DIY Perimeter Alarm To Protect Your Home&Camp
Establishing a protected environment on your grounds is a valuable security measure that will help protect your home and camp against intruders. With a bit of extra effort, you can set up a do-it-yourself perimeter alarm to provide extra security to your area. Not only will this system alert you of potential threats, it will also give you added peace of mind knowing that you have your own security system.
To begin, you’ll need to purchase sensors to use for your alarm system. There are a variety of options available, so consider your needs and budget before making a selection. You’ll also need wiring and a central control panel to tie everything together. Once you have all of your components, you can move onto the installation process.
Installing the sensors and wiring to connect everything to the control panel is relatively simple. Begin by attaching the sensors around the perimeter of your property. Take special care to be aware of obstacles such as trees and bushes that may set off false alarms. It may also be helpful to mark a map to designate the location of each individual sensor so you know where they sshould all go.
The wiring installation process is a bit more involved, as you’ll have to run the wiring through walls, around corners, and up stairwell. Make sure to buy the appropriate length of wire for your project, and to check local and state codes to make sure you are compliant. You’ll have to run all the necessary wiring to the control panel, where the unit can be either wall-mounted or placed on a convenient desktop.
Once your system is installed, you’ll need to set up a code in order to arm and disarm the alarm appropriately. Make sure your code is unique and consistent so you know that it’s really you entering the code, and not an intruder. You’ll usually have to press a button or enter the code on a digital keypad in order to arm or disarm the alarm.
Finally, make sure all of your connections and systems are secure before testing it out. Once you’re certain that everything is connected properly, you can test the system and configure the settings according to your preferences. For instance, you may choose to set the system to alert you and the police in the event of an alarm. You may also adjust the time length of an alarm before the system is reset.
The DIY alarm system is relatively inexpensive and easy to install. With the appropriate amount of time and effort, you can easily set up a perimeter alarm to help protect your home and camp from intruders and to give you extra peace of mind.