Driveway alarms are designed to detect any kind of motion, whether it is a vehicle, a person, or even an animal. However, the effectiveness of the driveway alarm in detecting animals can vary depending on the type of animal and the sensitivity of the alarm. Some driveway alarms are specifically designed to differentiate between humans and animals, and can be adjusted accordingly.
It is important to note that some animals, such as birds or small rodents, may not be detected by a driveway alarm. Additionally, some driveway alarms may have a false alarm triggered by small animals or even blowing leaves or branches. It is important to test the sensitivity of the alarm and adjust it accordingly to minimize false alarms. For some home owners, a driveway alarm can be an effective way to also monitor the presence of animals and alert homeowners to potential intrusions.