It’s after dark, and someone pulls into your driveway. The blinding headlights and then darkness does not allow you to see who has pulled up. Next, imagine there are no headlights, but you hear noises outside. You turn on the front porch light, but you don’t see anything.
Other scenarios could arise as well, and there are quite a few things you can do to your home and yard in order to experience better driveway security. Unexpected visitors will be a thing of the past as you now can have the jump on anyone entering your yard.
One essential thing you can do to promote better security is to put up lights along your driveway. If you live in a rural area with an extremely long driveway, you can put up lights as you see fit closer to your home. One cost-effective way to do this is to use solar lights, as they are inexpensive and use renewable energy.
Another thing you can do to promote better security is to install a new light fixture for your front porch. Make sure that it lights up the area well, and it can have a motion sensor. Furthermore, you can put additional motion sensor lights in other areas if needed. For example, perhaps you have one attached to the top garage corner, where it can shine on the driveway when activated.
Now it’s time to get a little more in depth about driveway protection. The aforementioned security measures are more suitable for extra security when you are paying attention to the outdoors. However, when it comes to security, driveway alarms can help you eliminate the unexpected.
Driveway alarms have a base that is inside your house, alerting you when someone indeed pulls up in your driveway. Different models exist, and as an example, one model can detect up to 50 feet and transmit up to a half mile way. This means that it would be perfect for advance notice for those long driveways in rural areas.
It’s important to pay attention to the specs concerning transmission and detection in terms of distance for each. You want to match the model to what your needs are based on your home. Just to give you an example, another model can transmit to a base receiver up to two miles!
In the past, something like this might cost quite a bit of money and have to be hard-wired. Nowadays, you’re able to set up an alarm for driveway security that is wireless and user-friendly.
There are not only different specs on transmission and detection, but there are different modes of security with these alarms as well. For example, one uses a motion sensor and is more discreet, while another gives you an alert when a car runs over a rubber hose that stretches across your driveway.
You can choose to have a simple transmission system, or you can decide to get more transmitters. The system you set up is exclusive to your situation, no longer does security in your driveway have to be an issue.