YoLink SpeakerHub & Outdoor Motion Sensor tech specs: Power source: Battery-powered | Max wireless range: 1320 feet | Maximum detection range: 30 feet | Color: Gray and white | Connectivity: Wifi
Driveway alarms function by playing an audible alert in your home when motion is detected by the sensor outside. However, personally, I prefer a silent alarm, like a phone notification, as I have three kids and a dog and don't need more noise in my house. Hence, I prefer smart alarms over traditional ones.
Yolink's driveway alarm is the best smart option as it doesn't require a specific home automation system to be installed or purchased separately. It comes with a receiver that connects to Wi-Fi and the sensor that is mounted outside.
The receiver functions like all other driveway alarm receivers, with the exception that it is wifi-enabled. When you install it, you can connect it to the internet, and you will receive mobile notifications of any motion detection.
The Yolink driveway alarm can be integrated with Alexa or IFTTT and has customizable audio. You could even set up custom Halloween announcements by uploading an MP3 file and setting it as your alert.