What Are Driveway Alarm Systems?

January 4, 2016 by

Driveway alarm systems offer additional security for your home or business, alerting you via an alarm when people or vehicles have entered your driveway.

Driveway Alarm Systems

How They Work:
Driveway alarm systems have two components, including the sensor, which detects motion (by tracking heat) and the receiver, which sounds the alarm when there is something (or someone) in your driveway.

Why You Should Invest in a Driveway Alarm System:

  1. Increased Security
  2. These alarms offer protection against theft and property damage, giving you the ability to react before a situation becomes dangerous, like time to call 911.

  3. Peace of Mind
  4. You can sleep well at night knowing that you are safe from intruders.

  5. Practical
  6. Not only will these types of alarm systems protect your home from serious threats, but they will also notify you of unexpected guests, when kids are home from school or when packages have arrived.

What to Look For:

  1. Sufficient Transmission Distance
  2. Keep in mind the distance that you need to cover (the length of your driveway, for example) so that the alarm system will effectively be able to transmit the signal when it detects something.

  3. Sound Level Options
  4. It is very handy to have a low sounding alarm for when you are nearby or a loud alarm for times such as night or when you are in another room.

  5. Power Adapter and Battery Options
  6. Having both will ensure that you don’t have to keep on top of the battery, while also giving you the option of portability, such as taking the driveway alarm with you on a camping trip.

  7. Lifetime Warranty
  8. An indicator of a good driveway alarm system is a lifetime warranty. This shows that the company has trust that their product is of quality and won’t need frequent replacements.


  1. Budget-Friendly
  2. These alarms retail for as little as $30.

  3. Easy to Install
  4. Simply mount it to a wall or post outdoors and set the receiver anywhere inside.

  5. Ability to Integrate It with Other Home Alarm Systems
  6. Driveway alarm systems can stand alone by themselves or be integrated into already existing alarms for additional security.

  7. Multi-Purpose
  8. These alarms are not only for the driveway – they can also be placed in a backyard or front walkway.

  9. Compact
  10. These alarms are discrete and will not draw attention to themselves inside the home or out.

Quick Tips:

  1. Ensure that there are no trees or hills that may interfere with the transmission of the signal.
  2. Driveway alarm sensors work best when they are mounted 2-3 feet above ground.
  3. Many alarms advise against placing them in direct sunlight.

Canadian Security Professionals can offer more information on driveway alarm systems Toronto. Contact us to find out more about the products and services we offer!

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