DIY Perimeter Alarm To Protect Your Home & Camp
When traveling out to the country to camp or spending a weekend away from home, knowing you have your home and camp safe is a must. Setting up a DIY perimeter alarm is a great way to easily protect both your home and outdoor campsite.
Benefits of a Perimeter Alarm System
Perimeter alarm systems help protect your property from potential intruders or thieves. If an unauthorized person were to attempt to enter your property, the alarm system would detect the motion or breach and sound an alert. The sound of the alarm would alert your neighbors, giving you peace of mind that your property is being looked after. In addition to this, many modern alarm systems can be linked to your smartphone, allowing you to access them remotely and be instantly notified if anything happens while you’re away.
What You’ll Need To Get Started
Building your own DIY alarm system for your home and camp is relatively simple. To get started, you’ll need:
- Motion sensors
- An amplifier with a wireless speaker system
- An electrical timer switch
- Piezo electric or contact alarm
- Cables for connecting the system
Once you’ve got all the necessary materials, the first step is to install the motion sensors. These sensors can be placed on fence posts, gateways, and around the home and camp boundaries. It’s best to cover a wide area, to ensure maximum coverage. When someone approaches the area, the sensors will activate and alert the amplifier.
Amplifier with Wireless Speaker System
The amplifier acts as the “brains” of the operation and will be connected to the motion sensors. It will receive the signals from the sensors and transmit them to the wireless speaker system. This system will be placed at a central location, such as your home or campsite. The speaker system will then sound an alarm when the motion sensors detect something.
Electrical Timer Switch
The electrical timer switch is the third and final component of the system. This switch will control when the alarm is active and ensure it’s turned off during the day when there’s less of a need for security.
Following the steps above, you should now have a DIY perimeter alarm system to protect both your home and camp. Once your system is set up and configured, you’ll have peace of mind that your property is secure. Enjoy your travels with the extra security that the DIY perimeter alarm brings.