Comments: Traumatised and happy

I'd be interested to know which movement sensor you settled on - we have a similar need (which I haven't done anything about in over 20 years!). Won't animals (wild and/or domestic) keep setting it off?

Posted by Tim W. on 27 April, 2020 at 8:43 AM

Gnats in front of the sensor at dusk set it off Tim... but, Mr BW has taped the sensor up to narrow its range.

There isn't any sensitivity adjustment - those that have it are much more expensive. There are 2 sensors, so you can protect 2 areas (or keep a spare) and other things that we needed link into the same system (eg wireless doorbell).

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07XDJLSSC/

The 'noise generation' unit plugs into a normal plug socket indoors, and you can set up different tones for each separate sensor and doorbell. We have been turning it off at night though.

Would I buy it again?

At that price, yes probably. And it's quite fun to try to get to the window in time to see what has set it off: cat/sheep/wagtail/human/delivery van etc etc.

I don't think it would work for anyone in an urban area though. It would be 'bing bonging' constantly. Unless I am missing something in the instructions about reducing non-human and non-vehicle false alarms.

For 'I' read Mr BW who never RTFM before installing things ;)

Posted by Blue Witch on 27 April, 2020 at 9:18 AM

Hmmm ... thanks for this. Your outline of the potential drawbacks is quite why I haven't got round to doing anything yet. Will give it some thought.
On the other hand, eggs + alcohol = reminder that I haven't had a pisco sour for ages ;)

Posted by Tim W. on 27 April, 2020 at 10:57 AM

I had to look up pisco sour. I don't have any pisco though, or brandy which maybe would do...

Until last night, I did have a bottle of gin and 2 bottles of pimms, grabbed on the way out of Coven Sud, without any tonic or lemonade though. Fortunately now remedied :)

Posted by Blue Witch on 27 April, 2020 at 11:43 AM