You live in a dorm - you have food in your section of the fridge? You have… certain things in your dresser drawer? You keep a box of stuff under your bed? For that matter, you want to your roommates to know that you would know if they were getting to know someone ON your bed?
I’d use this motion detector to alert me when the death squads Trump sends door to door arrive at my home so I can kill myself before they kill me. I’m old and a drag on society, and my insurance is gone when they repeal and don’t replace. Just a matter of time.
@dave Thanks. I was kidding (although there’s always a nugget of truth in humor), but now I’m left to feel that my winning may have in some way confirmed my worst suspicions and this joke will become a self-fulfilling prophesy. I’ll make sure to modify it so it says “Fuck Fuck Fuck” as an alert and will it to @carl669 upon my (what is now most likely) imminent demise.
@calexander3103 I know! Fuckers are always taking baths, and never give any back. At least unpresidented Hair Gropenfuhrer gives showers to everyone indiscriminately (for everything else, he is the bigliest discriminator. The best! Believe me.)
If nobody but you works where you are sleeping but you then you can put some contact powder stuff (forget exactly what it is called) on the floor. It makes loud crackling noises when someone walks on it. That should work.
A friend of mine works at the VA hospital. Joint counsel was doing their inspection, with some top VA administration, and they walk into some closet or storage area or something and there was a (supposed to be working) guy sleeping so hard he didn’t even wake up when they were discussing him. Since it is the VA, and this is MS, likely he didn’t get fired but I bet he finds a new sleeping spot.
The so called night security guard working here (not a good neighborhood) spends most of his night sleeping on the couch in the common area. My car is at the far end of the parking lot by the street and I am tired of being harassed by homeless guys - especially at night since the streetlight in the parking lot has been out since before I moved in. Of course I doubt he’d even be able to do anything even if he was awake. He waddles incredibly slowly going anywhere and no one is likely to be scared of him anyway. Likely a nepotism hire. I have taken photos of him sleeping on the couch though just in case I need proof he is not doing his job if something happens to someone while he is supposed to be working.
@mike808 I didn’t really read everything, but what happens if you destroy or lose a phone? Wouldn’t you be stuck with a locked item you could no longer open since you couldn’t pair it to the new phone?
If I had this, I would use it to alert me when the damn rabbit that keeps pooping in my (fenced in) back yard is back there. There are tons and tons of pellet piles of poop. I’d like to return some pellets to it.
@lichme I have a similar problem with pack rats. No idea how they get into the shed, crawlspace, etc. etc. Problem is that I don’t want to be alerted to their presence I want something much more disturbing and might even go for lethal. 90dB just isn’t loud enough to shift them (they just sit and stare at you when discovered). 120dB ultrasonic and you might have a product (would also work on teenagers…)
@haydesigner Do you know something I don’t? Meh’s going to have a deal on cats? Just so long as it’s not a two-for Tuesday which might solve the pack rat problem, but would introduce a different infestation. (I actually did get some pee-balls from a friend’s cat litter tray. Mixed with the dirt in one of the holes it seemed to work as a deterrent for a while. )
@patlasch I like this in principle, but what the hell do you do when it actually goes off? One Terrifying Monster Monitor heading your way - very-selfish-view (that’s an order number, not a personal judgment)
@daveJay Yes! We almost put this one in the story itself, but figured we’d anger our huge postal carrier community. Thanks for taking that on, one free Mailbox Monitor coming your way - sour-painted-instrument
@Omehgawd Get some old fashioned mouse traps. Pad it, so it won’t hurt your dog if it catches him (though it never has with mine) The snapping and sudden movement is enough to scare them away. I don’t even bother to set them any more - just seeing one keeps the paws on the ground.
This thing is going in front of the pantry. We are Day 17 of no eating after 8pm and twice I have raided the demon door. This thing is going right in the door so my wife knows when the munchies is going down at 10 pm.
I’m really glad that you’re doing something that should make a very big difference in your health. Another great tip to remember is it’s good to move after having anything to eat. Just try to remember the opposite of that old wives tale of not to go swimming and hour after eating. If you don’t go crazy with your calories you should be dropping weight pretty fast. Exciting and healthy!
The only way my puppy (ten months and ninety pounds, but still a puppy) tells us he wants to go out is to go downstairs to the basement. We don’t always realize he’s gone down until he’s come back up. Thankfully, no accidents recently, but I’d definitely use this in the basement hallway to alert me when he’s gone down so I can let him outside.
@t_marcus73 I have an orange and a tangerine tree in the back yard. The tangerine tree doesn’t produce much fruit and someone keep stealing them. I have a camera system and caught some of the people doing it on camera but they come from a large apartment complex down the street so there really wasn’t much I could do. They are little kids every time.
I’d put one in my mailbox to detect when the mailman is being lazy and trying to give me one of those missed delivery slips so he can avoid walking my packages from meh to my front door. The jig is up, mail man!
@Mendanbar I can’t count how many times the mailman has done this to me. Just because he is to lazy to climb one flight of stairs and actually deliver my package when I’m home I have to take time off work to pick it up because the post office has such limited hours.
@Fuzzalini I used to have a private mailbox for my LLC. The cost was more like 3-4 times your $80 and went up every single invoice.
Ironically, changed to a USPS box for about $60/year and as with the private box, got a street mailing address in an upscale zip code… and added zero added cost delivery of FedEx (in addition to USPS & UPS) packages at the PO.
@Mendanbar I think it’s just universal. One time the mail didn’t get delivered because someone was parked on the street somewhat close to our mailbox (like 5 feet). They couldn’t get the mail truck close enough to lean out the window and deposit the mail in the box so they left us a notice saying our delivery was suspended bc the mailbox was blocked. 1. Then how did you put the notice in there? 2. I have no control over the neighbors parking on the street 3. Get your lazy ass out the truck and walk two feet to my mailbox. Seriously?
@Mendanbar My mailman delivered a package from Meh today (Love the cheap pink speakers!). He’ll stop outside my house and honk. If I’m not home or I don’t come out, he’ll put the boxes in my car (which I leave unlocked and he knows it). If my car isn’t in the driveway, he’ll put the packages by my side gate. If they’re too big or he thinks they contain something valuable, he leaves a note and I’ll pick it up at the post office on my way to work. There have been times when he stops with a package on his way home, something that’s come in while he was on his route - I’m on his way home.
@Mendanbar We’re a small, rural post office. Everybody know everybody else. In fact, I went into the post office shortly after one of my horses died, and the women behind the desk offered their condolences.
This will be great when I have to run my generator because some storm or drunk driver took down the power lines. I can set up the sensor to sense the motion of some loser trying to roll the generator away. Or I might set it up in the laundry room to make sure the washing machine doesn’t dance across the floor.
I have a problem wit the got damn loch ness monster stealing my got damn motion sensors! He always come around wantin got damn tree fiddy, when I already gave him a dollah. What the hell is his problem?!?
@jaburg Not a problem where I live now but in California, those pretty deer kept eating the vegetables in our garden. Put up a 6’ chain link fence around the garden and they would just jump right over it. They are cute though.
