DIY Perimeter Alarm To Protect Your Home & Camp
One of the best ways to increase the security of your home or camp is to install a perimeter alarm. These alarms are designed to detect any uninvited guests who try to enter your property. Although these alarms can be expensive to buy and install professionally, you can make your own DIY perimeter alarm with just a few simple materials and tools.
Materials and Tools
- Motion sensor
- Alarm speaker box (optional)
- Twine or string
- Attach the motion sensor to the stake and make sure it is secure. Connect the leads from the battery to the battery terminals underneath the motion sensor.
- Hammer the stake into the ground at the perimeter of your property.
- Attach the twine or string to the stake and tie it to the other stakes placed around the perimeter of your property.
- Add additional stakes and secure the twine or string to them.
- Set the motion sensor’s sensitivity settings to the desired range.
- Optionally, you can also connect the alarm speaker box to the motion sensor.
- Install the battery and flip the switch on the motion sensor to activate it.
Once you have installed and activated your DIY perimeter alarm, it is important to test it to make sure it is working properly. To do this, wait until dark and then approach the boundary line of the property in different directions. If the alarm is working correctly, it should detect your presence and trigger the alarm sound.
A DIY perimeter alarm is a great way to increase the security of your home or camp. It is relatively inexpensive and easy to set up, and can detect any uninvited guests who try to enter your property. It is important to test the alarm regularly and adjust the sensitivity settings as needed. With the proper tools and materials, you can easily create your own perimeter alarm.