This kit consists of FOUR MURS Alert™ transmitters and one M538-BS base station transceiver. In addition, in this set, we added in one Handheld transceiver (HT). This allows you to have a receiver if the power goes out or if you don’t have an Alternate energy system to run the Base station unit. PLUS it gives you ability to have someone MOVING AROUND and being able to get REAL TIME info from the probes on detection. Very helpful in defense and flanking any possible intruder. Unlike trip flares, barking dogs and “whiz whiz woo woo” noisemakers, with the MURS Dakota Alert the intruder DOESN’T KNOW HE’S BEEN DETECTED!!!
WHO’S WATCHING YOUR BACK? These perimeter alarms act as 4 guards you don’t have to feed or pay who will alert you to intruders up to a 1 mile away from the receiver! Add as many extra probe/transmitter detectors as you like to cover all “zones” in your perimeter. We have used these in conjunction with seismic intrusion detectors and other options at the JRH retreat for years and have had great luck with them.
*One of the pics shows how you can camouflage the sensors to match their surroundings. Temporarily cover the “eye” with tape before you spray paint the unit to match it’s surroundings. Remove tape after paint dries and before mounting.
*Clear any swinging branches near the sensor installation to avoid false alarms in wind storms.
*Some customers have reported good luck with using rechargeable batteries and hiding a small solar panel near the sensor to recharge the batteries in the sensors, thereby negating the need to go out every month or two to change batteries.
*These are great to use in “funnel” areas and near control points such as gate, narrow creek crossings, etc. Place them BACK a bit from the area versus right on top of them.
*It’s possible to cover a large area with 16 or more sensors via setting up “zones” wherein each direction is an alert “zone” tone code. For example South is Alert Zone 1, East is Alert Zone 2, etc. That way you can immediately know the direction of the intrusion and if you have a large number of sensors covering a large area, consult your chart to see which one is detecting.
While some places advertise the transmitters as a “4 mile range”, the reality is that as with all VHF radio signals, the more realistic answer is a mile or so line of sight. There are no different variations, so don’t let anyone BS you with claims of “4 mile range” on transmitters of this type- JRH