Detect Vehicles Only with the Dakota Alert DCPT-4000 Driveway Sensor

Original price was: $222.00.Current price is: $199.99.

The DCPT-4000 Dakota, Alerts Driveway Sensor is a specialized device designed to detect cars. Its key feature is its ability to ignore false alarms from animals or people, focusing solely on vehicles. This sensor has a robust wireless range of up to a mile, ensuring reliable performance even in large properties. It is easy to install and has a weatherproof design, making it suitable for outdoor use in all conditions. Its unique selling point is its advanced magnetic sensing technology, which accurately detects moving metal objects, providing homeowners with precise and reliable security alerts.

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    Original price was: $269.98.Current price is: $259.99.
    Original price was: $64.99.Current price is: $54.99.

    Detect Cars and Trucks Only with the DCPT-4000 Probe Driveway Sensor

    Protect your property and stay aware of visitors with the Dakota Alert DCPT-4000 driveway sensor. This innovative sensor detects vehicles only and eliminates false alarms from animals, pedestrians, or other non-metallic objects.

    Reliable Vehicle Detection with Magnetometer Probe

    The DCPT-4000 utilizes a magnetometer probe that creates a magnetic field. When a large metallic object, such as a car or truck, passes through this field, the sensor triggers and sends a wireless signal to a compatible Dakota Alert receiver (sold separately).

    No More False Alarms from Animals or Pedestrians

    Unlike traditional motion sensors, the DCPT-4000 is specifically calibrated to detect vehicles only. This means you won’t be bothered by false alarms from wildlife, pets, or people walking by.

    Easy Installation and Hidden Design

    The probe is easily buried underground, parallel to your driveway, and connects to a weatherproof transmitter box with 50 feet of direct burial wire. This lets you conceal the transmitter discreetly, keeping your driveway sensor out of sight.

    Additional Product Features

    • 50 feet of burial wire for flexible installation
    • Weatherproof transmitter, probe, and wire for outdoor durability
    • Powered by 3 x CR-123A lithium batteries (not included)
    • Operates in temperatures from -30°F to 120°F
    • Backed by a one-year manufacturer’s warranty

    This is the Magnetometer probe-based driveway sensor used in the DCPA-4000 kit by Dakota Alert.  A magnetometer probe driveway sensor will trigger when metallic objects pass through the magnetic zone created by the probe. Bury the white probe parallel or under your driveway. When a heavy metallic object (like a car) drives over or near the sensor (approximately 10-12′ away), it triggers and sends a radio signal to the compatible Dakota Alert receiver, such as the DCR-4000 or the RE-4K PLUS.

    NOTE: This is the sensor/transmitter only. Must use compatible Dakota Alert 4000 receiver.

    The probe has 50′ of direct burial wire, allowing you to bury the probe parallel to your driveway or under the driveway, and connects to a ruggedized black transmitter box. This box will send the radio signal to a compatible Dakota Alert receiver, such as the DCR-4000 or the RE-4K-PLUS, and when the signal is received, the receiver will play the selected ringtone. Since the black box has 50′ of burial cable connecting it to the probe, you can hide the black box in a stealth location. The transmitter is weatherproof and can work in temperatures of -30F to 120F.

    Won’t Generate False Driveway Alarms

    The DCPT-4000 probe/transmitter works excellently in areas where you only want to pick up vehicle traffic. People, deer, raccoons, and other animals will not trigger the probe. In addition, since the probe will be buried underground, it is hidden from onlookers.

    For detailed information about the DCPT-4000, please visit one of the pages where it is featured in a kit such as the DCPA-4K-PLUS.

    DCPT-4000 Product Features

    • The magnetometer-based sensor only picks up metallic objects passing through the zone.
    • The probe is rugged and comes with 50′ of burial wire (connects to the transmitter box).
    • The transmitter, probe, and wire are weatherproof.
    • 3 x CR-123 A lithium batteries power the transmitter.
    • Works in a climate of -30F to 120F.
    • One-year manufacturer’s warranty.


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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 31 reviews
    D.B. (Gibsonia, US)

    Perfect for long driveways with lots of wildlife. Metal detector avoids false alarms bur alerts you to unexpected visiters and deliveries.

    Thank you for your positive review! We're glad to hear that our Dakota Alert DCPA-4K-PLUS driveway alert system is working perfectly for your long driveway and helping you avoid false alarms while still alerting you to unexpected visitors and deliveries. We appreciate your feedback and hope our product continues to meet your security needs.

    1800Doorbell/driveway alarm

    Easy to set up and nice selection of tones.

    Thank you for your review! We're glad you're happy with the 1800Doorbell/driveway alarm.

    (.V. (Brisbane, AU)

    So far it works very well , very pleased we installed it

    Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that the Dakota Alert Drive Over Driveway Alarm is working well for you.

    L.H. (Reedville, US)
    Dakota 4000 driveway alarm

    You guys were great. Very helpful and professional and with a great deal of knowledge for what i was looking for. Not only did you point me in the right direction but you were looking for the most bang for my buck. That my friend, you do not get anymore. The Dakota system was everything you said it would be, easy to install and great service. My hat goes off to you and your staff, a great group and i will recommend you to everyone who is in need of your services. I too, will be back for more. Thanks again. Take care and God Bless

    Thank you for your kind words. We're glad to have been able to help you find the right driveway alarm system. The Dakota Alert DCPA-4000 is a great system.

    A.S. (Oakland, US)
    Driveway alarm

    we are very please with the performace of our driveway alarm. it was very easy to put in. I was up and running in 1/2 hour and that included the digging the small trench. Thank you for the peice of mind

    Thank you for your kind words! We're glad to hear that the driveway alarm has been a helpful addition to your safety routine. We're glad you were able to get it set up and up and running so quickly!

    A.S. (Indian Mound, US)
    Driveway alert

    Received my order in a timely manner, instructions and setup very easy and works as advertised. So far, so good very pleased with this product. Thanks

    Thanks for the review! We're glad to hear that you're pleased with the DCPA-4K-PLUS Dakota Alert Driveway Alert System.

    D.B. (Tulsa, US)
    Drive way alarm

    Really satisfied with. It works as it should but only one thing wrong it could use a longer cord from probe to the box about 100 foot cord. So you can hide the box.

    Thank you for your feedback! We are glad to know that you are happy with the product and that you think that it could use a longer cord. We will definitely consider adding a longer cord to future versions of the product.

    D.B. (Ada, US)

    Easy to put in it works great

    J.G. (New York, US)
    Excellent Driveway Alarm

    I installed this driveway alarm a few days ago and I must say that the installation went much easier than I had planned. The pairing of the transmitter to receiver was simple and seamless. High quality product, no more false alarms from animals, etc. I feel this is the best driveway alarm I have ever used and the range between transmitter and receiver is amazing.

    Great review! We're glad you're happy with the driveway alarm and the range between the transmitter and receiver. Thank you for choosing our product!

    L.W. (Atlanta, US)

    This is my 2nd driveway alarm. The Dakota is better than my 1st. Easy to set up, easy to install. Great choices of sounds.