Driveway Alarm PHYSEN

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Tenderfoot
Feb 25, 2020
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Got this yesterday. I live in an isolated place. This monitors the lane to my house. I have set the sensor on a loose post, just to play with it.. Its about 80 paces from my front door but before you get to some of my outbuildings. Range is about 500 foot. I set the sensor high so the cats do not set it off. Picks up a person or vehicle no problem. You can plug the speaker into any socket. There about 50 different tunes but I haven't tried them yet. First impressions are its a very useful bit of kit. Might have another for the workshop. It was about £28 from Amazon.
First picture is the speaker indoors.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2iGZsL7] p1 by kymco kid, on Flickr[/URL]

Next picture the sensor.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2iGWHDr] p2 by kymco kid, on Flickr[/URL]
 
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Nice65

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I’ll be interested to hear how this goes, whether the sensor is getting triggered by foxes etc. I’d like something similar, but I can see us getting woken regularly by next doors cats wandering in range. Mind you, crunchy gravel and a pair of terriers usually let us know when someone’s in the drive. ;)
 

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Tenderfoot
Feb 25, 2020
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I’ll be interested to hear how this goes, whether the sensor is getting triggered by foxes etc. I’d like something similar, but I can see us getting woken regularly by next doors cats wandering in range. Mind you, crunchy gravel and a pair of terriers usually let us know when someone’s in the drive. ;)
I have 10 cats and we get foxes and badgers on the prowl. I have angled it and kept it quite high. It was all quiet last night.
 

C_Claycomb

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Battery power sensor? What is the life? I had a battery powered door bell and the battery went flat in no time, from both the button unit and the bell unit (button took a little longer). I rather suspect that, given how few visitors I have, it was constantly on and sending/receiving a signal that did in the batteries.
 
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SCOMAN

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i Can see a real use for these in remote areas. Three dogs were stolen yesterday from farms or remote household. One turned up mid-evening found near Birmingha.
 

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Battery power sensor? What is the life? I had a battery powered door bell and the battery went flat in no time, from both the button unit and the bell unit (button took a little longer). I rather suspect that, given how few visitors I have, it was constantly on and sending/receiving a signal that did in the batteries.


They seem to do a Solar unit also. ( Although I'm kinda sceptical about some Solar build quality )

 

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Tenderfoot
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Had this 7 months now and still on original batteries. Great bit of kit. The guy delivering my logs asked how I knew he was there as he usually just drops and goes. When I explained he wanted the details for his own home. I can hear it in bed as its in a room under my bedroom and its mounted by the ceiling. Only get the occasional false alarm usually triggered by sheep or a badger. Its easy to readjust position as I still have the sensor mounted on a spare post in the wood shed. If I am working in the woodshed I turn it off at the mains otherwise it drives the family mad. I might get another for my workshop as that's even further away from the lane.
 

TeeDee

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Had this 7 months now and still on original batteries. Great bit of kit. The guy delivering my logs asked how I knew he was there as he usually just drops and goes. When I explained he wanted the details for his own home. I can hear it in bed as its in a room under my bedroom and its mounted by the ceiling. Only get the occasional false alarm usually triggered by sheep or a badger. Its easy to readjust position as I still have the sensor mounted on a spare post in the wood shed. If I am working in the woodshed I turn it off at the mains otherwise it drives the family mad. I might get another for my workshop as that's even further away from the lane.


Does this ONLY work once the unit is plugged into a socket or does it work whilst unplugged for a bit? Just wondering if there is an internal battery in the pluggy in bit. Thanks.
 

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Tenderfoot
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Does this ONLY work once the unit is plugged into a socket or does it work whilst unplugged for a bit? Just wondering if there is an internal battery in the pluggy in bit. Thanks.
If I switch it off and then forget! I can switch it back on the next day and then just press a button and it resets. No battery in the plug in bit. If you want to change the tune you need to get them close to each other so I don't bother as that would be hassle for me. Only works when plugged in and you can choose how loud you want it.
 
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TeeDee

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If I switch it off and then forget! I can switch it back on the next day and then just press a button and it resets. No battery in the plug in bit. If you want to change the tune you need to get them close to each other so I don't bother as that would be hassle for me. Only works when plugged in and you can choose how loud you want it.

Thanks - Cant be just stuck in the pocket after charging for a bit as you walk around. Shame.