Car security ?

So I was wondering if anyone would have any knowledge on car alarms i want to make a app that will send me a notification whenever my car is messed with using a modified viper security system 

Question by gavinh6 


Arduino and Airport Security

Has anybody had any experience with taking an Arduino and electronics misc through airport security. Carry-on or baggage or in your in your shirt pocket? I suppose some ladder climber could make something of it for points seeing a bunch of wires and electronic type stuff. I am planning on a international flight in Feb this next year so i am investigating it now. Thanks W

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Security concerns for a macbook? Answered

I'm concerned about the security of my macbook while I'm in a public network, even though I'm pretty sure I'm reasonably secure: Can someone just clarify this for me? If no one else can physically get a hold of my macbook, and I've got remote login, remote desktop, remote management, (etc) all turned off, is there still much of a chance that my data could be stolen and/or my macbook messed up? I still need access to the internet, and bluetooth at times, however... 

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N64 security screws

Does anybody know how to open up an n64 without buying a special screw driver? I'm going to make an instructable on how to make a cheap, good, desktop power supply out of the n64 powersupply. If you look at it's specs it's pretty good for it's size! 3.3 volts at 2.2 amps and 12 volts at .8 amps. I'm going to but a boost circuit in and get 5 volts too (didn't want to use a 7805, if you're going to be using the 12 volts you want all the amps you want, plus what project uses 2.2 amps of 3.3 volts?). Plus I'm going to make it so that you can still use it as a power supply for the n64, and it won't be ugly.

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ALtoids Key security?

I have an idea for a key security device! altoids tin you would use some batteries, and croduce a current through the key via copper wire. if someone (who knows the location of the keys) decides to take it they'll get a shocking suprise! to safely take the keys, just remove bateryes. oh and you mite have to coat the inside of the tin with something

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Instant computer "security"

Browsing NOTCOT today, I came across an interesting "artistic statement" on what to do when the Thought Police decide you've crossed the line from artist to terrorist. I read it twice before I noticed the author. Make sure you read the comments there before you start commenting here about how it won't really work. Yes, young lady, I'm looking at you!

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D3CRYPT3D won SXSW Interactive Innovation Award for Privacy & Security

Hey everyone! For a long time, being a modeler and working in the industry, I have always felt that Modelers get the short end of the stick.  Things get re textured, models get hijacked and studios just kind of store models and stock pile them up. Some people will even resell models that don't belong to them. I used to see it all the time. Well, my crew and I came out with a software that enables you to share and collaborate on your 3D files securely. We won the SXSW Innovation Award for Privacy & Security last month and just released our beta this week.  We would love for you all to try it out and give us your feedback so that we can make the best product possible.  If you are interested, here is the link to download -   www.d3crypt3d.net/downloadnow/ Thank you!

Topic by D3CRYPT3D 


Reverse proximity alarm ?

If my backpack or suitcase was moved away from me an alarm would go off in the luggage if the luggage was moved more than a few meters . This would be a 2 piece gadget , 1 piece in the luggage and 1 in my pocket . Cheers

Question by Witold888   |  last reply


How do I add entry detection, and possibly concealed video capture, to my office door?

I suspect someone is pilfering through my things at work, when I leave my office to walk across the lobby to the restroom. I need to be alerted if this is happening, and, even better, get a video capture of the person doing it that may be burned to disk as proof, and reprimand!

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Why won't instructables.com remember that I'm logged in? Answered

No matter where I log in, whether it's on the top of the page, on the dedicated login page, or on the pop-up box when I click "View all on one page", I always have to log back in when viewing a new instructable.  This happens at work, using IE7, and at home, using FF3.6. And yes, I'm checking the "keep me logged in" box.

Question by yoyology   |  last reply


What type of security tag is this? Answered

Hello, Could anyone tell me what type of security tag this is? I have Googled and Wickipediad en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_tag  around the subject looking for,  'induction coil security tag',  but I mainly find information about the flat strip type. I'm new to electrickery so I am guessing it is an induction type of device? Also, is the green component a capacitor? ...um...  Thank you.

