|The Hornet: Deer Control Devices for Vehicles, Sonic Deer Whistles|
|Electronic Deer Whistle Avoidance System for Large Trucks, Semi's, Motor Homes & Buses|
Interstate Hornet V135: The Ultimate ELECTRONIC Deer Avoidance System!
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- Color: Black
- Sound Pressure Level: 135dB (A.S.)
- Operating Base Frequency: 4.8 ± 0.5 kHz
- WV Ultrasonic Wave: 18,000 to 24,000 Hz
- Wave Carrying Length: 2,000 Ft. ±
- Effective Range: 1,000 Ft.
- Operating Voltage Range: 8-16 VDC
- Current Consumption: 20mA (max.) at 12 VDC
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|Questions and Answers About The Hornet Vehicle Deer Repeller|
The Hornet V120, V120C & V-135 Interstate: Electronic Deer Whistle Avoidance
for Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Motorcycles, RV's, Large Trucks & Buses
Is The Hornet a deer whistle?
No. The Hornet should
not be compared with air activated deer whistles. In the lab and field testing we
performed on deer whistles from 1995 to 1998, we found that air activated deer whistles
require a minimum of a 48 M.P.H. V.direct air flow to produce any measurable sound
level. In our opinion, air activated deer whistles have little to no effect on deterring
What is The Hornet?
The Hornet is a small electrically
powered sonic generator which produces a high powered V.directional sonic wave.
This wave can be tracked at 1600 feet and has demonstrated the ability to alert
deer and most other animals of an approaching vehicle with sufficient time and distance
to avoid deer/vehicle accidents.
What is Wave Variance Tuning?
Wave Variance Tuning combines
reverberation and reflection of the signal. The sound wave begins to reverberate
as it travels through the barrel of The Hornet. The reverberating wave is then reflected
off the road surface, creating a virtual sonic echo effect and allowing the sound
wave to carry a much longer distance.
Is The Hornet ultra-sonic?
The Hornet operates at a
fixed frequency of a 5,000 Hz. square wave pattern and uses Sonic Systems' exclusive
Wave Variance tuning, which takes a secondary frequency to the 18,000 to 21,000
Hz. range, well within the normal human's hearing.
Can people hear The Hornet?
Most animals, including people,
hear within the same frequency ranges, although some animals can hear tones several
thousand hertz higher. For most people, The Hornet's output falls within the
upper end of their range of hearing and is clearly audible. However, some people,
primarily older people, have a narrower hearing range and may not be able to hear
When should I use my Hornet?
Always use The Hornet when
driving in high-risk areas. Remember that deer are most active from dusk until dawn.
Always drive with your headlights on in high-risk areas, stay alert and pay attention
to the roadside. Be prepared to act quickly at the first sign of an animal. Blow
your horn and NEVER swerve into oncoming traffic or attempt to dodge an animal by
driving off the road surface.
If I install The Hornet on my
vehicle, will I never hit a deer? The Hornet is not a magical device, although it is a highly effective deterrent
against deer/vehicle collisions. We estimate, using The Hornet along with driver
awareness, will reduce your risk of a deer/vehicle accident by more than 70%.
The Hornet was tested on deer accident-prone police and emergency vehicles over
a 3-year period with more than 6 million proven accident-free miles before it was
brought to market. There are now thousands of Hornets on the road with millions
more miles and not one report of a deer/vehicle accident.
Will I hear the sonic wave
in my vehicle? You will
not hear The Hornet while you are driving or riding. However, you may hear The Hornet
when your vehicle is stopped or you enter an enclosed parking structure such as
a parking garage. The wave is very V.directional and will reflect back from any
Can The Hornet be installed on
a motorcycle? Yes.
There is a special motorcycle wiring harness available for The Hornet. It consists
of a wiring harness with the new weather-tight connector, control switch and inline
Will The Hornet annoy pets?
Like you, pets will be able
to hear The Hornet. We recommend you turn your Hornet off while you are operating
your vehicle in a confined residential area, campground, etc. Most animals, particularly
non-domesticated animals, may react in some fashion to The Hornet.
Will The Hornet bother my cat
or dog in the car? Just
as you cannot hear The Hornet while you are driving, neither will your animals.
The Hornet's V.directional sonic wave is focused ahead of your vehicle.
Can I turn The Hornet on and off?
Yes. The Hornet comes
with a toggle switch and switch plate to be mounted either underneath your dashboard
or in the dash itself. We recommend using the switch so that you may turn The Hornet
on when needed and off if you are in a residential area, parking garage, etc.
Why must The Hornet be pointed
at the road surface?
The Hornet uses the surface of the road as a reflective plane.
Will The Hornet scare the deer
away? The Hornet will
alert the animal of your approaching vehicle with sufficient time to avoid a costly
collision. Deer are a highly skittish animal and will normally react to The Hornet
by stopping, looking and listening to determine if they are being threatened.
