Our mom/pop biz is starting "work from home" this afternoon due to the virus. We need to start shipping stuff here and not the office since it will be closed. Our driveway is sorta long with no turn around for big trucks (UPS, FedEx, Prime). Trucks that try to back up often drive over SWMBO's pretty flowers with negative WAF.
We have a parcel box 10 feet up, but they ignore it driving right by. In the past we've used a simple rope across the driveway to stop it, but that requires we stop, get out, move it, drive forward, stop get out, put back, and go. Again very low WAF especially on rainy days. We hope to put a real gate in at some point but we need a simple DIY automation solution for the next few weeks+.
I was thinking of some kind of pulley/motor system that raise/lower said rope. There is 120VAC and 12VDC (landscape lighting controlled be zooz relays) in the area that could be used. If anyone has thoughts on a device, or alternate solution I would love to hear them.
Thanks for any and all input.