I recently moved onto a 180 acre farm. Lovely area but has a couple of security concerns I'd like to resolve. There is a railroad easement 350 feet from the house that cuts across my land. Very heavily traveled. Running parallel to it and right next to the tracks is a state owned bike & walking path. A perfect entry point for a BG up to no good. Also living in the country, although far from the masses of RIFF-RAFF, actually adds to the vulnerability due to lack of neighbors.
I'd like to install several motion monitors to warn of any intrusion from either the tracks/trail side and the drive way direction as well. Maybe even one in my barn and one in my shed/work shop too (both maybe 200 feet from the house). Given my location in Wisconsin snow & cold weather operation are a concern too.
There are several different types out there from laser to infrared detecting heat or motion. My experience with simple motion detectors is that weather, fog, rain etc can set them off so not to excited about some of the simple low cost technology out there.
Do any of you have experience with and recommendations for a decent system that will fit my needs here?