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Making a Wireless Security Camera

Managed to pick up a Swann swpro-642cam night vision security camera. No idea if it works, haven't tested it. But I would like to turn it into a wireless security camera for home. Assuming I would need a transmitter, but I'm not sure what kind. I would prefer to have it so I can just pop it up on my computer or phone, so could I avoid using a receiver and can it be recorded on my laptop as well?

Topic by 4DIYers   |  last reply


connecting xbox to secure wifi?

Im in hotel and trying to connect to thier wifi. have user and password but xbox does not promt for them.connects to network but not to internet.

Question by robeh44 


Securing programmable IC chips Answered

I've just started playing with Arduino boards and programming and I am curious about firmware or downloading a program to a chip upon completion so the project remains so I can keep it intact after I remove the Arduino interface. Can you buy inexpensive chips and download a program to the chip with all the instructions on it so I don't have to leave the Arduino board connected to it. I've heard there are inexpensive one time chips that you can download too and that's pretty much it. Once the program is in, its in and you can't reprogram it again so my questions are this 1) can this be done? 2) does anyone have an Instructable for a project that uses this, and finally, where can I get such programmable chips? Any assistance or advise is most appreciated.

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Is a MAC whitelist more or less secure than WPA/WEP security? Answered

I currently have WPA security set on my home wireless network.  It works nicely to limit access only to those to whom I give the password.  However, it's a real pain to try getting Linux-running laptops to connect to it.  Same with my BlackBerry. I'm considering disabling security entirely and instead creating a "whitelist" of MAC addresses of the wireless devices I want to allow access.  Is this a bad idea?  Will I be leaving my network vulnerable in a way I'm not foreseeing?

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How do I bypass a card-reader type security system?

I'm trying to find a way to bypass the security system in my building, a simple card-reader setup. Really more a prank than not.  My boss has been watching my card and logging the times it's accessed, I want to show him that he can't trust the card.  Nothing nefarious, just proof that I can be around and not have to access my card.  If it helps, the security company is Datawatch.

Question by crasymonkey89   |  last reply



Can I connect the output of the recorder ( BNC ) for my wireless security cameras to an LCD flatscreen monitor ?

The flatscreen monitors I have seen have d-sub connectivity. My recorder has a bnc output ( analog?) connection. Manufacturer says the output can be sent to a tv set so I assume it is an analog signal. I want a nice size screen but small unit than a tv set for desktop. Can this be done?

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paracord weaving?

I would like to know how to use 550 paracord to weave a ball at the end of the cord. basically making a billy jack club. thanks

Question by bgbrannon   |  last reply


How to create reed switch that activates wireless alarm?

I've been reading alot about reed switches after learning about a security feature for cars, a reed kill switch. I wanted to know how to or if someone could create some kind of setup where if the reed switch closes the circuit, it will activate a wireless remote or something like an alarm within a reasonable distance from the actual switch. I've seen those window/door entry alarms. Would those work? For a car, would it be possible to have the reed switch activate a small alarm in a key fob type of thing?

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Any tips on disassembling bullet camera and relocating the lens module?

