Either RADAR or a pair of ultrasonic proximity sensors will determine the speed of an object entering or exiting a driveway. Based on the speed, a picture will be taken and scanned for license plates. This will be logged. A decision will be made whether the object is likely a vehicle vs wildlife, whether a plate is visible and present in a user configured whitelist, and then user configuration is referenced to determine if an alarm will be sent to an e-mail address or cell phone or both.