Introduction: Guard Dog Burglar Alarm!

Turn your doorbell into a vicious guard dog alarm! Watch the video then buiild your own and protect your home and family.


Step 1: What You Need

Step 2: Build the Circuit

Following the schematic, make the connections between the rectifier, diode and relay. You will need to bench test your relay to determine the input and output connections as well as the )+) and (-) connections on the rectifier.

You will end up with 4 open wires. Two coming from the relay and 2 coming from the rectifier.

NOTE: My doorbell circuit generated 18V from the transformer with 13.5 volts AC at the doorbell ringer. Your doorbell voltages may be different and the circuit may have to be designed specifically for your voltages.

Step 3: Finish the Connections

Remove the playback button on the recording module by bending back the two tabs on the back.
Solder the two connections coming from the rectifier to the playback contacts.

Pick the audio cable of your choosing (I used a mini female connector on a length of wire with bare leads) and solder the two connections to the speaker terminals on the recording module. This will allow you to directly input audio to the recording module.

Step 4: Load Your Sound Effect

Run the sound effect of your choice and press the recording module button to record the sound to the module. I used this one and edited it a bit.

Step 5: Make the Final Connections

Plug an audio cable into the cable your soldered to the recording module. This is also the output as well as the input. Connect it to the Wireless Transmitter. Connect the two wires from the relay to your two contacts on your doorbell. Connect the output of the Wireless Receiver to your stereo system. Connect a 9 V battery to the recording module and your Guard Dog Burglar Alarm is finished!

When the doorbell is pressed, the recording module will playback the sound effect and send it to your stereo system. You can adjust the audio by walking outside to see what sounds best.

I hope you enjoyed this Instructable!

Step 6: What You Need

Comments

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SteveA4 made it! (author)2014-12-13

Does this make sense?

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SteveA4 made it! (author)2014-12-12

This is a great project. Two issues that I picked up, maybe you can help to correct this. The first issue is that the two leads from the rectifier first showed being connected to the doorbell, and then shown somewhere else as being connected to the recording device. So, which one is right? I vote the doorbell leads go to the 12V relay and not to the playback device.

Also, where does the 2.4 GHz Audio/Video transmitter connects? I would have thought at the playback connector , but does that mean these leads at T'd into the two rectifier leads?

With these two clarifications, this is a simple yet effective device.

Thanks

Steve

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goldenshuttle made it! (author)2014-10-29

great idea; indeed no need even a microcontroller. However it works only if bell is pressed. one can try adding a PIR sensor which triggers the recorder if anyone comes close to door..of course home owners won't be worried about it and they can turn it off after they enter the place. great work Mr.Kipkay..please keep posting

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cjs1298 made it! (author)2013-06-24

My friend doesn't even own a gun, but he just puts an NRA sticker on his door.

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jrigvd made it! (author)2012-09-12

Key Kip, The schematic is ok in the instructable but wrong in your video on youtube! Cheers!

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techboy411 made it! (author)2012-07-16

AWSOMEEEEE!
could this wake a PC?

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sk8r4life made it! (author)2009-08-16

few things 1. where did you get the audio receiver and transmitter and how much? 2. would a burglar really ring a door bell?

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georion made it! (author)georion2012-04-11

yes and no--its a check to see IF someone might be home--we dont like surprises,niether do burglurs

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Kipkay made it! (author)Kipkay2009-08-16

Links on the Instructable for all of the parts. This is a common practice to impersonate a survey taker, sales person, etc...ring the doorbel. If no one answers maybe check the house out.

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Default117 made it! (author)Default1172009-09-12

I'm sure you would know, after all, you did open that window in no time flat ;P

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ElvenChild made it! (author)2011-01-24

but a smart burglar would hear the audio repeating in a loop and think that is one weird dog!

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ARJOON made it! (author)2009-10-15

however you need to let your pc on. it will eat up too much electricity.hell yeah i know kipkay. he is just an animator, not smart at all 

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Kasm279 made it! (author)Kasm2792010-07-12

The only thing you would use the PC for is to record to the recording module. Other than that it has nothing to do with the operation.

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cupnoodles2 made it! (author)2009-10-08

hello! , would that circuit work like to power a relay so that i can turn a motor while the doorbell button is pressed? im trying to make a sistem to open my door as i press the doorbell button for my room thanks.

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DJ Radio made it! (author)2009-09-16

Hey kipkay, You might want to reject all of your patches, they make your orangeboard not work.

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Bartboy made it! (author)Bartboy2009-09-23

lol, and that's a bad thing? Does he really want MORE comments?

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Berkin made it! (author)2009-09-04

Ingenious! Keep up the great work!

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Mr. Squishy made it! (author)2009-08-22

That will scare a burglar away for sure.

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Squid Tamer made it! (author)2009-08-21

Neighbors who visit often will start to wonder why they've never actually seen the dog! (Could end in people looking around and under furniture when they think you're not looking, or in a call from PETA about confining animals! ;) )

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mhkabir made it! (author)2009-08-19

Step 6??

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jimmytvf made it! (author)jimmytvf2009-08-21

i guess that's a mistake of Kip, he is human too

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mhkabir made it! (author)mhkabir2009-08-21

Or is it a bug in instructables??

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Nabil made it! (author)2009-08-20

Hi, i have a question: If u press the doorbell a couple of times quickly, will the dog barking sound react weird?.

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jimmytvf made it! (author)jimmytvf2009-08-21

i don't usually ring doors this way... (if are my close family as my aunt, i ring this way, because they now that's me)

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imshanedulong made it! (author)2009-08-19

Clever!! You should get a lower pitch bark to make it scarier!

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haloalternative made it! (author)2009-08-16

Reminds me of Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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TheCheese9921 made it! (author)TheCheese99212009-08-18

Haha that is exactly what I was thinking, great movie

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Robb made it! (author)2009-08-16

This was in an episode of Weeds. Cool instructible.

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JasperCat made it! (author)2009-08-16

My neighbour has a store bought version of this its not very convincing. Makes me smile when it begins to run out of battery and sounds odd though :)

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hunnynspice made it! (author)2009-08-16

awesome!!

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Goodhart made it! (author)2009-08-16

Recording suggestion: incorporate the sound of the doorbell first, and THEN the dog barking. It may sound more realistic to have it sound as if the doorbell is still working (sounding as though the sound of the bell made the dog bark).

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Kipkay made it! (author)Kipkay2009-08-16

The doorbell will still ring as normal.

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Goodhart made it! (author)Goodhart2009-08-16

Ah, ok, on a quick read, I missed that, sorry

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D.L.H. made it! (author)2009-08-16

Awesomeness!!

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Strawbale Shop made it! (author)2009-08-16

Very cool!

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Zaphod Beeblebrox made it! (author)2009-08-15

BRILLIANT!!!

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voltagedude made it! (author)voltagedude2009-08-15

CCCCCOMBO BREAKER!!!!!!!!!!!

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Spaceman Spiff made it! (author)2009-08-15

that would sure scare the poop out of me!

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junits15 made it! (author)2009-08-15

awsome

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Oblivitus made it! (author)2009-08-15

Great idea.

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Skyfinity made it! (author)2009-08-15

Good job kip, you've done it again!

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Skyfinity made it! (author)2009-08-15

EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!

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Kaiven made it! (author)2009-08-15

MAGNIFICENT!

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ranger_steve made it! (author)2009-08-15

AWESOME!!!

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