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Wireless motion sensors for home perimeter alarm system.

Old 11-26-2016, 07:18 AM
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Default Wireless motion sensors for home perimeter alarm system.

Magua's thread on a break-in while he was home got me thinking.

Does anyone have experience using a wireless sensor system to alert a homeowner to someone or something moving around the perimeter of the house? Of particular interest, sensing movement in the backyard, since it seems home invaders prefer breaking in through back doors. Any recommendations on brands appreciated.

Seems the nuisance of alarms when you're outdoors doing yard work would become a problem.
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Old 11-26-2016, 07:36 AM
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No experience with with sensors for alarms but why wouldn't motion lights by themselves be effective
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Old 11-26-2016, 07:48 AM
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I installed intrusion alarms for years until the insurance got ridiculous. Motion detectors outside would drive you nuts. You would get hundreds of false alarms-birds, squirrels, shadows, you name it. After a while, you'd turn it off or simply ignore them. Maybe put up a cheap Foscam camera and have that notify you by text ou email. With those, you can mask the detection area to reduce false alarms. Just a thought.
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No experience with with sensors for alarms but why wouldn't motion lights by themselves be effective
For one thing, motion activated lights don't help during the daylight hours.
back at it likes this.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:07 AM
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I have the Blink system, been impressed so far.

They are supposed to release outdoor cameras soon, but I have had no trouble with them mounted under the eaves.

https://blinkforhome.com/
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:12 AM
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I have my property wired with Dakota Alert Wireless products. They aren't the best, nor the worst. Work pretty good and are pretty durable thus far...approximately 3 years on most of the equipment.

Nothing on my house from that system, but fence line perimeter and roads and driveways sensors/magnetic vehicle sensors. The road vehicle sensors are awesome. No deer,elk or bear set them off.....magnetic. I have a separate camera system on the house, but it only records...no warning. You can get them with wireless ranges up to 1 mile.

I know folks are somewhere they shouldn't be long before they reach my housing area/house.
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
For one thing, motion activated lights don't help during the daylight hours.
I guess I need to rethink my strategy

http://simplisafe.com/blog/break-in-times
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As an add-on to my above comment.....here is their home owner less expensive option. These are kind of nice as you can buy up to 4 sensors for each base model. You can have noise and or lights connected. I have these monitoring all of my outbuildings on my property. They alert in my house about 1/4 mile away. You can also hook their magnetic auto sensor to this base.

You can get the extra motion sensors for only like $80.00 once you have the base. Not too bad a deal.

I would use their better equipment for total perimeter monitoring though. Just use this one for outbuildings and greenhouses and stuff like that. Their better stuff gets a little more expensive, but not too bad.
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Old 11-28-2016, 07:52 AM
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I've been looking into these Dakota's also. These guys - http://www.absoluteautomation.com/aa...iveway-sensor/ - are the only ones I can find carrying this sensor. Handy because it will pick up people, but not animals?
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