- on Miscellaneous Electronics
- Published in issue 7/2010 on page 23
Car Alarm Sound Booster
(Summer Circuits 2010 article)
For car alarms, emphasis should be put on hearing the audible alert and identifying it as belonging to your ‘wheels’. Unfortunately, modern car alarm systems seem to have the more or less the same alarm sound — especially if they are from the same brand. Also, to comply with legal noise restrictions, the alarm sound is not always loud enough to be heard if the car is parked down the road. The circuit shown here is designed to help boost the alarm sound by also activating the car’s horn(s) when the alarm goes off.