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      The Three Types of Driveway Security Sensors

      Finding an appropriate driveway alarm can be very confusing at times. There are assorted factors that one has to consider and there are several options that are needed to be reviewed. When selecting wireless driveway alarms and gadgets, the following security tips must not be overlooked. There are actually three types of driveway alarm systems and each of them has their advantage and disadvantages. They use different sensor technologies that enable the user to be informed of an intrusion or the presence of a vehicle within the bound of the clientele's property. There are infrared sensors, magnetic probes and rubber hoses that can be used for property and home protection.


      The infrared sensor works as an electronic eye that is triggered when something moves past it that is warmer than the atmospheric air. This permits the sensor to detect animals and people. While this may be good in some situations, the majority of the time you will also have plenty of false alarms which could cause you to be annoyed to the alarm thus reducing its value to you. Infrared sensors are limited to wireless signals sent from the transmitter to the receiver. This does mean an easier installation but it requires you to monitor their batteries every now and then and you could encounter issues with obstacles to the line of sight of a wireless signal that reduces the transmission range.


      The magnetic probe is a sensor that you plant on the ground that is triggered by a significant change in the electromagnetic field. The only things that can cause enough of a change would be a moving vehicle or a lightning strike. This greatly reduces the number of false alarms. Because the probe is buried you have the option to wire it directly to your home. Having the sensor and wire buried means that it is discreet and does not destroy the aesthetic appeal of your property. By having the majority of the system underground, the lifespan of the system is much longer than the other two types of driveway alarms, if you encase it in conduit. With the magnetic probe, you have the option of having a wireless transmitter send a signal to a receiver in your house. This is an easier installation but it does require more maintenance of batteries.


      The rubber hose sensor is simply a long rubber hose that you lay across your driveway that detects a heavy object moving over it. It will often not detect people or animals as it requires the hose to be compressed with considerable force to trigger a signal. The problem with this sensor is that the rubber hose is always exposed and it will eventually deteriorate with rough use and exposure to harsh weather conditions. If you live in an area that have snowfall, snowplows and freezing temperatures, it will damage the rubber hose in due time and you will have to replace it fairly more often as a part of general maintenance on your driveway alarm system.


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