The Mighty Mule Wireless Driveway Alarm alerts you when anyone enters your driveway so you never have to worry about being surprised by visitors. The handy alarm uses reliable vehicle detection to sense when a car or truck passes and does not alert you when an animal or human passes. The sensor features in-ground electromagnetic sensors that will activate an indoor chime when a vehicle enters. Wireless communication between the outdoor sensor and the internal base station is effective up to 400 ft.
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75%of customersrecommend this product75 of 100reviews
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75%of customersrecommend this product75 of 100reviews
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.
I followed all instructions and was within the range specified by the manufacturer, but could not get the signal to transmit. Tried again from very close range, and still would not work. My first Mighty Mule worked for about one year, then failed. This one didn't even get started. I'm giving up on the product.
I was excited to purchase this alarm because our previous driveway alarm was very sensitive to people and animals crossing the path. The Mighty Mouse uses electromatic sensors that are only supposed to alarm when a car passes. We tried it out with 4 different cars, and the alarm failed to go off each time. We tried changing the sensitivity and moving it, but we never got it to work when cars drove past it. So, we will be returning it and going with the kind we used to have, which is basically a motion sensor for anything crossing the alarm's path. Not really what I wanted, but at least those are reliable.
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.
Had it located 25' from the street. Kept getting false alarms. I turned the sensitivity down to stop the false alarms, then it would not pick up anything. I moved it 100' feet from the road, turned up the sensitivity 100% and it works great. I would have liked to have it closer to the road but the next tree was 100' away. The other draw back is the cable is too short, I had to mount the transmitter closer to the driveway that I wanted. A 30' cord would have worked much better for me. I would buy it again.
I was pleased by the quality of the product for the price, it went together without problems. The issue I have is I have yet to get it to work. As you may imagine, it is difficult to place the sensor, turn on the receiver, run to the car, drive by and run back to the receiver to see if it worked. I am resorting to taking a video recording of the receiver. Very tough by yourself. I have put two hours into it without success - yet.
Pros: High Quality of Material, great price
Cons: Difficult to Install, difficult to get working by yourself
Works extremely well at the end of my long graveled drive. The sound of the indoor 'alarm' is great and can be heard throughout the house. Setup and installation was a breeze. I only regret I didn't purchase it sooner.
Pros: Easy to Install
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Review 10 for Wireless Driveway Alarm
Home Depot should stop selling this.
PostedJuly 9, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
As far as driveway alarms go, this unit is terrible. Home Depot is a great company and most of their products are excellent, but they should really stop selling this product and start carrying better driveway alarms like the Mier DA-500 or Dakota Alert's.
We have a long driveway that we can't see from inside our house. We installed the mighty mule driveway alarm so we would know when we had guests. Now, when ride-sharing with others, they don't have to get out of their car and walk to our front door because the alarm notifies us that they have arrived and we meet them at their car. No false alarms. It senses vehicles only. Easy to install and hardly noticeable agaist our fence.
Installed and had it working in 15min. 15' from mailbox and adjusted the sensativity for 13'. I know when the mail is delvered and when cars come into the driveway. Does not false alarm like Photoeye or Motion detector. I studied driveway detectors for 2 weeks and chose the Mighty Mule. The receiver sound is adaquite, wish it was a little louder or had relay output to interface to door bell or security system. Performs as I expected 5 stars. Good Value and a Good Price. I recommend this product
Home Depot did a great job getting the product to me and giving me a full refund when I returned it. The product did not work. I tested it as directed. I drove past it with two different cars. It only worked sporadically with one and not at all with the other. When it did detect an automobile going past it, the sound coming from the reciever set at full volume was barely audible in the room it was in and impossible to hear in most of the rest of the house. The alarm only sounded for for the length of four short tones. I have since purchased another brand product from another source and am totally satisfied.
We love this product. We live in the woods with a long driveway, and it is nice to have an alert when guests arrive or family arrive home. It works very well. We have had a false alarm very rarely, but truly that has not been an issue. Bought one for my parents too, and they love it. My brother-in-law bought one too when he saw how it worked at their house!
I have a 500'+ driveway and wanted to have something that would alert us when visitors came unannounced. Other solutions that I investigated cost much more than this alarm, so I figured I would give it a try. Installation was a snap, and once I got the transmitter installed it has worked well. Two things: First, I couldn't reach the max distance (400', I believe, was what the manufacturer touted) with my unit even though I have a clear line of sight to my house from the transmitter's location, but I probably have it 300' away. Second, the transmitter is mounted on gray PVC and is just a little less sturdy than I had hoped, though it seems to be satisfactory. All-in-all, I can recommend this product to do what it says.
The detector itself works great and have it 400 feet from reciever. I had a false alarm in the middle of night last week. The beeping of the alarm is not mighty-- it sounds more like a mouse squeak rather than an alarm. They should invest more in a louder speaker to make an alarm noise not a mouse squeak
I have a 250 foot driveway and have this system installed for 1.5 years now. It has never failed me and havent had to change the batteries yet. Simple set up. Great for the pizza delivery too. No one ever get to the door bell here im out fast once alarm goes off and the dogs are at the gate once they here it. Has volume control but if you want on high I can hear it from the other side of my 2500 square foot ranch. At the time home depot sold them for 49.99 but even at 65 well worth it has stood up and worked in any weather.
Pros: High Quality of Material, Easy to Install, Light Weight, Seals Well