DIY Perimeter Alarm To Protect Your Home & Camp
Secure your home or camp from intruders without spending a fortune on alarm systems and surveillance cameras by making your own DIY perimeter alarm. Below, we break down how to do it yourself—from what materials you’ll need to the detailed instructions to follow.
- Motion sensor lights
- Strobe lights
- Alarm systems or sirens
- Wireless door and window sensors
- 4G cameras and cellular service
- External hard drive (for data storage)
- Solar panels (optional)
Start by installing motion sensor lights around the perimeter of your home or camp. They’ll detect movement in the area and turn on automatically once a presence is detected.
Next, install strobe lights to detect motion as well as act as a visual deterrent to any potential intruders. You can find ones with adjustable settings for different kinds of coverage and can be set to automatically turn on and off at certain times of the day.
If you want added protection, consider an alarm system or sirens.These can be loud enough to be heard from a distance and will let potential intruders know they are being watched.
To add even more security, wireless door and window sensors can alert you of any opening or closings. You can connect them to your motion sensors or strobe lights.
You can also set up 4G cameras for a clearer picture of your home or camp and add in cellular service to keep a better track of what’s going on even when you’re not there.
It’s also a good idea to have an external hard drive to store all your recorded data. You can back up your footage in case your system is ever breached or damages.
Finally, make sure to have enough batteries on hand to power your devices when electricity isn’t available. Note that you can also opt for solar panels if you want a more sustainable alternative.
Want to have a safer home or camp without breaking the bank? It’s possible when you create your own DIY perimeter alarm. Be sure to follow the instructions above and shop for the necessary materials to give yourself the peace of mind that comes with extra security.