@jaburg Aw. I wasn’t going to give one out for wildlife watching, but that’s sweet enough that one Wife Wildlife Watcher is coming our way - bitty-homeless-love (hopefully that’s an inaccurate order number)
I live in a stone-wrapped cinder block, basically sound proof house in rural Appalachia. In December, on two separate occasions, one of them Christmas Eve, someone drove up on my lawn, took out my mail box, and in one particularly clever move, totaled my Jeep and then bailed without even leaving a note. So, yeah, what would I do with it? Probably something especially unique like set it up on my f’ing driveway to let me know when someone was parking ON my replacement Jeep-- unfortunately purchased at some place other than Meh.
I need this for my backyard. The skunk comes up to the sliding doors to scare my white cat, Sally Ann. I think that if the light went on the skunk just might find another animal to frighten. Sally Ann would certainly be happier. Maybe then she would’nt scratch me as she jumps on me trying to get away from the skunk.
Use it during Halloween to detect trick or treaters so you can give them the optimum scare. No mis-timings here, jumping out from nearby bushes and screaming at a bunch of children at just the right time is certainly worth $15.
-Please use said tactic only during Halloween
-Safety not guaranteed
I would use it to guard my beading table. I have boxes and boxes of beads- thousands of beads. The new kitty has gotten up on that table and knocked boxes of beads over twice now. (no, there’s no way to close that room off) This would hopefully alert me before it rains beads again.
I’d use this to grab my giant squirt gun and scare off armadillos, possums, raccoons, and other assorted wildlife (also the dog next door, who like to poop over here!) out of my yard and driveway. I have a crazy- aggressive cat who seems to think it’s his job to yodel, hiss and growl at anything that comes near my house.
It looks like it wouldn’t be to hard to take apart the alarm part of it and hook it up to my Rasberry Pi (mini computer), I might get it and use it to send an alert to my phone via the pi anytime it gets set off at my door. Automated remote doorbell of sorts, I suppose.
I would put it by my garbage cans to alert me when someone puts their dog crap in our cans. Of course, they have to walk a little bit up our driveway to do it, so it’s really a subset of driveway-guarding. Also, they stopped after my mother put a sign on the can (for the second time) that smelling their dog crap makes her vomit. But they’ll probably start again.
Do you hate cold toast?
Is cold toast the bane of your existence?
Would your life be complete if only you could have warm toast?
Well cry no more. Now with this Swann motion sensor you will know the moment your toast pops us. Take a nap while your toast cooks. Build a birdhouse. Buy some butter. The moment your toast is nice and toasty Swann will be your wingman… get it… wingman.
Does the banana come with it? If so, I’d use the alarm/banana bundle to lure gorillas to the sensor, then I’d run away when the alarm sounded because I don’t fancy getting savaged by the gorilla I just lured.
In my heavily wooded housing complex with winding pathways I would hide the sensor in a tree and place the chirper in some kind of vessel that warps the sound to make a menacing reply each time it’s triggered. I can record it all with my Nabi Look GoPro knockoff I got on meh!
We have an orange stray cat that comes into our backyard, harasses our indoor cats through the window, and then defends “his” yard from other animals by way of screeching and hissing, further upsetting our cats. I’d use to defend against this orange a*hole that showed up out of nowhere, thinks he runs the place, and causes nothing but trouble.
I need one because there is something lurking in the woods next to me…My son caught a glimpse…About waist high…Was on 4 legs . We don’t know what it is but it was close to consuming our cats…It definitely does not appreciate them
I’m planning on attaching one squarely in the center of our bed’s headboard, between me and my significant other. So when she decides to slap, punch, or roll over and steal my covers in the middle of the night, she’ll get a rude awakening coming from the speaker I stuffed inside her pillow. Meanwhile, I’ll be wearing earplugs, cause that sh*t happens frequently…
I have a long hallway that leads to my office. Despite that, I sometimes still have to minimize the game I’m playing before I’m interrupted with work. Placing this sensor inconspicuously would buy me precious moments to get my affairs in order.
Training worked the same way. Our pupper is highly treat motivated. We followed the method here. http://www.petexpertise.com/dog-housetraining-bell.html
She learned in a day but like I said she is a good girl that is highly treat motivated.
I have since taught here to bark at the door when someone rings the doorbell.
My plan was to train her to let me know when she wants to come in. She comes by the door, then swoops back out and sits on top of the deck steps (think batman looking over the city). I am not sure she wants to come in or just hang out outside. I am thinking more when it is warmer out. She loves sitting in the sun.
We do a lot of tent camping at our rural “up north” property.
There are a fair number of raccoons in the area so we are careful to secure our food. The coons don’t bother us.
However, there are also bears in the area. They do sometimes worry us. A motion alarm would give us a head start to run from the bear and reach our car. We noticed the gadget is even battery powered - how convenient!
My gf puts leftover food outside under a tree in the front yard for the local foxes. We live across from a golf course so they wander over for a midnight snack. She’s constantly trying to see them and watch them (they’re super cute) but rarely ever gets to see them as they’re rather stealthy and it’s kind of difficult to just sit staring out the window all night. I’d love to put one of these on the tree trunk to alert her that her furry friends are here and chowing down so she could go to the front window and watch them. Her birthday is this coming Monday so this would be a cool surprise.
I would use these in the hallway to the kids room on Christmas Eve so I can put together doll houses, cat treadmills, and bycicles in case the kids wake up in the middle of the night from me swearing or crying when I bang a thumb or think about my credit card statement. The device would alert me to get up and go to the entry to the room and scream saying the kids must not have been good enough that year for santa to bring fully assembled gifts. Santa is so special to my young ones. I haven’t been caught being santa by my little kids in 22 years and I would hate to finally have them find out there is no Santa.
An alternate use would be to buy two. With the first I would place the sensor in one part of the house and the alarm in another. When my cats roam the house they would hear a noise in the other end and quickly go investigate. I would place the second sensor where the first alarm is and the second alarm where the first sensor is. Voila! Less bored house cats à la Swan Security ping pong.
Pair it with a wee custom box that listens for the particular alert sound. So many uses. Ferris Bueller dummy mode, activate! Boss-is-coming alert that auto shifts your desktop to something productive-seeming (thanks, 90s shareware). Horribly terrifying trap deployment to slowly drive that horrid neighbour insane (they’ll break when they’re used to the scares and it starts up a fresh pot of coffee for them instead). Sleepwalking test counter. Time-out corner abandonment sensor…
But…possibly, just possibly…it could be the true lazyperson’s “toaster’s done” chime sensor. This seems important. Really, ridiculously important.
One of the things I do is working in a self owned garage, and I would use the motion sensor to notify me when sweet old ladies gingerly tip toe in the door to keep them from hearing ^%}*^##^+•¥? when I bust my knuckles on something.
We don’t have a dog - but there still is a mail man who needs to walk up to the house. This would give me enough time to put on a dog costume and chase barking after the mail man. So that is why I want one. - for free
I’d buy a couple to alarm me when #1 my son who sleep walks decides to wake up and exit the front door, #2 when my other son wakes up in the middle of the night grazing the pantry.
Anyone else use them this way?
I have a lovely boss, whom I like and admire and even enjoy hanging out with if we’re just talking politics or culture or whatnot. But she’s convinced that I avoid her during the workday. And she’s quite correct. It’s the deadlines and my not wanting to disappoint her with my slackery ways.
I’d post the sensor at her office door, so that I can know when she’s venturing out. Then I’d prepare myself, and not only be fully engaged in my duties every time she approaches, but actually rise from my chair to greet her and converse importantly with her about bullshit assignments and such.
