GOOD Magnetic Driveway Alarm?

GOOD Magnetic Driveway Alarm?

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    GOOD Magnetic Driveway Alarm?

    Hello, folks,

    I have done quite a bit of searching here and elsewhere, and can't come up with a definite answer to my quest for a GOOD magnetic driveway alarm. My driveway is over 200' long and wooded, so the signal would have to carry fairly well. Motion sensors are out because of numerous deer and wind moving the trees.

    Any suggestions, or recommendations of specific brands, would be most appreciated.

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    You may have to try a commercial source to find a magnetic system. If you have a large hospital near you contact their maintenance director, as they likely use them to control traffic in their parking lots/ramps. Years back I serviced some at the hospital where I worked but can't remember the manufactures.
    Also they would not alert you unless someone was in a vehicle.

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    GOOD Magnetic Driveway Alarm?

    We used a good old fashioned air pressure bell rig at work.

    http://www.miltonsbells.com/

    Looks like they have a 300' model


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    DCPA2500 - Dakota Alert 2500' Magnetic Probe Driveway Alarm System

    This is the one we have, our driveway is about 800' long and it works good. I have the transmitter on a power pole behind our line of cedar trees. It can be direct buried, but I did put mine in PVC conduit, including the sensor itself. The receiver is in the middle of the house, not near a window or anything.

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    I've had a Dakota Alert MURS system with the magnetic probe for about ten years now. It works great.
    I just had the circuitry upgraded this past year and it takes C123 batteries now instead of AA's. We've had a couple small, winter thunderstorms and no false triggers, so I'm hoping it stays that way. It's a nice setup and their customer service is great.

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    Thanks for the tips, everyone, I appreciate the help. I'll do some research on these suggestions.

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    Another vote for Dakota. I've got mine set up with 2 receivers. One in the house and one in the shed, so I can hear it go off inside or out behind the barn.

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    How about a really good watch dog? I find they are the best alarms around.
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