Having a perimeter alarm in place can be a great way to protect your home, camp, or other property from potential intruders. Fortunately, setting up a perimeter alarm isn’t as complicated or expensive as you might think. With a bit of DIY know-how and the right materials, you can easily create a perimeter alarm that can alert you if any unauthorized individuals try to enter your property.
What You’ll Need:
- Velcro or heavy-duty tape
- Wireless door and window sensors
- Wireless siren
Step 1: Choose Your Door and Window Sensors
When selecting door and window sensors for your DIY perimeter alarm, look for sensors that are wireless and battery operated. This will help you avoid trailing any cables around your property.
Step 2: Install the Door and Window Sensors
Once you have chosen your door and window sensors, it’s time to install them. Use either Velcro or heavy-duty tape to secure the door and window sensors in place. For doors and windows, it’s best to attach the sensor onto the frame; this way, it’ll be triggered every time the door or window is opened.
Step 3: Choose and Install the Siren
Next, it’s time to choose and install the siren for your alarm. Like the door and window sensors, you’ll want to pick a wireless and battery-operated model. You will need to mount the siren in an area where potential intruders will hear it, such as near doors and windows. Once you’ve chosen a suitable location, attach the siren to the wall using Velcro or heavy-duty tape.
Step 4: Test Your Alarm
Once you have installed all of the components, it’s important to test your alarm to ensure that it is working correctly. Open each door and window connected to the security alarm to test it. If the alarm is working properly, it should sound when each one is opened.
Step 5: Enjoy the Benefits of Your Alarm
With your DIY perimeter alarm in place, you can now enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home or camp is protected from any potential intruders. Plus, because you put it together yourself, you saved a lot of money compared to purchasing an expensive, ready-made alarm system.