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#272947 26-Jul-2020 19:26
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Hi everyone,

 

 

 

I planning to get installed a floodlight at the entrance of my driveway.

 

I have one already but this does not detected car movement (at least on the tests I did)

 

Can anyone recommend one that can detect car movement? if possible needs to be LED but does not need to have cameras. 

 

 

 

Thanks,


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Uber Geek


  #2529152 26-Jul-2020 19:31
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If you want to reliably detect vehicles, you probably need a microwave sensor not PIR




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Location: Dunedin

 

 




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Master Geek


  #2529155 26-Jul-2020 19:35
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andrewNZ: If you want to reliably detect vehicles, you probably need a microwave sensor not PIR

Any brand that you can suggest?

 
 
 
 


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  #2529164 26-Jul-2020 19:58
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The hue outdoor sensor appears to detect cars, I was testing the distance from where I set up the sensor including driving a car past our house. I don't know if its a feature but was definitely tripping the sensor when I was testing in the car..

 

I'd say at ~12 meters away it was detecting the car drive past, which is somewhat annoying but meh


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  #2529167 26-Jul-2020 20:11
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standard pir sensors will pick cars up as they are a heat source (to a degree) - mine works fine at home? just a standard simx sensor




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  #2529169 26-Jul-2020 20:18
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snnet:

standard pir sensors will pick cars up as they are a heat source (to a degree) - mine works fine at home? just a standard simx sensor


In my case it does not 😕

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  #2529189 26-Jul-2020 20:34
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J A Russell sell Ambius lighting. Pretty sure they have microwave sensor security lights. 




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  #2529190 26-Jul-2020 20:35
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k1w1k1d:

J A Russell sell Ambius lighting. Pretty sure they have microwave sensor security lights. 



Yup. One of the first result in Google. I will give them a call during the week.
Thanks

 
 
 
 


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  #2529198 26-Jul-2020 21:23
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Also note that PIR works best for objects going across the field of view (left-right), not approaching or receding.

 

 

 

Check that the sensitivity is dialed up high as well.




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Master Geek


  #2529203 26-Jul-2020 21:37
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SomeoneSomewhere:

Also note that PIR works best for objects going across the field of view (left-right), not approaching or receding.


 


Check that the sensitivity is dialed up high as well.



Yes sensitivity is at max i tested with my car but the engine was really cold (just started) also is a hybrid maybe when the car engine is warmed will work better (i under that pir sensors detect heat)

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Master Geek


  #2529215 26-Jul-2020 23:23
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Does it have a light sensor? Make sure that is set right too.


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  #2529260 27-Jul-2020 09:09
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Light beam across the driveway?

 

 





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  #2529261 27-Jul-2020 09:10
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The reason I said use a microwave sensoris that this exactly what they are for.

In commercial and industrial applications, they are routinely used as automatic door sensors.
In those applications, the sensors used can be tuned to detect object size and direction. So for example, you could set it to only open for objects larger than a car, and only moving towards the door.

I'm sure the basic microwave sensor light won't have that level of control, but it will reliably detect any object.




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Master Geek


  #2534692 4-Aug-2020 18:12
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Hi everyone, 

 

 

 

Sorry for the late reply. 

 

After a bit of Googling and reading different forums here and there i have decided to go for this one. 

 

Have anyone used it in the past?

 

Any real reviews?

 

https://cdn.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/0e3448af1393d5553a5f2a7a7b672e68.jpg

 

 


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  #2534703 4-Aug-2020 18:17
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I've got an older version of that.

It's switched off. It basically never turns off by itself.




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Master Geek


  #2534704 4-Aug-2020 18:18
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andrewNZ: I've got an older version of that.

It's switched off. It basically never turns off by itself.


Well thanks for the honest review 😔😔

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