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  1. AustinN4

    AustinN4 TGT Addict

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    Can anyone recommend a good home security lighting consultant/installer? I want to upgrade the outdoor lighting on my house with automatic off (daylight), low power (normal nighttime), and high power (motion sensing) lighting. I am not a do-it-myselfer when it come to electrical. Austin area.
     


  2. Mowingmaniac 24/7

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    AustinN4,

    At our last house, we had a motion detector light.

    It cried 'wolf' a lot.

    A slight breeze would cause tree branches to sway or a cat or most anything would set it off.

    Could it have been calibrated to not be so sensitive?

    Beats me, but now we don't have one, but still I'd like some kinda night time security.

    What I'm considering is 'remote cameras', but like you would have to have someone do the installing.

    Fortunately, we live a low crime area, but there's no such thing as a 'safe' neighborhood, so...
     
  3. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Remote cameras are subject to the same false activations that your lights were.
     
  4. Mowingmaniac 24/7

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    ZX,

    Ugh, ok, hire 24 hr armed guards or quit worrying and die quietly......
     
  5. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Really?
     
  6. AustinN4

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    Lights, even with whatever false activations there may be. That is the topic and my request for installer information.
     
  7. Mowingmaniac 24/7

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    ZX,

    As is often the case, I'm being facetious!

    Actually, since Cabelas is having a sale, some sort of cameras may be in the offing....
     
  8. lightflyer1

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    I installed 3 of these. They were on sale at one time at home depot. Ring door bell as well. These are ring camera motion sensor floodlights.



    I installed them into existing boxes that already had floodlights in them. Two in front on either side of the house and one in back at the back door along with the door bell and electronic locks on the doors all coordinated very well.
     
  9. jbgramps

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    I installed eight lights and cameras many years ago. The motion activation works pretty good, but you will have to play with it get it the way you want it.

    There are both wired and wireless camera systems, but lights will need an electrical connection. Most any electrician can install the lights. Electricians can also install wired camera systems. Installing wireless cameras is as simple as mounting them with screws.

    I prefer cameras over lights, but that's just me. I have the security system base on my desk with a computer screen attached to it. It sits next to my computer monitor so I can watch it when on the computer. Also have a mobile app that allows remote monitoring. I really like this system. Being able to record the cameras is a plus.

    Now I'm thinking of getting a couple of wireless cameras for inside the house. Turn them on only when we're not home.
     
  10. ZX9RCAM

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    Ring offers wireless cameras with lights.
    All battery powered.
    No physical connection.
    I have one with lights for my driveway.
    The rest are just cameras.
    They all are capable of speaking through from my phone as well.
     


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