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How to turn on a wall socket from an infra-red beam?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by howardino, 1 Jul 2013.

  1. JohnW2

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    I obviously don't know the precise situation, but I would have thought that, with a bit of ingenuity and thought, one could minimise, or even eliminate, that possibility. However, it was only a thought!

    I suppose the other question is whether you really need to be able to detect people when they are remote from your property - it's presumably only when they approach the property (and its PIR) that they become of particular interest!

    Kind Regards, John.
     
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    And the reason they could not do that and bypass the beam is....?
     
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    I find with some of these projects, the journey is far more interesting than the destination
     
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    Indeed so. I have to say that I'm very tempted to suggest is that if the particular circumstances are such that the OP really needs the degree of security that he seems to be talking about, that he probably should be employing experts, and they would also probably have (or know someone who had) the necessary expertise to deal with the electrical side of things.

    It's the sort of 'designing' which I've often experienced in a bar with a glass in my hand :)

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    Yes, I haven't ruled it out as such, I'm exploring my options, and on the side I'm thinking of ways to minimise any blind spots and also hide it somehow, using garden type paraphernalia.
    The beams seem more appropriate to what I'm trying to achieve. I'm trying to cover the entrance to the property which is about 17m across and you have a defined and precise area. With the pir, you are not sure at which point the pir will trip. I was thinking of maybe putting a panel fence at the bottom, so could put a pir facing diagonally back at the property. That way the 1st pir beam could run parallel to the pavement.

    Yes, very much so, if they are on my property, I, more importantly, rest of family need to know about it.
     
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    Then perhaps something made for the job:

    http://www.aps-perimeter-security.com/microwave_barriers_product.htm

    This is the sort of technology that has been used for a long time by pharmaceutical companies, MOD, datacentres etc. These days it may be affordable :)
     
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    That was the sort of thing I was thinking about.
    My thought was that, even if they are on your 'property' (land) they probably do not really become a cause for too much concern if they remain remote from the buildings (and why would anyone do that?). It's approach to buildings which surely is more important, and that can be covered with detectors closer to the building. However, you obvioulsy know your requirements!

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    Too lame - doesn't have a pir attached :mrgreen:
    I want some pop-up mini-guns :evil:
     
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    Doesn't need a PIR.
     
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