Tips and tricks to maintain your bird deterrent devices during the winter season
The beauty of the AVIX Autonomic system is that it is almost maintenance-free, but here are a few tricks to keep your investment in tip-top shape during the winter months.
Storing your bird deterrent devices for the winter
It is crucial to decide if you will keep your automated bird deterrent devices working or store them away during the winter months.
The first step is to switch OFF the AVIX Autonomic before performing any maintenance.
Tips: The AVIX Autonomic is designed to withstand outdoor environments. However, it is recommended to store the system away if it is going to be exposed to temperatures above 65°C (149°F) or below -20°C (-4°F).
Tricks: If your system will not be used for an extended period of time, it is essential to store it away in a dry, well-ventilated environment. Ensure that it is not subject to humidity over 60%. It’s recommended to store the device in its flight case.
Keeping your system up during the winter months
Tips: Make sure you check the temperature at your location to determine whether it is safe to keep the bird deterrent devices up during the winter season. If you keep them up, make sure to complete regular maintenance.
Tricks: Depending on the bird species that amass at your location during the winter season (when daylight is reduced), you can decrease the system’s time frame and brightness.
Cleaning your system
Tips: Check your laser lens for dirt. Leaving the laser lens dirty may cause undesired reflections and reduced laser effectiveness.
Tricks: The AVIX Autonomic laser lens and housing can be cleaned with a wet non-abrasive cloth. Please do not use a high-pressure pump for cleaning as this may cause damage to the bird deterrent devices.
Putting your system back up
Tips: When you decide to put your bird deterrent devices back up, make sure to check if the time settings are still correct. The AVIX Autonomic won’t automatically adjust to daylight saving time. Also, make sure that the AVIX Autonomic cannot wobble or tilt in its position.
Tricks: If stability has been diminished, add more ballast to the frame or secure the system more firmly to the subsurface. Ensure the systems execute their patterns in the intended areas.