areas, and building materials will reduce the transmission range, however, with a range of up to 5,000 ft., this setup works in most scenarios.
The receiver has 12 different sounds to choose from with four levels of volume adjustment from mute to approximately 85 dB. The transmitter and receiver are compatible with all Dakota products in the 4000 series such as the UT-4000 and the DCMA-4000 Driveway Monitoring System. This means you could add additional receivers throughout your home or office to distribute the sound, as well as add pushbuttons and PIR-based motion sensors to your system.
- Compatible with Dakota 4000 series of products only (DCMT-4000, DCMA-4000, UT-4000, DCR-4000, and LH-4000).
- Sensor detects metallic objects only--people and wildlife will not trigger the sensor.
- Range is 5,0000 ft. line of site and will vary by environment.
- Transmitter powered by 4 x CR123A Lithium batteries and are included for USA-based shipments, not included for international orders.
- Receiver is powered by included 12V DC plug-in transformer.
- Detection range is 10-12 feet.
- Probe has a 50'ft direct burial wire connected to an outdoor-rated transmitter box.
- Receiver has volume control and will play 12 different melodies.
- Operating temperature is -30F to 120F.
- One-Year manufacturer's warranty.
- Manufactured by Dakota Alert.
|Dimensions||8 × 8 × 8 in|
Expandable, Volume Control
Dakota Alert 4000 Series
|Battery Or Plug In||
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My husband found this item online, and since we have a long rural driveway (1000') with a farm gate, and our house can't be seen from the road due to all the trees, a "remote doorbell" seemed like such a great idea -- and it is! He installed it a couple of days ago, and so far it has rung twice: first when Fedex came and second, UPS! It was fun going through all the tunes, and since the Canon in D was one of the songs played at our long-ago wedding, that was of course our choice. It works well, has an incredible range, and is just perfect for our needs. Reasonably priced too!
Haven’t completely installed as the ground is still frozen but it’s working great sitting beside my driveway. Good volume and choices on the alert. No false alarms. When installed the distance will be about 800 ft from the house/ receiver. Was easy to set up. Definitely worth the $.
We had an old version of your hose driveway alert and were very satisfied. It even survived 6 coyote pups using it to play catch the hose in mid air and tugging it as hard as they could. We decided to upgrade and ordered the new sensor version. We installed it over the weekend and it worked perfectly. My husband and I highly recommend your product.
This product is excellent, well build and extremely easy to setup. I rate it extremely high. Mine is working at a long distance around a curve.
works great through 750' of trees.
Prompt shipping and the product functions as advertised.
5000 Ft. Range Driveway Alarm Detects Cars Only!
Finding the correct driveway alert was not easy. But once I did, I’ve already installed my second one. Quality product that does exactly what it is meant to do.
And ordering it directly was absolutely flawless.
5000 Ft. Range Driveway Alarm Detects Cars Only!
After spending money on motion type detectors (lots of false alarms) and reviewing devices I went with the Dakota DCPA-4000. It arrived fast and after a quick YouTube review to get familiar with the unit I set it up. My drive is very long and the house sits just over a small hill. The unit works perfectly!! I installed the receiver just inside the house at a exterior window sill (400'). While I have security cameras for the property I wanted a alert when a vehicle came up the drive and it did not disappoint. It's been installed for roughly 1.5 weeks and no false alarms. So far the dogs have not figured out the alarm noise but I'm sure once they recognize the noise they will be my backup alert when the unit activates. Thank you for making a well built and well performing product!!