I just moved into a new place and we’re having some issues with package theft. The new place has a short iron gate (think decades old with several layers of black paint). I currently dropped a “driveway” motion sensor with an alert, but I’m kicking myself for not doing something connected.
So I’m looking for an outdoor sensor that would work well on the gate. I’m reading about sensative strips and they seem like they might be the right answer, but I can’t tell if they work well on a gate with a wide gap?
The gap MAY mean a motion sensor is still a better choice (and would catch someone just stepping over the low fence/gate.) If that’s the case I’d need an outdoor motion sensor with a beam that can be adjusted to a fairly narrow area to prevent triggering by people walking by or my neighbor walking up the stairs.
Once I figure out the sensor situation, I need to add a chime that would go off in an effort to warn away would-be thieves but wouldn’t be so annoying every time I enter and leave my own house.
Lastly I’ll be adding some sort of camera to record to my Synology via RTSP…Arlo is looking like the most likely candidate as running cables in this rental is not really feasible.
Thanks for any input!