Dakota Alert DCMA-2500 Driveway Motion Alert 2500' Kit (Green White)
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- Wireless motion detector
- Up to a 1/2 mile radio range
- Will detect a vehicle or person out to about 50 ft.
- Quick and simple installation
- Receiver will play up to four signals from four sensors
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|Item Dimensions||6.75 x 8.25 x 8 inches|
|Item Weight||1.7 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||1.75 pounds|
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The DCMA-2500 is a feature filled wireless motion detector/receiver kit with a 1/2 mile radio range. The motion detecting sensor operates on one 9-volt battery (not included0 and will detect a person or vehicle passing by out to about 50 ft. The sensor will then send a signal back to the receiver up to 1/2 mile away (actual range will vary depending on the local terrain).
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The unit has failed again (yes, I tried a new battery.) It appears the transmitter is okay since I can see the little red LED illuminate when I wave my hand in front of the sensor, but there is nothing from the receiver. Now I have to decide about throwing this in the trash, sending it off for repair again, or shopping for another brand. Sigh.
Our gate is exactly (okay.. +-10') 600' from our house (I measured it!) and our previous driveway alarm (Optex) would announce maybe 80-95% of the time, then it went on strike and only worked maybe 20% of the time.
Bought this product due to the stated operating range of 2500'. I generally discount manufacturer's stated claims by 50%, but even still, this should easily be within a reliable operating range of our place, and sure enough, this puppy works every time (almost every time - more on that later.) The sensitivity or range isn't impacted if it is on an inside wall or what its orientation is - I was really, really impressed with the range.
I was also really, really impressed with the situation that we have had -zero- false alarms. Our old Optex would go nuts when the wind was blowing (not a tree within 50' of the gate), or would alarm when our antelope got too close to the gate.
A very useful feature of this product is the ball mount of the IR sensor/transmitter which permits you to angle it to the best direction. In our case it is pointed away from the road and down, undoubtedly this is a major factor in the dearth of false alarms.
Mounting mechanics of the transmitter - the ball mount is not very robust and amazingly you cannot tighten the friction lock on the ball with the transmitter in position. (Wow - how inane can you get? The mechanical engineer (or Chinese factory) must have had a very bad day when this was designed.)
The receiver - the announcement musical serenade would sound very distorted if you turned the volume up very much, I suspect due to a very inadequate speaker and/or amplifier circuit. The Optex gets five stars for sound quality, this one gets two stars (out of five.)
Now for the bad:
The stated operating temperature range for the DCMT-2500 transmitter (the transmitter in the DCMA-2500 kit) is -30F to 120F. I can tell you for a fact ours did not work much below freezing. We have had this installed for maybe three weeks and have had ample opportunity to test it in weather from the 10-15 degree range to the low 70s. Above freezing (and maybe above 25 degrees? - we haven't established a low temp cut-off) the unit is extremely reliable and I'm extremely pleased. Below freezing - you have a useless appliance sucking up your energy ;-)
Oh, and the folks at Dakota Alert were nice enough to completely ignore the contact form I filled out asking about specifications for the product - you will NOT find them on their web site - guess it's a secret.
Re false alarms: once in a while it *will* trigger on our ranch animals (we raise blackbuck antelope) that get in a little corner of the gate area. And of course it usually happens around two or three am when you are in REM sleep :-(
The system started working intermittently, and then completely stopped working. I called Dakota Alert (they were extremely friendly and helpful) and said to send it in and they will check it out. There goes ten bucks for shipping.
Dakota Alert replaced the transmitter, apparently the receiver was okay and it is working fine again.
% of traffic, Better than none so I've decided to keep it.
On the downside...woodpecker damaged plastic outside. The company won't send a replacement. Had to use plastic to cover it. Also there is water in receiver. I ended up sealing it in a gallon plastic ziplock. So now it looks very ghetto!