The Mighty Mule Wireless Driveway Alarm alerts you when a guest enters your driveway. The alarm uses reliable electromagnetic vehicle detection to sense when a vehicle is passing through your driveway. With electromagnetic technology, the Wireless Driveway Alarm avoids false alarms from an animal or person. With an extensive reception range of 400 ft. it adds security and convenience to your property.
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76%of customersrecommend this product116 of 152reviews
Rating Breakdown156 reviews
76%of customersrecommend this product116 of 152reviews
I purchased this product over 6 months ago and it has worked perfectly. No false alarms which was a problem with my previous driveway alarm which was sensitive to animals and temperature changes. I have a long driveway, so there is relatively little traffic that could create a false alarm. I have the sensor installed about 75 years from the base station. Given the price of this unit, I expected it to be too good to be true. But I was wrong. I'd highly recommend this product for anyone looking for a driveway sensor.
The product works, but not quite as well as it might. The detector does not detect a vehicle 12 feet out as stated. Ours detects it at about 2 feet with the sensitivity set at max. I checked that using the LED test. We have a woodland habitat and even at less than 100 feet would not communicate between the transmitter and receiver. I placed the transmitter about 8 feet up in a tree, instead of on its one foot tall post, and that fixed the problem. This product is cheaper than one of the pressure sensors (which in retrospect I would have purchased instead) and it does not have the problem of moving branches that a passive IR system has. So as I say this is a compromise that works.
Takes some work to install, after that it has worked flawlessly for 5yrs. Only replace batteries once a year in the spring. Have the distance maxed out at about 425ft. Wish it had an add on capability. Would love to be able to turn the front porch light on each time it goes off. Plan on getting an addional receiver for the work shop.
Pros: High Quality of Material
Cons: no add on capability
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Response from By GTOSupport, March 25, 2015By GTOSupport, March 25, 2015
Hello Leftalone1, Thank you for taking time to post your review of the Wireless Driveway Alarm. Thank you!
Driveway alarms have gotten better and cheaper over the last 10 years. There are basically 2 kinds; the magnetic sensor (like this one for vehicles) and the motion sensor, for people, animals, vehicles and anything that moves. Motion sensors tend to give more false alarms do to branches or brush moving in the wind.
This one has been working very good for me. I found a spot about 150 feet away with a pretty clear view of the receiver to mount the transmitter. I slid the sensor in a 3" PVC culvert that ran under the driveway, it even picks up my bicycle when I ride over that spot. Keep in mind the line of sight from the spot where you mount the transmitter to the receiver in your home and try to avoid obstacles that will block the signal. The 400 foot (listed) range would only be for optimal placement without any signal interference, 250 feet is more realistic.
Works great with no false alarms. Installing was not easy, as I had to bury the sensor and wires, but it works as it needed to. The only suggestions I would make would be to increase the length of the cable from the sensor to the transmitter and I would like to see more volume adjustments in the receiver. Other than that I think it's a great product.
This product was super easy to install and works great.
I'm on 5 acres with a wide open panoramic view from a full glass living room and entry. Unfortunately, my long side driveway is not visible from most of the house. Before I installed this unit I didn't know anyone was even on my property until they were right at my door looking in. Kind of creeped me out--especially at night. Well, no more of that. I've got my privacy back!
The tone from this unit can be heard throughout the house and gives ample time to decide whether or not I'm "at home" :o) Why did I wait so long to buy this simple, reliable, inexpensive product? Beats the heck out of me.
This product works very well at alerting us of vehicles coming into the driveway. The wireless signal is strong and could interfere with wireless doorbell as it does ours. However, We really like this product and wished we have done this sooner!
Just flat out doesn't work. Tried 2 of them. Constant false alarms and missed events. Both units had a mind of their own. I took both back to the store on separate occasions and the clerk said something to the extent of "we see a LOT of these items coming back" and was very familiar wit the problems. Ordered a competing product online (for about 3x the price, FYI) and it works flawlessly.
My house is 500' from the road so we lke to have an alarm to let us know when someone comes on our property. Like this better than infrared alarms I've used that can be set off by deer, rabbits and other animals. Only goes off when cars, trucks and other large metal objects cross its path. But I found they were a little off on some of their distance claims. I had to bury the sensor wand within a foot of the edge of the driveway. The 12' circle they claimed didn't work for me. they also say it works up to 400' feet away. I first had the sending unit 300' from receiver and it didn't work, had to move it to 200'. Would like to have a softer alarm sound but guess you can't have everything.
Excellent product and easy for a single "mature" woman to install herself. Just be careful and leave sufficient cord in the transistor tube so it does not pull out when everything gets buried. Works nicely part way along my 600 ft driveway.
It worked, but I returned it because the volume is too soft even at the loudest setting. It was difficult to hear the alarm over ambient noise in the home such as over a TV , stereo, washing machine, etc.. Even during the dead of night it would be doubtful the alarm would wake someone from sleep.