does anyone know of any smart motion sensors or driveway sensor?

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  1. bobwilson

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    I'd like to have a beam break sensor at the end of my driveway so that I a small "ding" sound & don't have to rush when anyone rings the doorbell. There would also be a number of other uses for this.

    Is there any smart motion sensor, external smart sensor, or similar? I can't seem to find anything online.

    If I get no replies to this then I guess it's a gap in the market no one has thought of yet!
     
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    I use a ring doorbell with chime pro, this should provide you with a solution.

    It detects motion as someone comes up the drive and chimes in the house. I think it can reach 30ft
     
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    hi jonny, I already have a nest hello but notifications have a delay of about 5-8 seconds by which point they've already walked up my driveway- and the doorbell itself has a delay of at least 5 seconds to chime on google home & a further 15 seconds to open your phone, load the app, and load the live camera. Are you sure the ring pro is instant with someone walking up the driveway?

    If the ring pro is instant? Surely it uses the same wifi as the nest hello and thus would have the same delay? How can you make sure it doesn't get activated by people walking along the road?
     
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    You might be right. There is at least a couple of seconds delay.

    Your probably best going for something that doesn’t rely on WiFi, if there is something!
     
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    What about something like this? seems to get decent reviews.
     

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