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Bill59

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Active eye and wind
« on: June 02, 2009, 01:52:28 PM »

Does anybody have trouble with trees and shrubs blowing around and triggering the sensor?
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Don N

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Re: Active eye and wind
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009, 04:45:11 PM »

Yes, I had trouble with tree and shrub movement.  I tried to narrow what the active eye could "see" by placing black tape over part of the lens.  That helped somewhat.  But it also limited what I wanted the active eye to "see."  For best results I had to relocate the motion sensor where it didn't "see" the tree and shrub movement but yet covered the area that I wanted it to "see."
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Bill59

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Re: Active eye and wind
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 06:54:35 AM »

Are they infrared? If so, shouldn't they see heat movement?
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Re: Active eye and wind
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009, 09:48:48 AM »

I have an ms16a on the back deck as a dog has returned sensor.
I put it up at the start of last winter after the patio furniture was stowed away.
This spring I put up the furniture which has an umbrella/table combo. The collapsed umbrella twitched and
waved in the wind right in front of the sensor consti-triggering it. The umbrella has no wrap around strap.
Having one may help but for now we are without the umbrella because the dog return sensor is too useful.






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dave w

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Re: Active eye and wind
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009, 11:44:41 AM »

Are they infrared? If so, shouldn't they see heat movement?
Yes they are infrared. I have the same blowing problem also. I think it is just leaf shadow moving across the sensing field, interuping the background infrared level. Thats my theory and I'm stickin to it.  :D
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Bill59

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Re: Active eye and wind
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009, 01:58:55 PM »

I guess that's just the way it is. But Dave, I think it's your aftershave! (Sorry had to do it)!
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dave w

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Re: Active eye and wind
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009, 04:45:01 PM »

I am really having a difficult time convincing my wife it is the after shave. And, I exercise every Monday through Friday morning with an arm lift and a sit-up.... ;)
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