Chamberlain Wireless Motion Alert System, Model# CWA2000
junk in junk out
I'm sorry to write this because I truely need and want a good driveway monitor but this thing is about as usefull as a whistle on a plow. It beeps if I walk by it but if a car or truck comes up the driveway we get nothing, nada zip of a warning. Let a deer or black bear walk past it at 3 in the morning and BINGO, it goes off BEEP BEEP BEEP and scares the living hooha out of you. So much for sleeping at night, I finally unplugged it and gave up.
This is the 2nd type of motion detector I have purchased and to date nothing is working to my satisfaction.
February 4, 2014
Easy to install. Works as advertised. Sensitivity was fairly easy to adjust, and does not give false alarms on large dogs, etc.
February 4, 2014
Better than Expected
I purchased base with three additional sensors. Easy setup and calibration. Placed sensor 1 at entrance to driveway, sensor 2 near garage/house, sensor 3 on back porch, sensor 4 at shop door. Sensor hi/low range and hi/low sensitivity adjustment makes it easy to place sensors and avoid nuisance alarms. On high/high the sensors on back porch and shop will alert when persons are lurking about property. During periods of high activity (party) the receiver can be turned off with the on/off switch to silence alarms. I highly recommend this system for additional inexpensive home/farm security.
September 17, 2013
It's good, but.........
I have used this sensor for about 1.5 years at my shop to tell me when someone comes in the shop. I notice the batteries were dying every 10 days which I thought was strange so I looked at the specs and they are suppose to last 1 year. So I looked around my shop for a small 6 volt transformer with a cord, which came off my calculator. I cut off the end and hard wired it to the sensor and plugged it into the wall. Never had a problem after that.
June 17, 2013
So far I have had two. The problem is after a year or so the unit quits detecting anything. Of course I changed the batteries. The symptoms are when you wave you hand over the sensor, occasionally it will flash oncee, but if you walk away and try again, it will not flash no matter how many times you re-approach the device and wave.your hand in front of it. Also occasionally, when you put your hand on the battery compartment if will flash, but not always. The same thing happened on the previous one. I suspect there is a chip inside the device that last a year or so and then you have to go and by a new one.
May 17, 2013
peace of mind
I was a little scepticle at first, but after setting up the sensors and fine tuning the direction and angle, I couldn't be more happy. It instantly lets me know if someone gets close to my house and I can be at the door before they get there. It will pick up the occasional dog or rabbit but a little adjustment should stop that.
April 23, 2013
I have several in my driveway. Sometimes they all work and somertines non of them work. Very unreliable and looking for an alternative
March 7, 2013
Very disapointed with this product for the price. I tryied different setting with not much different results. Sending unit will only work if you do a little dance in front of it. (Should I post a sign?)
Do people a service and post this.
January 31, 2013
Good but sun light limitations
I purchased receiver and 8 transmitters a year ago. They have worked well with original set of batteries since that time. The transmitters will “false” constantly when facing into direct sunlight, even with the provided shield. I had to mount all of mine facing north or NW, NE. The mounting hardware is a little cheap, the nut that holds the pivot ball had started to rust after a few months. Overall however, the system is effective. I receive an audible alert for my gate over 800’ away and can track the progress of the critter, usually a cat or a deer, coming up the drive with various locations differentiated by the number of beeps.
January 19, 2013
Works every time.
Was very surprised to see how well this works. We have the sensor set up about 1000 Ft from the receiver and about 100 ft in elevation below the receiver. It has been in operation with out incident for just over a year. I used lithium battery's, and have not changed them yet. We see temps to 0 degrees from time to time. I am back to purchase another sensor, and thought I would share my success with this product.
January 7, 2013