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Old 12-05-2014, 03:29 PM   #1
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Motion Activated Scare Light

I guess I am getting paranoid after our 2014 Coachmen Freedom Express travel trailer was stolen last November 11 and then found a week later. I would like to know if this would be worth our money. Have any one of you used this?

Starlight Round Smart Motion Scare Porch Light
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I have 3 of them that I put on, the round one you showed is a direct fit. They work great and you can adjust the distance they pick up. They won't pick up animals or anything but people yes. Cheapest I seen was Amazon $50.00 bucks, and come with a 200 lum LED light. Highly recommended by at least me.
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Where do you install them? How do they deter a thief?
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I have 3 of them that I put on, the round one you showed is a direct fit. They work great and you can adjust the distance they pick up. They won't pick up animals or anything but people yes. Cheapest I seen was Amazon $50.00 bucks, and come with a 200 lum LED light. Highly recommended by at least me.
Where do you put them?
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Where do you install them? How do they deter a thief?
Maybe scaring them with the lights suddenly turned on will make them decide not to steal from us

I am waiting for more replies and see what they say.
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Does it deter a thief or just give them some light to see what they are doing when stealing ??
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I was sorry to read about your experience with your trailer getting stolen and rifled through-an unnerving experience none us of would ever want to go through. But I would think chances are it is not likely to happen again and worrying is going make the whole RV experience quite stressful and not very relaxing. For what it is worth, my suggestion would be to buy the scare light for your peace of mind, try to put past behind, and most importantly, enjoy your new camper.
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Installed one to replace the porch light on our MH, if it helps anything else, nice when we come back in evenings. As if they would scare a theif, who knows, depends on how brave the theif is.
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We put one on at Goshen last year. Bought it from one of the vendors at the International Rally for $50, IIFC. Put it on in place of the amber "porch" light by our front steps.

Come to find out, we like it as much because it lights up when we come home after dark as we do for its ability to scare away any intruders/potential thieves. In fact, when the tt is parked for extended periods at the storage facility, the light is turned off, so wouldn't deter theft there.

I see it more for our safety and convenience than to stop crime.
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We put one on at Goshen last year. Bought it from one of the vendors at the International Rally for $50, IIFC. Put it on in place of the amber "porch" light by our front steps.

Come to find out, we like it as much because it lights up when we come home after dark as we do for its ability to scare away any intruders/potential thieves. In fact, when the tt is parked for extended periods at the storage facility, the light is turned off, so wouldn't deter theft there.

I see it more for our safety and convenience than to stop crime.
I agree, At night when someone approaches it lights up for about 3 or 4 mins. As far as where you put them. They replace the round lights in the front top sides. also I put one to replace my patio light and added a 4th on the right side of the door those are the rectangular ones.. I had to add a switch for it. They work off your exiting switch. so you can turn it on like a light or turn it on then off and then on again and that engages the motion detector. They are great when you come home at night. You get within 35 feet or so they come on so your not in the dark. If a thief is a thief, it might scare them with a light on them. But no real guarantee it will stop someone. Also If a trailer is close to me I do not use them so they are not disturbed. You will see a blue led light flashing in the day and green at night, so you know it is working.....
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