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how would you electrify a window frame or door knob for security? Answered

to stop break ins

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koehlerair
koehlerair

6 months ago

Your comment is exactly correct because if a burglar breaks into your home and cuts himself on a sharp knife or object or gets hurt in any way he is well
Within his rights to file a law suit against you and the odds of him winning such law suit is very high. You’d be better off paying a security guard to stand there and watch over your stuff. I’m from Texas where we have a castle law so being pro gun I wouldn’t hesitate to use deadly force to stop such activity. It’s against the law to burglarize a home but it isn’t against the law to protect my family or my property from such idiots that can’t go get a job and buy their own stuff. Good luck to you. Hope things work out.

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angelo franklin
angelo franklin

9 months ago

To be honest i expect a lot of people will be against this but as a senior electrical design engineer i have designed and produced very good way of deterring burglars and alike.
It s based on using a used microwave transformer with a capacitor and some micro switches, the rest i will not disclose except the voltage is around 2700 volts..
Appreciate its against the law but so is breaking into one's home. I have put a sign up on the wall I have also set some things up in the garden they would need to come past that can be turned on and off remotely.
The truth is i dont care about these types of people.

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kathalloran05
kathalloran05

Reply 7 months ago

I am wondering if I can use the same technique I used on horse fence just tweaking it a bit using battery at each window and one on the floor at both doors

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DESJAD1
DESJAD1

Reply 7 months ago

Hi Angelo. I'm very interested on how to do this which you have mentioned. Ease email me the steps. I'm sick.and tired of theives getting away with my items.

Best Regards,

Desmond.

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AubreeReynolds
AubreeReynolds

1 year ago

Attach wires to aluminum stripsNow, take one of the wires you cut earlier and attach it to ONE of the aluminum strips. You can easily attach the wire to the aluminum by bending over a portion of the tape, and wrapping the wire around it. The idea here is to create a "circuit" out of your doorknob, so that when someone attempts to open it, the circuit is completed and electrocutes them. There are many ways to do this, just experiment 🚪 :) This is super cool! I am going to try it for sure. Thanks. For more information, click here.

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drapermary13
drapermary13

1 year ago

I have a deadbolt that's connected to the handel pull down or up deadbolt disengages I'm disabled and want to electrifye the door

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patroniheath
patroniheath

1 year ago

How can I tie a 24-volt transformer to my metal garage door for security reasons

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electo69
electo69

2 years ago

What would happen if you had some copper wire, tied it around a door knob then put the other end of the copper wire into an electrical socket in the house/office and someone grabbed the door knob? would it give a good shock or would it be too much?

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Yonatan24
Yonatan24

Reply 2 years ago

You'd probably be charged with attempted murder.

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trf
trf

11 years ago

First of all, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU DO WITH THIS IN ANY WAY. With that said, first you need a voltage that is safe yet somewhat painful. Right now, for fun i take apart disposable cameras and solder 1 copper wire onto each prong of the capacitor (the little thing that looks like a battery but has 2 wires coming out 1 end). Now what you do is attach 1 wire to 1 side of the door knob backside (lets say left) use tape or something but make sure it is holding it on the doorknob.Now run the other wire to the otherside (right side) and place the tape on the doorknob first to make sure the copper does not touch the doorknob (otherwise the current would travel in 1 wire and to the other wire,not thru the person). Now, when the person touches the doorknob, about 400 volts will travel into 1 side of the hand and out the otherside) Painfull but i have never experienced any lasting effects at this level. If you were really going after it, u could try using a taser....the taser has an amperage above what the electrical impulses in our nerves is so its disrupts it causing it to become uncontrolled. Take any of this advice and use it at your own risk.

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jimdaffron
jimdaffron

Reply 2 years ago

Hey there TRF,

1). How would a guy go about charging said capacitor?

2). As long as I am only making contact with one side of the cpacitor, I shouldn't get shocked from something that small right? I mean, I'd hate to be getting ready to do the wires, and while I am being careful that I am only in contact with one, have the other jump a spark onto my hand or something. Small capacitors like the cameras have, they don't carry that powerful of a current do they??

Any info would be appreciated. Thanks

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Grathio
Grathio

11 years ago

The problem is of course that it will not have any effect on a burglar wearing gloves. And gloves are pretty standard burgling equipment. And its highly illegal. Often the penalties are worse than breaking and entering so you could be committing a worse crime than you're trying to stop. However if you want to make something shock without killing, buy an electric fence energizer from your local farm supply and hook it to ungrounded metal bits. Touching it will give a highly memorable shock. This might burn down your house and is no way a good idea, but you can't say I didn't answer your question.

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aristide202
aristide202

Answer 8 years ago

Forget it. The Idea may be helpful in keeping away nextdoor cats from your doorknob but I don't think that's a real problem.
If your target is an average human subject consider he unfortunately may have some unknown heart rhythm desease or , worst option, be a pacemaker or an ICD bearer. If that guy fortunately survives prepare yourself for a bad and expensive period .
As a general practice do not overstimulate a criminal in such a way unless you too are a criminal or have little or nothing to loose . I had my mountain hut burnt by a bunch of vicious just verbally warned by my nextdoor neighbour, a local livestock breeder, while using my own barbecue in my property. My neighbour's barn was burnt down too. I must tell I don't live in a film set but in densely populated western Europe. I suggest to live a message on your door telling something like -wait for me, I come back with beers and other buds in a few minutes - and something worthless significative item like boots, books, bottles meaning you're in the sorroundings. The message should be hard to see from far away if you wanna use this trick more times. Unspecifically motivated burglars choose easy targets. Years ago burglars did a pick and go raid in my town building after lunch on a holyday and I had no kind of problem just because my outdoor was open and may be because they checked I was in.

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thelunatick1
thelunatick1

10 years ago

As others have said, with exception, attempting to prevent break ins through an act of battery is not the way to keep your stuff safe. Especially when your method is something as arbituary as electric shock.

If you want the shock effect, would best be to utilize agricultural fencing materials. Some of these are now solar. Those used for lambs utilize a fabric 4x4 grid.
Again, this application may not be legal. Consult your local PD.

More legal methods rely on improving the quality of your openings.
Bars, resistant / stronger glass, and even high quality window screens. These are both passive and legal (provided you are not prohibiting escape route from a sleeping area). Consult your local Building Dept and Fire Dept.





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orksecurity
orksecurity

11 years ago

I wouldn't. Booby traps are illegal in almost all jurisdictions. You don't want to stop a burglar just to have them sue you for more than they would have taken.

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robjob1918
robjob1918

Answer 11 years ago

I agree with orksecurity. If break-ins are a concern in your area, try organizing a neighborhood watch. Also, try wedging the back of a kitchen chair under the doorknob. That is a proven technique. Also leave one light on at night. Burglars usually won't try it if there might be someone home. You can also purchase cheap door alarms at a local store.