Build Your Own Motorcycle Alarm


Posted on Feb 5, 2014

This circuit features an intermittent siren output and automatic reset. It can be operated manually using a key-switch or a hidden switch; but it can also be wired to set itself automatically when you turn-off the ignition. By adding external relays you can immobilize the bike - flash the lights etc. Any number of normally-open switches may be use


Build Your Own Motorcycle Alarm
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d. Fit "tilt" switches that close when the steering is moved or when the bike is lifted off its side-stand or pushed forward off its centre-stand. Use micro-switches to protect removable panels and the lids of panniers etc Once activated - the rate at which the siren switches on and off is controlled by R9 & C5. For example - increasing the value of C5 will slow it down - while reducing the value of R9 will make it faster. While at least one switch remains closed the siren will sound. About thirty seconds after all of the switches have been opened, the alarm will reset. How long it takes to switch off depends on the characteristics of the actual components used. You can adjust the time to suit your requirements by changing the value of R6 and/or C4. The circuit is designed to use an electronic Siren drawing 300 to 400mA. It`s not usually a good idea to use the bike`s own Horn because it can be easily located and disconnected. However, if you choose to use the Horn, remember that the alarm relay is too small to carry the necessary current. Connect the coil of a suitably rated relay to the "Siren" output. This can then be used to sound the Horn - flash the lights etc. The circuit board and switches must be protected from the elements. Dampness or condensation will cause malfunction. Connect the 1-amp in-line fuse AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE to your power source. This is VERY IMPORTANT. The fuse is there to protect the wiring - not...




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