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    Heron Deterrent

    Hi All,

    I have tested all the decoys, pond protectors, nets and reflectors, Velda laser guard etc.

    All of the above failed and still the heron came back to my pond (I can see it laughing at the deterrents) and chomped on my koi for breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper.

    So I developed my own smart deterrent, something that would notify me whilst screaming at the heron.

    I've attached an example of the detection.



    Example of my prototype on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjKgawf-GXM

    Finally I think I'm winning against the heron but wondered if anyone have found products that actually work in deterring this bird?

    Thanks



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    How does it work ?

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    Hi Tallguard, welcome to the forum. This is exactly what I have been looking for!
    Where can I get one??
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidKoi14 View Post
    Hi Tallguard, welcome to the forum. This is exactly what I have been looking for!
    Where can I get one??
    Thanks!
    Hi All,

    The detector works by predicting whether there is a heron in view so false notifications are reduced. The system then randomly chooses from a list of sounds to blast the heron and emailing me (I've still to build app notification but this works for now) that a heron is present.

    The image below was this morning at 5:40.



    Thanks

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    Last edited by tallguard; 08-05-2021 at 07:13 AM.

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    I have to admit, it made me laugh when I heard the noise and the heron packed its bags

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    I’m always triggering the spray deterrent I use. Smart detection a big step forward!How is it built? PC, Raspberry pi....?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidKoi14 View Post
    I’m always triggering the spray deterrent I use. Smart detection a big step forward!How is it built? PC, Raspberry pi....?
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    Hi,

    Yes it's powered by Raspberry pi, but can be anything.

    Please add yourself to the mailing list TallGuard and ill keep you updated!

    Thanks
    Last edited by tallguard; 08-05-2021 at 09:13 AM.

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    wacthed the video very good

    I have 3 cats would it trigger every time one of those went near it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimJones View Post
    wacthed the video very good

    I have 3 cats would it trigger every time one of those went near it?
    Hi,

    The system is designed to ignore other animals.

    Youtube example from this morning https://youtu.be/F350z_F-I1c

    The video shows a moorhen and mallard being ignored.

    Thanks

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