DIY Perimeter Alarm To Protect Your Home & Camp
Nobody wants to worry about their homes or campsites being invaded. The most effective and economical way to deter potential intruders is to create a DIY perimeter alarm to create an invisible barrier around your property. With the right supplies and the knowledge of how to build your own alarm system, you can ensure the security of your home or camp and have peace of mind that your belongings and family are safe.
Things You’ll Need:
- Piezo electric sensors
- Soldering Iron
- Strobe Light/Illuminated LED
- Wire cutters/Strippers
- Glue gun
- 12V DC power supply
Step One: Installing The Piezo Electric Sensors
The first step is to install the Piezo electric sensors around the perimeter of your home or camp. Install the sensors around doorframes, windows, gates, and other points of entry. Use a drill to create holes for the sensors and secure them in position with glue. Connect the sensors to the alarm panel using wiring.
Step Two: Placing The Buzzer
Place the buzzer/sounder in a location that is easily audible in your house or camp. This will be the sound the alarm system will activate when the sensors are triggered. Connect the wiring from the buzzer to the alarm panel.
Step Three: Connecting The Strobe Light/LED
Install the strobe light or LED at the same location as the buzzer. This will be the visual indicator that the alarm has been activated. Connect the wiring from the light to the alarm panel.
Step Four: Setting Up The Power Supply
Connect the 12V DC power supply to the alarm panel. Make sure the panel is turned on and the power switch is in the correct position.
Step Five: Testing The Alarm
Once all of the wiring is complete and the alarm is turned on, it is time to test the system. Activate the sensors to ensure they are functioning correctly and the buzzer and strobe light activate when they are triggered. Make any necessary adjustments and then your DIY perimeter alarm is ready for use.
DIY perimeter alarm systems are an effective and economical way to secure your home or camp. With proper installation and testing, your alarm system will provide peace of mind that your family and belongings are safe.