Build A DIY Security System This Weekend

Build A DIY Security System This Weekend

You want your home to be secure, but high-end security gear isn’t cheap. Why not construct a DIY security system? You’ll save some money and improve your tech prowess at the same time.


Make Your Own Alarm System

Arduino-based alarmSecureHome
motion-detecting alarm


Set Up A DIY Security Camera

We have a full guide on setting up a comprehensive video surveillance system
make a solar-powered optiongive it motion-sensing capabilities


Simple Tricks To Keep Your Home Safer

crack a padlockbust a combination lockbreak into a safeopen your garage door from the outsidesimply break through your front door


  • I use contacam for motion detection video and I have also installed it on my inlaws shop after some money went missing in their office. I always have security on my mind in my home and if I can break in so can others so I always fix those problem areas I identify up. My place isn’t like fort knox but it would not be easy to get into either and if you do I have video of everything being recorded all the time.

  • I setup my webcam pointing at my front door (the only entrance). If it detects motion it begins recording (saving remotely on to dropbox). It also sends a push alert to my iPhone advising me that motion was detected, I’m then able to view a live stream of the webcam from a pc or my iPhone. Then I activate my remote gun, focus on the intruder.. Just kidding about the gun part lol

  • I use iSPY at home i think i downloaded it from majorgeeks. It is pretty good it allows multiple usb input devices to it and motion detection. Not to mention heaps of other little things like uploading to youtube and stuff.

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