She’d think I’m far more diligent than I actually am, which I think would be a win-win (we’re all into the 7 Habits around here; that’s the pivotal #4).
One of our cats likes to munch on one of my wife’s favorite houseplants, but we can never catch the culprit in the act. We usually realize one of them’s done it again when we find a pile of cat barf with shredded leaf in it. A detector might just allow us to catch the sneaky bstrd in the act…
This would be pretty sick to have as an alert for when I’m airsofting and someone decides they want to be sneaky. The chime would probably give me away but I’d just put it somewhere close to, but not at, the place I am. Airsofting has made me so jumpy.
They SERIOUSLY need to remarket this for caregivers of folks with dementia. One of the biggest issues is with folks wandering off, often while the caregiver is sleeping. These units could be placed on bedroom doors so that a caregiver would be awoken by the alarm if the person gets up at night so the caregiver could be on alert. I am going to suggest this for a neighbor of mine who often sneaks out like a teenager, then fails to recognize any of the neighbors, or where she actually is, and we literally have to “chase” her back home. Luckily, she tends to take the Golf Cart and not the car, so I could actually see putting one of these suckers on the door AND the golf cart.
@laurelnev OMG, I have to tell you, that is a huge problem. I was one of those caregivers and he kept trying to walk out the front door. That was one of the most miserable times of my life being a caretaker.
There is a very specific bed alarm that hospice installed for me. I couldn’t sleep in my regular bedroom and had to sleep on the couch in the office next door to his room waiting for that alarm to go off.
But this alarm would act as a good backup in case he got into the hallway without setting off the bed alarm.
@cengland0 Nope. Didn’t see that one. It wasn’t loaded because I failed to expand the Comments section beyond the default “first 10”. I saw it on Amazon.com when researching the offering on Morningsave.
I would get one and put it under my bed. My damn cat keeps going under there and making a mess of my stored shoes and leaves his hair all over it. I need that alarm so when he goes it, I’ll wire it to automatically set off my handheld vacuum that I would have set up where he goes in to scare the living he’ll out of him. Also to know about the monsters under the bed .
Cars broken into , i would love to put it on our front gate,and or by my door. two weeks ago they pushed gate open and broke into our cars. I have a 2015 honda civic and they have a device to defuse the alarm to break in. I would l love two of these ! Awesomw idea meh~
High-tech geocache. When standing in the right spot, the sound goes off and the cacher is guided to the final container. Might be a bit risky, just leaving a primed alarm hanging out in the woods, and I don’t know how to power it properly. So maybe not.
I would use one to catch the rat bastard who’s been stealing my lunch from the office fridge: Pack it into a Chinese take-out carton and finally catch the guy (girl?) in the act! Given the wide reach of this scumbag, I could become an office hero and perhaps rid my reputation of the taint associated with what we’ll just call ‘the copier incident’.
i am going to catch those guys peeeing in the bushes by the street in front of my house then i can reconize a normal pattern i will just go up shoulder to shoulder like we are peeing in a trough at a baseball game. i will yell paly ball! as i shake off the last drops and then zip up and then run away like death is chasing me… that might get them to move a few houses down. ? god damn guys replacing the watermain on my street piss everywhere all the time - like a bunch of toddlers.
I would put it randomly around the house just to mess with my kid. Then every time it went off letting me know where he was I would either sneak up on him to scare the MEH out of him or freak him out by not only having eyes in the back of my head but also all over the house! I might need a couple
It could also be used as a super spy sentry device. Leave the alarm in the opposite direction from the room filled with “ze documents”, place sensor near door of “ze documents” room. Then, go in and take your time stealing “ze documents”, because those dumb guards will trip the sensor and then say “we’d better check it out”. Now’s your chance to escape, super spy!
I’d use it to alert me of the people that keep stealing the sidewalk alarms that I set up to alert me of the people stealing the porch alarms, that are protecting the camera at the entrance from being stolen.
This is perfect for my needs. For so many years I have been looking for the perfect tool to warn my community of impending comet/asteroid strikes. This sensor (pointed in the right direction) is just that tool. Unfortunately I had to have everyone in the community by the limit on these so we can get the minimum of 3953 sensors to cover the celestial views needed to accurately warn us of the comet/asteroid strike. (warning this only allows a .000035492 second warning time)
I would sleep in the other room, and set both of these up by the bed… monitors and alarms, to prove to my husband how much he flops through the night. He sleeps through it, therefore thinking I’m crazy, but, unfortunately, there’s no way I can sleep through it. It’s like having earthquakes every night, several times a night! He will all of a sudden start kicking his legs, and it’s like the bottom half of his body is jumping. He’ll do it a few times, pause for a few seconds, where I’m praying it’s over, and then start all over again… Please, Meh, I need help!!!
I live in WinterWonderland…it’s no wonder I hate trips to the mailbox. Hate hate hate, hate hate hate, double hate. looooooathe entirely trips to an empty mailbox . Blizzard times especially !!! An alert would be sooooo precious.
I’d put it at the door of the place where I’m doing this in the basement:
(Start at 2 mins, I tried to have it skip to there but no luck sorry) And hook it up with a light because I probably couldn’t hear it over the drill thing.
I’d find out who has been stealing the house I live at’s lawnmower (I won’t say my lawnmower, because I am not replacing it). It disappears at least onceca year. Locked up aand chained down or not. It’s clearly a dedication.
Just came up with another idea… I take care of my 2 year old nephew and my 89 year old Grandma during the day… what a pair, I’ll tell ya!!! The two year old likes to sneak into my big mug of Mountain Dew, and he definitely does not need the extra energy… I, on the other hand, need all the caffeine I can get to keep up with him and keep Grandma safe from him!!! This way, if I’ve gotta leave the room, I could leave the detector beside my big ol’ cup, and carry the monitor with me, that way, every time I hear it go off, I can go in there and catch that little booger in the act, also, I love the idea of him trying to figure out how the hell I ALWAYS know!!! lol
I could also leave one besides Grandma’s chair, so I’ll know if she’s gonna sneak up behind me in the kitchen, or, worse, when I leave the room, I’ve caught her sneaking Gavin chocolate (just what he needs) on more than one occasion, and then she sits and complains about how hyper he is… smh!!!
I could use this as a watchdog as our three lazy scaredy cats are worthless. We had a possum come in through doggy door, squeezed through our doggy gait, toured our house (we found its little gifts around) then nested itself in our 4yo sons pajama drawer. Said 4yo found our intruder, luckily didn’t get bit & came got me to take care of it.
I’d use this to watch my bird feeder that I put on my window. I put up a bird feeder because I like to watch squirrels eat. They think they are being subversive, but little do they know, I’m a big fan.
Rats… I have a blow gun by my kitchen window for shooting the rats that daily terrorize my chickens. My routine includes compulsively walking by the window to see if I can shoot at one- had I one of these motion dongles, I’d set it up under the coop to alert me to the activity of those little bastards (really, they’re squirrel sized and probably have multiple dads). Upon the chime I’d know it was time for havoc! A day of reckoning!!
We live outside the city limits and our cats like to go outside and prowl around the timber. We put a cat door in one of the window screens under the front porch so they can come and go as they wish when the weather is nice.
I’d put the alarm near this window so I knew they were ready to come in when it’s not nice enough to keep the window open for them.
This thing has Halloween projects written all over it. Just hook up the chime output to a relay and line your pathway with them. Those kids would be ducking and dodging mechanized creatures like Indiana Jones with a golden idol.
