You must not have read my previous message…
I have eight of them and I thought they were great at first. Rabbits often creep slowly across the grass as they munch away. The Orbit Yard Enforcer sensor uses passive IR technology. The sensor looks out into zones that look like slices of a pie. If an object moves from one zone to the next, it triggers. They sometimes work but mainly just keep the yard soggy. My neighbors love them (sarcasm). When neighbors walk their dogs or just walk down the sidewalk in general, they trigger. I don’t aim them at the sidewalks but parallel to them. One neighbor’s dog got surprised from the spray, jumped away from the device and into the street dragging the owner with it, who fell. Fortunately, they were okay, but they weren’t very happy.
The Day/Night setting is not adjustable and if you have them located in the shade; it is a problem. Wind moving shrubs and trees can trigger the sensors. Also, God forbid you forget about them and walk across the lawn to get the mail. No bueno.
The second problem with Yard Enforcers is that you have hoses laying everywhere to feed them. I love a good hose but when you have eight Enforcers it gets unsightly. By the way, Eley makes awesome yard watering equipment.
If I could use one system for both purposes, then why wouldn’t I?
Lastly, Apple Home… I spent more than an hour yesterday trying to unsuccessfully add my Rachio controller to Apple Home. I read about others having connection challenges with the two. I don’t want to modify my trusted home/business network to potentially allow Home to do keep rabbits off my lawn. I’m willing to entertain a work around but so far, I haven’t found a solid solution.
Thanks for the suggestion.
Passive IR technology - https://medium.com/@ariesiitr/home-automation-and-pir-passive-infrared-sensor-5f9592863b20