DIY Perimeter Alarm To Protect Your Home&Camp

DIY Perimeter Alarm To Protect Your Home&Camp

DIY Perimeter Alarm To Protect Your Home&Camp

Perimeter alarms are a great way to quickly protect your home and camp against unwanted intruders. Although installing a full –fledged alarm system is not an option for those on a limited budget, a DIY perimeter alarm is something achievable. Here, we discuss how you can easily set up a do-it-yourself perimeter alarm that will offer enough security for your residence or camp.

Parts and Tools Needed

  • Magnetic door or window sensors
  • Motion sensors
  • Switch
  • Strobe light
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Cable
  • Drill
  • Screws or nails

Step-By-Step Guide

  1. Begin with installing the magnetic door or window sensors at the points of entry. You may need some sort of corner brackets to install them in place.
  2. Next, install motion sensors at areas where someone might try to breach into the house or camp. Position the motion sensors at approximately 5 to 6 feet off the ground.
  3. Next, attach the switch and the strobe light into a power running circuit. The switch should be placed at a convenient location that must be switched on in order for power to be supplied to the alarm.
  4. Connect the magnetic door/window sensors, motion sensors and the switch using cables. The switch acts as a control unit. When power is supplied to it, it controls the power to the alarm system.
  5. Fix the strobe light outside the house. Make sure that it is visible from a fair distance. This is an effective deterrent and quickly alerts neighbours, passers-by or anyone in the area to the presence of an intruder.


This DIY approach is pretty straightforward and cheap to install. Although it won’t offer the same level of protection as a professionally installed alarm system, it is an effective deterrent and alert system for those on a tight budget. Home and camp owners should however consider investing in more sophisticated security systems in order to offer a higher level of protection for their residences.

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