Early warning system so that I know when my coworker is coming up from behind to do me execution-style with his Nerf gun. I will then fire behind from under my arm using my hammer-action Double Strike blaster. Just like in the movies.
I would use one in my garden to alert me to the neighborhood cats who think my broccoli patch is a litter box. I have a hose I squirt then with, but I know I don’t catch them. everytime or they’d learn they are going to get soaked and stay away.
I actually need two. I would put the sensor from one with the detector from the second set. And vice versa. That way when the alarm goes off, I know it’s because someone is messing with the other alarm.
I would build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me --and I’d build it very inexpensively. I would build a great, great wall, and I would make Meh pay for the motion sensors that go on the wall. Please send them, now!
This past summer I had a bear break into my screened in porch in search of food. With an alert system the next time this happens I can fix him a meal so he would not have to tear the place apart again to find leftovers.
I hate to be one of those guys coming in and hoping to win something as a freebie, but this is one of those times I’m broke and the item is one I could actually use. I’d set this thing up to keep eyes on one of my cats to make sure the darn furball can get caught when she’s out by the litter box and deciding “Nope, it’s time to crap on the floor instead!”
When she’s being watched, she goes in the box. When she’s not… if that box isn’t pristine, there’s a 50/50 chance she’s going right on the tile.
(And no, I’m not so poor I can’t afford this thing. But I’m broke enough that I can’t spend $15 to track a cat pooping.)
I want one to figure out who that dagnabbit theif who shows up randomly every 2 to 6 months at 2 to 4 in the morning and breaks into the neighborhood cars. He showed up 2 weeks ago… so I’m counting the days…
I think I might mount it on my car, and see if it can really be used to detect driveways as advertised. You can never be too alert about driveways, they come into roads from weird angles without any warning.
That or stick it out by my parking space. Last winter, someone decided to draw a dong on the trunk with mustard. I have SO many questions about that:
Why bother tagging MY trunk? I don’t interact with people on my street at all, and the car is unremarkable.
Why mustard? (But hey, at least it wasn’t anything that damaged paint).
Why was someone running around early in the morning doing that, at all?
With younger children it seems you never get a moment of “couple time” that isn’t interrupted. Up to a point in the activity it’s ok but somehow after that point it all seems to be going well until you hear little Janie pipe up “What are you doing to mommy???”
This kind of situation must be prevented and what better way to do it than a motion sensor that is above small dog level and far enough away to turn a wrestling match into a more child friendly and less emotional trauma causing incident?
I have a 2 year old grandson with autism. He gets into everything. Lately he has decided the perfect place to sit is inside the refrigerator. So I would use it to alarm me for refrigerator being opened, and doors, and restroom.
Few ideas… use it as a tester to see if garage door sensor is aligned when you depress the opener… alert you if kids forget to close the garage door and our furry little friends welcome themselves into our garage for a snack…put in backyard to alert us/scare off pesty kids cutting through our yard… use recreationally to see how high kids could jump or how low they can crawl without getting the buzzer… back up alert near front door in case door bell goes out.
If I were to buy one of these, I would set it up at my off-grid cabin. When the world craps out, I will be prepared to detect zombies, people that want my crappy Meh loot, riots coming to take my worse than shi#$ Meh “2 for Tuesdays” and my socks. They might want my socks to make terrible puppets, ya know. OR, when my off-grid beer delivery arrives
I would use this to spread rumors of ancient spirits by saying that I put it near a tribal Indian monument, when I will actually place it in the chicken coop. That way whenever the chickens enter or leave the coop, the alarm goes off -at dawn and dusk, the times of day that are notorious for spirit activity.
I’m an apprenticing wizard. I can’t keep my wand too close to my bed due to my propensity for night terrors and spell casting in my sleep. I need this motion detecting device to warn me when dementors are near so I have ample time to get to my wand lock box in order to cast a patronus spell. This has been a huge problem for as long as I can remember.
My apartment building has a garbage chute on every floor, but I’m pretty sure nobody actually uses them (since we generate more recycling and compost than landfill, neither of which have a chute you can use instead of taking them down by hand).
I’d mount one in my floor’s garbage chute, and listen in from my apartment to see if I’m wrong about just how environmentally-conscious and discriminating my neighbors are about their refuse.
I want to mount on on the ceiling above my bed aimed directly at my sleeping body to teach and condition myself to sleep perfectly still all night long regardless how scary a movie I watch the night before.
I would put it in my mailbox so that I can tell when someone is stealing my mail from my locked mailbox in my apartment complex (recent situation that I reported to USPS and more than likely will not get a response)
I would use it at work so I can be alerted to when a customer arrives. I’ve suffered hearing loss since I was 6yrs from a couple bouts with tumors on my ear drums. I’ve tried hearing aids but they made EVERYTHING so freakin LOUD I had anxiety attacks so I had to choose. I’m ok in my quiet world but my patrons get frustrated & act like they’re withering away if I’m not right there waiting to pour the latest frufru hoity toity concoction they saw on Facebook. Then they wanna complain cuz the bathroom isn’t cleaned or i gotta run stock the cooler or cut fruit. I’d use it so I could run my bar AND keep it clean & stocked. A little warning would give me enough time to get behind the bar “where I belong” and they’d still have clean toilets, shit paper, & not have to worry bout shoes stickin to the floor after a band night.
@dave, this product is perfect for my situation! When you’ve got a secret underground submarine docking station like mine, its imperative to maintain a perimeter breach warning system to keep on top of those pesky superheroes. They’re constantly interrupting nefarious schemes. Swann, fortunately, understands the super villain’s plight and their user manual conveniently documents using their product in just such a lair! Kudos to Swann for covering this long neglected market niche! I’ll need at least four “driveway” monitors: one for the secret ocean cave entrance, a second to cover the hidden elevator lobby, the third will watch over the spider web choked spiral stairway carved into the granite cave ceiling, and the fourth unit will watch for infiltrators crawling through the “forgotten” sewer tunnel. Send more if you’d like; they might be handy if say there were any more double secret escape routes or neglected thermal exhaust ports to monitor!
Absolutely hide one near the fridge to alert me to video the sleep eater that swears she doesn’t leave finger marks in the peanut butter, eat 3/4 of a cake that was wrapped and accounted for before I went to bed, an empty container of ice cream in the freezer and worst of all a freaking half eaten pork chop on my computer keyboard… and That’s just the tip of the iceberg!! I can finally prove that “Itwasntme” literally got caught with her hand in the proverbial cookie jar!!
I would install the motion detector just above my television, and utilize the (hopefully loud and annoying) alarm as negative reinforcement for those times that one of my clueless family members (all of whom are old enough to know better) decides to stand right in front of the TV and have a conversation with me when I am trying to enjoy the awesomeness that is Aaron Rodgers.
Meh… I’d probably use it to prank my wife. She hates surprises and loud noises. So instead of placing the motion detector somewhere, I’d place the alarm in random locations that she would be (you know, like…the kitchen…or the sewing room…where else should women be…). Then I would leave the motion detector in a drawer and randomly take it out, sounding the alarm, and quickly having her defecate herself.
We have a 2 year old, who sleeps in a toddler bed. He’s an early riser, but stays in his room because we have a toddler gate. A driveway alarm would let us know when he finally figures out how to open it.
