There’s nothing more important than keeping your home and family safe from intruders. While you can get a professional surveillance system anytime, they usually cost a fortune to install and may bring a lifetime of monthly fees.

There are cheaper yet very effective options available though. A survey among inmates who were serving time for burglary revealed that some of the most effective burglar deterrents are the cheapest, such as leaving your television or radio on while you’re away and setting up very loud alarm systems.

Most of the respondents to the survey questions said that they would leave immediately once a loud alarm sounded.

A trip wire alarm is a basic security system that has been used during wars, hunting, and camping and now as a burglar deterrent. The most popular trip wire alarms are radio-frequency trip wire alarm, laser trip wire alarm, and direct trip wire alarm.

The direct trip wire alarm is the cheapest and easiest to set up.

All You Need Is:

  • an ultra-loud attack alarm or keychain alarm;
  • several meters of thin wire or fishing line.

#1. Attach the attack alarm to a pole or tree trunk.

How To Install A Trip Wire Alarm On Your Property

#2. Tie the pin to the wire or fishing line and the other end of the line to another tree, as shown in the video.

#3. Set these trip wire alarms across the entrance to your property, in your backyard, in front of your garage, or any place that needs to be secured.

How To Install A Trip Wire Alarm On Your Property

#4. Stretch the wire/fishing line to just a few inches or up to a foot above the ground.

How To Install A Trip Wire Alarm On Your Property

Once an intruder trips over the wire, the alarm will go off very loudly and send the burglar scrambling away for fear of being caught.


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