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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75%of customersrecommend this product99 of 132reviews
Rating Breakdown136 reviews
75%of customersrecommend this product99 of 132reviews
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.
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.
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.
We bought 2 of these shortly after moving to our remote home 8 months ago. We wanted to know when people &/or cars came to our part of the road and driveway so we put one at the road about 500 feet from the kitchen window. The 2nd is located on our gravel driveway and the alarm is in our bedroom window. When either goes off, we look out the front of the house to assess the situation or greet guests or the UPS driver. They both fail occasionally--possibly because the car happens to be hugging the other side of the lane. They have gone off a very few times with nothing seeming to be around--possibly caused by a stray dog wearing a collar. We set them off when we walk by with a cell phone in our pocket so I'm comforted that most people will be picked up by the sensors. We have not replaced any batteries yet. We bought a 3rd for another access route and I plan to buy 2 more for the dock path and an unused lane very close to our home. I was not comfortable living here without these wireless alarms but with these in place, I know when our house is being approached.
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.
I am on my second Mighty Mule alarm, the first one was not reliable, some times it worked & some times it didn't. After a few months it quit completely, installing new batteries did not solve the problem. The unit was returned for a replacement and again it's not reliable. The alarm sounds occasionally but is usually silent. Both units were installed strictly in accordance with the instructions provided and have clear line of sight to the receive which is approximately 85' away. I would not recommend this alarm to anyone.
The Driveway alarm is very easy to install and I have it working at over 300 feet between the transmitter and receiver. The only con is that the alarm alerts when entering and leaving the driveway. This would be very ideal for U type driveways where you enter and exit from different locations so you would get one alert. The instructions contradict themselves where it states on one page that you do not have to reset the transmitter unit once the alarm is set off and another page that says you have to reset the transmitter. Overall a good 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.
Read the reviews and thought this was what we wanted. We checked to make sure it was going to work before covering it up, it did a relatively good job. Didn't always signal each time the vehicle went past while testing, but I could live with it. We took the alarm out of the trench to purchase some PVC pipe for the wire (so no varmints could chew through it while in the ground), we thought the PVC pipe going to the alarm was a good idea so we wanted the entire wire in PVC. When we put it back in the ground it wouldn't work. Took the PVC pipe off - still wouldn't work. Ended up returning it to Home Depot for a refund. I then ordered a Chamberlain Wireless Motion Alert. This one works great - even detects people walking up the drive.
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.
Easy to set up. Did have some phantom alarms at first, but found the sensitivity was turned to the Max. Put it at the half way mark and it works every time with no "phantom" alarms going off. Highly recommend this product.
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
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.
This is my second Mighty Mule driveway alarm. The first stopped working after three years and I wanted to replace it with the latest model. Upon receiving the new one, I was disappointed to find that the wire between the sensor probe and the transmitter is now much shorter (less then 10 feet) . The shorter wire prohibited me from hiding the transmitter in a nearby tree and eliminating the need to mow around it.
I have been using my new driveway alarm for about three weeks now and am finding that it only senses a vehicle about 50% of the time. I have replaced the batteries and re-positioned the probe, but nothing seems to help. The old model was much more reliable.
Pros: Easy to Install, no false alarms
Cons: does not work consistently, wire to transmitter is too short