What is a Driveway Motion Detector?

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Your home is a place where you should be able to feel safe and comfortable. With the right sensors and safety precautions, you can do just that. If you have a large property or a long driveway, driveway motion detector technology will notify you when someone is at your home.

What is a driveway motion detector?

A driveway motion detector is placed on or near your driveway to help detect motion or movement. This type of sensor is excellent for areas where the driveway is not readily visible from home, where the driveway is long and sweeping, or where you have a great deal of space between your home and the main road. A driveway motion detector will alert you if there is someone in your driveway, even when you may not be able to see them for yourself.

How do driveway motion sensors work?

Driveway motion detectors work in various ways, but most use infrared cameras to do the job. These sensors send out an infrared beam. When the beam breaks, an alert is sent to the homeowner that something is going on in the driveway.

These sensors may also have motion-activated cameras that switch on or provide a feed when they detect motion. Depending on what type of camera you have, the placement of your camera and sensors will differ. If you have a very long driveway, you may want to place several sensors and cameras along the length of the drive. If you have a shorter driveway, you may be able to put the sensor on your front porch aimed at the driveway.

Your alarm company will help determine driveway motion sensors’ quantity and position if you purchase a home security system with professional installation.

To help ensure that the monitors continue to work, it’s crucial that any sensors placed outside are waterproof or positioned so they will not come in contact with water.

Do you need a driveway motion detector?

Driveway motion detectors are not practical for all homes. For instance, if your driveway is very short or very close to your home, you may not need to monitor your driveway at all.

If your driveway is longer, however, or you live in a somewhat isolated area, a driveway motion detector may be just what you need to keep your home and family safer.

For more information on sensors and security cameras, contact Brinks Home™.

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