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127 of 129 people found the following review helpful.
GREAT but needs mods!
Honest Review- This works fairly well with a few simple modifications especially if you intend on using it in an outdoor setting where it is exposed to direct sunlight. Out of the box, this driveway sensor is way too sensitive. The sun and overcast of a cloud WILL trigger this unit frequently. A LEAF WILL TRIGGER THIS SENSOR! The way to solve this is by covering half the sensor with some masking tape (picture 1). Depending on where you put it, you may also want to create a shield/hood/cover whatever you want to call it (picture 2 and 3). With these tweaks it will sense the following, Cars, People, and Animals. Adjust the tape to your liking, it seems like its the only way to adjust the sensitivity.
This is your best bang for the buck in terms of driveway sensors, with a few tweaks its perfect. By the way, these are tweaks my 4 year old can do with safety scissors and tape. AND NO THEY DIDN'T GIVE THIS TO ME TO REVIEW, I BOUGHT IT WITH MY OWN MONEY! just if you were wondering.
38 of 40 people found the following review helpful.
She's happy, so we are happy!
By Netty R
My husband and I bought the 1byone wireless motion sensor for his mother after she complained about delivery men who dropped her packages off and ran. She never heard a thing and it bothered her. She wanted some kind of advanced warning. She loves it! When asked how many stars she would give it, she instantly said "Five stars! It does more than promised, it works too well!" She admitted that the first two nights, the sensor went off in the middle of the night due a curious opossum. She can't see well without reading glasses, so instead of turning the chime unit off, she unplugs it over night and plugs it back in when she gets up. And it was so simple to install. Popped in the batteries, put one screw in a fence post, and plug the inside unit into an electrical plug and it was ready to go. She's happy, so we are happy!
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful. See all 946 customer reviews...
Helped us prevent a theft and have a bad guy arrested!
Owners 1, bad guys 0. This simple design works great and actually caught an intruder at our under-construction home right next to our current residence. We had the motion detectors set up in the new house and had the sensor plugged into a wall outlet in our current house. This shows the range as the sensor was about 100 feet away form the base station, plus passing through exterior walls. At 1:30 am we heard a 'ding dong', jumped out of bed and saw a flashlight in the new home, called the cops and they quickly arrived and arrested the perpetrator for criminal trespassing. Even the cops loved our ingenious security system!
We plan to get a second for monitoring our detached garage.