DCMA-4000 Dakota Alert Premier Driveway Monitor


The extended range of up to 1 mile makes this driveway monitoring system kit perfect for more significant properties.  The drive way sensor mounts outdoors – pointing across the area to be monitored – and the flashing chime receiver plugs into an outlet where you want to hear the chime alert.  Add additional receivers to listen in multiple locations or monitor more than 1 area by adding another driveway monitor sensor.  A driveway monitor alert with trigger the receiver when motion is detected.

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For more significant properties, the DCMA-4000 Dakota Driveway Alarm is a great long-range driveway monitor, a complete driveway monitoring system that’s reliable, high-powered, and budget-friendly based on the performance range.  Like most wireless kits, it works when the transmitter/sensor detects movement and sends a wireless signal to the plug-in receiver.  

The driveway sensor/transmitter emits an invisible laser beam, creating a detection zone of up to 50′.  When the combination of heat and movement enters this detection created by the driveway monitoring zone, your chime/receiver will sound, alerting you that movement has been detected.

This product is similar to the ERA-DSDCR driveway alarm kit by Safeguard Supply.  The ERA-DSDCR features 4 x 12V DC outputs and a C-Form relay to add sirens, strobes, and other accessories, whereas this driveway monitoring system, the DMCA-4000 by Dakota Alert, does not.

Reasons to Choose the DCMA-4000 Driveway Monitor:

DCR-4000 Dakota Alert Receiver for use in DCPA 4000 Dakota Alert Drive Over Driveway Alarm
DCAMA- 4000 Dakota Alert Driveway Monitor
  • A range of 5,000 feet (transmitter to receiver) works great for large properties or where environmental factors interfere with shorter-range alarm systems.
  • Small transmitter blends seamlessly into the environment to avoid detection.
  • Expandable product – add more receivers, transmitters, or other helpful accessories

This Dakota driveway alarm, the DCMA-4000, ships with two components, the DCMT-4000 and the DCR-4000, which are a sensor/transmitter and a receiver/speaker, respectively.  If you have more than one drive way, or area, you would like to monitor; you can expand the system with additional driveway monitoring alert transmitters.  You can also add more receivers to the system. 

The Dakota driveway sensor is a small, compact device powered by a 9-volt battery.  To monitor your driveway – or any area – mount the outdoor driveway motion sensor perpendicular to the area you want to monitor.  The transmitter has a detection zone of roughly 50 feet, and when it detects movement, it transmits a wireless signal to the plugin receiver/speaker. 

For example, if you want to monitor the driveway, simply mount the sensor next to the driveway with the beam shooting across it.  At our offices, we use the transmitter to notify us when a delivery truck approaches the loading door.

  • The sensor detection zone emitted from the sensor is approximately 50 feet. The beam comes out small and tends to fan out the further you move from the sensor.
  • The sensor will transmit a wireless signal up to one mile (depending on environmental factors).  This is the distance from the transmitter to the receiver.
  • A 9-volt battery powers the wireless sensor.   Battery life, in normal conditions, is approximately 1-1/2 years.
  • The receiver plugs into a standard wall outlet.
  • Operates with all Dakota 4000 products.
  • The receiver has a volume control knob.

*Please note the video below demos the DCMA-2500 by Dakota Alert, which has been discontinued. The upgraded model is the DCMA-400 which increases the driveway monitor alarm distance by up to 5,000 ft. from the driveway sensor to the driveway chime receiver.

DCMA-4000 Wireless Motion Driveway Alert Kit Review

Here this driveway monitor chime receiver sounds by clicking the play buttons below:

Ding-Dong 2
Westminster Chime
Bird Chirping
Twinkle Twinkle
William Tell
Fur Elise
Coo-coo Clock
Cannon in D
Morning Mood
Toreador March




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Customer Reviews

Based on 117 reviews
S.A. (Lee, US)
Great delivery. Easy to program and assemble.. and it works

I had a driveway alarm operated by a laser. Every leaf, animal, wind set it off. Swapped it for a 1800 model . It’s great

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're thrilled to hear that the DCRH-4000 Dakota Alert Rubber Hose Driveway Alarm was easy to program and assemble, and that it's working well for you. We understand the frustration of false alarms and are glad that our product is able to provide a more reliable solution for your driveway.

A.W. (Callahan, US)
Great Product - works very well and would recommend to others

We purchased the DCRH-4000 Dakota Alert Rubber Hose Driveway Alarm-1 Mile Range. Couldn't be more pleased with the product. Easy to set up and really works well. We have a long driveway and never heard when someone pulled into it until now. Works like a charm. Don't know why we went to long without this system.

Thank you for your positive review! We are thrilled to hear that the DCRH-4000 has exceeded your expectations and is working well for you. We appreciate your recommendation to others and are glad to know that the system is making a noticeable difference for you. Thank you for choosing 1800doorbell!


DCMA-4000 Dakota Alert Premier Driveway Monitor

J.W. (Banner Elk, US)
Perfect Doorbell

put across roadway to my farm - works great - wish it were a little louder but I love the melody selections. Thank you

Thank you for your feedback! We're glad to hear that you're happy with the DCRH-4000 Dakota Alert Rubber Hose Driveway Alarm-1 Mile Range.


Great consumer support, you guys are the best.

Thanks for the kind words! We're glad to hear that you're happy with the product and the customer support we provide.

J.E. (Columbus, US)

Works well perfect for my driveway

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

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.

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