Solar alarm systems are an easy to install and inexpensive way to keep your property and family safe, while saving energy and expenses.
Any driveway alarm will alert you if a potential intruder arrives on your property. Installed by the side of the road or the base of your driveway leading to your home, you’ll know when a car or a person on foot makes contact with your drive way. When a the sensor system a driveway alarm contains is triggered by this contact, it sends a signal to a receiver installed in your house to let you know your property has been breached. Some alarms create a loud sound or set off a flashing light to warn intruders; others will only signal you that there is an unwanted visitor on your property.
Solar alarms work the same way as any standard drive way alarm, alerting you that someone is on your property. But since they take power from solar energy – the sun – they are cost effective and efficient. Solar power is stored in an internal battery so that these alarms will keep working no matter what time of day and whether or not there is a power outage in your neighborhood. There are many different models and styles of solar driveway alarms to choose from, and you’ll want to make your solar alarm choice based on the features you need in such an alarm system. Look at the cost of the device of course, its efficiency, range, and ability to be customized. The most essential features are the alarms range and its type of trigger.
In regard to range, you’ll want a solar drive way alarm that can easily cover the distance between your house and driveway. So, measure that distance, and then go a bit beyond: if you measure eight hundred some feet between your residence and the driveway’s end, get a little extra coverage to be sure, say a thousand feet. This way, if you decide to move the sensor right to the curb or even onto the street in front of your property, you’re covered in full.
Once you’ve determined the range of the solar driveway alarm you’re considering purchasing, examine the activation technique used by the system. Some devices are too easily triggered by a passing cat or raccoon or even wind and debris. Examine the system you’re considering to determine if it’s designed solely for the passing of cars or will also cover potential intrusion on foot. If you’re looking for a model solely to detect car passage, an electromagnetic system may work best for you: it’s only activated by contact with moving metal. You’ll know for sure if an alarm sounds that a vehicle is driving on your property.
Driveway alarms are a great way to ensure access to your home is limited to those individuals you’ve invited. Solar driveway alarms are even better – offering safety and security in an economical and energy saving package.