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By: Anonymous: Ryan () on Wednesday, February 13 2008 @ 05:27 AM PST (Read 5495 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!!


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

By: Windell (offline) on Wednesday, February 13 2008 @ 09:25 AM PST  

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


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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