Hack Together Your Own Wallet Alarm To Thwart Pickpockets

Hack Together Your Own Wallet Alarm To Thwart Pickpockets


Nobody wants to have their wallet or purse stolen. If you live in a place where that’s likely to happen, the best thing you can do is use an alarm of some kind. Hack a Day has a guide on how to create a small pocket alarm using a magnetic window alarm.

We’ve talked about a few ways to deal with pickpockets before, but a good pickpocket will have your wallet long before you know it was stolen. This hack is straightforward and sticks to the car alarm philosophy of creating a loud noise meant to scare the pickpocket (and alert you) when they grab the wallet.

The actual process of creating this for yourself is easy. Using a magnetic window alarm, you just need to strip apart the case and move a couple of things around. Then, stuff it in your wallet, and you’re all set. It’s a little clunky, but once it’s actually up and running, you can likely cut down on the form factor to get it seated in your wallet. Head over to Hack a Day for the full guide.

Quick wallet hack adds pickpocket alarm [Hack a Day]

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