It would also let us know when his 5 year old brother next door sneaks out of his bedroom to get some toys. Instead of sleeping like he should.
If I had one I’d put it in the upstairs bathroom so that when I’m downstairs I can know that he FINALLY got out of bed and into the shower. I’m even more lazy than he-who-will-not-arise and walking back upstairs to wake him for the bazilliontyth time when there’s no need is simply depressing. I could have still been secretly sleeping on the couch!
I’ve got a coworker that loves to jump out around corners and scare the bejesus out of anyone he can. It’s a small company so nobody is immune. From me, the IT guy in the cubicle to the CEO in the corner office, we have all lost years off our lives to his antics.
I’ve tried setting up cheap cameras, recruiting nearby coworkers as mine canaries, even hiding an old android tablet to act as a webcam. Nothing works, at least for very long. Sure, I may get a week or two of protection but then the tablet overheats and I lose the connection. Or my canary leaves their office.
This is the perfect solution. Never again will I have to constantly live on-edge that Drew is about to pop out around my cubicle wall and ruin my underwear. Again. I write this in the interest of self-preservation and I hope I’ve convinced you that this is more of a health product in my situation than a convenience. Thank you for reading, @dave.
I would get two and hook one up to a raspberry pi and one of those bird trinkets that drink water out of a cup, and hook up the other to react to that movement and harvest the energy generated by the two in an endless loop. Perpetual motion machine for less than $60. World energy crisis solved, and we can finally get over this global warming nonsense.
I could put a motion sensor on the hatch of the portable storage unit in my front yard, where I keep all my Bluetooth speakers and knives. That way no one can sneak up on me when I’m inside sleeping on my hoard.
I would attach it to my bluetooth enabled speaker lights so when I got trick or treaters at halloween I could play creepy sounds automatically to scare the ^%$# out of them and they would drop their candy and run away. I could then go out and take their candy and eat all of the Snickers bars.
I would put it just inside the doorway of my condo unit to remind me of how lonely I am and also to alert my attack Chinchilla of any intruders. I would probably enjoy an intruder though because of my lack of visitors. I would probably order a pizza and ask them to stay for a movie.
I may have to place this above the ice cream drawer in the freezer to stop my diabetic mother from cheating after hours. But for the alarm I’ll record my voice: “this is your pancreas speaking. Please don’t do this to me.” Is that a feature? It should be.
My Mom has alzheimers and lives with me. I would put it in the hall to let me know when she gets up for her middle of the night activities. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this solution before. Thanks
I’m torn between using it to monitor my car (as there have been a number of car break-ins in the area recently) and using it to prank my best friend by hiding both the detector and the alarm in his house. Why? For the lulz.
My 4 year old likes to play “ninja” and sneak around the house trying to scare his poor dad. He is pretty darn good at it. If you send me a free one I’ll use this to occasionally preempt my son’s ninja tactics with a “don’t you even think about it kiddo.”
I have at least 2 ideas for my potentially free unit.
1.) I have a little terrier with a drinking problem. He doesn’t know when to stop drinking water, so he’ll sip from the water bowl for a solid couple minutes if we don’t stop him. His name is Trout (we named him before being aware of his affinity for water. His generic name at the humane society was initially ‘Scout’) but we sometimes call him Fuller in reference to the Pepsi-loving bed-wetting cousin from Home Alone. You see, almost every night, despite how many times we let him outside to potty during the day, he’ll hop out of bed, sneak into the dining room and pee on one of the legs of the dining room table. It got so bad the fake-wood floor started to bubble-up from all the piss soaking into it. It’s gotten to the point where we have to put a pee-absorbing pad beneath each of the 4 table legs, and had to move all the chairs into another room so he won’t pee on their legs. Pee pads ain’t cheap and we go through a lot! So my plan would be to put the detector in the entrance to the dining room to alert me as to when he decides to sneak in there to piss, so I could go let him outside. This would save my floor and my wallet on pads.
2.) I’m into gardening, and I have a serious mole problem. Even now in the winter I have at least 1 or 2 tearing up my lawn every day. I used traps a few times but after catching 2 or 3 I couldn’t live with the guilt, they’re amazing and elegant creatures and seeing them dangling in the trap just for the sake of my lawn really got to me. Eventually, I learned how to track them and catch them alive. I find a tunnel and step down on a part of it, then I wait for a bit and go check to see if that part has been pushed back up by the mole, then I know the mike is still active in that area. Then, I wait. If you stair at a section of the ground without moving, your eyes will be drawn to any motion. Eventually, you’ll see part of the ground being pushed up. I have a shovel and a bucket, and once I see the mole digging, I quickly scoop up a chunk of earth into the bucket. I’ve caught 8 moles (or 1 mole 8 times) and released them into the woods behind my house. The problem is I have to spend a good chunk of time, standing motionless in my front yard, staring intently at the ground holding a shovel, and I look like a maniac to neighbors and passers by. Perhaps this driveway motion detector isnt sensitive enough, but I reckon’ I could find a way to rig it up to detect when a mole is pushing up the section of tunnel I stepped on. Perhaps putting the unit itself on top of the section would cause enough motion to set it off once the mole pushed it upwards. Might not work but I’m ready to try anything, as the occupants currently ripping up my yard have somehow outsmarted me for the last few weeks like none have before.
Anyway, those are my ideas. I’ll probably buy 1 to use for either 1 of these purposes, but I’d sure appreciate a complimentary unit to use for the other purpose, or even just as an actual driveway alarm, as there has been a number of break-ins in my area lately. A few months ago some teenagers rummaged through my car and several others on the street. Damn kids. Anyway, thanks for your consideration!
This is gonna detect people?? (really HOT people?)
From the specs:
The Outdoor Unit contains a passive infrared (PIR) sensor, which detects the moving heat created by an automobile’s engine (or any other noticeably hot object moving at sufficient speed).
I run a Hungarian goulash take-out from a drive thru in my car port, however my business is constantly disrupted by an infestation of the northeastern SHWom-DRIVEA. The motion sensor would allow me to vanquish them with a bb gun during their nocturnal mating cycles
Since i have a long driveway I could use one to tell me when the mail has arrived, another to tell me if someone has pulled into the driveway, a third to tell me if they made it past the halfway point (turnaround) or if they are just “parking”, and a fourth to tell me if they actually made it to the house. Oh, wait, they only have a 200 ft range and driveway is 1/4 mile long. Hmmm…
Here’s an idea. Sense your children! If you are a heavy sleeper or your master bedroom is far away and you want to hear when the little ones are out of their room (likely coming to you), or even older ones!
Oh crap! It’d be used to help spot & identify the very large animal (suspected coyote) that keeps digging massive holes in the yard in the middle of the night. My two dogs are worthless in this regards… as they snore the night away while literally 20 feet away a predator is attacking the yard! We. Could. Be. Next. ugh. But better than the previous poster worrying about the death squads trump will send door to door!
I’m a pastor at a small rural church. I think that I would place this facing across the front pews. That way, if anybody ever actually decided to sit up front, it would notify me with a, hopefully discrete, beep so I could come down from the chancel and award them a prize. I haven’t been able to give the Front Row Sitters Award away from when I started pastoring in 1980 through last Sunday in 2017.
I’d use this baby to protect my collection of doll appendages. They come from several of the leftover dolls from that movie Child’s Play. Did you ever see that movie? I remember seeing it in Dublin when I was a young lad. It’s silly now, that doll gave me a good scare back then. Anyway, collectors are forever trying to get their hands on these babies, and I need the motion detector to thwart their efforts.
