Family, Home Life, Safety

4 Things to Consider When Buying a Driveway Motion Sensor

Although it’s not particularly challenging in deciding to buy a driveway motion sensor to protect your property and your loved ones, it’s more difficult to decide which one to buy, since there are so many to choose from on the market. With the varying models and feature options to choose from, this guide should offer you a helping hand in your decision process.


1. Take Your Budget into Consideration
For most, spending money on a security system, such as driveway motion sensors isn’t usually an issue. However, some people have a strict budget that they have to adhere to with their purchases, even for security sensors. Although we’re not telling you to settle for the cheapest system on the market, you should consider what you can and can’t afford.


2. Should You Go Wired or Wireless?
Before you buy a driveway motion sensor, you have to decide whether you want to go wired or wireless. To do this, review your home and see which type of system you would benefit from the most. For example, would you rather have an external wired unit or one that’s located in your home that can send signals to and from?
Usually, wired alarm systems are installed while a house is under constriction, so the wires can be buried under the surface. However, if your home is already built, which is probably is, you can benefit from a wireless system.


3. Select the Right Kind of Receiver
After you decide between wired and wireless, you will need to choose the type of monitor you want. First, decide whether you want to be alerted when vehicles approach, humans approach, or both. If you only want to monitor for other vehicles, there are metal detecting probes that can do the trick. This kind of alert system will only produce an alarm when a heavy vehicle approaches. You can also select a motion sensor driveway alert. This will alert you when motion is detected in the driveway, including that of people and animals.


4. Purchase From a Trustworthy Seller
No matter what type of product you purchase, make sure you are buying it from a reputable company. Ask friends and family members for recommendations on what to buy and where to buy it from. See if they are pleased with their product and what, if anything, they would have done differently when buying a driveway sensor. Once you settle on a company, ask about any warranties they offer so you can get the best bang for your buck.

With these four factors in mind, you can make sure that you are buying the best driveway motion sensor for your property and your needs from Absolute Automation.