DIY Perimeter Alarm To Protect Your Home&Camp
Any camp site or home owner knows the feeling of wanting to keep their space safe and secure. If you’re looking for an inexpensive and effective way of doing just that, look no further than a DIY perimeter alarm. It’s easy to set up and doesn’t require any advanced technical skills, so we’ll discuss what you need to get started and how to set it up.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Motion sensor (can be wireless or hardwired)
- Alarm (can be wired to a siren or hardwired into a phone or other system)
- Power source (generator is recommended)
- Connectors and wiring
SETTING UP YOUR DIY PERIMETER ALARM
Once you have all the components, it’s time to set up your DIY perimeter alarm. First, you’ll want to position your motion sensor. This should be somewhere along the perimeter of your home or camp site, such as in a tree, along a fence line, or near the main door. You’ll then want to connect the motion sensor to the alarm. Keep in mind that wireless systems will require batteries to operate, while a hardwired system will need to be connected to a power source such as a generator.
After connecting the motion sensor and alarm, it’s time to test it out. Make sure the motion sensor is properly picking up motion, and then check that it’s triggering the alarm. If everything is working, you can then mark the area that the motion sensor is protecting with signage to deter any would-be intruders.
EXTRA MEASURES FOR PROTECTION
Now that your DIY perimeter alarm is setup, there are a few other measures you can take to ensure the safety of your home or camp site. We recommend installing security cameras placed in strategic locations that will record any activity on the premises. You should also consider investing in a quality lock for any entrances, as well as motion-activated lights around the perimeter to deter any intruders.
By taking the time to set up your own DIY perimeter alarm, you can rest assured that your home or camp site is well-protected. It is an inexpensive and reliable way to keep your space safe, and you can feel confident that intruders will be deterred by the alarm and other added measures.