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Author Topic: outdoor mat that will trigger ActiveHome Pro  (Read 2153 times)

astrothug

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outdoor mat that will trigger ActiveHome Pro
« on: May 01, 2009, 10:07:36 PM »

ok so i figured out how to let the computer now someone is at the door before they are at the door or at the door depending what type of configuration you choice. so do you wana know how I did it!!!!! ok lets go on..

ok you need one door window sensor. and a cheap weigh scale, attach the sensor to the dial and once you step on the scale the sensor will trigger " someone is near the front door" or " someone is coming up the walk way".  Ok so the hard part is putting the scale into something like a door mat or a fake stone. I was thinking of a wood slit door mat.

hope you like the idea!!!!
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Re: outdoor mat that will trigger ActiveHome Pro
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 10:29:12 PM »

You could just buy one of these instead of the scale.   :'

http://www.unitedsecurity.com/pages/pressure.html

But, it is a novel use of a scale!  Heaven only knows I haven't seen mine in years.   rofl
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Re: outdoor mat that will trigger ActiveHome Pro
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009, 11:20:28 PM »

Hey.... Harbor Freight Tools has a pressure senitive mat:  http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=96481
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Re: outdoor mat that will trigger ActiveHome Pro
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009, 10:51:30 AM »

WOW and at Harbor freight great price....

Think that would be a great add to someones door cam set up
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