A car is a great means of transport and can carry you to any desired location within minutes. Moreover it is also accompanied with most of the luxuries that may be comparable to those present in our house. But compared to a home, a car and its many electronic accessories can be more vulnerable to thefts simply because many of us don’t own personal garages or secured parking areas and are forced to leave theirs vehicles in desolate remote areas. Also, car thieves nowadays are getting smarter and know ways to lock-pick your ignition.
Car security systems lately have become very popular and indispensable exactly due to the above safety concerns. In the market they come with a variety of features and specs but are never cheap. Moreover the complicated technicalities involved can make the buyer (layman) totally perplexed regarding the choice of such security systems.
So what features do we exactly need with a security gadget to make a car totally foolproof to most thefts? Conventional sophisticated security systems are definitely very smart, but the features are mostly exaggerated and are there just to attract customers. For example why would you require a motion sensor inside your car when already a vibration detector is installed? And why would you require your car ignition to be controlled through your cell phone when much simpler, easier, foolproof and cheaper options are available. Moreover sophisticated devices are quite prone to malfunctions and sometimes may cause huge unnecessary harassments.
You will be surprised to learn that even a simple electronic circuit, rather an ordinary capacitor/switch wiring, costing not more than a dollar can be enough to secure your vehicle comprehensively and make it impossible for any burglar to run away with your vehicle.
Here we will discuss one such simple car security system.
Let’s see how the circuit functions.