- Features and choosing the right system
- Choosing the right application
- DA-500 Buried Sensor System
- DA-700 Wireless Systems
- DA-100 Wireless Drive-Alert
- DA-600 and DA-605P Wireless Systems
- Options and Sensors
- Accessories – Chimes
- Accessories – Lights
- Other Accessories
- Free Technical Support
- Drive-Alert Warranty Information
Drive-Alert Detection Systems
Trust in the most reliable systems on the market!
Drive-Alerts have been the security industry’s most popular vehicle detection systems for over 40 years, and they are manufactured by the pioneer in vehicle detection technology…Mier Products, Inc.
Mier Product’s Drive-Alert Vehicle Detection Systems detect vehicle movement in driveways, farm lanes, near workshops or equipment, at remote locations, and at drive-up windows. These driveway alarm systems are also excellent for stationary asset protection. Use it anywhere knowledge of vehicle movement, or tampering with equipment, is desired.
All Drive-Alert driveway alarm system models sense disturbances in the magnetic field around them, such as moving vehicles or the movement of metal objects near a sensor. A signal is transmitted from the sensor(s) to the control panel to trigger an alert whenever a car, truck, or other metal object moves within twelve feet of the sensor(s). Multiple sensors may be used. The type of alert varies by the model you choose, and by the accessories you add to it.
If you have any product questions, or if you need free technical support call us at 1-800-473-0213 between 8:00 am-5:00 pm EST, Monday-Friday, or send an email to email@example.com!
Features and choosing the right Drive-Alert detection system
What can these affordable and reliable systems do for you?
- A sensor(s) detect(s) a vehicle entering
- A control panel up to 1000 feet away receives a signal from the sensor and triggers an alert inside the home or business (DA-660 Long-Range Reception Booster Antenna accessory increases range to 8/10-mile)
- Add remote plug-in chimes in the front room, basement, upstairs, backyard, by the pool, etc.
- Add a timer controlled light kit to turn on
outdoor and indoor lights to warn strangers or welcome friends
- Activate video surveillance to record activity
and display the driveway on a monitor
- Activate signs, gates, alarm panels or other
- Add a DA-REPEATER to send the signal another 1000’ to trigger additional alerts in other buildings, or when also using a DA-660 Long-Range Reception Booster Antenna to increase range up to 8/10-mile
Answer these 4 easy questions to choose the Drive-Alert that best fits your application!
Question 1: Do you want a wireless system or a traditional buried-sensor system?
The DA-500 is our original “Buried Sensor” system. The DA-100 and DA-700 are our “Wireless” systems. NOTE: For Drive-Up Window installations, Mier recommends a DA-100CP and DA-610TO if you want to go wireless, or a DA-500 and DA-655 if you want a wired system. See the descriptions of all these models listed below.
Question 2: Do you need a long-range system?
DA-500s, come with 100’ of buried-cable, but if you need longer lengths of cable then order a DA-500CP control panel with a DA-051-???, where you fill in the amount of cable needed up to 2500’ (example: DA-500CP + DA-051-300).
DA-100s and DA-700s have a standard range of 500’ if the transmitter is on the ground and up to 1000’ if the transmitter is on a post at 3 feet high. If you need more distance, then order a DA-660 Long-Range Reception Booster Antenna extending range up to 8/10-mile. You may also consider our DA-REPEATER which attaches to our control panels, and repeats the alert signal an additional 1000’ to other buildings or areas, or up to 8/10-mile if also using a DA-660 Antenna.
Question 3: Do you want accessory chimes or lights?
Hard-wired chimes: DA-655 or DA-052V
Signal Repeater: DA-REPEATER with DA-100CP Chimes up to 1000 feet away, or up to 8/10-mile if using the DA-660 Antenna.
Hard-wired lights: DA-505
Wireless lights: DA-606LK or DA-606LK2
And many more (see Accessories below)
Question 4: If you choose a wireless system: Can you put the standard DA-610TO Sensor/Transmitter, ABOVE ground and RIGHT NEXT to the drive?
If so then order the standard DA-100-610 or DA-700. If you cannot, then you need a system that includes the DA-611TO Sensor/Transmitter. In this case you should order a DA-100 or a DA-700-611. See the Sensor Options below to learn more.
DA-500 Buried Sensor System
The Original Drive-Alert
The DA-500 Drive-Alert Vehicle Detection System includes a control panel with an internal alert whistle, a sensor, and 100 feet of cable.
See our “Options and Accessories” below for longer lengths of cable and other features which can easily be added. Popular accessories include chimes and lights.
See the “Wireless Systems” directly below if you are interested in wireless vehicle detection systems.
