DIY Perimeter Alarm To Protect Your Home & Camp
If you want to protect your home or camp from intruders, the best way to do it is to install a perimeter alarm. A perimeter alarm is designed to alert you when an intruder crosses a certain line, thus giving you the time to protect yourself and your property. Here is a guide on how you can build your own DIY perimeter alarm for your home or camp.
- 2 x battery operated alarms (recommended: wireless)
- 1x roll of electric fence tape
- Tape measure
Step 1: Measure and Mark the Boundary
Using the tape measure, measure and mark the desired boundary. The boundary should be a continuous loop and should encompass the entirety of your home or camp.
Step 2: Attach the Electric Fence Tape
The next step is to attach the electric fence tape along the marked boundary. Make sure that the tape is stretched tight but not so tight that it breaks. If the fence tape is not stretched tight enough, it may be triggered by the wind or other vibrations.
Step 3: Install the Alarms
Once the electric fence tape is in place, you can install the alarms. Place two alarms on opposite sides of the perimeter. Make sure that the range of each alarm overlaps so that an intruder will be picked up by both alarms.
Step 4: Test the Alarm System
Once the alarms are installed, it is important to test them to make sure they are working correctly. To do this, simply walk along the perimeter and make sure that the alarms are triggered when it is crossed.
A DIY perimeter alarm is a great way to protect your home or camp from potential intruders. With a few basic tools and materials, you can easily install your own perimeter alarm system and have peace of mind knowing your home or camp is safe.