Driveway Alarms

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:

This depends on the type of sensor the driveway alarm uses. There are four basic types of driveway alarm sensors:

  • Passive Infrared Sensor (PIR):These are the most common type. Passive infrared sensors are triggered when a combination of heat and movement are detected in the monitored zone. This means a car, truck, person, or any animal will trigger the sensor IF it passes through the monitored zone.
  • Magnetometer Bases Sensor:These sensors are designed to pick up automobiles only and they work when heavy metallic objects are detected in the monitored zone. The sensor typically has a probe that is buried just under the driveway or parallel to the driveway. When a car or truck drives through the zone, the probe detects the change in the magnetic field and triggers.
  • Pneumatic: Do you remember the old gas stations that had a rubber hose stretched across the entrance? It would ring a bell as the car rolled over the hose. This type of sensor is called a pneumatic sensor. When a heavy cars rolls over the hose, the change in air pressure inside the hose triggers the sensor.
  • Break Beam Sensor: These sensors work in a pair and when someone, or something passes between the pair of sensor, they detect that the beam between them was broken and are thus, triggered.