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Security Lights?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by unionguy, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. unionguy

    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    Before the lights go out...I'd like to have good security lights. Right now, the ones that were on my house trigger all the time...when the trees barely wave in the wind! Are there any lights out there that aren't THAT sensitive? I'm not exaggerating when I say if the small tree moves an inch or two it goes off! I'd like something that if it goes off, I know I likely have someone in my backyard.

    thanks.

    If there's nothing better out there, I'll just dial the range way back so it'll go off if someone gets up close to my windows etc.
     
  2. A.I.P.

    A.I.P. UpperUS Active Member

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    The ones I bought from Home Depot have a sensitivity switch. Perhaps a bunch of low powered battery/ Solar lights might be of help as well?
     
  3. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    I am going to play dumb here, have you tried changing the sensitivity setting on them, last summer my new back security light was being tripped by the heat from the central air unit, I had setting the sensitivty past max to boost. Serously the heat off the central air unit was tripping them, once I dialed down the setting it is fine.
     
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  4. unionguy

    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    I just have the "range" adjuster (or at least I thought it was range from my testing!). I'm going to mess around with it this weekend.
     
  5. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have a pretty nice "solar" LED (3 leds) light, battery charged, whatever you want to call it that I bought from Home Depot last year that I really like as it works even when the elect. is out. It was close to 80-100 dollars but has worked well. It has sensitivity and 1,5,10 minute (plus test) mode. Even works in the winter when it's never really sunny.
     
  6. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    I was wandering those solar ones were any good, thanks for sharing.

    I did see an interesting stand alone remote solar system once, a guy had a small solar charger hooked up to a battery unit for a farm fence gate, he had a garage type remote, he would just drive up clip the remote and the gate would open or close. When he wanted to disable it he had a key operated disabling switch and for extra security had the old chain and lock.
     
  7. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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