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    #16
    Thanks. I kind of like the idea of camera technology todo this but that price is a bit steep. Right now I'm swaying towards the retro reflector idea. Still not put in an order yet so could go any way...

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      #17
      I can tell you from experience that using a camera for movement detection outside will drive you crazy. I've tried this with many cameras and applications for the last 15 years and while the software and cameras are getting better by the day there are simply too many things that move to be effective with out a ton of false detection. Leaves, birds, cats, sunlight, and foliage movement all trip up all but the most expensive software processing these images. If all you want is a series of images then this may work for you but if you want true vehicle detection then the Dakota line of products work as good as any detection system. If a series of images on detection will work for you then many of the inexpensive cameras come with this ability built in. ie:
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16881103058
      -Rupp
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        #18
        Thanks Rupp. Your experiences is helping my decision 8-) I believe in keep It simple...

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          #19
          Be sure to get a mounting bracket.
          Here's another source.
          http://www.amazon.com/EMX-Retro-Refl.../dp/B000HQ3YVE
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            #20
            Originally posted by Rupp View Post
            I can tell you from experience that using a camera for movement detection outside will drive you crazy. I've tried this with many cameras and applications for the last 15 years and while the software and cameras are getting better by the day there are simply too many things that move to be effective with out a ton of false detection. Leaves, birds, cats, sunlight, and foliage movement all trip up all but the most expensive software processing these images. If all you want is a series of images then this may work for you but if you want true vehicle detection then the Dakota line of products work as good as any detection system. If a series of images on detection will work for you then many of the inexpensive cameras come with this ability built in. ie:
            http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16881103058
            You need to look at Vivotek, they have people counter, face recognition (it can detect a face then remember this one face to make sure it doesnt count it twice), area sizing, percentage moved (stops things like bird tracking), but as i said, there not cheap. I have installed these at Tm Hortons outlets to check license plates then activate recording, never get false positives like birds, used them to protect my house since 2001 (they have integrated hardware now, they used to have a separate box back then for this type of stuff).

            I have a 360 on the corner of the house, going to get 3 more which will give me complete round house protection with people tracking.

            The cheaper ones aren't worth anything.

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              #21
              Originally posted by SFX Group View Post

              The cheaper ones aren't worth anything.
              Perfect quote. Rupp, this is why you continue to have issues.
              I have a slew of cameras around the house. Without combining them with some other sensor that triggers FIRST, there is no way to make them worth anything automated. For the most part, I only use them as a way I can LOOK at the areas around my house. I don't really do anything "automated" with them.

              --Dan
              Tasker, to a person who does Homeautomation...is like walking up to a Crack Treatment facility with a truck full of 3lb bags of crack. Then for each person that walks in and out smack them in the face with an open bag.

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                #22
                Originally posted by drozwood90 View Post
                Perfect quote. Rupp, this is why you continue to have issues.
                I do not have issues as all. The recordings of the camera feeds are all that are needed if you want to look back.
                -Rupp
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                  #23
                  I put these across my gate. You need 12v to both sides. The internals rotate so that you can fire the beam out of the side of the units if you need to.

                  http://www.alertelectrical.com/prod/...nfra-red-beams

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by apluck View Post
                    I put these across my gate. You need 12v to both sides. The internals rotate so that you can fire the beam out of the side of the units if you need to.

                    http://www.alertelectrical.com/prod/...nfra-red-beams
                    These are the same type of sensor for state side:
                    http://store.homeseer.com/store/Dako...P1254C244.aspx
                    -Rupp
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