Sensitivity of motion sensors – trying to track my lost snake in my house!!

This is a weird question but my rat snake escaped his enclosure last Thursday.

I have turned the house upside down looking for him. No luck.

We used strategic flour lines to confirmed he is alive and still in the house and narrowed the rooms he could be in. Saturday night I could see he had moved all over the damn house. He doesnt move every night and the flour lines are hard to interpret and have not led to his arrest.

I don’t think I will catch him unless I get woken up in the night while he is moving. Esp if he stays inside the washing machine or stove which is where i believe he is hiding most days. Which we can’t use for fear of hurting him wherever he is and can’t take apart/remove from the wall.

I ordered a basic Wyze v3 and I’m hoping to aim it at a dead rat that I’m going to leave out for him near the appliances and have it blow up my phone when it senses movement. The problem is snakes move very slowly and carefully and arent shaped like people , I’m worried it won’t trip the sensors.

Will a wyze cam work or should i buy a more expensive set up??

Edit: pics of the flour and snake… still not found..

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On a side note i need a second camera with the same features except it doesn’t need to look at 100 feet and it needs to be subtle (not look like a camera)

Ideally i would pay around 100$ or less for each but i’m ok with spending more if it’s the only way to get what i want.

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Looking for recommendations on a remote driveway camera

Hi, I’m looking for a camera I can install at the end of a rural driveway to capture vehicles or people at the gate.

Camera location:

  • About 1000′ from house, with clear line of sight
  • No mains power available
  • Subject to temperatures -20 – 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Subject to extended sun exposure, snow, sleet, high winds, rain, and freezing rain. I plan to put the camera under a cover to protect it from most of this, but it must be designed for outdoor use.

Budget for complete system: ~ $1000. Can be slightly flexible, but of course I want to spend no more than necessary.

Technical requirements:

  • Ability to clearly capture faces and license plates; ideally at a range of up to 75 feet in the daytime, 30′ at night. Vehicle speed 20mph or less.
  • Narrow field of view (need to capture images of vehicles and people on a straight approach – peripheral vision not important)
  • Solar powered (either built-in, or able to use an external solar power system)
  • No reliance on third-party infrastructure (internet, cellular network) to transmit data (except for alerts)

A feature that would be nice, but not an absolute requirement, is the ability to send me an alert when a vehicle or person is detected. The ability to build a database of license plates would be nice as well.

I’ve been shopping around for about an hour, but I’m finding myself overwhelmed by the variety of options – and the amount of products that are discontinued or out of stock. Ubiquiti’s website in particular is an “out of stock” wasteland right now.

Based on my research, I think my best option would be a dedicated ALPR camera, paired with a solar battery system and a directional Wi-Fi antenna. At this point, I’m trying to identify which specific products would be best.

I’m open to any and all suggestions, as long as they meet my requirements (inb4 “just get a cellular trail cam”). I’d especially appreciate input from someone with experience setting up such a system.


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