The DA-500 has a sensor which monitors a 10-foot radius (20′ diameter) to detect disturbances in the magnetic field caused by vehicle traffic in driveways, farm lanes, intersections and any areas where knowledge of vehicle movement is desired. Up to three additional sensors may be added to a DA-500. The DA-500 sensor is not a PIR or “beam” sensor. Thus, the DA-500 does not have the false alarms common to that type of sensor; such as being triggered by animals, fog, weather, etc…
A residential installation allows the homeowner to know when someone enters the driveway. This is accomplished by a buried sensor which detects moving metal objects such as cars, trucks, motorcycles or bikes. Then the sensor sends a signal to the control panel which sounds an electronic whistle alert.
Businesses and Drive-Up Windows
Restaurants, banks, and other businesses across the country utilize the Drive-Alert to detect traffic at their drive-up windows. The DA-655 Chime Accessory (pictured to the right) is HIGHLY recommended for Drive-up Window Applications, and other high-traffic applications where a DA-500 is used, because it provides a pleasant tone with volume control. See more in the “Accessories” section below.
Activation of Other Systems
The DA-500 Control Panel has dry contacts that can be used to activate gates, DVRs, external bells, lights, strobes, sirens, etc. whenever the DA-500 detects vehicles or a disturbance in the magnetic field around the sensor(s).
Asset Protection for Farms, Construction Sites, etc.
Placing the sensor next to objects such as campers, tractors,
trailers, gasoline tanks, etc. allows you to detect any movement of those objects; aiding in the prevention of theft and vandalism.
DA-700 Wireless Drive-Alert
Easily Installed Wireless System with additional dry form C contacts to control accessories and tie into other systems, plus many more included features!
The wireless DA-700 Drive-Alert Vehicle Detection System is a kit that includes a DA-700CP Control Panel/Receiver and a DA-610TO Sensor/Transmitter.
The DA-700-611 is a kit that includes the DA-700CP and a DA-611TO Sensor/Transmitter in place of the standard DA-610TO.
The DA-700CP, DA-100CP, DA-610TO, DA-611TO and DA-612TO can also be purchased separately, and any number of each can be used together.
These systems detect vehicles approaching, or the movement of assets such as trailers, gates, construction equipment, tractors etc. and send a signal back to the control panel to provide an audible chime alert, as well as activate other equipment such as lights, signs, phone dialers or tie into and trigger other security panels.
Features of the DA-700:
- The DA-700CP Control Panel/Receiver has the built-in additional dry form C contacts we’ve had in previous models, PLUS:
- +24V DC power source for 24VDC accessories, AND…
- +12V DC power source for 12VDC accessories
- TWO internal programmable timers – no need for a separate timer accessory for lights; they are built in!
- Compatible with, and will interface with many security panels and systems
- The DA-700CP Control Panel/Receiver also has a built-in chime with volume-control and a choice of three different chime tones
- The DA-700 features ZONING for different audible-alerts up to three different areas (additional sensor/transmitters required)
- The DA-700 features ADDRESSING when you want your system to be on a different address than others that might be nearby
- Mute/Delay feature allows a user to program various times from 5 minutes to 1 hour to “Mute” the system with a push of a button. This feature is handy when someone leaves the home early in the morning and doesn’t want to wake others, or if they are having a party and don’t want the system to alert them with each vehicles arrival.
- Visible Power LED, Low Battery LED, Valid Signal Transmission from Sensor/Transmitter LED, as well as LEDs for the Mute function and each of the dry form C contacts
- Reception between the Sensor/Transmitters and the Control/Panel Receiver up to 1000 feet, or up to 8/10 of a mile when using the DA-660 Long-Range Reception Booster Antenna
- Ability to jump the signal to other DA-700CP or DA-100CP chimes up to 1000 feet, or 8/10 of a mile, to other locations or buildings when using the DA-REPEATER Wireless Signal Repeater accessory
- Ability to provide additional chimes in more locations in the home or other buildings via:
- If longer distances are needed use our DA-REPEATER Wireless Signal Repeater with our DA-100CPS or additional DA-700CPs up to 1000 feet away, or up to 8/10 of a mile away if using the DA-660 Long-Range Reception Booster Antenna with them
- If your customer wants additional hard-wired chimes instead of wireless, use the DA-655 Chime accessory
- Ability to activate lights when a vehicle of movement of assets are detected:
- Tie in your hard-wired light controls directly into the DA-700CP Control Panel
- Tie in our wireless DA-606LK or DA-606LK2 light kits
These DA-700s are backward compatible with previous generations of Mier accessories, sensor/transmitters, and control panels.
DA-100 Wireless Drive-Alert
Simple, Reliable and Easily Installed Wireless System!
The wireless DA-100 Drive-Alert Vehicle Detection System includes a control panel with an internal alert chime with volume control and a DA-611TO Sensor/Transmitter. This is the perfect wireless system for someone who wants an economical and reliable wireless system, and only needs an audible chime alert. The DA-100-610 includes a DA-610TO instead of the DA-611TO for those installations that require a different sensor/transmitter.
