DCPT-4000 Dakota Alerts DCPT-4000 Driveway Sensor Probe Detects Cars Only


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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User Manual
DCPA-4K-PLUS Dakota Alert Driveway Alert System With Magnetic Driveway Sensor
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RE-4K-Plus Receiver for Series by Dakota Alert

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

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 47 reviews
J.F. (Dunnellon, US)

Haven’t Installed the product, but it arrived a few days after the order was placed and appears to be intact

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.

T.D. (El Paso, US)
Works well!

This works well and it was easy to jnstall

t.P. (Moorestown, US)
Works as advertised

Excellent customer service. Did not oversell so I got exactly what I needed. Product was easy to set up. Now I receive an alert anytime someone enters our driveway. Would recommend this product.

Thank you for your kind words! We're glad to hear that the product worked as advertised and that you were happy with the customer service. We hope you'll continue to use our products in the future.

Drive Way.

Works great.

C.P. (Denver, US)

DCMA-4000 Dakota Alert Premier Driveway Monitor

Hi there! Thank you for your review of the DCMA-4000 Dakota Alert Premier Driveway Monitor. We're glad to hear that it meets your needs and that you're happy with the product. Thank you for taking the time to write this!

N.L. (Blair, US)
Great Door Bell System

Purchased the transmitter and 2 receivers 3 years ago, recently expanded our auto shop and purchased 3 more receivers, signal is very strong and can always here a customer walk in

Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that your system is still working well after 3 years. We hope you'll continue to use it to hear visitors come in!

T.L. (Rock, US)

DCR-4000 Dakota Alert Desktop Chime Receiver for 4000 Series

Hi there, thanks for the feedback - we're glad to know that you're happy with the product! The DCR-4000 is a great product. We are hear to help if you ever need assistance.

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.