Build Your Own DIY Perimeter Alarm To Protect Your Home&Camp
No matter if you’re looking for a remote alarm system to keep track of your home and camp, or a simple alarm to protect your perimeter, an alarm system is the best way to go. A DIY alarm system can be built for relatively low cost with a few wires, a few components, and a fair bit of time and effort. This article will walk you through the steps to build your own DIY perimeter alarm system.
Before you begin, you will need the following components for your DIY alarm system:
- 1 battery-powered siren
- 1 control panel
- 1 motion sensor
- 1 PIR-based Entry Sensor
- 1 voltage regulator
- 1 RFID reader
- 1 set of magnetic door/window sensors
- A handful of wires and connectors
- A handful of screws and wall plugs
Step 1: Installing the motion sensor
Your motion sensor should ideally be installed close to the ground, about 4.2 ft off the ground, to detect any motion near the perimeter of your home or camp. Mount it with the help of screws and wall plugs and ensure that the range is wide enough to detect any movement. Connect the motion sensor to the control panel with the help of wires.
Step 2: Installing the PIR-based Entry Sensor
The PIR entry sensor should be installed in a place where it will detect any entry attempts. Connect the PIR-based entry sensor to the control panel with the help of wires.
Step 3: Installing the RFID Reader
Install the RFID reader near the main entrance door. Connect the RFID reader to the control panel with the help of wires.
Step 4: Installing the Magnetic Door/Window Sensors
Mount the magnetic sensors on each of the windows and doors in your home and camp. Connect the sensors to the control panel with the help of wires.
Step 5: Installing the Control Panel and the Siren
Install the control panel near a power source and the siren in an appropriate location near the entrance of your home and camp. Connect the control panel and siren to the voltage regulator and to the rest of the components with the help of wires.
Step 6: Testing the System
Once all the connections are done, it is time to test your DIY perimeter alarm. Turn on the system and make sure the siren turns on when the sensors detect any motion or an entry attempt. Additionally, verify that the RFID reader works as expected and that all components are functioning correctly.
Building your own DIY perimeter alarm system is a great way to keep your home and camp safe and secure. With the steps outlined in this article, you should be able to easily set up your alarm system in no time. Just make sure to follow all the safety instructions while installing the components to ensure a safe and secure system.