So I have a dog which takes absolutely every chance it can get to run out into the street. Smallish miniature schnauzer, I love her to bits but it causes some issues with the neighbours (always the same one who discovers her and brings her back). And well, yeah, she might get into some real trouble.
So I’m looking for some ideas on figuring out if she’s outside my yard or not.
I live in a stand-alone house on a 1,200mˆ2 yard, surrounded by walls and a fence on the street side with two gates, so there’s two places where she can escape. I have a camera mounted at the one gate which I can probably tweak my object recognition to pick up if she runs out, but still need a solution for the other place. Or something altogether.
Not super keen on a GPS unit that I have to charge, unless it is the only realistic solution. But I’m leaning towards a Bluetooth Low Energy tag on her collar and some way to track and estimate if it is inside my yard or not. Of course, she has free rein in the yard, so it will be interesting figuring out if she is inside but at the back of the place, or outside near the front.
Also fine if I have to go the ESP32 route, should be a fun project. Still - this is different than room-occupancy - I’m basically only interested in knowing if she is outside or inside the yard.
Any suggestions? I have two Raspberry Pi 3’s available…