Three components make up the DriveGuard Ultra™ system:
1. CF-2C control unit (includes 12 volt transformer and photocell)
2. CT-6 sensor probe
• CF-2C control unit
The CF-2C control unit is a full-featured controller with dual timed output. It includes a 15 amp floodlight relay that can control up to 1800 watts of lights from a single circuit. Field adjustments include relay time, sensor probe sensitivity, floodlight time, re-trigger hold-off and more.
It comes in a high quality, white metal enclosure large enough to hold a 12 volt battery (optional) that will allow sounder(s) to operate during power outage. Battery charger built in. The CF-2C is usually installed in a closet, basement, garage, utility room, etc.
The CF-2C supports up to one hundred sensor probes and twelve sounders.
• CT-6 sensor probe
Based on magnetometer technology, the CT-6 detects movement in the earth’s magnetic field caused by moving steel. It will not detect animals, people or blowing objects. Wind and weather do not affect it. This makes it virtually false-alarm proof. It does not require power.
The CT-6 sensor probe should be buried 6-10 inches underground, toward the end, beside, and parallel to, the driveway. It covers a 12′ wide driveway from the side. Wider driveways will require more than one sensor probe. It has direct burial cable attached, making conduit unnecessary. The cable is buried 3-6 inches underground, up to and into the house. It is connected to the control unit.
The CT-6 comes with a custom length of direct burial cable attached in increments of 50′ from 100′ to 500′; comes in increments of 100′ from 500′ to 3000′. The cable is polyurethane coated, making repair-splicing in the field possible.
Sounder(s) connected to the control unit alert the home occupants when vehicles are detected. These are flush mounted in a single gang electric box. They are connected to the control unit with CAT-5 wire. Each home will determine how many sounders should be used for best effect.
Three sounders are available:
A. CT-A1 is an electronic membrane sounder that blends in with any decor. Volume may be adjusted and muted. Three buttons on the faceplate interact with the CF-2C to control lights and sensor probe. “ON” turns lights on from sounder; “RESET” turns lights off if they have not timed out; and “EXIT” turns sensor probe off so a car can pass by and not trip the system (e.g. when someone is leaving early in the morning and does not want to awaken home occupants).
B. CT-11 is an outdoor sounder with manual volume control. Includes metal face plate and gasket for weatherproof installation in single gang electric box.
C. AA-1 is a simplified sounder with a volume control knob. May be muted.
For more information on sounders.