Absolute Automation Knowledgebase » Driveway Alarms
To tie their Dakota Alert driveway alarm system in with an exiting DSC alarm system some customers have connected the DCR-2500 receiver (which has relay outputs) to the DSC sensor. In trouble shooting it’s been found that because the DSC sensor and the Dakota Alert system operate on 433mhz this can cause interference, causing the DSC [...]
Setting Channel: You select the channel by pressing the up/down key(s). The lock icon must be deactivated before you can change channels. Setting Sub Channel: You select the sub channel by pressing the mode button once. The CTCSS display will begin to flash. You can now select the sub channel by pressing the up/down key(s). The lock icon must be deactivated before you [...]
A. Channel selection: The MURS Alert transmitter is capable of transmitting on any of the 5 MURS channels. To select the proper channel, locate SW1 (#1 in image) and set it to the appropriate channel. B. Sub Channel (CTCSS) selection: To select the proper CTCSS, locate SW2 (#2 in image) and SW3 (#3 in image). SW2 [...]
We have several steps to follow to try and stop a Dakota Alert DCMA-2500 system from ‘false’ alarming or trouble shooting where the problem may lie. 1. Check and replace the 9V battery. False alerts are almost always a symptom of low battery power. 2. Switch the sensitivity (labelled as ‘range’ on the jumpers) to ‘low’ and [...]
Yes, the DA066 transmitter can activate as many of the DA068 and DA070 wireless chimes from Mier Products are you like.
The first thing we always recommend is changing the battery. Even if it’s a brand new battery, we’d recommend changing it for another new one OR if you have a volt meter make sure it’s measuring 9V or higher. It’s amazing the number of ‘new’ batteries sold which are already low, directly from the store. [...]
Problem: At different times the receiver beeps once per minute. The beeping continues until the receiver is disconnected from power source and reconnected. Beeping will also stop if receiver is placed in one of the silent modes and returned to normal mode. This problem occurs at various times, from soon after receiver is reset to 12 or more [...]
All of these types of driveway alarms use what is called passive infrared sensor technology. They work by detecting moving heat. One common cause for these units to be ‘missing’ vehicles in the winter is that the vehicle simply has not warmed up yet. It’s normal for a vehicle which was just started up and is leaving the property [...]
Many customers are looking for the reliability of a hardwired driveway alarm system, but also the convenience of wireless chimes throughout your home. One way of doing that is to combine the DA500 Driveway Alarm with the UT-2500 wireless transmitter. Customers can then place as many of the Dakota Alert DCR-2500 driveway chimes throughout their [...]
The cable is a 22 Ga., twisted pair w/shield and a drain wire. Note, the outer jacket is direct burial and rated @ 600 volts. This cable buried in a PVC pipe provides excellent short protection from grounded circuits and lightning.