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 (16 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.
  • The transmitter includes a 25′ rubber hose (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 more receivers, up to 16.

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 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 an additional 3/8” pneumatic driveway hose. To extend the hose, you need a 3/8” to 3/8” barb splicer to join the two hose pieces together.

Up to 16 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 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!


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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.