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How to Check Your Sensor Batteries

How to Check Your Sensor Batteries

The batteries in your Guardline driveway alarm sensors will typically last for about 1 year, although that will vary depending on usage, batteries, and temperature extremes. Checking Sensor Battery Levels You can easily determine if any of your sensors have low batteries by looking at the Guardline receiver. Make sure the receiver is turned on and look below zone 3...


Unpairing Sensors and Changing Zones

As you add more sensors to your Guardline driveway alarm, you may want to move some of your existing sensors to a different zone. In order to do that, you'll have to follow the instructions below. 1. If your sensor was previously paired to a zone, you need to clear that zone. Let's say that you have two sensors paired...


Resolving Range issues & Intermittent Signals

Resolving Range issues & Intermittent Signals

Getting intermittent alerts on your driveway alarm or not getting the full range out of it can be frustrating to say the least. Luckily, there are steps you can take to reduce or eliminate those intermittent signals and range issues. All of the driveway alarms that we sell should work 100% of the time provided that they are used within...


How to open the battery compartment

Having trouble figuring out how to open the battery cover on your Guardline receiver? Don't worry, just watch this video or follow our detailed instructions below to have your battery cover open in not time. The first step to opening your receiver is to turn it around so you are looking at the back of it. While looking at the...


Understanding your Guardline Sensor Switches

Let's take a closer look at each of the switches inside your sensor so we can get a better understanding of how each one works. Looking at the photo above, you see that we have 4 groups of switches. These switches control the following: Distance Sensitivity Speed Sensitivity Night Mode Interval "Sleep" Timer Let's break these down one by one...


Adding a 12v Relay to your driveway alarm

 All of our driveway alarms (with exception to the Chamberlain and any of the handheld Dakota Alert models) have 12v contacts built into them. These contacts allows you to trigger additional devices when your driveway alarm activates. How does a 12v Relay Work? To start, let's go over how your driveway alarm normally works. When your sensor (outside) is triggered,...


Maybe you just got your first Guardline driveway alarm and are excited to get it set up, or maybe you've had yours for awhile now and want to change the melody. Either way, take a look at our melody list below to find the perfect melody for you. We split out the list to help you pick between short, long...


Changing the Melody on the Guardline Driveway Alarm

  Thomas walks you through changing the melody on either version of the Guardline Driveway AlarmFor a transcription of this video, see below: How’s it going today? This is Thomas with Guardline Security, and today we’re going to be going over changing the chime on your Guardline Driveway Alarm. Changing the melody on your Guardline Driveway Alarm is a very...


The frost glitters on the glass, your breath lingers as fog and you've tucked the flip-flops away until a warmer day. That's right, winter is back and poised to chill you - and your batteries - to the core. One of the most common inquiries this time of year is in regards to failing sensors. Initially, you may think they are somehow defective or just plain broken, but...


The Causes Behind Wireless Signal Interference

We Get Wireless Transmission At Guardline Security we are all about wireless, it's what we do. Effectively that means over the years we have fielded a variety of questions such as, why can't my signal transmit through a wall or at home but it is fine transmitting from a quarter-mile out? We are constantly trying out new gadgets and testing...


Cold Weather Challenges For Outdoor Sensors

Cold Weather Challenges For Outdoor Sensors

Winter is in full swing! While it's sunny and unseasonably warm out here in Seattle, it's still cold around many parts of the US and Canada.   A common phone call this time of year is about sensors under performing. The first reaction is that the sensor is broken or defective but most commonly it's a battery and power problem.  ...


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