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Hopkins Trailblazer Electronic Deer Alert

Hopkins Electronics

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Hopkins Electronics - HM27512VA

It may be small, but this electronic deer alert will carry sound up to 1,100 feet away. It prevents possible damage to your vehicle should you have a close brush with Bambi.


  • Helps prevent collisions with animals
  • Can be activated in 3 ways
    • Switch on dash
    • Wired to the ignition
    • Wired to the high beams
  • Works at any speed
  • Warns off many types of animals
  • Made of weather-resistant material
  • Range of alarm: 1,100 ft

Although you enjoy the great outdoors, you don't want your vehicle to experience any close encounters with wildlife. Unlike typical, wind-activated whistles, the electronic Deer Alert works at any speed. It can be triggered by a dash-mounted switch, by the ignition, or by activation of the high beams. Its unique sound is effective on a wide variety of animals and over an 1,100 foot range. The device is weatherproof and resists clogging by dirt, debris and grime from the road.

27512VA Electronic Deer Alert

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Hopkins Electronics HM27512VA Review

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Today, we are reviewing Part Number HM 27512VA from Hopkins. This is their Trailblazer Electronic Deer Alert. So, this little thing is small, but mighty. First things first, I am going to let you hear how this sounds. We are going to turn it on using a portable power source (sirensbeeping). That is pretty detectible.

It can be heard from as far as 1,100 feet away. That is about a quarter of a mile, so it should give you enough time to warn the animal off the road before you get there. This will work at any speed, by the way. It is designed so that it is weather resistant. It is not waterproof, because it is not submersible, but it should do a good job of resisting water and dirt and grime from the road.

You attach it. The best place to mount it is the center of your front grill and then you secure it with the provided ties. Now, to activate the alarm, you have two choices. Hopkins provides the wiring and a toggle switch that you use with this mounting bracket on your dashboard, so you can turn it on manually and then turn it off when you want to or you can wire it to your high beam headlights and then, when you flick on your high beams, the alarm will sound. This should work for deer or any other animal that is crossing the road that should not be or that you do not want to hit.

It will hopefully prevent some accidents and some damage to your car. Those deer can do a good job. So it is a handy little gizmo. And that is it for part number HM27512VA the Hopkins Trailblazer Electronic Deer Alert.

Customer Reviews

Hopkins Trailblazer Electronic Deer Alert - HM27512VA

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.5 out of 5 stars   (15 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: CRJ05/13/2013

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Not only have I not hit any deer or seen any cross the road in front of me since I installed this on my vehicle, I have also installed one at my garden plot and have not had any problems with deer in my garden since. Before that, there were deer tracks all over the place.80032


How did you adapt this for your garden? Prefer to use a 110v outlet.Thanks

comment by: Stephen - 6/19/2013


You would need to utilize an AC/DC converter. Something like a simple two wire charger for a cell phone could work. Make sure to use something with enough amperage to support the Deer Alert and that you know which wire is ground. For something a little more robust, take a look at our Powerhouse converter. Part PH19674. This would definitely do the trick.

Patrick B - 6/19/2013

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dennis01/03/2014

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I love this really makes the deer pay attention to what is going on around them and have stopped many of them from tagging my car. The driver is also responsible for what is going on while driving. So with both the driver skills and the deer alert accidents can be avoided.111844

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John Toumbs02/10/2013

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I have used the deer alert for over 10 years, I have one on my Harley and both of my vehicles, when turned on, and when deer are present, you can see them stop in their tracks, works great, I have bought them for family and friends65591

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Wayne S.12/14/2010

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Easy to install. The hardest part was getting my hands behind the grill to mount the transducer.4091

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: deanna12/17/2013

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I ordered the electronic deer warning system. My order was received fast and the product is great.110238

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John T.02/18/2013

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I have Deer alerts on all of my vehicles, they work great, haven't hit any yet66894

