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Wags

06:49AM | 02/29/04
Member Since: 02/17/04
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We are building a new home and I am looking for a way to place a sensor somewhere on our drive so at night people driving up to our house would trip outside lights. We live in a rural area and don't want the typical pole light that stays on all night. I would rather go with this solution so it would at least light the drive and possible the path to the front door. It also needs to placed high enough above the ground to clear animals triggering the sensor. We have lots of deer and other animals prowing around. I know this sounds like a lot to ask, but please help.


Jim D

11:23PM | 02/29/04
Member Since: 01/06/01
342 lifetime posts
WAGS - hi, I don't think you want a sensor placed above the ground, such as an ultrasonic or infrared, if you're worried about deer tripping the lights on. I don't think you can set the sensor properly and not have that happen. What you may need to find is something that you can place underground - a magnetic or pressure switch mechanism. That solution will likely cost more than the ultrasonic or infrared solution sold at Radio Shack and the like. But, deer and other animals would be less likely to set off the lights. You may need to check with your local security alarm dealers to see if such parts are available. I hope this helps some - regards! Jim D/Heathsville, VA


Jim D

11:23PM | 02/29/04
Member Since: 01/06/01
342 lifetime posts
WAGS - hi, I don't think you want a sensor placed above the ground, such as an ultrasonic or infrared, if you're worried about deer tripping the lights on. I don't think you can set the sensor properly and not have that happen. What you may need to find is something that you can place underground - a magnetic or pressure switch mechanism. That solution will likely cost more than the ultrasonic or infrared solution sold at Radio Shack and the like. But, deer and other animals would be less likely to set off the lights. You may need to check with your local security alarm dealers to see if such parts are available. I hope this helps some - regards! Jim D/Heathsville, VA


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