I would set this up to finally catch whatever has been sneaking into the chickens backyard at night and eating up all of the chicken chow. 'Cause right now, it is taking about $4 worth of food to produce a single egg!
I would use it as a car alarm. You could put the sensor under the hood pointing at the ground somewhere low in the engine compartment and put the alarm under the dash or next to the sensor. That would scare off any burglar if it were blaring inside the car or outside.
What would I use the motion alarm for? I’d use it to scare away the raccoons living in the eves of my house. I would put the whole thing (both parts) in the eves and that way when the raccoons crawl by the sensor the sound will hopefully keep them from coming back. A safe and humane way of taking care of some unwelcomed visitors.
I would put this near the outside utility meters. We already know what day they read but not when. Once the alarm goes off I know the dogs can be out for the day and both they and the meter reader are happy!
I really like the creative ideas from fellow mehites but my use would be something pretty simple like to use it as it was designed to be used (where’s the fun in that, right?!) and place it near my backyard gate to alert me when someone comes in the yard. I only have a pack of 4 yappy dachshunds to do that otherwise. Those dachshunds gotta sleep some time!
The deer and bunnies are engorging themselves on my landscaping at my vacation home. If I had this to alert me, I could then launch a drone strike on their ass. From a thousand miles away! Minimal collateral damage to the house, I’m a pretty decent shot. Thank you–from an animal lover.
This is obvious. I would use it to find Bigfoot. Since he is elusive, you would need an alarm to go off when he sneaks by and then you could run outside and catch him in your butterfly net. Boom! Fame & Fortune!
I would buy two of these and some duct tape. Next, I would tape one to my forehead and one to my son’s forehead. Then we would have the staring contest to end all staring contests. Ain’t no lying THIS time, buddy.
I’d use it to keep that damn opposum out of my yard and off of my fence. He loves to tease my pugs. Then there is that damn squirrel. He steals ripe tomatoes from my garden and takes one, yes ONE bite out of each.
Straight to it. Armed with this power, it would turn our family around if my younger brothers knew ahead of time when to switch from their video games to productive work. I can see it now, a foolproof system based out of the bottom of the stairs paired with a practiced escape plan. They would be unstoppable.
I would install the sensor along my driveway, but hide the indoor unit in my wife’s car, so every time she enters the driveway her car beeps at her. And then I can convince her she’s crazy, because why would a car do that?
Definitely use this at work as my desk can be approached from behind me by a lot of people. Bosses included. It would give me time to active the “boss key” on my not-so-work-related apps and web sites.
I work in the IT department for a school. I can use it all over the place in the school at different times for different things.
A detector of motion detecting movement and alerting a staff member to that motion from a distance with an alert could alert us of a problem area where motion is not expected.
Truthfully I’d use it in science classes to inspire science fair projects, in areas that are locked down but may see motion and this would scare off a culprit.
I’d also use it to count my jumping jacks in my office. The ones I’ve resolved only to do if you send me one. Meh.com can promote science and my personal health at the same time.
My future self will be visiting me sometime this month but I don’t know when. I will use this alarm to notify me when he is here. In the future, I do some very bad things so the the reckoning is coming.
I would use it to scare the crap out of the local wildlife. I’d set the alerter out by the dog food bowl, and then sit and watch. When a raccoon comes along (or a possum or a squirrel or even that stupid cat) to steal the food, I’d jump into action in front of the sensor, setting off the alarm, and give the thief the shock of a lifetime.
@dgoodman1754 My mailbox actually has a small yellow notification flag that pops up when it’s been opened. I can see from a pretty good distance that the mail has arrived. Highly recommended if you don’t get to Swann hack it.
I’d get it for my best friend who tends to fall asleep while deer hunting. Turn it on low, then when the deer walks by, he gets a gentle “wake up” call. Several years ago he slept while we watch about 8 deer walk right past him. He hasn’t been allowed to forget it ever since.
I am a woman living in a house with one grown man and two teenage boys. They eat all the snack food - even the small amount I hide for myself in the hopes of actually getting any of it. I will place this by my hidden snack food so I can not only stop them, but also catch them in the act, since they all deny eating my snacks.
I would use this to monitor our mailbox. Got my husband this nice Bass mailbox for Father’s Day last year and he won’t put it up because he’s afraid someone is going to steal it so I would put it down at the mailbox to make sure it doesn’t get stolen or maybe just so I know when the mailman has come.
We have deer who like to come up and eat all of my wife’s flowers. I’d put it out back so I know when to let my dog out to scare them off. Oh, and the Opossum that keeps visiting and making a mess - who knew they would get into so much stuff…
I would use it as a parcel delivery detector. When I know a package is coming I spend way too much time looking out to the street to see if Post Office, UPS or FedEx truck has pulled up yet. Since no one else comes to visit, this detector should let me relax confident that I will know when my packages arrives.
I have a terrible time sticking to my diet. I think putting this at an obnoxiously loud setting (picturing choppers with flood lights and a guy with a bullhorn here) in front of my frig could deter me from cheating or at least wake my husband so he can talk me down!
I would use it to alert me when the neighbors are throwing the trash into the barrels in the driveway so that I can run out and remind them that it is also their job to actually take said barrels out on occasion. Custodial services are not covered by my rent.
I would use this to notify me when the aliens have set down in their designated landing spot on my property. Usually the aliens that visit have invisible craft, so I can’t see them. Having one of these babies would instantly alert me that a grey or reptilian is visiting and I can whip up a batch of chocolate peanut clusters they like.
I absolutely love your humorous advertising! I laugh pretty much through the whole thing. Great way to get the reader to read every word and I do. Now,
I never know when the CATS come home. They sit outside in the cold, hungry, and I have never known anyone who had a cat that will scratch on the door to come in. Now I don’t want to say they aren’t smart enough to figure out how to scratch on the door because they might read this comment while playing on my tablet after I go somewhere and get even with me for suggesting they are dumb. This thing could save my life now by alerting me of a pending “cat attack” or I could just use it to let them in and hope they forgive me for the “dumb” comment.
It could double to let me know of someone at the door as well since my doorbell doesn’t work.
HEY, MAYBE THE CATS HAVE BEEN RINGING MY DOORBELL ALL THIS TIME THINKING IM THE DUMB ONE!
Have a great day!
I need one to put on my front porch railing to alert me when the birds I just got through feeding poop on the railing so I can go out and clean it for the next batch of birds to poop on. Ad infinitum. No boredom for me.
I have a 16 year old cat that lives on my roof. A big Racoon has been attacking her and eating her food. I’d mount it over her food bowl(higher than she is tall). When he came to eat, it would beep and I could run out and shoot him with my nerf gun. Scare not harm.
I’d name my motion sensor “Swann Lennon” (after Sean Lennon, who bullied me in grade school), put it in a sensory deprivation tank for an hour and then laugh at it and say “Who’s pointless now Swann?!”
Or the beach…I could take the sensor to the beach.
I’d use this in conjunction with that mini video camera drone you guys sold a few months back. When the alarm goes off I know to activate my spy drone to gain invaluable intel before approaching a potential threat.
This would be great for when your kids come home from school from a school bus to detect that they are coming up the driveway and you can have the door ready to open with snacks after getting the alert.
