Dakota Alert DCPA-2500 Wireless Driveway Probe Alert
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Dakota Alert DCPA-2500 Wireless Driveway Probe Alert

A Driveway Alarm is That Extra Layer of Home Security That You Need
  • Buried driveway probe will not send false alarms
  • Probe is hidden from view
  • Transmits up to 1/2 mile away
  • Receiver will play up to 4 different tones for up to 4 different transmitters
  • 4 relays for connections to other systems

Item #: 73157

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  • What's Included
  • The Dakota Alert DCPA-2500 Wireless Driveway Probe Alert is a driveway alarm kit that detects vehicles as they enter a driveway. The transmitter operates on one 9-Volt Battery (not included) and has 50 feet of direct burial wire connecting the probe to the exterior case. The probe is buried parallel to the driveway, and will detect vehicles passing by within approximately 10-12 feet. The direct burial cable can be run to a tree or post nearby, where the transmitter box is located. When a vehicle drives by, the transmitter will send a signal to the DCR-2500 receiver up to 1/2 a mile away. The receiver has four form "C" relay outputs and one 12VDC output. The output durations are adjustable up to 10 minutes and the receiver will play one of four different tunes that are selected at the transmitter so that different zones can be distinguished. The receiver is powered by a 12VDC transformer and also offers a 5 minute exit delay so you can leave the house without disturbing any occupants as well as a reminder beep and counter function. Add up to 3 Extra Transmitters to your Wireless Driveway Probe Alert.

    The DCPA-2500 is ideal in locations where there may be deer or other large animals that would cause false signals with a motion detecting system. Also, because the probe is buried underground it non obtrusive and aesthetically pleasing. The transmitter is weatherproof and meant for exterior locations.


  • Specifications
    Manufacturer Dakota Alert
    Manufacturer Product No DCPA-2500
    UPC 891179000478
    Manufacturer Warranty One Year Limited
    Transmitter Specifications
    Frequency 433.92 MHz
    Battery 9V alkaline
    12 VDC Output Current 400 mA maximum
    Relay Rating 24VDC at 3 Amp
    Reciever Specifications
    Frequency 433.92 MHz
    Operating Voltage 12VDC
    12 VDC Output Current 400 mA maximum
    Relay Rating 24VDC at 3 Amp


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    NOT COMPATIBLE WITH: SMARTENIT EZSNSRF/DAKOTA ALERT WIRELESS SENSOR RECEIVER Review by ggdowski
    NOT COMPATIBLE WITH: SMARTENIT EZSNSRF/DAKOTA ALERT WIRELESS SENSOR RECEIVER
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    I bought this thinking I could wire it into my Insteon system. I thought -- it is the next generation after they phased out the 3000 series it should work. Someone at Dakota thought it was a good idea to change the transmission frequency -- thus rendering it not compatible with any of the sensors on the market for connecting it to home automation systems. If you are looking to connect this to an Insteon system --- pass on this one unless you want a stand alone system with an alert.

    Posted on 12/17/2015

    Electrician Review by JC
    Electrician
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    Battery contacts over time become loose. I placed a sponge inside to hold the batteries inplace, but I still had problems. I then tried to gently bend the battery contact and it broke off. Had to juryrig the contact and another contact. System still has issues. I do like the system, but the manufacturer needs to redesign the battery contacts. I do know what I'm talking about, I am a licensed electrician!

    Posted on 10/22/2015

    Review of 73157 Review by EVE
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    Fast service, easy to install, and works just has I'd hoped.

    Posted on 7/12/2014

    Review of 73157 Review by JOSH
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    I've only had the unit installed for a day. The installation was very easy, and the probe and receiver(s) come from the factory preset to work together. Everything is customizable, if you want, but is a very easy to install "plug and play" unit out of the box. After reading several reviews online I paid extra for quality, and I hope my pleasure with the unit continues as time goes on.

    Posted on 4/12/2014

    Review of 73157 Review by LINWOOD
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    I am thrilled with this product! It was recommended to me by my friend who has this model. It is just what we needed to "alert" us when "vehicles" are coming down our driveway. I am specifying vehicles because we have a large deer population in our area. Thankfully, it isn't chiming for the deer. Installation was not complicated so it didn't take long to have it in and working. A big "Thanks!" to the SMART people who invented this system.

    Posted on 1/30/2014

    Review of 73157 Review by DANNY
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    A good system so far. After adjusting the placement it registers every vehicle that comes up the drive. Occasionally there is a false alert but overall a good product.

    Posted on 1/20/2014

    Review of 73157 Review by MARC
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    The alert is working as advertised.
    The probe is installed 300' and over a slight rise from our house, with some trees between, so the range is not a problem. I am happy with it. It required about 20 minutes to install, and that included digging a small trench to bury the probe and wire. If I could change one thing, I might alter the alert signal. It sounds like a cheesy electronic doorbell from the 1980s. In this day of limitless choices for ringtones on our cell phones, you would think the manufacturer could come up with a better signal. Still, I give it five stars.

    Posted on 1/16/2014

    Review of 73157 Review by MARC E.
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    The alert is working as advertised.
    The probe is installed 300' and over a slight rise from our house, with some trees between, so the range is not a problem. I am happy with it. It required about 20 minutes to install, and that included digging a small trench to bury the probe and wire. If I could change one thing, I might alter the alert signal. It sounds like a cheesy electronic doorbell from the 1980s. In this day of limitless choices for ringtones on our cell phones, you would think the manufacturer could come up with a better signal. Still, I give it five stars.

    Posted on 1/16/2014

    Review of 73157 Review by LYN
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    Wonderful product!

    Posted on 11/7/2013

    Review of 73157 Review by BILL
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    Dakota driveway alarm from Smarthome arrived quickly and was well packaged. No surprises in the box - description was good. Item was easy to install, instructions were well written. Odd size batteries, but at least they were included and are available locally when I need to replace them. The cable between the probe and the transmitter box had a defect in the outer housing. A quick call to the Dakota customer service line - answered by a person - and they had a new probe assembly on it's way to me. It arrived 2-3 days later and I completed the installation. Would rather have it perfect right out of the box, but their prompt response will have me do business with them again. Probe and transmitter are located about 750 yards from my house - relatively direct line of sight except for a couple of trees and the brick exterior wall of the house. No problems picking up even the neighbor's ATV running past at 20 mph. Will see how well it works with about 5 acres of corn to send signal through likely starting in July next year. Thanks to Smarthome for having this item stocked and shipped so quickly, and thanks to Dakota for making a good product.

    Posted on 10/20/2013

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    • 1x - Dakota Alert DCR-2500 Wireless Receiver
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    • 1x - Vehicle Probe Sensor with 50 feet of wire attached
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