Barking Dog Alarm - have you used one?

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  1. veevee

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    Thinking of buying a barking dog alarm, the idea of a dog barking as someone approaches appeals to us.

    I can think of one or two possible problems though, but maybe that's just me going off on the wrong tangent?

    The alarm is triggered by movement in front of the sensor, not by movement of the motorhome/alarm which may be a better idea.

    The range for the alarm to start, through a door or panel is said to be 2 - 8m, and when there is nobody within range it will stop.

    I guess if we are on a camp site, aire, public parking or similar that will mean if there are people walking around a lot of the time the alarm will go off repeatedly, is that true in practice?

    Also, we have to get into the van to turn it off, so that will mean the alarm will set off again for a while, is this a problem?

    If anyone has used one of these or maybe parked up near to one when set, do you have any comments?

    Thanks
     
  2. bungy

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    buying a 'big' dogs water and food bowl and leaving them outside would be a lot easier!!
     
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    We could do with one. Our mutt, Elvis, is a big gurl's blouse :Laughing:

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    When you get one, set it off, and it might encourage Elvis to bark too!

    Catherine
     
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    But neither a barking alarm nor a bowl of water will fool anyone who has been watching your van with evil intent. Could always go for the real thing. :Smile:
     
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    weve got 2 on offer if there are any takers

    one whos special power is her smell gets to you long before you see her...filthy B*thch rolls in anything and everything..but if you can get past the pong shes quite a lovely little thing

    and the other one...well...hell just disarm you with his cuteness....or rip parts of you off as he can be quite a feisty little chap!!
     
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  7. Jim

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    A Funster bought one a couple of years ago and we tested it. The concept was very clever, it looked a bit like a transistor radio and it detected movement outside the van and barked. The bark was very realistic it sounded exactly like a dog barking ....on a radio:RollEyes:
     
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    Yes I can see the likeness...
     
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    You need one of these.....

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    Allan
     
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    Ah, but would it make you think it was a big dog with a sore throat?

    The main question is, does it go off every time someone is within 8m, if so it could be continuous on a busy aire or site? Would it have fooled you Jim?
     
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    If only...
     
  12. Allanm

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    Also works as a good car alarm...

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    Allan
     
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    If only... x 2

    ps: is he/she called Allan?
     
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    I bought one. The very first time I switched it on, it bit me!! :Wink::Wink:
     
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    Thats Flynn, just before he ate my camera.....

    Allan
     
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    That's a coincidence. I had a dog once that ate my old Agfa camera. It had flashbacks for years after.
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    No it just sounds like a dog on the radio, probably be a better deterrent to leave that dope Steve Wright on.:Rofl1:
     
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    Agreed :BigGrin:

    I have this in my van:
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    I must admit I sleep very well when wild camping. It not the dog but if someone makes the dog bark it could wake the "missus". Scary prospect :BigGrin:
     
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    Very scary!! Where the hell did you get that photo of my wife??????:Rofl1:
     
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    Ours have a very good deterrent - they take the law into their own hands (or paws). They get real close, they have the front paws in the step well, heads and inch from the hab door and before calling for the cavalry by barking they just GGgggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! in a deep long, purposeful growl.
    :Eeek:
    Much better than any bark - could you get a 'growling' alarm?:BigGrin:

    This has happened when a few rabbits, a deer and one night a drunk came a little too close for comfort.

    Here they are, having a laugh, reminiscing about scaring the drunk off.

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    Regards,

    Trikeman - Taz & Kona :Wink:
     
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