So, NO one believes me , that these aliens keep coming to my house. They usually come in a little saucer type space ship and fly right into the driveway like a car. They are very cute and look like little Leprechauns, but with big glass bubbles on their heads. They get out , come up to the front yard and bug the heck out of my dogs that are in the house and drink out of the bird feeder. They pick up flower petals in the summer and hold them like they are reading a book or something. The dogs are uncontrollable and won’t stop barking. I am a senior citizen and don’t move very fast. I am trying to get a good photo of them, but I never have enough notice of when they are here. This alarm would help me so much. My family doesn’t believe me.
Oddly enough, I actually need one for my driveway. I live remotely in a Nat’l Forest in the woods on a lot of acreage. Can’t see most of the driveway. Someone knocks on our door about once every 3 months or so but it usually takes us by surprise. We get surprised, but they also get surprised as we are usually alone and hubby abhors clothing. It’s really more for their safety than ours. We’ve both been caught by UPS & a church missionary sans proper outfitting. Could def use a warning. Dogs are so excited to see someone they just stand there and wag their tails.
I’d mount it on the side of my house aiming towards the side of my neighbors house where he always BBQ’s/Smokes something delicious. I would know when he’s doing this and then I could just show up with a 6-pack of beer and be surprised when offered some of his good eats!!
I would use this for parts to build my ultimate, solar powered grave marker. Once I’m dead and gone, whenever someone comes to visit my grave, it could play a random recording of my voice: “Hi there, thanks for stopping by! I sure miss daylight…”
I would use this as a hidden security measure to protect my fort from my kids in nerf wars. When the war is over, I’d use this for detecting intrusion into my man room of homemade smoked hot sauces, pickles and vintage lego sets.
I would place it by the cat door. Every time the cat exercised her feline freedom it would serve to piss off the Great Dane who must rely on human intervention to experience the Great Outdoors. I’m curious as to the Pavlovian response that would ensue.
I know it’s meanspirited but I’d install it inside my house just a few feet from the front door. Once the alarm chimes my dog would run and bark at the door (translation: “hey, hey, hey, hey, someone’s here, hey, hey…”). Once she gives up and walks away, she’ll trigger the motion detector and run back to the door. Over and over. All night long. Don’t worry, she’s not some majestic dog like a retriever or Old English. She’s a yappy shitzu.
I would take it apart and de-solder the internals to find a way to make it notify a microcontroller of some sort. That way instead of a alarm I can wire up an air horn that will keep my damn cat off my counter.
I would use one as a up-too-late-kid-detector. We have a loft area overlooking the den/TV room, bedrooms are upstairs. My sneaky little ninja-a$$ kids will get out of bed, tiptoe to the top of the stairs and sit quietly just out of sight at the top of the stairs watching TV waaaayyyy past their bedtime… Gotta watch those sneaky little boogers (and careful with that content )
I would use it for my 4 year old. He keeps getting up in the middle of the night to play on my iPad. (No, I can’t use a passcode bc he will permemntantly disable to iPad…been there). I need to know when he’s awake so I can put his ass back to bed. I’m tired of waking up between 4-5 am for the day, everyday. Fml
Some midnight creature is using my vegetable garden as their own personal food stand. They attack under the cover of darkness eating the center of the plant thusly destroying any chance of that plant producing a crop. I could use the detector to help put a stop to this carnage and once again enjoy fresh organic vegetable’s.
Can I use this to alert me when another household member is sneaking down the hall to turn off the damn Roomba they hate? or…to tell me when the dog is sneaking down the hall towards the bed he isn’t allowed on?
In both cases I currently just yell when I think either is happening.
I’ve noticed 4 inch wide trail in the grass, right outside of my door. I know it’s a snake. I just don’t know what kind of snake. It moves at night and I’d like to find out what it is. This is only part of the trail. This guy travels about 100 ft from one drain to another. Yes, a Swann Security Motion Sensing Driveway Alert system would work PERFECTLY for me.
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I would use one of these for my mini-me to put under his bed. He dramatically fears what lurks in its dark depths. So every night when there is no alarm all is well. Except the night when the alarm sounds and I realize he was telling the truth and we both lie in our beds, shivering, waiting for it to take us.
These are handy. I put one by a cat door in the garage so I’d know if my indoor/outdoor cat had entered the garage at night, so I could let her back in the house…and if she was already inside then I knew a racoon or something else had slipped in…which only happened once that I know of.
Wow the things I can do with this! I can put it in my boiler room and catch the boogie man my kids assure me “is in there dude”. I can use it to catch whoever is peeing on the toilet seat and leaving it up - a strain on my marriage as I seem to be the prime suspect. I can use it to alert me to when my dog plans to come into my room and puke on my shoes in the middle of the night. I guess shutting the door would fix this but where’s the fun in that? I could keep going but I have reached the point where you will probably stop reading.
I would use this as a cheap and easy doggy door. I have 2 chihuahuas who I am trying to house train and I think this would be the perfect thing to scare the sh** out of them so that they don’t sh** in my new apartment.
I would give the Swann Security Motion Sensing Driveway Alert to my neighbor, whom I have seen on numerous occasions drive into the wrong driveway, either one before or after her house. If she had the receiver in her car it would warn her when she was at her driveway and she would save herself the embarrassment of turning into the wrong one. Will you also be selling breathalyzers anytime soon?
Here’s another way I would use it. I would put it on my patio gate so I could hear when packages come since the people who deliver all my daily Meh purchases don’t ring the doorbell in my specified 1-2-1 pattern for all deliveries. How am I to know if it is trick-or-treaters or treats for meh-e.
I’m gonna try the mailbox idea (someone had above).
Our damn mail shows up somewhere between 1pm - 8pm.
I hate walking out in the pouring rain in the pitch dark to the end of our driveway… to find it isn’t there yet. shit.
I just hope the transmitter inside my mailbox doesn’t scare the mailman away…
I would set up the detector pointed at one of those sound-activated motion characters you see sitting around grandma’s house at Christmas, and put the alarm right by the character. BAMMM!!! Perpetual energy machine.
I’m going to use it to monitor who comes through my front security gate (that no longer locks because of house shifting). My kitchen windows look out over the courtyard and I’m constantly butt naked in the kitchen and tired of strangers coming through the gate and into the courtyard viewing all my junk in the trunk for free!!
I am going to hack the motion sensor to also activate my security camera, because the camera’s motion detection is terrible and this type of sensor will give less false positives. Also to warn me when my dogs learn how to open the garage door and escape.
What would I do with this ?!! It’s a no brainer - it’s beeming right across the side of the house my now high school teen daughter would fall from when she tried to sneak out her window or some unlucky suitor into the window Motion that sucka!
I would put this in my roommates doorway, with the alarm somewhere hidden in his room. Therefore every time he comes and goes, a beep will come somewhere in his room, but he would never be able to locate it as it will only beep when he passes the doorway, slowly driving him mad.
MEH, I think you need to get YOUR MONEY back on these. Harbor Freight sells them everyday for $13.99 and if you use their 20% off coupon, that if you are on their mailing list you receive a couple times a week, you can buy it for $11.19. They have also had them on sale for as low as $9.99.
@ghigliotty Great idea! I have had bad armadillo problems and I live in the country and can shoot on my place legally. No staying up all night just put the sensor down where the dang creatures dig, and wait with the shotgun ready by the door. I can go to sleep and not stay up. just wake with the alarm!