Hello!  I've been reading instructables for a while and now it's time to join and post a question. I've been finding nails in my driveway and want to catch who's doing this.  I've got a 4 channel security camera on it's way and have been thinking and researching ways to hide them.  Due to the 'clean' surfaces around my home, it's going to be tough to make the 2" diameter x 6" long bullet cameras blend in (so people don't vandalize/steal them).  I've spent hours searching how to camouflage cameras, so I know the 'typical' tricks. I'm thinking about making a fake gutter extension and hiding the camera in there (so it blends into my one story house), possible installing a gable vent on my garage and pointing a camera through that, or trying to mount a camera about 20' up a nearby tree.  My favorite idea is to take apart a bullet camera and move the camera lens module, which is much smaller than the whole camera housing, to a more discreet location. I've searched for a while but can't find anyone who has done this with an IP66 outdoor style camera.  I know I'm going to lose the IR LED's around the lens, and that's ok (I'll have 3 other cameras for night vision).  I think I can point the camera through a small knot hole in my privacy fence and be able to detect who has last walked by when the nails appear.  I might make a small weather proof enclosure to protect the lens module...I think I'm a good tinker-er so this isn't the problem. Has anyone hacked apart a security camera and moved the lens module (by extending the wires) to a remote location?  I know there are small cameras for sale, I know I can hide a camera in a bird house, etc...but I like to make things.  I'm just looking for advice/tips from someone who has done this.  When I search for 'hack apart a security camera' I get a bunch of 'hacking into a security system', or 'spy on your neighbors'...I don't want to do either of those.  I have great neighbors, I live in a corner house where a lot of people/kids walk...I just want to catch them.  Once I know who's doing it, I'll move the cameras to more visible locations (to deter others from doing anything else). Thanks for any help!

Topic by MountainBikeOutlaw   |  last reply


How should I make a webcam as a door camera and use it

I have a TV of aiwa model A1419 from past 25 yrs at home which I have not been using it since past 1-2 years and have not even started it because I bought a plasma TV 2 yrs back but my old TV even works fine till date if cable is plugged in. Now since I have this TV lying around and I also got a Lifecam Show & Lifecam HD 5000 webcams lying around I want to make a better use of it. So I would like to know how can I make them work as a security camera's outside my house door and watch anyone who comes at my door on the TV itself. The distance between my house door and the TV would be of at least 5-6 meters.

Topic by chandannasta   |  last reply


how to shut down security camera

I live and work in china, how can i shut down the video security system-hardwired, in my apartment block without being recorded

Question by turnbull249   |  last reply


fake security LED blinking- slow

I can't find a fake, security sensor. I want a blinking LED to blink slow. Sorta like the light that blinks in your car when it is locked- you see a small blinking light to warn thieves that there is an alarm. Thanks.

Topic by ilmbg   |  last reply


Arduino bicycle security "system"? Or something similar?

After having my bike stolen I was brainstorming ideas on how to stop it from happening in the future. An idea I came up with is that, since I only leave my bike unlocked while going into a store, and I only go in with my friend(who also uses his bike), I would put an arduino board under each of our bikes.  There would also be a third "receiver" board that one of us would put in our pockets.  When the two bike boards are X feet away, the reciever as well as the boards would beep, flash, whatever. So, my question is, put simply, is this possible? Exactly as outlined? If not, how could I make it work and be similar, or at least as simple. If it is, could you point me in the basic direction of what I would need to do with the Arduino, or w/e you think would be best.

Question by Soldier62994   |  last reply


What would be the easiest way to make my security camera rotate 180 degrees?

The cheapest or easiest way to make my security camera rotate?

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give me simple diagram of laser sensing security system please?

I am asking about the project "protect your house with laser beams"and could not understand its circuit diagram so please show me the simplest circuit diagram

Question by chirag9828   |  last reply


wireless security camera @ the end of a 2mi long driveway. Signal only carries 300'.Amplifier/repeater? Answered

Hello, Trying to install security camera at the end of a 2 mile long driveway.The signal (900mhz) only carries 300'.Is there a (cheap) way of repeating or amplifying the signal?The camera is a Defender PHOENIX1 Wireless Video Security System, Indoor/Outdoor Night Vision Camera Thanks

Question by pyrate808   |  last reply


HOW CAN I INSTALL SECURITY ON MY ROOM (LOCKS, CAMARAS, SENSORS ETC...) Answered

Please help me get some security on my own room! my little brothers keep going into my room; it would be great to hear some good ideas from you experts! Oh By the way please can somebody tell me how to put securtity camaras; locks ets please thanks you guys!