The DA-100 control panel is also a perfect wireless accessory for people who already use a DA-100, or a DA-500 or DA-700 with a DA-REPEATER and would like an additional alert (chime with volume control) in another building or location.
These wireless systems have a sensor/transmitter which monitors a 12-foot radius (24’ diameter) to detect disturbances in the magnetic field caused by vehicle traffic in driveways, farm lanes, intersections and any areas where knowledge of vehicle movement is desired. Unlimited sensors may be added. The sensors are not a PIR or “beam” sensor. Thus, they do not have the false alarms common to IR sensors; such as being triggered by animals, fog, weather, etc.
DA-600 and DA-605P Wireless Systems
These are older systems that were replaced by the DA-700 which offers more features at a lower price. However, Mier Products continues to offer tech support on them. If you need a copy of the installation manual for these older systems, you can find it here:
- Click for a Wireless DA-600/DA-605 Drive-Alert Manual
- Click for a DA-600 & DA-605P Troubleshooting Tree and FAQs
Options and Sensors
DA-051 sensor with cable length of your choice
If you intend on ordering a DA-500, but need more than the standard 100′ of direct-burial cable, then order a DA-500CP which is the DA-500 control-panel, AND ALSO order the DA-051-_ _ _.
The DA-051 is the sensor, and then you fill in the spaces with the length of cable you will need (in feet) from 10′ up to a maximum of 2500′. An example would be a DA-051-200 would be a sensor with a 200 feet of cable.
Wireless DA-660 Long-Range Receiving Antenna
If you intend on ordering a DA-100 or DA-700 wireless Drive-Alert, but need more than the standard 1000′ range, then order a DA-660 Reception Booster Antenna which increases the range of these systems up to 8/10-mile!
Wireless DA-REPEATER Alert-Signal Repeating Device with 1000-ft. Range
This Drive-Alert Signal Repeater can be attached to any DA-500 or DA-700 Drive-Alert Control Panel/Receiver. It will repeat the alert signal to other wireless Control Panel/Receivers (DA-100CP or DA-700CP) up to an additional 1000 feet away. If a site has multiple buildings and/or locations where an alert is desired, adding a DA-REPEATER to a DA-700 Control Panel/Receiver, and then adding DA-100CP Chimes with Volume Control (shown below) is the perfect answer! Once again, you can also attach a DA-660 Antenna (shown above) to increase that range up to 8/10-mile.
Wireless DA-610TO Transmitter with Internal Sensor (for use with models DA-100 and DA-700)
Unlimited sensors may be used with the new wireless series of Drive-Alerts to monitor several areas. The sensor is encased in a durable outdoor metal enclosure. They monitor a 14-foot radius (28′ diameter). These sensors require two AA Lithium batteries which will last two years under normal usage. These sensors may be placed up to 1000 feet from the control panel, and up to 8/10-mile when used with a DA-660 booster antenna. The sensors are tamper resistant due to the fact that if anyone touches or moves one, the alert will be triggered.
Wireless DA-611TO Transmitter with External Sensor and 50-feet of cable (for use with models DA-100 and DA-700)
This option is used when you cannot place the standard DA-610TO Sensor/Transmitter right next to the driveway. The DA-611TO allows you to bury the sensor right next to, or under, the drive and then place the transmitter up to 50′ away under some landscaping or up a tree or pole (this also helps increase transmission reception). If you want this option, order a DA-100 or DA-700-611.
Wireless DA-612TO Transmitter with Two External Sensors and Cable
This is the same as the DA-611TO above but with two external sensors instead of one.
Accessories – Chimes
DA-655 Hard-Wired Chime with Volume Control (for use with models DA-500 and DA-700) – Recommended for ALL DRIVE-UP WINDOW APPLICATIONS
The DA-655 is ideal when a more pleasant tone is desired, instead of the whistle within the control panel of the DA-500 or DA-700. The DA-655 will be hardwired to the control panel of the DA-500 or DA-700, and emits a pleasant chime when a vehicle is detected. There is also a volume control, and this unit can be turned up to a high level.
The DA-655 works in a 9VDC to 30VDC range.
DA-052V Hard-Wired Remote Whistle with Volume Control (for use with model DA-500)
The same electronic whistle as the one contained inside the DA-500 control box, but mounted on a chrome plate for installation in additional areas such as a den, kitchen, or bedroom. As many as 10 remote whistles may be installed.
