Anyone have there dish installed in a front or side yard thats close to a sidewalk? Has it ever gotten messed with? I am wary of putting mine up front because of the neighbors kids next door, and because of being less then 25 ft from the sidewalk.
Yeah. Mine are right up front. The sidewalk is between the fire plug and dishes. The nearest dishes LNBF's are no more than 10 inches from the sidewalk.
The kids don't mess with them 'cause they know there's a camera overlooking them.
Get some signs: "WARNING! HIGH VOLTAGE!" and hope for the best.
If it doesn't work, stick your head out your door frequently, and while holding a broom yell: "You kids keep off my lawn!" lol
Extra points if you make your wife do it, while she's wearing a housecoat!
It worked for us when we were kids, but then they didn't have sat dishes back then. But we sure stayed off their lawn!
A low impedance electric fencer is a wonderful invention. Only thing is local ordinances may trump that idea.
Claymores or some other directional charge devise, loaded with dog poo, would seem to make a statement.
I had my E* dish mounted to the house side foundation, at my old house, about 8' from a sidewalk. The sidewalk allowed pedestrian access between circles/cul-de-sacs. I went probably 5 years before someone ripped the dish LNB off the arm and threw it into the neighbors yard. That was the only time in 12 years living there that I had any issues.
Now, I'm in the boonies and so far the coyotes and deer haven't messed with the E* EA dish, 1m Ku or 8' C-band.