DIY Perimeter Alarm To Protect Your Home & Camp
Having a perimeter alarm for your home or camp can provide a great sense of security. Unfortunately, many alarm systems can be complex, expensive, and difficult to install. While there is no substitute for a professionally installed system, you can still put together your own perimeter alarm with just a few basic tools, some creativity, and a little bit of work.
Before you begin, take a few minutes to assemble the supplies you need for the project. For your DIY perimeter alarm, you will need:
- Power drill and drill bits
- Power saw and blades
- 4 pressure sensors
- Siren or alarm
- 4 metal stakes
- 4 posts for the stakes
- Electrical wires
Make A Plan
Once you have all your supplies, you can start drafting out your plan. Draw a basic map of your home or camp with borders representing boundaries. Mark the places you want to place the pressure sensors and the siren or alarm. In most cases, it would be best to split the perimeter into four sections and place a pressure sensor in each one. This helps you better detect any trespassing activity and gives you a better chance of capturing it.
Install the Sensors
Now you can start marking the spots where you will install your sensors. Drive a metal stake into the ground at each location, then use the posts to secure the stakes into place. At each stake, attach the pressure sensor and connect it to the main alarm system using some electrical wires. You may need to use your power drill to insert additional holes. Once you have all the sensors in place, test them out by walking around the perimeter. The sensors should detect your motion and trigger the siren or alarm.
You can also enhance your DIY perimeter alarm by installing a camera system. You can either go for a wired system or a wireless one. Place the cameras around the perimeter in order to provide you with a better level of security and surveillance. To ensure that the footage is secure, you can use your power saw to cut off the cables and seal them with some tape.
With this DIY perimeter alarm, you can now be sure that your home or camp is well protected from any intruders or trespassers. However, keep in mind that this system is not a replacement for a professionally installed one. It is always best to have a professional alarm system if your security needs are more sophisticated.