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Old 08-20-2011, 10:36 PM   #1
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Wireless Motion Detector

Right now I don't have much $$$ to put towards car security...

But I have seen some wireless motion detectors, and I was wondering if anybody has tried them in an automotive application. Basically it's a setup with a battery powered motion sensor and a receiver unit, intended to chime when there's activity at your driveway or front step. I don't plan on using this anywhere besides the home, so the the portability of the receiver unit isn't that big a factor. What is important is the low price. Under $50.

Does anyone know if the sensors on these will pick-up through automotive glass and whether the sensitivity is adjustable enough to be useful?


Frankly I'd like to catch these vandals that throw eggs and f' with my
when I'm sleeping or on the computer. Apparently they if they have some problem with me, they lack what it takes to say it to my face.
(Hell, even that emote does an injustice to gay people when compared to the real culprits.
At least gay people with a problem will actually say something to your face.)
And it's just not practical to keep a 24/7 watch over my car parked outside on the lookout for those turds.

Would be nice to catch them so they can be dealt with.

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Old 08-20-2011, 11:01 PM   #2
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Do you have a garage? Another option would be a motion activated flood light. http://www.lowes.com/pl_Security+Lig...sales_dollar|1 People don't like to get caught and a motion activated light is a good addition to your house if you live in a house.
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:53 PM   #3
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Living with the 'rents so they have first dibs on the garage. Too much junk in there as it is anyways.

As for floodlights, neighbors have one that does hit the area where my car is parked. But if it's at 3AM and nobody's up to see anything, the vandals still may have their way with it. I need something that provides an audible cue that can wake me up, but not necessarily one that wakes up the neighbors. (If I had the money to get a proper car alarm, I'd prefer one with a pager keyfob thingy instead of that annoying noisy sh** anyways.) I also live by a park, so there's a lot of pedestrian traffic no matter what.

It's not like an all the time thing. But it happens often enough to be annoying. About every 2 months or so. Thus why trying to keep a watch over the car doesn't seem practical either.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:22 PM   #4
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Right now I don't have much $$$ to put towards car security...

But I have seen some wireless motion detectors, and I was wondering if anybody has tried them in an automotive application. Basically it's a setup with a battery powered motion sensor and a receiver unit, intended to chime when there's activity at your driveway or front step. I don't plan on using this anywhere besides the home, so the the portability of the receiver unit isn't that big a factor. What is important is the low price. Under $50.

Does anyone know if the sensors on these will pick-up through automotive glass and whether the sensitivity is adjustable enough to be useful?


Frankly I'd like to catch these vandals that throw eggs and f' with my
when I'm sleeping or on the computer. Apparently they if they have some problem with me, they lack what it takes to say it to my face.
(Hell, even that emote does an injustice to gay people when compared to the real culprits.
At least gay people with a problem will actually say something to your face.)
And it's just not practical to keep a 24/7 watch over my car parked outside on the lookout for those turds.

Would be nice to catch them so they can be dealt with.

2 Summers ago my car was egged every night for a week. i would try staying up all night and fall asleep and always wake up to them doing a burnout right in front of my house, it was also to dark and couldn't tell what kind of vehicle it was. then a Sunday i got a call and a voice-mail of a old time friend. saying if you put suger in my gas tank again this will keep happening. (never touched his car and didn't talk to this kid for a year before this all happened) anyways he said he will make a visit tonight so i called the cops, they had a patrol car on my side street watching, and one by his house and one going back and forth.

One cop car drove by his house and there were 4 people outside about to get into the car and saw the cop he kept driving acting like he was on patrol, came back 10 min later and the kids car and house were egged. he then claimed that i egged it and ****ed with his car and house. so the cop at my house called me outside telling me what he said and laughed and said i know you have been here the entire time. I cant remember what happened after this with tickets and charges etc.. but my car hasn't been egged since. (there are about 5 or 6 egg marks still visible now)
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:32 PM   #5
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ok how about getting a motion detecting light and wire it to an alarm in your bedroom? or if the garage has enough space for 3 cars clean the garage.
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A trunk monkey only costs two bananas per day. Its something to consider.
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:46 PM   #7
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A trunk monkey only costs two bananas per day. Its something to consider.
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