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:

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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 High
Ding-Dong Low
Fur Elise
Coo-Coo Clock
Bird Chirping
Twinkle Twinkle
William Tell
Cannon in D
Toreador March
Beep High

Beep Low

Weight 0.95 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 4 × 3 in

Dakota Alert




1 Year


Dakota Alert 4000 Series

Battery Or Plug In

Plug-in Receiver

Kit Or Accessory


Customer Reviews

Based on 40 reviews
C.P. (Denver, US)

DCMA-4000 Dakota Alert Premier Driveway Monitor

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

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.

P. (New York, US)
Reliable Alarm

These alarms always work when installed properly. We have been using them for 15 years and have not had many problems and then it is the battery is low.

C.L. (Mission, US)

Work super, everything they said it will do.

C.C. (Brockport, US)
Great product !

Bought this Dakota alarm to replace a 20+ year old Dakota alarm. Really like the choice of sounds and the long range of the detector. Do wish it had a simple on/off switch on the receiver. Definitely recommend Dakota alarms.

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.

D.E. (Gordon, US)
Great find

We bought this for my mother is be able to hear in the bedroom along with the first one that we bought for the kitchen.
She loves it.

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