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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:39 pm 
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Hi there.
I have a Revolving Amber light (Towing light) which I want to rig up with a PIR and a buzzer to deter foxes in the rear garden.

I would prefer to use that if legal. would it be legal ?.

Otherwise I could use one of those Blue ones which are fitted to some house burglar alarms.

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 Post subject: Re: Flashing beacon
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I'd not use a blue light as it may attract the wrong kind of attention - people assuming it's 'police' related!

Either way, the colour is irrelevant as far as 'legal' is concerned as there's only an issue if you use it on a moving vehicle.

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I'd say you are wasting your time. Foxes are very smart, they will very quickly realise it isn't a threat and then ignore it.


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Onar, if its a "genuine" rotating beacon it is likely to draw in excess of 6 Amps (Lots of electricity) which in turn means you will need a big relay for the PIR to switch, not to mention a big (powerful) power supply to run it all.
Then you have the annoyance factor, having it flashing away will annoy the neighbours. Like wise if it was a blue strobe, it would just annoy people and also as said foxes are not stupid, it would not take them long to learn nothing happens.

I would suggest you buy one of These bear in mind you do need a hose. Other suppliers are also available

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Unless you have chickens etc then why not just leave the fox alone?


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If you lived next to me I would Fuc$ing kill you after 1 night. :lol:

Unless you have chickens leave it be, it will do you no harm.

If you have chickens build a better enclosure and build it down deep. That light will not stop a fox getting prey.


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Just seen you live in the isolated wilderness that is Croydon- and you want to set up a revolving light and buzzer :lol: :lol:

It's the sort of thing you see on a 'Neighbours from hell' programme...


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Thank you all for your comments.

I will just use a low volume buzzer since animals have keen hearing, and one of those water-jet spray as shown on the site.

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TBH I would not bother with a buzzer, low volume or not.

Reasons:
Most external use PIR's are mains operated
Spend money to buy one.
Power supply (not wall wart) for buzzer
Buzzers are NOT weatherproof (Buy a box for it)
At night, ambient noise drops considerably, a quiet buzzer soon becomes a loud nuisance.

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You still haven't explained what you've got against the fox?


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He doesn't need to explain anything.

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No he doesn't, but the more info the better- I asked above because if he says why he wants rid of it there may be others that have solved it in better ways than buzzers and large flashing lights in the middle of Croydon.

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I hesitate to post this... Buuut p*ssing around the perimeter of your property can stop them ... :hiding:

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wine~o wrote:
I hesitate to post this... Buuut p*ssing around the perimeter of your property can stop them ... :hiding:


An electric fence stops them. It also stops you p*ssing on the perimeter.

I hate electric fences and racehorses.


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