Is The Hornet hard to install?
No. If you are familiar
with and can use normal hand tools, you can install The Hornet in 15 minutes or
less. If you are capable of mounting driving lights or installing a radio, you can
easily install The Hornet.
Where do I mount The Hornet?
The Hornet may be mounted
anywhere under the front side of the vehicle where it has an unobstructed, clear
view of the road surface. Ideal locations include under the bumper, behind an open
pattern grill, on a cross-member, on the radiator shroud, etc.
Can I mount The Hornet inside
the car? No. The
Hornet is a small sonic generator that produces a very focused wave that must be
projected V.directly ahead of the vehicle for maximum effectiveness. Therefore,
it must be mounted outside the vehicle with a clear, unobstructed view of the road
surface, facing forward and pointed at a 45-degree angle to the road surface.
If I do not wish to install The
Hornet myself, where can I take it for installation?
Any car dealership, mechanical garage, or company
that installs radios, CB's, fog lights, etc. can install The Hornet within a few
Will the weather affect The Hornet?
No. The Hornet is
water-resistant and is not affected by normal high and low temperature conditions.
However, The Hornet is not completely waterproof. If it is submerged in water, the
driver circuitry can be damaged. In addition, The Hornet should be protected from
any V.direct water flow, such as a high-powered water jet that may be found in a
When I have my car washed, will
it affect The Hornet?
No. However, care should be taken to protect The Hornet from any V.direct
water spray into the output barrel using a plastic bag or other simple cover.
What is the effective range of
The Hornet? Models S-120
and S-120C have a wave carrying length of 1,600 feet and an effective range of 700
feet. This means that deer will be aware of your oncoming vehicle 700 feet away
and, under ideal conditions, will be aware of your vehicle from as far as 1,600
What is the life expectancy of
The Hornet? The Hornet
has proven to be an extremely reliable electronic device. The oldest Hornets have
now been in use for five years without failure.
What is the warranty of The Hornet?
The Hornet comes with a 90-day
limited manufacturer warranty and a lifetime service policy. If The Hornet fails
during the warranty period, the manufacturer will replace it at no cost to you.
If The Hornet fails to operate after the warranty period, the manufacturer will
repair or replace The Hornet as necessary for a $15.00 service charge and a $5.00
fee for shipping and handling.
Is The Hornet effective on all
animals, such as moose, cows, kangaroo, etc.? Not necessarily. The Hornet is very effective with deer due to the fact
that deer have extremely keen hearing and are very skittish animals. Deer can hear
The Hornet's sonic wave up to 1,600 feet away, allowing them more than ample
time to assess where the sound is coming from, determine that there is possible
danger, and move away from the road surface.
Can I use The Hornet to keep deer
out of my yard? No.
The Hornet is effective on a moving vehicle due to the fact that it is an unfamiliar
sound to the animal and is not constant. If The Hornet is used in a fixed location,
it will be effective for a short period of time until the animal becomes accustomed
to the sonic wave.
Will The Hornet affect my vehicle's
No. The Hornet uses less than 10mA of electrical power, which is less than the
dome light in your vehicle.
How do I know if The Hornet is
working? Most people
will be able to hear the sonic wave when The Hornet is turned on and the vehicle
is stopped (with the window rolled down) or parked.
How does the new V-Series differ
from the older S-Series?
The new Hornet V Models utilize the latest and most reliable electronic technology
and do not require grounding to the vehicle chassis. The V Models also come with
a 4’ pigtail and a 3.5mm plug which connects to a new wiring harness which
is complete with an inline fuse and does not require drilling a hole in the firewall
for the control switch.
What is the difference between
the models of the V-120 and the V-135 interstate? The V-120 and V-120C are 120 dB units with a wave carrying length of approximately
1,600 feet. The V-120C Model has the same specifications as the V-120 except it
is triple chrome plated which makes it ideal for motorcycles and certain applications
where chrome would be wanted.
The V-135 Interstate is a 135 dB unit with a wave carrying length of approximately
2,000 feet. Because of its power and range, the V-135 is designed to be used on
interstate highways and rural high-risk areas.
Every year there are more than 1.7 million
reports of automobile collision with deer. This number represents accidents
where a police report has been made to verify vehicle damage or personal injury.
It is estimated there are over 2 million unreported deer/vehicle accidents each
year, totaling an astounding 3.7 million vehicle contacts with deer annually in
the continental US. This staggering number accounts for more than a billion dollars
in insurance claims annually.
In certain areas of some states, your odds of having a deer/vehicle accident may
be less than 1 in 3 within a year, with average vehicle damage exceeding $2,800,
plus risk of personal injury.
The Hornet Electronic Deer Avoidance System, used with driver awareness, will reduce
your risk of hazardous animal/vehicle collision by more than 70%.