Well…it’s been a struggle LOL! I just installed two IP Cameras (still can’t get them to connect to sighthound >_> ) but anyways, that meant I didn’t need my motion detector anymore since my cameras did that. SO, I have a problem with my house and figured I’d try and throw some mud up against the wall and see what sticks. See, our door doesn’t have a door bell. And people in America just don’t know how to knock (they tap, they don’t knock, and it’s ridiculously annoying). SO, I generally would miss important packages and wouldn’t know when someone was visiting. SO, I took to making my motion sensor my door bell, to automatically detect someone’s presense and, through eventghost, ring a door bell for me.
My first challenge was figuring out whether I could just stick it on a window or would have to take it outside. Well, it didn’t work on a window (go figure), but I wrapped it in a zip-lock plastic bag and pulled the plastic tight, it works perfectly!! So I placed it outside and viola! I’ve got a working door bell!!!
And I’ve got a working door bell…door bell…door bell…door bell…door bell…OMG DOOR BELL…and it just kept going off over and over and over again. To say the least, it was extremely frustrating. What was happening was everytime a kid ran past my house, it’d ring, everytime a car drove by, it would ring, everytime my neighbor would come home or leave, it would ring. I didn’t realize how busy my street was until my door bell rang fourty times in an hour and a half. I mean…really?!
So I moved it around and placed it in different locations, but nothing seemed to work, it just read too much information. So, I’m asking for a solution. Does anyone know how I can make its range a little narrower? Like, only detect one area but not others, maybe block its view? I have no idea, someone let me know what you think.