Home and camps are vulnerable to trespassers and thieves, and setting up an alarm system to protect them is obviously a good idea. But buying and installing an alarm system from the market may not be affordable for everyone. This article takes a look at a DIY perimeter alarm, which is easy, affordable and efficient way to secure homes and camps.
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Making a DIY Perimeter Alarm
The components required for the DIY perimeter alarm are fairly simple and readily available. They include: a long length of wire, a continuity tester, a 9V battery with clips and some stick-on velcro. The wire should be able to reach around the entire perimeter of your home or camp. For homes, a minimum length of 50 feet is recommended, and for camps, the length will vary depending on the area.
Setting up the Perimeter Alarm System
The first step is to thread the wire in a trench around the perimeter and the second step is to connect the wire to the continuity tester. The continuity tester is used to detect when someone or something breaks the circuit by touching the wire. The clip of the continuity tester should be opened and attached at the beginning and end of the wire. The 9V battery must be connected to the continuity tester with the clips provided. Now your DIY perimeter alarm system is ready to use.
Using the DIY Perimeter Alarm System
When intruders enter in the perimeter, their movements disrupt the electric circuit, which will activate the continuity tester and it will start beeping. To ensure that the alarm does not sound all night, the tester is connected to a stick-on velcro. When the alarm starts to beep, the velcro can be opened and the 9V battery removed, stopping the alarm. This ensures that the alarm will wake you up with a loud noise when there is an intruder, but will not bother you in the middle of the night.
Benefits of this DIY Alarm System
The DIY perimeter alarm has several advantages. For starters, it is very easy to install and does not require any technical knowledge or tools. It also does not require any sort of mains electricity connection, as the 9V battery is enough to make the continuity tester work. Furthermore, this system is more affordable than buying and installing an alarm system from a store. The DIY alarm is also more efficient and quicker than any other security system. The loud beeping will alert you in no time.
In conclusion, a DIY perimeter alarm system is an easy, affordable and efficient way to secure homes and camps. Setting up this system does not require any technical knowledge or tools, and it is also more affordable than buying an alarm system from a store. The DIY alarm is also more efficient and quicker than any other security system.