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gazdkw82

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Has anyone got any recommendations for a wired driveway audible alert? A friend has a large drive and wants a PIR to turn brick lights on upon vehicles coming up the drive and also an audible alert at the same time.

I doubt there is a device that does both so probably a separate PIR and then something to alert them of a vehicle coming up the drive.

Any suggestions?
 
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Richard Burns

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You probably just need the PIR to operate a 230V doorbell as well, possibly through a time on relay so it is not ringing for 10 mins.
 
Richard Burns

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You might want to consider a microwave sensor instead of a infrared sensor in case of cold cars?
 
Yozza19

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You could also fit a autodialler to send you a txt or ring his phone and set the ringtone as something else
 
ruston

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You would have to consider small animals on the audible side, maybe limited by a timer .
 
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There used to be a simple lighting system with just this setup, a simple slider selected what function you wanted, lights, lights and beeper etc. the PIRs were 12V. Not sure if they are still made though. The unit fitted a standard double box.
 
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There used to be a simple lighting system with just this setup, a simple slider selected what function you wanted, lights, lights and beeper etc. the PIRs were 12V. Not sure if they are still made though. The unit fitted a standard double box.
That would be ideal
 
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I was in a house last week with that system. It’s a 4 zone fits a 2G box and each zone has ability to turn lights on and buzz inside separately or together

Can’t recall brand.
 
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Would an active infrared beam be more appropriate? ie a transmitter and receiver spanning the front gate.
 
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