Barking-dog alarms are a great alternative to owning and caring for a real dog. Barking-dog alarms use an infrared sensor to detect motion. Upon detecting motion, the sensor sends a signal to a speaker, which emits a lifelike dog bark. A good barking motion detector will increase the volume and amount of barking as an intruder gets closer to the sensor to provide a realistic effect. Barking motion detectors can be used to increase the safety of your home, business, RV and more.
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Purchase a barking motion detector such as the REX-10 or Secure Dog alarms. These products are typically available only through online stores.
Install the appropriate batteries required for your chosen alarm. The batteries are for backup purposes in the event that AC power were to fail.
Plug the AC power cord into an electrical socket near a window or door.
Position the speaker so it is not visible to an intruder while being close enough to sound as if there were a dog at the window or door. In order for the motion sensor to work efficiently, the speaker should be aimed at the door or window you want to protect.
Test the system to ensure that it works and that the sensor is positioned correctly. Switch the system to the "on" mode for the bark siren. Each system is a little different. Refer to your manual to activate the bark mode correctly. Exit the area closing the door or window area you are testing. Approach the door or window as a stranger would. Approach from several angles to determine the range of the sensor. Adjust the sensor as necessary.
Adjust the volume to the level that you feel is appropriate to ward off possible intruders. This will take a little trial and error.
Set the alarm to a "home" status when you are not away. Each system offers different options. Some allow for a lighter bird chirping or chiming noise to sound when you are in "home" status so you will be notified when someone approaches your home.
Tips and warnings
- Never expose any part of the system to water, including rain or humidity.
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