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Driveway alert system to smart phone? Answered

I am looking for a driveway alert system (1,000 foot long lane), that will alert me by dialing my smart phone when someone enters and I am in the back 40.  Anyone have any ideas?  Thanks


Hey, this system - http://www.absoluteautomation.com/carspot-wifi-text-messaging-driveway-alarm/ - might be exactly what you're looking for. Looks like it could text or email your phone.

Do you have electricity to run this?

A wifi enabled web cam can do motion sensing and send email (at least mine can).

A raspberry pi can be configured to sense motion or PIR and sent emails/SMS messages. All require electricity of course.

If you want to use mobile networks anyway have a look at trail camera with solar panel and GSM support.
That way you get a picture with the alert and can use it as a security cam as well.