DIY Perimeter Alarm To Protect Your Home&Camp

DIY Perimeter Alarm To Protect Your Home&Camp

In an effort to better protect your home and camp from intrusions, there is no better way than to build your own DIY perimeter alarm. This article will detail what you need, and step by step instructions to build your own system.

What You Need to Get Started

  • Four Pairs of Magnetic Door & Window Switches
  • Cable ties
  • Power Drill with Drill Bits
  • 12V Alarm Trigger Unit
  • Drill Template
  • Panel Mounted 12V Test Lamp
  • Medium sized Tack Hammer

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Begin by carefully positioning a Magnetic Door & Window Switch on each window and door. Drill a hole using a power drill and drill bit through the switch and into the window or door.
  2. Secure each switch with a cable tie. Make sure to leave enough room for the cable tie to be tightened.
  3. Connect the wires from each switch to the 12V Alarm Trigger Unit.
  4. Next, drill a hole in the wall using the template provided. Secure the Panel Mounted Test Lamp through the hole in the wall.
  5. Connect the wires from the test lamp to the 12V Alarm Trigger Unit.
  6. Position the Alarm Trigger Unit wherever best suits your setup. Using the tack hammer, secure the unit to the wall.
  7. When finished, the setup should look something like this:
  8. DIY Perimeter Alarm Setup

  9. Step back and admire your work.


Congratulations, you have just installed your very own DIY perimeter alarm. Now, your home and camp are better protected from intrusions. Be sure to practice regular alarm tests to make sure the system is functioning properly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *