Re: Driveway alarms

Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:59 am

Eugene wrote:NorthernTool.com has several drive way alert systems listed. Not that expensive and transmitter range would appear to be suitable for your use.


I thought this one looked pretty good, as long as it works as advertised. It won't detect animals, which is a plus for many locations. Unfortunately, it won't detect a person on foot either.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200420113_200420113

Re: Driveway alarms

Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:00 pm

The one I have under the door states: Protech - Manufactured by Dakota MURS Alert. I bought it from the GSA Auction web site about five years ago. It looks very commercial built.

Don McCombs stated: It's merely a matter of respect, and respect doesn't exist anymore. Amen to that!!!!

Re: Driveway alarms

Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:24 pm

Roy, go to www.firstalert.com.

Re: Driveway alarms

Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:15 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Signs don't mean anything to people these days. It is unlikely that they see them, let alone read them. And on the off chance that they do, the assumption is made that they are among the privileged class and those silly rules don't apply to them. It's merely a matter of respect, and respect doesn't exist anymore.


Don, that is simply bang on. It is a total lack of respect. I taught my children to respect other people's property and space. Do not go on other people's land without permission, it is simply good manners.

danovercash wrote:did you hear the one about the farmer finding young female skinny dippers in his pond? He said " don't mind me, I just came to feed the alligators! Old age and cunning win over youthful exuberance every time!


Dan, them kind of skinny dippers wouldn't bother me so much :wink: :D but Em might have a huge issue with that :roll: :bellylaugh:

I think a driveway alarm is a good idea. Gonna look into that. Gotta find one that will still operate in snow though .. like LOTS of snow :lol:

Re: Driveway alarms

Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:56 pm

Sort of on the same subject A car remote can be used as a safety too. I recommend that any one going to a car in a parking lot keep the zapper in their hand with a finger on the alarm button. I further recommend that the zapper be kept on your night table so that if intruders are heard in the house you can set the car alarm to doing it's thing. A further help is a can of wasp and hornet spray as sot of that across the room as an intruder enters the room blinds him and you have time for the Smith and Western. In the country Momma could keep one in the kitchen too. They spray 20 or 30 feet

Re: Driveway alarms

Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:07 pm

Rudi, mount high on post! Good ideas Beaconlight.

Re: Driveway alarms

Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:44 am

Beaconlight has it. If mounted too low, small animals or limbs blowing in the wind can set them off. If mounted too high, then people can duck under it. The mounting is very important to not driving you crazy. Mount on a post 3-4 feet up and make sure the beam is parallel to the ground across the driveway. Clear any branches from the area. Also, don't mount it right out by the road. Since cars seem to use driveways as turnarounds, put the sensor more than a couple of car lengths from the road.

My father-in-law put one in his maibox. Goes off when the mail arrives (or when kids are messin with the mailboxes).

Re: Driveway alarms

Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:12 pm

Here is a link to the Mighty Mule Driveway Alarm we have used for several years. It senses cars and not animals or people. We have been very pleased with it and can highly recommend it. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003765W0W/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Re: Driveway alarms

Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:35 pm

Got that one bookmarked Vince .. :thanx:

Re: Driveway alarms

Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:37 am

we put in a gate with remote operner [ but that just keeps out honest folks]