How to Install Gate and Driveway Sensors11/04/2013 Back To Blog
The gates and driveways of today have become more stylish and more user-friendly, as compared to the wooden or manually-operated gates of yesteryears. Today, residential structures are made from a wide array of materials, and they can also be customized to suit the homeowner’s style and security preferences. If you’re planning to install sensors on them, here are a number of tips on gate exit sensor installation.
Purchase Self-Install Sensor Kits
If you plan to install a gate remote sensor system, the good thing is that the installation process or activity is usually a straightforward process, and the instructions are usually detailed in many self-install kits sold in hardware stores today. Most of these alarms sold in stores today have a passive system, where the sensor is attached near the driveway or at the gate itself, and a receiver sounds the alarm whenever a car comes toward or down the gate and driveway, and passes the sensor.
How to Install theResidential Gate Opener's Sensor
Here are a number of easy-to-follow steps on how to install the gate or driveway’s sensors.
• Find the appropriate spot or location for the placement of the sensor. Make sure you consult the sensor kit’s manual, to determine the maximum range of the sensor’s radio signals. Also install or place the sensor at least twenty-five feet from the road or from neighboring properties.
• Depending on the alarm or sensor model, install it following the manufacturer’s instructions. Some sensors are buried alongside the driveway, and connected by cables to the transmitter. Other gate sensors have multicode remote radio transmitters, which allow them to send signals by radiofrequency waves.
• Install the sensor’s batteries, as well as plug in the receiver (or the sensor system’s indoor portion) and do a test to confirm if the gate remote program is already working. The receiver should be able to send a very audible alarm, as well as display a light each time a vehicle passes by the sensor outside. Also try placing the receiver closer to the window, to see if the alarm’s reception improves.