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    Hi All, I am looking for a portable motion detector that I can place outside the tent. This should send a signal to a buzzer or light inside the tent to notify you that something is outside. I don't want an external light on the motion detector that might scare the animal away. I just want to be warned so that I can check out what is lurking there.
    Anyone know of such a device?
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    Roboguard will be my choice of tool, albeit a bit expensive for just that purpose.
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    Default Re: Motion Detector for Camping

    Quote Originally Posted by deryck View Post
    Hi All, I am looking for a portable motion detector that I can place outside the tent. This should send a signal to a buzzer or light inside the tent to notify you that something is outside. I don't want an external light on the motion detector that might scare the animal away. I just want to be warned so that I can check out what is lurking there.
    Anyone know of such a device?
    https://www.takealot.com/homeguard-d...t/PLID43817777

    https://www.takealot.com/swann-drive...SABEgLyhPD_BwE

    The second one (Swann) has a silent mode where only the lights flash, you can also add more sensors to it.
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    Default Re: Motion Detector for Camping

    The easiest might be a motion sensor like those used at the entrance of a shop, the simple bing-bong sound type. Range of view is fairly large and a tone can be chosen according to your needs, even volume can be set low enough not to make too much noise.
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    Default Re: Motion Detector for Camping

    good robust and good back up but at R4500 for the basic

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    Default Re: Motion Detector for Camping

    I use this RL-9830RF2

    Type above code on the search space on this website
    https://www.acdc.co.za/pages/all-products

    You can also look at this http://kamp-oog.co.za/

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    Default Re: Motion Detector for Camping

    Quote Originally Posted by deryck View Post
    Hi All, I am looking for a portable motion detector that I can place outside the tent. This should send a signal to a buzzer or light inside the tent to notify you that something is outside. I don't want an external light on the motion detector that might scare the animal away. I just want to be warned so that I can check out what is lurking there.
    Anyone know of such a device?
    So you are not looking at a screaming alarm, that is going to scare the animals away. Then I would suggest a visit to your local Macro shop. They have a wide variety of motion detection lights. You then need to angle it in such a way to shown in your tent in stead of out side.

    Or as Johan suggested a robo guard. That will be perfect, but will cost around R2500.
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    Default Re: Motion Detector for Camping

    This might do the trick...
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    Default Re: Motion Detector for Camping

    Quote Originally Posted by KingjimZA View Post
    This is discontinued according to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KK20 View Post
    This is discontinued according to them.
    Sorry about that, I bought one two weeks ago from Builderswarehouse and thought link was the brand. Just checked now and the brand is "Security Mate", paid R330.00 for it and the things works like a charm.

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    Default Re: Motion Detector for Camping

    Quote Originally Posted by deryck View Post
    Hi All, I am looking for a portable motion detector that I can place outside the tent. This should send a signal to a buzzer or light inside the tent to notify you that something is outside. I don't want an external light on the motion detector that might scare the animal away. I just want to be warned so that I can check out what is lurking there.
    Anyone know of such a device?
    Frontrunner (Kyalami) has an inexpensive LED striplight with an alarm that you can set or not set (i.e. just using it as a camping light). If the alarm is set, the light comes on and the alarm sounds when triggered. Needs to be connected to your car/fridge battery.

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    I bought one of these for the caravan

    http://www.yaleshop.co.za/Mobi/pYWDC...ime-Alert.aspx

    Works well enough, range is ok outdoors. Price reasonable, does what the box says.

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    Default Re: Motion Detector for Camping

    Thanks for all your input. I have ordered this one from Takealot (R499) which seems like it will do the trick.. Yet to test it.

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    Default Re: Motion Detector for Camping

    Do let us know how it performs in your tests.
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    Default Re: Motion Detector for Camping

    [QUOTE=deryck;3899225]Thanks for all your input. I have ordered this one from Takealot (R499) which seems like it will do the trick.. Yet to test it.

    Waiting for your feedback?

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    Default Re: Motion Detector for Camping

    it all depends what you want to detect and the environment in which it will be used.

    being in the industry I did visit my friend in Durban and unfortunately my boat had to sleep outside on the pavement.

    I used a normal paradox pro 476 pet passive, and connected it to a 12 volt buzzer via a 12 volt relay unit and a 12 volt alarm battery.
    the passive was just placed on the front console overlooking the engines.

    for a week we slept well, when we went to bed.

    so it did work for me. again the environment in which it will be used is paramount!!!
    mine is a recognized alarm passive so it will be long lasting.

    but let us know how the ordered one performs.

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