Dakota Alert DCPA-4K-PLUS Driveway Alert System with Magnetic Sensor – Premium Security Solution for Your Home


The DCPA-4K-PLUS Dakota Alert Driveway Alert System is a high-quality security device with a magnetic probe (magnetometer) driveway sensor. Key features include its ability to detect large metallic objects providing an alert when vehicles enter or leave your driveway. It has a wireless range of up to 1 mile, ensuring extensive coverage. The system is easy to install and has a desktop or wall-hanging receiver that can be placed anywhere in your home. The unique selling point of this product is its advanced magnetic sensor technology, which reduces false alarms caused by animals or wind. The DCPA-4K-PLUS offers peace of mind by enhancing the security of your property.

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I Need a Driveway Alert System with a Hidden Driveway Car Sensor

We want to introduce you to the Dakota Alert Driveway Alarm, the DCPA-4K-PLUS. Many driveway alert systems feature a passive-infrared sensor triggered when a combination of heat and movement is detected within the monitored zone of the sensor.  While this is an excellent feature if you want notifications for people and cars, if you live in a wooded area or an area with many animals, or do not want a notification if people pass through the zone, a magnetometer-based probe sensor (magnetic probe driveway alarm) is a great choice. It works well as a farm driveway alarm, gate alarm, or driveway car sensor. The DCPA-4K-PLUS Dakota Alert Wireless Driveway Alert Alarm Kit with Enhanced Receiver is the one that stands out above all others.

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How Does this Driveway Monitoring Kit Work?

This driveway monitoring kit will detect vehicles only that pass through the monitored zone and send a wireless signal up 5,000 ft. away to the plug-in receiver.  The sensor features a magnetometer probe you bury parallel to the driveway.  This creates a detection zone of 12′-13′.  50’ft of burial cable connects to the transmitter, which allows you to hide the transmitter and mount it to a post or nearby tree.  When an automobile passes through the driveway detector zone, the sensor triggers an alert and sends a wireless signal to the receiver. Additional burial cable lengths are available for an additional cost–please call or email for additional information.

Because the probe is buried and the transmitter may be mounted to a tree or other post, this becomes a tremendous hidden driveway alarm.

How the Dakota Driveway Sensor Probe Works:

When a car passes through this zone, the transmitter will send a wireless signal up to 5,000 ft. to the receiver.  This is a line-of-sight distance.  Environmental factors such as terrain, metal, and building materials will diminish the signal, but with a range of up to a full mile, this tends to work for most customers.

  • Metallic objects trigger the Magnetometer probe.
  • The sensor will detect vehicles within 12′-13′ of the buried probe.
  • Fifty feet (50′) of burial cable connects the probe to the black transmitter box.
  • Powered by 3 x CR123A high-powered, long-lasting lithium batteries (included).
  • The sensor/transmitter is outdoor rated.
  • Operating temperature range from -30F to 120F.
  • One-year manufacturer’s warranty on products.

How the Dakota 4000 Series Receiver Works:

The receiver featured in this kit will play 1 of 16 melodies when triggered.  This receiver can work with up to 16 different transmitters/sensors at a time, and the available melodies enable you to assign a different sound to each transmitter/sensor allowing you to distinguish which transmitter triggered the receiver.

The receiver plugs into a standard wall outlet and will sit on a flat surface or may be mounted on the wall.  The receiver features 2 x C-Form relays enabling you to integrate it with other systems, such as security systems, guard gates, etc.  In addition, the receiver features 1 x 12V DC output allowing you to connect devices such as a mini-strobe/siren, strobe lights, sirens, fire alarm bells, etc.

Driveway Monitor Probe Kit Receiver Features:

  • Each receiver will work with up to 16 transmitters/sensors.
  • Add as many add-on receivers as you want.  This allows you to spread receivers throughout your location to distribute the sound better.
  • The receiver has volume control and will play one of sixteen different melodies.
  • The receiver plugs into a standard wall outlet.
  • The receiver is indoor-rated only.
  • Range from transmitter to receiver is up to 5000 ft.  The actual range will vary depending on the specific environment.
  • The receiver features 2 x C-Form relays and 1 x 12V DC output.

Uses for the DCPA-4K-PLUS

In this most straightforward form, this product is an excellent driveway alert system that will provide years of security for your home (or office) by notifying you when an automobile enters your driveway. If you want a farm driveway alarm, this is an excellent option because of the long range provided. With a range of up to 5,000 feet from the magnetic driveway sensor to the receiver, it’s a great wireless driveway alert alarm kit. Many farm owners cannot see the entrance to their property. Buy using this kit; owners will receive an immediate alert.

Another potential option is to use the kit for gate alarms driveway security. When a car or truck passes through a driveway gate, the probe triggers and transmits a chime signal to the receiver.


Click to Hear the Sounds for the Dakota Alert Receiver:
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.