DCMA-4000 Dakota Long Range Driveway Monitor Kit (w/ PIR(Motion) Sensor)

DCMA-4000 Dakota Long Range Driveway Monitor Kit (w/ PIR(Motion) Sensor)


Extended range, up to 1 mile, makes this driveway monitoring kit a perfect solution for larger properties.  The 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 on additional receivers to hear in multiple locations, of monitor more than 1 area by adding on another sensor.

SKU: DCMA-4000 Download user manual


For larger properties, the DCMA-4000 Dakota Driveway Alarm is a great long range driveway alarm that’s reliable, high-powered, and budget friendly based on the performance range.  Similar to most wireless kits, it works when the transmitter/sensor detects movement and sends a wireless signal to the plug-in receiver.  The sensor/transmitter emits an invisible beam that creates a detection zone of up to 50′.  When the combination of heat and movement enters this detection zone your chime/receiver will sound, alerting you that movement has been detected.

Reasons to Choose the DCMA-4000:

  • 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 is a sensor/transmitter and a receiver/speaker, respectively.  If you have more than one driveway, or area you would like to monitor, you can expand the system with additional transmitters.  You can also add more receivers to the system.  The Dakota driveway sensor is a small, compact device that’s powered by a 9-volt battery.  To monitor your driveway – or any area –  simply mount the 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 plug in receiver/speaker.  As an example, if you want to monitor the driveway, simply mount the sensor next to the driveway with the beam shooting across the driveway itself.  At our offices, we use the transmitter to notify us when a delivery truck approaches the loading door.

  • 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.
  • The wireless sensor is powered by 9 volt battery.   Battery life, in normal conditions is approximately 1 1/2 years.
  • Receiver plugs into standard wall outlet.
  • Operates with all Dakota 4000 products.
  • Receiver has a volume control knob.
  • Plays 12 different sounds / melodies.
    • 1 Ding Dong (high)
    • 2 Ding Dong (low)
    • 3 Westminster
    • 4 Fur Elise
    • 5 Alarm/Siren
    • 6 Coo Coo Clock
    • 7 Bird Chirping
    • 8 Twinkle Twinkle
    • 9 William Tell
    • 10 Cannon in D
    • 11 Morning
    • 12 Toreador March

How the Sensor Works

The DMCT-4000 is a passive infrared sensor/transmitter compatible with the DCR-4000 & the RE-4K Plus Dakota Alert receiver. The sensor shoots out a narrow beam across a driveway. When a car or person passes through the monitored zone, it immediately sends a wireless signal, up to 5,000 ft. away to a compatible receiver.

Jumper pins inside the transmitter/sensor allows you change different settings on the sensor according to your needs.

  1.  Sensitivity (or range) of the sensor according to your needs.    For example, the low setting will create a detection zone up to 25 ft. across.  A high range setting will create a detection zone of 100 ft. across.
  2. Turn LED on or off.  When the sensor is transmitting  you can determine if you want a LED to show or not.
  3. Filter on or off.  If you are using the sensor outside, it is recommended to to turn the filter “on” so it will filter out triggers from very small objects like falling leaves.  Setting the filter to “off” makes it very sensitive and it recommended for indoor use.
  4. Reset changes the time between activation or triggers.  It may be set to reset 10 seconds after trigger or 120 seconds after trigger.  If you have a busy driveway or other area you are monitoring, you may want to use the 120 second trigger so it is not go off as much.

Driveway Monitor Sensor Product Features:

  • Low range-25 ft., Medium range – 50 ft., High range – 100ft.
  • Range of up to 5,000 ft.  This is line of site range meaning environmental factors may cut down on this range.
  • Powered by 1 x 9V alkaline battery (not included).
  • Outdoor rated
  • Passive infrared sensor
  • Mounting screws and mounting swivel bracket included
  • One year manufacturer’s warranty

The sensor is not a standalone product and must be used with a compatible Dakota Alert receiver.  For more information on these receivers, please click the links above for the DCR-4000 and the RE-4K PLUS.  Both of these receivers are indoor rates and may be placed up to 5,000 ft. from this transmitter.  Multiple transmitters/sensors may be paired with receivers and each transmitter may have one of 12 available tunes or melodies chosen on the receiver.

The RE-4K PLUS receiver features 12V DC outputs and C-Form relays.

The RE-4000 Plus is an upgraded receiver for the 4000 series. It adds two NO/NC relays and a 12VDC terminal. These can be used to trigger external devices like bells, sirens and security panels.

Dakota Alert Receiver Sounds

Click to hear each sound

Ding-Dong (high)

Ding Dong (low)


Fur Elise


Coo-Coo Clock

Bird Chirping

Twinkle Twinkle

William Tell

Canon in d

Morning Mood

Toreador March


Additional information


Dakota Alert



Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Warehouse feasibility
Used as mailbox delivery monitor
Needs a "Start, Stop" timer on the receiver.

Unfortunately the motion detector is unable to distinguish between employees and non-employees. You could unplug the receiver after 6 am so that it does not alert you during the daytime hours.

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