LRA Products

LRA-DRV1000 Safeguard Supply Wireless Strobe Driveway Alarm Kit w/ 1000 ft. RangeThe LRA-DR1000 is a long range wireless driveway monitoring kit that consists of two pieces, the LRA-DSTX (sensor/transmitter) and the LRA-DCRX (receiver).

The transmitter has a passive infrared (PIR) sensor that will detect a combination of motion and heat and when triggered, will send a wireless signal up to 1,000 ft. to the receiver.

For programming, we have a video that walks you through pairing the driveway alarm transmitter to the receiver.

You can also watch the video here:


The LRA-C1000 is a long range entry alert product designed for businesses, shops, warehouses, and larger homes.

The kit has two components, a transmitter/sensor (LRA-DCTX) and a receiver (LRA-PBTX).  When the sensor is triggered, it transmits a radio signal up to 1,000 ft. to the LRA-PBTX receiver.

PLEASE NOTE:  whenever a manufacturer provides you with a range, in this case, 1,000 ft., it is derived by an algorithm.  Sometimes you get a little more range, but in most cases you get less range because of interference from environmental factors.

What this means to you is that if you need exactly 1,000 ft., or very close to it, you might have to look at another product like the LH-2500 (entry alert kit with a range of 2,500 ft.)  There is also a range extender that works with our long range doorbell/alert products, the LRA-RPX.

This product, the LRA-C1000 has an additional challenge in that it is mounted on the door and the door frame.  In commercial environments that usually means a metal door and or a metal door frame.  This will cut down on the projected range of this product.

If you know you have the product programmed correctly, but it isn't working, try moving the receiver closer to the transmitter.  If it starts working, it is a range issue.  If it is a range issue, there are three things we can do:

  1. Try placing double-sided tape, a cardboard shim, or something that will provide some separation between the transmitter and the metal or concrete on the door frame.
  2. Get the LRA-RPX to extend the range up to an additional 1,000 ft.
  3. Upgrade to the LH-2500 long range doorbell entry alert kit.

If you are having problems programming the LRA-C1000, watch this quick video.


Need help on how to Program a Transmitter to a LRA-DCRX Receiver? The article below and the accompanying video walks you through this process. Please note, the style or look of the LRA-D1000 has changed from the ones in this video and help article, but the functionality and process is exactly the same.

If you are interested in learning more about this LRA-D1000 Wireless Door Chime Kit with Flashing Strobe, Please click here: LRA-D1000 Chime Kit.

Program a Transmitter to a LRA-DCRX Receiver
  • The LRA-DCRX, LRA-DCRXA, and LRA-VPRX each have four zones.
  • Each of these zones can only have one (1) transmitter at at time stored in that zone's memory.
  • It does not matter what Zone you program or pair your transmitter(s) to..they are all the same. The purpose of the zones is to allow you to assign a distinct melody to each zone so that you may determine what sensor triggered the receiver.
  • When trying to pair a transmitter, such as the LRA-DSTX, LRA-DCTX, & the LRA-PBTX, if there is already a transmitter paired to a zone, then you must delete that memory for the zone in order to program the new transmitter to the zone.
  • Even though you may not have intentionally paired a transmitter to a zone, if you are having trouble programming, it's good practice to delete the zone and start over. For more information on deleting a zone from memory, click here.
  • The instructions below illustrated how to pair a push button (LRA-PBTX) to a receiver (LRA-DCRXA). The process for pairing other receivers is similar. For information on pairing the LRA plug in strobe receiver, the LRA-DCRXS, please click here.
  • Once you are in programming mode (step 3 below), the unit will automatically exit programming mode after 10 seconds.
  1. Ensure the receiver has fresh batteries or you are using a plug-in wall transformer to power the unit.
  2. Open the cover of the receiver
LRA D1000 Drawing that shows the volume control knob, melody selector button, and mode selector button.
  1. Press & hold the "Zone selector button" for approximately three (3) seconds until the strobe light flashes, and zone "ID" one (1) starts to blink. Then, stop pressing the Zone selector button.
  2. IMPORTANT: If you want to program or pair a transmitter to Zone ID 1, move to the next step. If you already have a transmitter / sensor programmed to Zone ID 1 and want to pair an additional sensor/ transmitter, push the Zone selector button to scroll to the zone ID you would like to program. Once the Zone ID you want to program the sensor to is blinking, move to the next step.
  3. Press the "Melody selector" button to scroll through the melodies available on this receiver. When you hear the melody you would like to program to that zone, stop pressing the Melody selector button.
  4. Press the button on the push button transmitter
LRA PBTX- Simple ilustration showing finger pushing the button on the push button
  1. If you have additional transmitter / receivers to program, go back to step 4. Otherwise, go to the next step.
  2. Now your transmitter(s) are programmed to the receiver. To exit programming mode, press the Zone selector button to scroll through the Zones. Once you pass Zone ID 4, the unit will automatically exit programming mode.

