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Old 09-09-2015, 09:50 AM   #1
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Motion activated security light & alarm

I got this at Harbor Freight, it is a solar powered, motion activated security light, on sale for $30.
I added a $3 alarm module on the side and wired it in parallel with the LED array.
The alarm module can be seen in the first photo, on the side of the unit.

The solar cell array plugs into the bottom of the case.
I plan on hanging it up on the rear ladder to watch the patio area of the site.

It is just something that will turn on the light and alarm when someone walks through the site during the night. The alarm is about as loud as the Jacks Down alarm.
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:28 PM   #2
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I would never do that, but hey, that's just me......
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:50 PM   #3
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Only use it if you are home.

If you leave your coach unattended at an RVPark with this contraption, the damage caused by it's anonymous removal with rocks, a bat, or incendiary devices will surly damage your motorhome.
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:53 PM   #4
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I don't know... if it could be wired with two separate switches--one that activates only the motion-light, the other that also arms the audible alarm, then I might like it. I'd only use the alarm feature when boondocking in an area where I don't feel particularly safe, but I like the motion lights even when in a regular campground. I have them on my RV, and when I go to bed at night my outdoor lights are "off," and not bothering my neighbors. But if someone stops by for a visit, the motion sensor turns the lights on to illuminate the area for their (and my) safety.
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What about animals strolling by?
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Old 09-09-2015, 11:35 PM   #6
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What about animals strolling by?
There is a sensitivity adjustment for that.
I stayed at EmmaWoods stare beach. Talking to some frequent campers (one who had a bike stolen) said that often homeless people wait till a train comes by at night to steal items because the oise masks their presence.The train tracks are close by.

I would like to know if someone is outside under my awning when i am inside sleeping.

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It's nothing I'd want but, if it fit's your needs who's to say not to have it. Sleeping at night with no worries is a good thing.
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