simple tiny door guard


Posted on Feb 5, 2014

This simple Door Chime protects the door and gives a loud Alarm tone when there is an attempt of theft. The circuit is too simple and battery operated. A Normally Closed (NC) reed switch and magnet is used to trigger the circuit. Alarm generator is the popular ROM IC UM 3561. This 8 pin IC has an inbuilt oscillator to generate 4 siren tones like,


simple tiny door guard
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Ambulance siren, Police siren, Fire brigade siren and Gun sound. The different tones can be selected using its pin 6 connected to VCC, Ground or not connected. Frequency of oscillation is determined by the 220K resistor connected to the pins 7 and 8 of the IC. UM 3561 is the low power IC and its maximum voltage rating is 3 volts. So Zener diode ZD is used to give 3 volts supply to IC. Medium power NPN transistor T1 amplifies the output pulses from IC1 to a loud siren. Magnet can be a small sized one that is to be fixed in the door using double sided adhesive tape. Fix the circuit board in the door frame. Fix Reed switch in the door frame, very close to the door. So that, when the door is closed, the magnet will pull the contacts of the reed switch to break supply to the IC. When the door opens, contacts of the reed switch make contact and IC gets power to give alarm.




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