This is a review of the Driveway Patrol Sensor and Receiver Kit by TELEBrands. You can purchase the Driveway Patrol Sensor and Receiver Kit by TELEBrands at Amazon for $12.73 with free shipping from Amazon prime. Since this driveway alarm was so inexpensive, I decided to give it a try. That being said, here’s what it has to offer:
* Sends alert when people, vehicles enter driveway or approach mailbox
* Wireless; motion-activated; weather-resistant; 400-foot range
* Sensor installs with screw on any surface: door, post, garage
* Portable receiver has three settings: high or low chimes
* Operates on one 9-volt and three C-cell batteries (not included)
My driveway is slightly around 80 feet long and I have a brick house, so I was curious how well it would communicate with the sensor through the brick and coming from the end of my driveway. As usual with Amazon, they have great shipping and I received the driveway alarm in a couple of days after my order. I was initially concerned about where to put the sensor. There isn’t much point in having a driveway alarm if it is a big box that says “Driveway Alarm” all over it. Someone may just try to walk around it or destroy it.
Thankfully with this device, you can mount it to a post. It has a small screw area you can attach it to your mailbox, or in my case, I put it below a birdhouse, so it appears to be part of the birdhouse. I measured out the distance to my house where the sensor is at and it was slightly around 90 feet. I sent my kids out to walk into the beam to set it off. I was amazed at how loud the bell was. They don’t give too many options as to how loud this is going to be. It’s either loud or really loud. So, that’s either good or bad.
The other thing I noticed too was that the chime kept going off as long as the kids walked around it. It would be nice to just have an alarm that made one or two sounds and then was quiet. No, this one went off continuously until my kids were away from it. It’s probably ok for a car driving by because it will be past quickly but if an animal gets out there, then it might make you mad with all of that sound.