Question by maurisilhy   |  last reply


I want to install my own home security system with cameras, keypads, electronic locks...? Answered

Building this massive fence around my buddy's house and it's going to have an electric opener on the driveway gate, so it will already need a keypad for that, but there will also be a smaller gate that I'd like to put an electronic lock on and have a keypad for that too. I have seen sone keypad intercom systems that tie into your phone system and let you open the gates from the phone and even forward to your cell if you aren't home and let you talk to whoever is at your door. I was wondering if there are any security system installer or enthusiasts in the community that could point me in the direction of some resources, websites, or brands for security system components and accessories and whatever you need to tie them all together. We are in a pretty rural area so I am not really worried about the window sensors and that whole side of it, though it might be nice to have the option later. What I really want to do is to have cameras in addition to the keypads and intercoms on the driveway and walking gates. I also want the info to be really easy to access from anywhere in the house, I.e. intercom piped into the phone as I mentioned before, as well as the video on the computer over the network and hooked into the cable so it can be seen on any tv in he house. Bonus if I could view/hear/control the equipment with my smartphone or computer at work. Basically what I need is like the K-nex of security/home automation electronics.

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How can I make a single LED lite which can be placed in windows of a remote house to appear as security system in place.

We have a remote house under construction.  I've been trying to find a way to have a tiny LED installed in the inside part of the window frames to appear that an alarm system is in place.  We have cameras in place but this would be just another layer for the crook to decide if he wants to go further. The house is closed in and dry.  There is 120v available.  If it is possible, I'd like to have a "socket" at each location for bulb replacement.  It can be low voltage with a transformer and it would be better if all the lights were on the same loop.  The loop would be about 100' and 8 windows. If the only way is a individual LED powered by some tiny battery, that could be OK if the life is quite long. I could fabricate a housing to hide the battery or socket so only the light appears. I'm also trying to figure out how to making a single flash LED which I will post as another question in the same category. Thanks very much, GTinWA

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laser trip wire?

I need to build a laser security system. I already have an alarm that works by shorting two wires with a trigger switch there by activating the alarm. I want to activate this alarm with a laser trip wire. I don't want to get a whole security system I just want to get the laser emitter and the receiver. I can't find this part any where. If somebody could help me find this part I would apreciate it. Thanks.

Question by nurdee1   |  last reply


Literal Laptop Lock

I want to put a security lock on my laptop...but I mean a literal lock. As in I have to put in a number on a digital combination lock to even open the laptop. Are there any locks like that that I could attach to my comp?

Topic by manga-ka   |  last reply



How do I do this on my computer? Answered

I got a web cam pointed at the bike rack, but how do I run a night of video?

Question by onrust   |  last reply


Make use of iCamera 1000 units?

I have 3 "iCamera 1000" camera units laying around. I do not have the rest of the security system they are designed to function with, but there has to be some way to make use of them and have some fun. I have lots of cat 6 cable and RJ45 connectors to custom make a cable if anyone has the expertise to figure out how to make use of these. Before posting here, I searched and searched here and on Google but only found information regarding the "normal" application of these cameras..... I was hoping for something more outside the box which is why I am here. I included a front/back picture. Thanks for any ideas!!

Topic by PigWhistle   |  last reply


Password Security:Time delay lock

I've been reading about how easy it is for a computer to try 1000 passwords per second to get into your account. A human being could probably only try 1 every 10 seconds.  So why not put a timer on the gate?  If you enter the wrong password, you have to wait 10 seconds before trying another.

Topic by Toga_Dan   |  last reply


Hack my homepage?

Software security issues are often obvious to a second pair of eyes. I just posted the PHP scripts for my personal contact homepage as an instructable:Simple PHP personal contact homepage (web3.0!)Can you hack it? Preferably a copy on your local machine and not on my actual server... I deleted all my administration files and classes prior to making this post, just in case.I have two primary concerns:1. General PHP injection attacks. Proper handling and escaping of form data.2. The admin interface has a sessions based authentication mechanism. Login is compared to a MD5 hash of the password, then a session is created with an MD5 hash of the user's IP address. Each subsequent page load compares the authenticated session IP with the user's IP address (again, an MD5 of both). The goal is to prevent remote session stealing related flaws by tying the session to an (unknown...) IP address. Obviously if you have access to the local machine this is all moot, but there is little I can do about that. If an intruder were to get around the session authentication, they would be able to upload files just about anywhere on my server using the admin upload interface. This is a bit of a concern...I think in light of this, I'm going to add an option to limit the web admin interface to one IP address. My IP is fairly static, and if it changes, simply upload a new config file by ftp.

