If you'll be spending time in the backyard this summer, there's a good chance you'll be out of earshot from your doorbell. To keep surprises down to a minimum and to ensure you don't miss that Fed Ex or UPS delivery ever again, check out the driveway patrol.
Driveway Patrol is a sensor that's placed at the end of your driveway (possibly on your mailbox?) and signals an indoor receiver when someone crosses it's path. It sounds as well as flashes for those that might be hard of hearing.
You can have the receiver and transmitter up to 400ft apart, perfect for when you're out back throwing some horseshoes or catching a few rays by the pool. Or maybe it will be an easy reminder for those who can't hear the doorbell from their basement — ensuring everyone has pants on when the parents return home. Teenagers, we're looking at you.
It will run you $20, plus a few extra bucks for batteries over at Solutions. Think of it as a watchdog that you don't have to feed, water or take on a walk!