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Author Topic: mounting motion detectors  (Read 4641 times)

richard verhoeve

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mounting motion detectors
« on: December 11, 2005, 01:26:12 PM »

anyone have any good ideas they use to mount
motion detectors? something that can be made
easily, or purchased at local supply stores.
I need something that allows easy mounting
to a wall, or under the awnings, but, also
allows for some simple adjustment for setup.
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aaron

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Re: mounting motion detectors
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2005, 07:11:45 PM »

I use either double backed tape if it's flat
mounted on the wall, or in one case, I took a
flat piece of sheet metal about the width of
the detector but twice as long, bent it about
140 degrees into a V shape length-wise, then
mounted the motion detetor on that (using
double backed tape).  I then used some
caulking to mount the bracket in the corner.
Since the metal bracket's kind of thin, it's
easy to bend it to adjust the angle that the
detector's aiming down at.

Aaron
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* Cor *

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Re: mounting motion detectors
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2007, 09:07:14 PM »

I know this is old thread, but just had to note that I tried this and it work only if the receiver was real close with in ten feet. If you are pushing for longer use plastic and heat it with a flood light till flexible than bend it. Let it cool and install it with Velcro. Seemed to me that the metal weakened the RF signal and made the motion detector unreliable.  Also testing some old window tinting film over the lens to stop some of the false triggers due to the sun seems to help but been mostly cloudy here lately.
This one motion gets hit with the sun.
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* Cor *

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Re: mounting motion detectors
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2007, 07:14:32 PM »

Also testing some old window tinting film over the lens to stop some of the false triggers due to the sun seems to help but been mostly cloudy here lately.
This one motion gets hit with the sun.
My update on the window tinting film test it did not help with the false triggers from the sun. Only helped about 10% but weaken the sensitivity to much. What I did find that worked pretty good was to mount the detector downward and used a bird house just over the detector to shade it from the sun. It cleaned the false triggers up by 75%.  :)
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