A great way to know if the chicks are in danger. There has to be a way to stop the fox from getting the chickens and knowing when she is here is the first step. Unfortunately, being a fox, she’ll figure it out and find a new way into the yard. Maybe one on each driveway, the edges of the barn, the low branches on the trees, heck - maybe even the chickens themselves.
These are great! I bought 2 for $9.99 from harbor freight. They come with different channels for each set so I bought one with different channel than my first, and that receiver is in another room, on another side of the house, so we know which one had movement. Lots of false alarms until you put it in a plastic gallon jug cut out in front to limit the visible field of it to much less. I also cut out the bottom so water would not pool in it. I mounted the jug on our security light pole at chest height and then mounted the sensor in the back, centered on the rectangular cut out. I put the cap back on so the jug eliminated the false alarms and provides weather and sun protection for the sensor. Great driveway annunciators for $9.99!
I would use this for sweet, sweet revenge. No sign we have created has kept people from letting their dogs poop on the side of our house. Imagine my sheer joy at catching them red-handed with this little gem. YES
I rent out my spare room on Airbnb and keep my bedroom locked if I am not there. I would use this to keep an eye on my door from the inside in case any guest tries to snoop, kill me in my sleep, or have an orgy.
Living near the woods has real meaning for the mice that enter the house when searching for food. I’d use the this thing to notify me when the mice enter through our garage so that I can put out cheese to feed them.
There’s no worse nightmare than coming back from your fast-food job, still wearing your sweaty pirate uniform, and getting caught in the bathroom by the girl you’re fantasizing about. This thing would help anyone avoid the “Reinhold”, a move perfected by Judge Reinhold in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Maybe if you threw in the money shots of Phoebe Cates striding across a misty swimming pool and unsnapping her bikini top, you could sell more of these. Anyway, if just one person (Me?) could be saved from having to yell, “Doesn’t anybody fucking knock anymore?” it would be worth it.
I think this would be great for our indoor swimming pool room. It is separate from the house but I worry about kids getting in it and am afraid of what might happen if they don’t know how to swim. firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to get one for free. Actually, it’s for the local library, to be installed in the history room. Although there’s a door to the history room, it cannot be locked due to fire safety (there’s an emergency exit there). Patrons keep going into the room and taking (stealing) stuff. There’s usually only two ladies working in the library so they cannot monitor who goes in and out of the room. This motion sensor will prevent historical things (of our little town, Roxbury, NY) disappearing from the room since the ladies do have impeccable hearing.
@StGermain Yes, it’s sad that people steal historic items from the library’s history room. Dian, the library’s director asked me to do a little research on how to prevent or minimize this problem. I’m thinking this may work. I am currently updating their website (just don’t look at the board of directors and library staff sections of the website…still collecting photos of everyone). But here’s the website: http://roxburylibraryonline.com
@StGermain Wow! Thank you! Is this the Linebaugh Public Library in TN? Dian, our library director wants to thank you and ask how she can do so? I’ve explained to her that I’ve been communicating with you through the forum and I’m not sure if we’re supposed to give out contact info. Let me know how to connect the two of you.
@StGermain The library has received it. They are awaiting installation. The director will probably contact you to thank you once it’s put up. I’ll attach a photo once it’s up. Thanks again for your generous donation.
Well, you guys sure found a way to get a lot of posts in here. Offer something for free… anything, as long as it’s free. Now I just hope I’m not too late to win one. Here’s what I would do with it:
Leave it in the package and put it in the spare bedroom with various LED light strips, Bluetooth speakers, and other random shit I didn’t know I needed. Then I’d find it one day while packing to move and end up just leaving it for the next owner of my house.
I would use the motion detector in the best genius ways possibles! I would attach the motion sensor to myself. That way, it would alarm only when I moved around. That would decrease my fear of alarms in public places. Car alarm in a parking lot when I walk by—no big deal I’m used to it! Bank robbery alarm while I am making a huge deposit of 75 cents cash money! No problem, I probably won’t even flinch! I would be so used to alarms I would have no stress at all! Also, silence would mean I wasn’t walking around. If I was walking around and it was silent, then hey I just got the added benefit of a dead battery detector too!
I would send this to my son who is just left the nest a couple thousand miles away and had his car robbed outside work. Old classic car. He could use as a car alarm. Save the hassle and hartache of getting ripped off when you are broke and struggling. LIFE
My cats run around the neighborhood all day and come home about dinner time. I must check over and over and over until I finally find them at the door wanting to come in! If they could bark it would be easier, but having an alert would be great. I am 77 years old and had a stroke 5 months ago so you can understand why this would be so very special for me…my total income is $784 a month. If I could have one free I would be eternally grateful!!
Imagine the scene… A kid’s patterned rug with legos, cars, and other random toys scattered upon it. A living memorial to the fun and joy which had been experienced upon it just an hour or two before… Then (bomp-bomp-BOMP!) a cat slinks into the scene. Angry at his recent eviction from the owner’s bed upstairs, he’s pissed, and ready for action. With no humans around to watch, he sneaks onto the rug, kicking a couple of legos aside, and prepares to express his anger via a well placed turd, but his “quiet time” is disrupted by the screech unleashed from a recently acquired Swann motion alert, startling the nasty feline and sending him to the relative safety of his kitty box.
Go Swann motion sensing alarm! Dave save us all from the pissy kitty in our lives!
I need multiple alarms:
A. One alarm to alert me to the arrival of that bodacious pool boy. Someone’s got to go out there and make sure all the leaves are scooped out, no chemicals are forgotten, and that he doesn’t accidentally fall in the pool, nearly drown, and need mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. This device could save a life, dammit!
B. One alarm in the carport to make sure the truck tailgate isn’t stolen again. Them durn thieves make more money off’n tailgates than they used to make off of rustling cattle. I guess it’s a lot more sanitary, though. Durn dainty tailgate-stealin’ thieves.
C. One alarm to keep the kids out of the Christmas present closet. They’re too smart for their own good. I’m going to start hiding some empty wrapped “presents” somewhere else, and throw one in the fireplace every time I catch them snooping in my hiding place.
I would put the sensor outside my bosses office so I knew when to minimize the browser where I’m posting to MEH forums and pretend to work until he’s back in his office. This thing could save my job and in turn keep me from being homeless and broke, keep paying taxes, keep the people at my favorite bar gainfully employed, which would prevent me from some future rampage that could be mistaken for a terrorist act sparking the next world war. In short this could cause world peace.
I got this is the mail yesterday.
Damn. It doesn’t work from inside my mailbox.
I think the signal from the transmitter just won’t go through the metal box (which is maybe 150’ from the house).
I opened up the transmitter, found the antenna circuit, soldered on a 8" wire, closed everything up with the antenna wire coming out of the small drain hole at the bottom.
Then, I opened up the receiver, found the existing antenna wire & placed it so it sticks out of the case on top.
I’m gonna drill a tiny hole in the back of my mailbox, pull the antenna though & hope for the best. I already tried just connecting the whole box to the antenna, but it didn’t work.
PS… I should maybe see if it’s legal to put electronic shit inside a mailbox?
@daveinwarsh It works perfectly! Woo Hoo
The mail delivery person didn’t freak out & probably didn’t even notice it.
I used double-stick tape & stick it on the inside back of the box, towards the top. The antenna wire just hangs outside the back of the box.