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Sensor on a chain link fence gate
Posted 02 April 2019 - 05:24 PM
Posted 02 April 2019 - 06:21 PM
Posted 02 April 2019 - 06:38 PM
Posted 02 April 2019 - 06:47 PM
Couldn't you just put a sensor on the inside part where it the gate would swing away from it? With it being a chain linked fence, it is not like you could use it for when someone opened the gate without you knowing since it would all be exposed anyway. So it would just be a simple contact sensor. Alternatively, you could also place it on the latch portion since you would need to raise the latch to open the gate.
Posted 02 April 2019 - 06:55 PM
Yeah that is what I was thinking, but I wasnt sure if there were some specific sensors for my application. All the outdoor rated sensors Ive seen are square in shape and I wasnt sure how that would look on a round pole. I probably wouldnt even be doing this but we have a new puppy and, twice now, the gate has been left open and she went out on an adventure. We cant see this particular gate so it would be nice to know if it is open before she goes out. Thank you for the suggestions!
Posted 02 April 2019 - 07:16 PM
Edited by TrojanHorse, 02 April 2019 - 07:27 PM.
Posted 02 April 2019 - 07:52 PM
Edited by TrojanHorse, 02 April 2019 - 07:55 PM.
Posted 02 April 2019 - 08:05 PM
Thanks for all the input!
Posted 02 April 2019 - 08:27 PM
Posted 13 April 2019 - 08:19 PM
Not quite what you are looking for but I used a Zwave door module sealed in a PVC pipe with a heavy duty door magnet. Been working flawlessly for 2+ years. Did have to put in 2 zwave repeaters in the house closest to the fence gates, I have 3 gates, all are monitored.
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