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messageMotion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rd
Posted by ulverscroftresident November 28, 04:28PM

Hi all.

One of the houses on Crystal Palace Rd with a garden facing onto my back window on Ulverscroft Rd has an incredibly bright and invasive motion activated light on its rear wall. The light points directly out at our property, and flashes on frequently during the night, lighting up all the bedrooms in my house. Is anyone else aware of the issue? I'm having trouble distinguishing which house the light belongs to, but it is really becoming an issue as it is now constantly on.
Thank you!

messageRe: Motion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rd
Posted by ulverscroftresident November 28, 04:33PM

***I believe the house with the light is somewhere between 180-190 Crystal Palace Rd

messageRe: Motion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rd
Posted by Penguin68 November 28, 05:26PM

Why not write a polite letter and copy to all the houses you think might be the problem. Say that the light is being regularly triggered and points into your windows. I'd guess the sensor might be picking up fox or other animal movement (which the user probably doesn't really want) and it may not be lighting up their property properly (it should be directed into their garden, not against houses). If you are polite and helpful (even suggest they might want to come and see the effect from your windows) then maybe they'll cooperate. Better to start friendly. A friend recently had a break-in and was severely traumatised by it. That may have happened to them too.

messageRe: Motion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rd
Posted by Sue November 28, 09:34PM

ulverscroftresident Wrote:
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> ***I believe the house with the light is somewhere
> between 180-190 Crystal Palace Rd


I just PMed you.

messageRe: Motion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rd
Posted by KidKruger November 29, 12:07PM

Perhaps they can attach a shade to limit the light spill, or repoint it a smaller area/closer to house.

messageRe: Motion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rd
Posted by TheDutchman'sUncle November 29, 01:17PM

ulverscroftresident Wrote:
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> Hi all.
>
> One of the houses on Crystal Palace Rd with a
> garden facing onto my back window on Ulverscroft
> Rd has an incredibly bright and invasive motion
> activated light on its rear wall. The light points
> directly out at our property, and flashes on
> frequently during the night, lighting up all the
> bedrooms in my house. Is anyone else aware of the
> issue? I'm having trouble distinguishing which
> house the light belongs to, but it is really
> becoming an issue as it is now constantly on.
> Thank you!


As the offending light is on a house directly behind you then of course you will know which house it is -
they are small gardens along there, one on one.

What is it you want anyone else to do?

Is this a searchlight you are describing? They are possibly away after fitting a light as a burglar deterrent
and you could be blowing their cover. Blackout blinds are cheap and no one will be climbing in your windows
late at night that's for sure.

messageRe: Motion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rd
Posted by edcam November 29, 04:01PM

Not very helpful Dutchman's Uncle. I used to live next door to someone who had one of these in a place that didn't bug them but bugged me. I had a word and they changed the angle and everyone was happy. Try talking to them.

messageRe: Motion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rd
Posted by Huggers November 29, 07:44PM

I had this problem with a local school. Their playground security light penetrated into our bedroom like the light of a bright sunny day. It was torture. I rang them up. They didn't know, they adjusted it and they even wrote me a nice apologetic letter.

messageRe: Motion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rd
Posted by Lynne November 29, 08:09PM

We have a neighbour with one. It saves us having to turn our landing or bathroom light on at night.

messageRe: Motion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rd
Posted by pablogrande December 01, 12:09PM

Maybe get some speakers in the garden and play this really loud to them [youtu.be]

messageRe: Motion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rd
Posted by TheDutchman'sUncle December 01, 03:24PM

edcam Wrote:
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> Not very helpful Dutchman's Uncle. I used to live
> next door to someone who had one of these in a
> place that didn't bug them but bugged me. I had a
> word and they changed the angle and everyone was
> happy. Try talking to them.

edcam, your reading comprehension skills need improving

messageRe: Motion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rd
Posted by TheDutchman'sUncle December 01, 03:28PM

Should we assume that this offending light has been quelled? Will we hear no more from the OP?

Lynne this is a great remark showing pragmatism good humour and sound economics.

messageRe: Motion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rd
Posted by edcam December 01, 03:31PM

What an odd post. Your comment was very unhelpful and this further comment shows that you're quite an unpleasant person and possibly quite a troubled soul. My suspicion is that you've been here before under a different name. Your days may be numbered again....

TheDutchman'sUncle Wrote:
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> edcam Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Not very helpful Dutchman's Uncle. I used to
> live
> > next door to someone who had one of these in a
> > place that didn't bug them but bugged me. I had
> a
> > word and they changed the angle and everyone
> was
> > happy. Try talking to them.
>
> edcam, your reading comprehension skills need
> improving



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was december 01, 03:33pm by edcam.

messageRe: Motion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rd
Posted by rendelharris December 01, 04:29PM

edcam Wrote:
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> What an odd post. Your comment was very unhelpful
> and this further comment shows that you're quite
> an unpleasant person and possibly quite a troubled
> soul. My suspicion is that you've been here before
> under a different name. Your days may be numbered
> again....

Yep, looks like third time around for this one, the pomposity and needling style is quite distinctive.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was december 01, 04:30pm by rendelharris.

messageRe: Motion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rd
Posted by ulverscroftresident December 04, 06:49PM

This is really good advice thank you, I am going to do this!

messageRe: Motion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rd
Posted by ulverscroftresident December 04, 06:50PM

I'm going to choose to ignore the rudeness of 'The Dutchmans' message because they just want the attention. I cannot identify the house as I am not familiar with the layouts of every house and back garden on the street. Black out blinds aren't an option, and the light is shining directly into the windows. I'm going to take the advice of the pleasant contributors to this post and ignore their unhelpful vitriol.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit was december 04, 07:01pm by ulverscroftresident.

messageRe: Motion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rd
Posted by PSJ December 05, 05:16PM

Could you use Google Maps to match the light source to the building and then navigate around to see the front of that house?
[www.google.com]

messageRe: Motion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rdattachment
Posted by Mahoody December 08, 04:03PM

ulverscroftresident Wrote:
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> ***I believe the house with the light is somewhere
> between 180-190 Crystal Palace Rd

Without doubt, the best way is to approach the occupyers of the house directly - either in writing or F2F.

It should be very easy to identify precisely which property it is by careful observation of features on the skyline of the roofs in that section of CPR eg shape/colour/size/quantity of chimney pots. Colour of roof tiles etec etc etc. Compare the views/observations from the front and behind.
Here are two aeriel views - one from front and rear of that section of CPR.

Attachments: 180-190 Rear.JPG (74.5KB)   180-190 Front.JPG (42.7KB)  
messageRe: Motion Detection Light Crystal Palace Rd
Posted by MarkT December 09, 12:07AM

This map gives street numbers
[maps.southwark.gov.uk]


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