Video on How to Program a Transmitter to a LRA-DCRX Receiver


Here's a short video that outlines how to pair the LRA-D1000 kit (one push button and one receiver).

LRA Series Compatibility Notice

The LRA series of products were upgraded in 2021.  In order to accept the necessary software changes, the control board needed to be changed as well.  

Although we do our best ensure upgraded versions of the products are compatible with older versions, sometimes it is unavoidable.  This is the case with the newest upgrade to the LRA series of products.

This is only relevant if you are purchasing a new LRA products as a replacement or add-on to a system you purchased from 1800doorbell.com PRIOR to 3/01/2021.  First time purchases on or before 3/010/2021 should no be affected.

Purchasing An Add-On or Replacement Product for Your Existing LRA Series.

If you already have LRA products purchased prior to 3/01/2021, we need to check compatibility to ensure we ship you a compatible product. On the back of your existing products, locate the white tag.  Notice the "Model No."  See the images below as and example.

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  • If the model number DOES NOT end in "-L" (similar to the first image on the left) then please contact us by email or phone to ensure we ship you the compatible product.
  • If the model number on back of your product DOES end in "-L"(Similar to the image on the right) then proceed with your order without contacting us. 
Yes, we have many wireless doorbell and wireless notification systems that work well for the hard of hearing. These products will also work well for loud environments, such as workshops, where it may be hard to hear a normal door chime. In most cases these products will feature an alternative way to notify the user, such as a visual notification. For example, the WC180 is a flashing door chime for the hard of hearing. It's a wireless chime with a strobe light that features a flashing strobe light that is bright and easy to see.

How to Change the Melody

The LRA-D1000S kit with th e LRA-PBTX and the LRA-DCRXS are will need to be programmed.

Once you've programmed a transmitter 

 The change this melody, please follow the video instructions below.

A) If you have a wired doorbell system, the Extend-A-Chime is just what you need. It is available as a kit, the LRA-EX1000. The kit works like this:  a small, battery powered transmitter is wired into your existing wired door chime.  When a visitor presses the wired push button on your door, you doorbell rings as usual...in addition to that, the small transmitter generates a signal and trigger the receiver that comes in the kit to play a chime sound. The Extend-A-Chime will allow you to easily increase the range of your current doorbell or door chime system so you will be able to hear it when you are out on your back deck. If you have a wireless doorbell system, you will need to purchase a compatible receiver for your system. Manufacturer's vary on how you determine compatibility. If it is a brand we sell, give us a call and we would be happy to help.

There is a product that we carry that would be the perfect solution to your problem and that is the LRA-EX1000 Doorbell Extender by Safeguard Supply. To see this product, view that answer to the question below.

In most cases, if your LRA-DR1000 is not working correctly, it is because of one of three issues:

 

1) Photo sensor dip switch is set to night time mode only
2) Sensor/transmitter not paired with receiver correctly
3) Weak or dead batteries in sensor/transmitter

1) Photo Sensor Inside Driveway Sensor (outdoor unit) May Be Set to Nighttime Only Mode:

The LRA-DSTX transmitter/sensor has two operating modes, all-day mode and nighttime only mode. Often times, if the transmitter doesn't seem to be working, it is because the dip switch is set to nighttime mode only.

To check this setting, please take the top cover off the sensor/transmitter an orientate as in the picture.

Once you have the sensor oriented just like the photo, located the photocell dip switch which will be located directly under the "test" button.

For all-day operation, please ensure the switch is pushed all the way down. If you want nighttime only operation, make sure the switch is in the up position.

2) Transmitter is not Paired Correctly with the Receiver:

Watch this short video on Youtube we put together to help with programming the transmitter/sensor with the receiver

a) Push the program button on the receiver until you hear a short tone sound
b) Once you enter program mode, Zone 1 on the receiver will flash. If you want to pair your transmitter to Zone 1, move to step d). If you want to pair to a different zone, go to the next step.
c) Pushing the program button will move to the next zone. For example, when you enter program mode the receiver is in Zone 1. If you want to pair your receiver to Zone 2, pushing the program button again will move it to Zone 2.
d) Once you are in the Zone you want to program, push the melody selector button until you are the sounds you want the receiver to play when the transmitter/sensor is triggered.
e) Push the "test" button on the sensor (see picture above). You will hear two (2) short ton sounds, letting you know the sensor/transmitter is paired with the receiver.
f) If you want to program another transmitter/sensor to the receiver, go back to step c) above. If you are done programming, press the program button to scroll through all the zones. After you scroll past Zone 4, you are done.

3) Make Sure You Have Fresh Batteries:

Make sure you are using new, Alkaline batteries in both the transmitter and receiver.