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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
That system will actually do that for you, the ‘UT-2500′ part of the system (doorbell) also functions as a magnetic contact sensor to operate as a door switch.
The magnetic driveway probes operate as being part of a complete circuit/loop which is being monitored. So a probe with 50 feet of wire for example is in a circuit which consists of 50 feet of wire, plus the probe. When a fluctuation across that circuit (caused by nearby moving metal) is detected it triggers [...]
Yes, you can use as many of the Dakota Alert DCR-2500 chimes with your Dakota Alert 2500 driveway alarm system as you like.
First we recommend lowering the sensor to about 2 – 3 feet of the ground. Also, make sure all transmitter dip switches (there’s 10 of them) inside the sensor are set to “0″ or “Off” and match the switches inside the chime/receiever (there’s 8 switches in the receiver). Don’t forget, anytime you make any change [...]
1. Double check battery levels, each should be reading 3.0 or above. 2. Check and decrease sensitivity at transmitter box. 3. Disconnect the probe from the transmitter box. If the false alarms continue it is a problem within the transmitter, if they stop it was an issue with the probe or wire. 4. If the [...]
1. Double check battery levels, each should be reading 3.0 or above. 2. Check and increase sensitivity at transmitter box. 3. Do “shovel” test (wave shovel blade over the exposed probe), remember to leave approx. 30 second windows between activation’s (Watch the LED light inside the transmitter box, it should light each time the shovel [...]