DCRH-4000 Dakota Alert Rubber Hose Driveway Alarm-1 Mile Range


This is a rubber hose-based driveway alarm kit by Dakota Alert.  When an automobile drives over the rubber hose, it will send a wireless signal up to a mile away to the included chime receiver.  The kit is expandable, enabling you to add receivers and transmitters.

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Remember the days when you pulled into a gas station or through the dry-cleaners drive-thru over the rubber hose to hear the ding sound?  The DCRH-4000 by Dakota Alert is a Rubber Hose Driveway Alarm-1 Mile Range product activated when a car drives over the rubber hose included in the kit.  Although the technology of rolling over a rubber hose has been around for a long time, it continues to be a very reliable form of driveway alarm.  A heavy object rolling over the rubber hose triggering the sensor eliminates false alarms by things like animals, falling leaves, etc.

Couple that reliability with the power of a 5000 ft. wireless range, and you have a beautiful marriage.    The Dakota Alert DCRH-4000 is a pneumatic (rubber hose) sensor-based driveway alert system that will transmit a wireless signal up to 5000 ft. (line of sight).  The kit comes with 25 feet (3/8” diameter) of rubber hose connected to a transmitter box.  The transmitter is powered by a 1 x 9V (not included) battery. When triggered (car rolling over hose) the transmitter sends a wireless radio signal up to 1 mile away to the included chime receiver.

How the DCRH-4000 Rubber Hose Driveway Alarm Kit Works

When triggered, the receiver will play the selected melody (12 to choose from).  You can purchase additional receivers (DCR-4000) to distribute the sound throughout the area where you want to hear the sound.  The receiver features a volume selector button and may locate up to 1 mile from the rubber-hose transmitter.

Drive Over Hose DCRH-4000 Kit by Dakota Alert Features:

  • Kit includes 1 x DCHT-4000 rubber hose transmitter (9V battery included), 1 x DCR-4000 receiver, and a user guide.
  • 25′ of rubber hose included in the transmitter (installed over the hard surface).
  • The sensor/transmitter is outdoor rated and operates at -30F to 120F.
  • The wireless range (from transmitter to receiver) is up to 5,000 ft.
  • The transmitter’s power source is a 9V alkaline battery (included).
  • The receiver plugs into a standard wall outlet.
  • Operates at 433.92 MHz.
  • Manufactured by Dakota Alert
  • 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.
  • The receiver plugs into a standard wall outlet.
  • The receiver will play one of 12 melodies.
  • Expandable by adding more receivers and/or more receivers.

The DCRH-400o is a rubber hose-activated driveway alarm kit triggered when a car or truck rolls over the included rubber hose.  This pressure change in the hose activates the sensor, then transmits a radio signal up to 5,000 feet to the included receiver.

The kit includes 25 feet of rubber hose that you would stretch across a driveway or other paved surface. Connected to the rubber hose is a transmitter powered by a 9V alkaline battery (included). The rubber hose and transmitter are outdoor and weatherproof rated. When an automobile rolls over, the air pressure in the hose triggers the transmitter. It instantly transmits the radio signal to the receiver, playing a selected melody or chime sound.

Want More Hose?

At, we sell the pneumatic rubber hose, the same size hose, used in the DCHT-4000 transmitter sensor. As stated above, the kit comes with 25′ feet of hose, but you can extend the hose length by purchasing additional 3/8” pneumatic driveway hose. In order to extend the hose, you will need a 3/8” to 3/8” hose barb splicer to join the two hose pieces together.

Up to 12 different sensors/transmitters are compatible with each receiver, such as the DCMT-4000 PIR driveway sensor, the DCPA-4000 probe sensor that detects cars only, and the UT-4000 universal transmitter. When assigned to the DCR-4000, each transmitter will play a selected melody enabling you to distinguish between a triggered sensor.

In addition to adding transmitters/sensors, you can add an unlimited number of receivers to this kit, such as the included DCR-4000, the PR-4000 portable receiver, and the RE-4k-PLUS receiver with 12V outputs and a C-form relay. Note: the kit includes the DCR-4000 receiver. A similar kit on this website, the DCRH-4K PLUS, has the same transmitter but features the RE-4K-PLUS.

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 4.5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 8 in
Wireless Range

5000 ft.

Wireless Features

Expandable, Volume Control




1 Year


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Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
J.C. (Braselton, US)
Love it

The only way it could be better, was if it would notify your cell phone. We love it.

Thank you for the positive review. A push notification to a mobile phone is in the works!

H.M. (Philadelphia, US)
DCRH 4000 Dakota Alert

The drive way alarm works super. I had a motion sensor type but I would get false alarms in the middle of the night when deer tripped the sensor. The hose across the drive does a great job . Going to get another one for my sons drive way.

B.L. (Chesnee, US)

Works like a charm

C.C. (Southfield, US)
So far so good

We bought a new home, set back from the road. We wanted a way to know when cars pulled in. The line across tge driveway makes a nice doorbell sound, at just the right volume. So far, after only a few days of use, we love it!

K.G. (Calhoun, US)
good job

works fine

D. (Logan, US)
Great product

This works like a charm.

R.F. (Tallahassee, US)

Love this. Glad we bought it and have passed info on to friends. Thank you for an easy set up.

M.F. (Pollock, US)
Driveway alarm

I have had great luck with the rubber hose driveway alarm. I have a long driveway with lots of trees between the hose and the sensor in the house and I’ve never had problems. It also got here way sooner then planned. Thank you!

D.S. (Wilson, US)
Great alarm!

I was immediately impressed with the ease of set-up and efficiency. Gives my home an extra level of comfort and safety. Excellent sound and I love the different numbers of sound to choose from!

1800 doorbell

Excellent product, works great and easy to install.