FIG. 1 is a schematic illustration of an animal deterrent system incorporating various features of the present invention;
The present invention incorporates an animal deterrent system for protecting a specified area. The system includes a weatherproof housing containing an infrared detector for detecting objects having a body temperature greater than that of the ambient temperature. The detector is mounted behind a sensor cover which is infrared-transparent. The sensor cover defines a series of graduations which are used to detect the movement of the animal through the sensor field. When the heat source is detected by the infrared detector, a detection signal is summed by a counter. After a predetermined number of infrared signals have been counted within a predetermined amount of time, the system generates a deterrent signal which includes an ultrasonic tone varied by an oscillator over a frequency range which is distressing to the animal. Furthermore, the system activates a timer which activates the ultrasonic tone for a predetermined amount of time.
An animal deterrent system for protecting a specified area is illustrated generally at 10 in the figures. FIG. 1 illustrates the animal deterrent system 10 in operation. The pet deterrent system includes a weatherproof housing 12 containing a detector (not shown), disposed behind a sensor cover 14, and an audio output device 18. In the illustrated embodiment, the housing 12 is mounted on a mounting device 20. Additionally, in the illustrated embodiment, the detector is an infrared detector for detecting objects having a body temperature greater than that of the ambient temperature. In order to accomplish this, the sensor cover 14 is infrared-transparent. One skilled in the art will recognize that other detectors can be used.
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Dec 21, 2010 - Animal Deterrent Systems, Ltd
At Wilke Enginuity Inc. we were recently commissioned by a customer in the energy industry for the construction of Aluminum Entryways for Animal Deterrent Systems at Electrical Substations. Starting with 5052 aluminum, fabrication was carried out with advanced equipment including certified welding, bending, precision machining, and laser cutting techniques were employed to reach the customer specified configurations, all of which met the required tight tolerances. The part was completed with a polished finish with decals applied. Comprehensive in-process testing was implemented to ensure product integrity and quality.Various animal deterrent systems are presently available. The deterrent stimuli used in presently available animal deterrent systems are typically audible, with the primary difference being the frequency range of the deterrent. Animal deterrent systems having deterrents which are audible in the range of human hearing quickly become a nuisance for the property owner and neighbors alike. These deterrents must be loud enough to sufficiently startle and frighten the animal to be effective as a deterrent. Further, because animal deterrent systems are desired for night time protection the deterrent may be activated during the night. This is unacceptable in many residential neighborhoods where houses are in close proximity.