DCMA-4000 Dakota Alert Premier Driveway Monitor


The extended range, up to 1 mile, makes this driveway monitoring system kit a perfect solution for larger 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 on additional receivers to hear in multiple locations, or monitor more than 1 area by adding on another driveway monitor sensor.  A driveway monitor alert with trigger the receiver when motion is detected.

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For larger 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.  Similar to 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 that creates 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 as well as 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:

dcma 4000 dakota alert driveway monitor
dcma 4000 dakota alert driveway monitor
  • 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 that’s powered by a 9-volt battery.  To monitor your driveway – or any area –  simply 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. 

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.

  • 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.
  • The wireless sensor is powered by a 9-volt battery.   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 and it 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.

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 34 reviews
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.

E. (Jefferson City, US)
Great range; high-quality product

Finally, a driveway alarm that actually works! Has been very reliable. I like the flexibility to expand the system. Great customer service!

R.G. (Flint, US)
Managing Partner/Funeral Director

Good company to work with and very quick on shipping product!

A.S. (High Springs, US)
Best sensor, best range

My driveway is 3000 ft long through a forest. I put the sensor about two thousand feet from the house. I have two receivers one at the house and one at the shop. It triggers reliably every time. I have used their wired products for many years and have never had a problem. The range is incredible if I had line of sight I'm sure it would go a mile but to go a couple thousand feet through heavily wooded is amazing.

B.R. (Hickory, US)
Great, quick service

Went online to order a driveway alert unit for a friend. I already owned a Dakota system. System arrived quickly and works fine. Very pleased with system and service

K.W. (Georgetown, US)
Dakota 4000 Alarm for Driveway

Very easy to install and has better Alarm than the old one. Very pleased and would highly recommend it.

N.S. (Queens, US)

I have a very large brownstone and didn’t want to rewire my house so I went with the wireless doorbell. Thank you

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