I'm one of those people who feels the need to have as much security in my home as possible. I have a family and I want us to feel safe and relaxed in our house.
One way to do this is by having a driveway alert system like the one that I'm currently using from 1 By One.
The set comes with a receiver and two sensors, as well as a little pack of screws to mount each device.
It requires 3 AAA batteries for each sensor and the receiver uses a couple of C batteries or you can use an adapter cord. Neither the batteries nor adapter cord are included, but can easily be bought at your next trip to the store.
This is the receiver. You can mount it onto a wall or stand it on a shelf or table if you want. For now, we just have ours placed on top of a book shelf where it is visible. It has light and sound to alert you when one of the two sensors gets triggered by any movement.
We mounted one of the sensors near the garage and one near the front door so that we can be alerted whenever anyone approaches. It's sensitive and does detect movement really well. I can see this being somewhat of an inconvenience if you have a ton of outdoor animals or live near a lot of wildlife. However, if you don't, it really is nice to know whenever anyone is coming into your yard or near your vehicle.
You can also place it in the backyard, indoors, or anywhere that you would like to monitor.
I think that this is a nice and not very expensive little set. You can also buy a couple more sensors to place around your yard and house. They only take a few minutes to connect to the main receiver and then you're set.
This product is available for purchase on Amazon.
**Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions expressed are my own.**