2008 - Volume #32, Issue #6, Page #10[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Hose Reduces False Alerts
"The rubber hose alert is a better solution," says Amy Thomas, operations manager of Cody Mercantile. "Most other infrared monitors would trigger and sound an alert with every passing person or animal; especially in remote areas with lots of wildlife that wanders through late at night."
The rubber hose alert system is simple to install and operate, Thomas explains. Hang the radio-operated transmitter (powered by a 9-volt battery) on a post or other structure near the entrance. Stretch the 25-ft. rubber hose across the entrance and attach it to the transmitter. Plug the receiver into a 120-volt outlet where you want the alert to sound. It can be up to 600 ft. (greater distances are possible depending upon the terrain) from the transmitter. It takes about 150 lbs. pressure, so some people can step on the hose without setting off the alert.
The system works in all weather situations, and several rubber hose transmitters can link to a single receiver to cover multiple driveways. Or, additional receivers can be added to other buildings such as a barn, workshop or machine shed.
Cost for the system is $169. Additional receivers are $79.99; extra rubber hoses/transmitters can be purchased for $99.99.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Cody Mercantile, P.O. Box 409, Newtown, Conn. 06470 (ph 800 443-4934; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.codymercantile.com).
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