Topic by ian   |  last reply


Webcam + Arduino portable security camera?

I've never used Arduinos before but I think it would be a cool project to make a mini security camera using a webcam that would plug into some type of Arduino shield to hold video memory.  Is this possible?  What parts would I need?  Thanks.

Question by King Julien   |  last reply


Wireless security links that talk to an arduino

Has anyone been able to connect a wireless receiver/transmitter to an arduino?  i would like to hook up something along the lines of a http://www.napcosecurity.com/images/manuals/GEM-RECV_WI751C.03_INST.pdf to my arduino and have that talk to my pc and whatnot.  the Arduino <=> pc link is easy, its the receiver<=> Arduino communication that i'm concerned with...

Question by Rob311   |  last reply


Security Camera For My Dorm Room

I was hoping to find some guidance here about how to make a special surveillance system.   I would like for a web cam(or some other camera of sorts) to monitor my vehicle out front of my apartment though my dorm room window.  I would like for that cam to run independent of a computer, and dump it's video files onto a usb/sd card.  Is this even possible?  I also need help shopping for which webcam would be most suitible(cost effective) for my purposes.  My car is about 20-30 feet away.  I'll attach a pic.(its the red jeep) More Specs: I have an outlet right next beneath the window, so ac power would be great. I have soldering equipment available to me if necessary, but keep it simple if possible. I have 100 bucks to spend. Thanks, Jello-Jigglers

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Can I use a security cam dvr to record my tv shows?

I found a working(turns on) digital video recorder with a hard drive in it. Can this be used to record tv shows off my smarttv? It's a Samsung SDR-B74303n, it does not have a remote. Any advice appreciated. Thanks.

Topic by LoriR76   |  last reply


Is it possible to change the frames or pictures on a security camera without removing the card? Is there a remote?

I need to know what if any possibilities are out there for bypassing or erasing pictures from a security camera. I have had constant daily intruders while I am at work. No matter what I do they seem to get past the cameras. Trying to involve the local sheriffs office is futal. I live alone and work downtown so they know when my home is available. If it is possible to freeze the pictures, or move them around and delete without gaining physical contact with the camera then I need someone that is well versed on this to help me and tell me what to do to block it. Ihave set audios and before they enter I hear what sounds like someone fliping a wall light switch on and off.  Also,is there a transmitter of some sort that is wireless that blinks red or white. At first I thought I was just seeing things but I have pictures and witnesses now, so I am relieved...I'm not going crazy.  Yet. I also have a security system, they finaly learned to bypass it too. Can a block of some sort be put on my security system? Can anyone out there help me? My security man tells me that his system cannot be bypassed,  but refuses to look at the audios and vidios that prove it. What can I do to help myself and I am definately tech dumb, so please be kind and simple. Thank you.

Question by usabarber   |  last reply


How can a LED be flashed like a strobe, motion activated and installed outside to act as a security light?

This is about home security.  I have posted another security question on single LEDs in the same category. We have a remote house under construction at the end of a cul-de-sac.  My idea was to create some type of motion-activated single flash strobe or LED burst of light.  This light would be installed at the cul-de-sac and the motion sensor could be further away.  I just want to create this big flash so that any one coming around in the wee hours has to decide if they just had their picture taken and do they want to go further.  The strobe would just flash once like a camera flash, not flashing repetitively. So the final product would have to be weather and water proof.  The house is about 200' from the cul-de-sac but there are a number of empty, underground PVC conduits run from the house electrical panel which could be used to run out 120v or low voltage wiring. I've looked everywhere on the net.  The closest I could find were cameras that are made to take flash photos of animals at night and are motion activated. 

Question by GTinWA   |  last reply