DIY Perimeter Alarm To Protect Your Home & Camp
It is not uncommon to hear of break-ins and other thefts occurring in and around residential and camp areas. Given the increased security risks, an alarm system is a necessity for any home and camp. One of the most effective alarm systems is a DIY perimeter alarm. It is relatively inexpensive, and can be easily installed to track all activities taking place within a certain perimeter.
The system typically consists of several sensors that are placed around the perimeter. These sensors then send out a signal if anything gets too close, and this triggers the alarm system. The alarm can either be a loud noise or an alert to a security service or a designated phone number. With the right system, you can secure your home or camp from intruders, and have peace of mind.
To install a DIY perimeter alarm, all you need is access to a power source to power the sensors and an alarm unit. You can install either a wired or wireless DIY alarm depending on the type of area you are protecting. Once installed, you would need to set up the motion sensors at each of the entry points to the area. It is important to place these sensors at the entry points and close to the boundaries of the area. Besides the entry points, any large objects nearby should also be accounted for. This includes trees, hedges, gates, and shrubs.
When setting up the motion sensors, make sure to adjust the settings to cover all of the area, but not too much. This is to ensure that the alarm will only detect when something enters the area, and not when something is passing by. For optimal performance, avoid any areas where wind could arouse the sensors, such as near trees, and keep debris off the sensors.
Finally, install the necessary software and hardware to activate the alarm. This can vary depending on the type of alarm you have purchased. Generally you will need to have a transmitter, set up the motion sensors, and then link the two. This also involves setting up the alarm’s systems to the desired sensitivity level and alarm volume.
Installing a DIY perimeter alarm has many advantages. These include increased security, improved surveillance, and being in control of the security features. It is a great addition to any home or camp for added security.