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg08/06/2012

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The product worked great - for about 2 months and the started working intermittently. Now it doesn't work at all.50644

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: James Moen07/25/2012

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Good product, Great service. I'm impres sed.49281

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve Y06/24/2012

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Awsome 45409

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: wayne heyer05/14/2012

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just what i needed 40388

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve W.01/06/2012

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Best price for the item. excellent service, would order from here again29221

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sharon Allinson07/18/2011

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Ordered 2 products from 2 companies. Etrailer had the product here before the other company has shipped.19619

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: UNIVERSIAL SMALL EQUIPMENT05/17/2011

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kim M.05/11/2011

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The product functions just fine,but whether it really distracts deer I don't know. I live in very high deer populated area and since I installed the deer alert, I have had very few close encounters. I have seen them raise their heads and look.13342

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Linda W.12/28/2010

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Very Pleased The product was exactly what I was looking for & the speed of the delivery really surprised me. In the future, I'll start my search with

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  • Will Hopkins Trailblazer Electronic Deer Alert # HM27512VA Work for Moose
  • While the Hopkins Trailblazer Electronic Deer Alert, # HM27512VA, is primarily marketed as a deer alert, it will also work to ward off other animals such as dogs, cats, moose, honey badgers, ocelots and other animals that frequently cross roads. Since this unit is electronic, it works at any speed and has a 1/4 mile range.
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  • What Does the Hopkins Electronic Deer Alert Sound Like
  • I suppose when describing the sound, everyone will have a different idea of what they think it sounds like. So rather than giving you my opinion only, I made a video so you could hear it for yourself. To me, it is like an echoing chirp.
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  • Can the Switch for the Hopkins Trailblazer Electronic Deer Alert be Installed Inside of the Vehicle
  • First, you can install the switch for the Hopkins Trailblazer Deer Alert, # HM27512VA, in the cab of the vehicle. You would just need to route the wires that lead from the switch to the alert through the firewall to the alert. The only restriction is the length of the wire. You may need to extend the switch wires if they do not reach from the alert to the inside of the vehicle. This installation method may require drilling through the firewall if the wires cannot be routed through an existing
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  • Is Hopkins Trailblazer Electronic Deer Alert Weatherproof Enough to be Used on a Motorcycle
  • The deer alert is weather resistant enough to be used on a motorcycle. But, I advise that you protect it from the elements as much as possible. Deer will not discriminate between passenger vehicles and motorcycles, so if you can mount and install it on the bike then it would be a good idea. I have a co-worker here who had a friend get hit by a deer while riding so it can happen.
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  • Where Should the Deer Alert Be Installed on a Vehicle
  • You would want to mount the alert in a safe area behind the grill of your vehicle that will prevent it from getting direct exposure to the weather, but you also want it to be pointed forward so that the sound of the alert is directed out beyond the front of the vehicle. I know this is not as specific as you would like, but due to how different most vehicles are there really is not one specific way to do it. You will need to take a look at the front of your vehicle and decide what you think th
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  • Operation and Sound of Deer Alert and Will it Bother a Dog Inside the Vehicle
  • I actually made that video to demonstrate the sound the deer alert # HM27512VA makes. I define it as an echoing chirp. It chirps about 4 times, the first is the loudest, and then gets only slightly quieter with each chirp after that. Then it repeats as long as it is on. It will make noise as long as there is power to it so you would probably want it on a switch. You would not have to keep turning it on and off. It is probably not going to bother your dog since it will be in the vehicle and t
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  • What Circuit to Tap Into to Install the Hopkins Trailblazer Electronic Deer Alert # HM27512VA
  • Basically you will want to look for a circuit that sees 12 volts when the vehicle is running an none when the vehicle is off. Common circuits are radio, ignition, traction control switch, power antenna. Another way to wire the Hopkins Trailblazer Electronic Deer Alert # HM27512VA would be to wire it to the high beams circuit so that it activates when you turn your brights on.
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