Sweet setup thanks for the great info.....
This is a discussion on "Early Warning" Home Security within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Mods: If I post this in the wrong place, just move it...... We live on a lake, in a semi-remote rural setting with only one ...
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We live on a lake, in a semi-remote rural setting with only one neighbor, at the end of our street. The street terminates into a circle drive for our house. The street is marked a "No Outlet" at the top. We get a few curious that wander through, and some delivery folks, but for the most part, maybe one a day average not counting mail.
We live in a pretty poor county that's 800 square miles, and LEO response times reflect a small budget and a large territory.
We've also seen increases in crime, illegal drug arrests, particularly meth, so the environment is sending us a few warning signals........
Despite having three dogs, I still wanted a "Early Alert" to put at the top of our drive way. Nancy found a wireless First Alert Driveway Alarm, so I disguised it and put it at the top of our circle drive. The performance to date has been great, and when it chimes all of the dogs alert, as well as their pack leaders.
I bought a Bluebird Nest box to hide the remote motion detector, and added a nest box predator guard to focus the motion detector and further disguise it. Our property is covered with bird nest boxes and bird feeders, so this one just blends in.
The motion detector is mounted inside the swinging door with Velcro:
The door swings closed and is clipped:
And the homemade security system disappeers.......
Now, I don't kid myself, this won't prevent zombie attacks or the like, but it will trigger an alarm if the zombies use the street. Given the other three sides of our property are heavy oak brush and scrabble, or the lake, it'll give me a little "heads up".....
Sweet setup thanks for the great info.....
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Very, Very nice. Many false alarms?
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Thanks, and great post.
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So what kind of range are you getting with that (form sensor to house)? I need a driveway sensor as well and that setup looks VERY nice.
Absolutely brilliant, and hidden in plain sight. Times like this I wish I didn't live in the suburbs so I could do stuff like that.
Have you had any birds try to nest in the tube yet? Thats the only downside I could see...
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I use this from Harbor freight for a alarm. you can mount it anywhere, and it is only 19.99.
Never be caught off guard again with this completely wireless infrared alert system. Just place the sensor anywhere on your property and the receiver anywhere in your house up to 400 ft away. The receiver makes a pleasant chiming sound when sensor is crossed.
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That is just too cool!! Looks like you did a great job in hiding the device in plain sight.
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very nice. necessity for living in a rural place.
even not just for watching out for bad guys, its good to know that the friend you invited over is there b4 the door bell rings.
Sweet......I may plagerize that idea.
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The Predator Guard will be available at a Wildbird Center, a Birds Unlimited, or a wild bird specialty store. One could also be made with PVC or the like.
Nice idea. Does it send the alert inside the house? Can you disable it when you come home so the dogs don't learn that you are the one who sets it off?
I used to have one of those deer alerts on a car years ago. I got a puppy and in about 6 weeks he figured out when I was on my way home before I turned the corner to come home. He would do this from 2 blocks away. After the alert went out he associated it to my engine motor cause he always knew I was almost home before I got there according to my wife./
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