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By: Anonymous: Ryan () on Wednesday, February 13 2008 @ 05:27 AM PST (Read 5483 times)  
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Ive only been a evilmadscientist surfer for a few months, but it seems yous all know your stuff, so thats why im asking this here. I am moving into an apartment soon in an apartment building and the same fire escape that goes to my apartment goes to like 30 others. I would like to know if anyone knows of a simple DIY security system? I was thinking of something simple that would sound an alarm if a connection was dropped(someone opened the window). I figure that would solve anyone opening my window, if i left it accidently unlocked. I was also wondering.....any ideas on how to sound an alarm if a window has been broken?

Thanks for any help and ideas you have!!

Ryan


p.s. you should look into getting an FSM smiley face!





       
   
By: Windell (offline) on Wednesday, February 13 2008 @ 09:25 AM PST  
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Plenty of things like this on Instructables: Super-simple-door-alarm Trip-Wire-Alarm for-annoying-sister-types Simple-Magnetic-Alarm Quick-and-Dirty-electric-tripwire--The-Home-Guard Quick-and-Dirty-Homemade-Reed-Switch 5-Dollar-Burglar-Alarm! For a glass breakage sensor, try making a long trace with conductive paint or glue on the glass that would break when the glass does: Make-Conductive-Glue-and-Glue-a-Circuit


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By: Anonymous: Ryan () on Wednesday, February 13 2008 @ 10:47 AM PST  
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I was kind of hoping for something a little more dramatic. Like maybe a laser, or a trigger that shoots an arrow at the intruder? Maybe an electified moat?

Guess ill have to just work with what you posted Smile

Thanks!



p.s. ill be holding you responsible if i get robbed Wink





       
   
By: Alan S. Blue (offline) on Wednesday, February 13 2008 @ 01:14 PM PST  
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Not a lawyer, but my understanding is that you can get in both civil and criminal trouble if you make anything that is a 'trap'.

I'd go with the autonomous Dalek myself. Of course, then they'd be stealing the Dalek :0


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By: Anonymous: Ryan () on Thursday, February 14 2008 @ 09:03 AM PST  
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Hahah I understand! and thanks for the legal warning!





       
   



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