Car Burglar Alarm Circuit


Learn how to build a
simple car burglar alarm circuit right in your home. The circuit is built around
a few trivial components and yet proves to be totally fool proof with the
security of car accessory to which it has been integrated.

You certainly won’t like
waking up just to see your car audio being cleaned up by a smart intruder. A
tiny circuit of a car burglar alarm system described here can surely guarantee
you a total piece of mind as far as the security of your car accessories are
concerned.

Introduction

How
important is your car to you? Well, you may say that’s a ridiculous question,
off-course a car is too important for any individual. In fact it’s like a home
to many and an indispensable part of life. Truly, a car is quite comparable to
a house as today it is perfectly equipped with comforts equivalent to that
present in a house. Take for example, a music system – probably, the one that may
be installed in your car is much sophisticated than the one situated in your
home. Hmm….but did you know that if it’s so valuable to you, it can also be to
many other eyes….constantly hovering around vehicles to grab and run off with
one your most valued gadget. Yes we are talking about burglars especially
trained for robbing expensive car accessories too softly and swiftly for anyone
to notice. Before you feel too enlightened and head for the market to get a
security system installed in your car, I would like you to give it a rethink –
regarding a simple 1 dollar electronic car burglar alarm circuit idea that would
provide the same level of security to your car audio or any interior
accessories for that matter as an expensive $100 system would offer.
Let’s read the following discussion to
know regarding its circuit description:
 Make a Car Burglar Alarm Circuit

Circuit
Description
  We
know that normally the body or the metal chassis of any vehicle is kept at
ground potential and is done by connecting the negative of the battery to the
body of the vehicle. Thus it acts like a huge ground or “earth” and helps to
absorb all electrical interferences. This particularly helps the audio systems
to produce clean outputs. Moreover this also provides an easy and short access
to all electrical gadgets to the negative line as their negative contact can be
directly fixed to ground avoiding cumbersome wiring.
The above
grounding feature proves to be an effective pick-up point for the present
circuit. Basically, a trigger point from the circuit is attached to one of the
fitting bolts of the car audio system. As long as this point of the circuit is
held at the ground potential everything remains normal. However, if a burglar
tries to uninstall the system and detaches the bolt, the circuit fires and
sounds the car horn alarming everybody around, and you of a possible theft.
The circuit of a car burglar alarm
system shown alongside is brutally simple and easy to
understand. Transistors T1 and T2 are configured as current amplifiers. As long
as the junction of C1 and R1 is held at a ground potential (as explained above)
T1 is inhibited from conducting. However the moment this connection gets
disconnected from the ground potential, positive voltage gushes in through C1
and triggers T1 into conduction. This immediately charges C2 and also triggers
T2 which ultimately sounds the horn and the alarm. C1 makes it sure that T1 is
allowed to conduct only for a second, which happens to charge C2 fully. C2
along with R2 and R3 forms a kind of a short duration timer and keeps the horn
active for a few seconds, enough to rattle the burglar and make him flee
forever.
Parts
List
R1 = 10K,
R2 = 4.7K,
R3 = 100 Ohms 1 watt,
C1 =
100UF/25V,
C2 =
1000UF/25V,
T1 =
BC517
T2 = TIP
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