Accessories – Lights
DA-505 and DA-505W Hard-Wired Light Timer Control (for use with all models)
When used in conjunction with the Drive-Alert, it will turn on 10 amps of lights, sirens or bells. The DA-505 unit simply plugs into a 120 VAC outlet and contains its own receptacle to provide power to lights or alarms. The DA-505W is a “stand alone” unit that gets its power from the Drive-Alert, and provides a N.O., timed, dry contact to switch a load (lights, contactors, bells, etc) rated at 10 amps, 120 volts AC. The DA-505W is a terrific intermediate interface with a “healthy” large relay within, that may be used to control other functions such as triggering a large commercial lighting contactor, billboards, holiday lights, etc. The alarm or lights triggered by either of these units can be adjusted to operate from 1 to 45 minutes. Both may be used with all models. Please call our technical support team for information.
DA-606LK Wireless Lights with Timer Control (for use with all models)
This accessory comes with a DA-606 Timer Control which allows you to turn the lights on from 1 minute to 60 minutes. In addition to the standard audible alert in Drive-Alerts, the DA-606LK accessory will also wirelessly activate lights up to 100′ away! Alerts occur whenever a vehicle is detected, or whenever a Drive-Alert sensor is moved for asset protection.
Additional DA-071 Light Switches and DA-072 Lamp Modules may be purchased.
DA-071 Wireless Light Switch (for use with all models as part of the DA-606LK Light Kit)
DA-071 Light Switch activates the lights controlled by that switch and also works as a normal light switch.
DA-072 Wireless Lamp Module (for use with all models as part of the DA-606LK Light Kit)
DA-072 Lamp Module activates a lamp and also allows the lamp to work normally.
DA-073 Wireless Heavy-Duty Wall Outlet (for use with all models as part of the DA-606LK Light Kit)
DA-073 Outlet includes a top receptacle that controls up to a maximum of 1500 watts or maximum 15-amp current draw.
Accessories – Other Miscellaneous Products
DA-054 Splice Kit (for use with model DA-500)
Mier tested and approved, this splice kit provides waterproof connection for splicing the direct burial cable. Mier recommends ALWAYS using this kit when it is necessary to splice, or add longer lengths of cable.
DA-ROCK1 Fake Rock to Hide Wireless Sensors (to cover the DA-610TO and DA-611TO sensor/transmitters)
These fake landscaping rocks allow customers to easily hide their wireless Drive-Alert sensor/transmitter boxes.
DA-050 Replacement UL Listed 24V Power Pack (for use with various Drive-Alert Control Panels)
If you lose or damage the power pack that comes with your Drive-Alert System, order the DA-050 Replacement Power Pack.
Free Mier Products Technical Support
Mier Products, Inc. provides free telephone and email technical support for all of our Drive-Alert vehicle detection systems. Your success becomes our success. We’re here to serve you!
Call us at 800-473-0213 Monday thru Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EST, or E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drive-Alert Warranty Information
Limited Warranty for Drive-Alert Models and Accessories Manufactured by Mier Products, Inc.
Mier Products, Inc.’s Limited Warranty Program for Drive-Alert models and accessories protects the original owner for one year from the date of purchase against defects in original parts or workmanship. Mier Products, Inc. agrees to repair or replace parts (Mier’s option) that are deemed defective by our Quality Control Team, without charge for parts or labor, if the defective unit is returned prepaid to Mier Products, Inc., Kokomo, IN, 46901, within the one-year period. Close inspection at the time of receipt by the customer will quickly determine product quality. Thus, Mier Products, Inc. recommends inspection of Drive-Alert models and accessories immediately upon receipt, before installation or driving to an installation site, and contacting Mier Products, Inc. if quality issues arise.
NOTE: Sensors and cables that have been buried are not covered. Wireless sensors that have been sitting in flooded areas or standing water are not covered.
Mier Products, Inc. does not assume responsibility for claims or damages caused by improper installation or use of these products, accessories, and/or products connected to them. Mier Products, Inc. does not assume responsibility for damages to these products or their accessories due to shipping damage or damage occurring while in a customer’s warehouse and/or possession. Mier Products, Inc. does not assume responsibility for damage due to accident, faulty wiring, overload of Drive-Alert or Drive-Alert accessory output, or components attached to the Drive-Alert parts.
Drive-Alert accessories and parts built by other OEMs (including but not limited to chimes, lamp modules, light switches, bells, splice kits) are covered under their respective OEM warranties. Drive-Alert models and accessories must be shipped, handled, stored, and installed with strict adherence to OEM installation instructions.
This warranty constitutes the entire warranty with respect to Mier’s Drive-Alert Models and Accessories and IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHERS, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OR MERCHANTABILITY AND WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND IN NO EVENT IS MIER PRODUCTS, INC., OR IT’S OEM PARTNERS, RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER.
Any warranty OR sales questions should be directed to Mier Products at 800-473-0213, or via e-mail to email@example.com.
Repair work not covered by this Warranty is available for a nominal charge.