The Cartell DriveGuard™ line of driveway alarms allows you to choose how you want to be alerted when vehicles enter your driveway.
Scroll down for information on five systems offering options, flexibility and unmatched dependability.
The DriveGuard Basic™ (product code: CT-2B system) is a basic stand-alone system that will
trigger sounders and/or cameras when vehicles enter the driveway. No longer will you be
surprised by drive-up visitors!
Its sensor is buried beside and near the end of the driveway, hidden and vandal-proof. It only
detects moving steel, eliminating false alarms caused by animals or blowing objects. Its control
unit is installed in a basement or closet and its sounders fit in a light switch box.
With two adjustments and a choice of sounders, this is one of the most versatile and reliable basic
car detection systems in the market today. It is also a dependable system with a long field life
and a five year warranty. It has a proven track record since 1975.
This system is recommended for driveways longer than 75 feet.
American made and supported.
Three components make up the DriveGuard Basic™ system:
1. CT-2B control unit (includes 12 volt transformer)
2. CT-6 sensor probe
• CT-2B control unit
The CT-2B control unit has a single timed output with simplified features. Field adjustments include relay time and sensor probe sensitivity.
It comes in a high quality, white metal enclosure and is usually installed in a closet, basement, garage, utility room, etc.
The CT-2B supports up to four 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.
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.
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