The purpose of an improvised proximity alert system is to be instantly notified of the presence of human activity around and or inside a structure or otherwise enclosed space that you’re actively occupying.
Nothing is safe if you poke at it long enough. There are always imperfections, workarounds, gaps and anything can be broken – all that can be done is increase how long a breach would take in an attack. The better the security, the longer that time is… -EXCERPT
Furthermore, these systems are made on the fly with only the items and equipment on your person and immediately within reach of the occupied space.
This type of real-time information can produce strategic advantages to use in a variety of scenarios.
20 Improvised Proximity Alert Methods:
+ Tripwire to trigger a light switch, fire alarm, TV, radio clock, mobile phone, car key fob, etc.
+ Basic A-B tripwire to physically “trip” subjects while in forward motion
+ Request hotel concierge for you to be contacted immediately but discreetly if anyone asks for you
+ Glass cup or other hard object balanced on top of a interior door handle or window sill
+ Broken glass shards / crunchy food bits / candy wrappers spot spread on the floor of key walkways
+ Remove or disable lightbulbs in target areas to create an obstacle or enable a rewired light switch trap
+ Place “loud” plastic bags under doormats, rugs and overtly anywhere to be stepped on
+ Use a TV or other large appliance with the cord plugged in to use as a tripwire
+ If there’s any (smooth) stairs within earshot, coat them with cooking or motor oil, or water in winter (to ice)
+ Place a mobile phone with a motion alert app actively running in a key area
+ If you know the subject’s contact info, call or text them to manipulate or maneuver
+ Repurpose a building’s existing motion sensor unit as your own proximity detection indicator
+ Remove hinges of already insecure doors then close as normal for a subject to use
+ Cover the hard and already slippery floors of foot traffic stress points with hair conditioner and water
+ Use a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connected device-to-device (mobile phone to laptop) remote security video system
+ Rearrange furniture in a pathway disrupting pattern (especially for non-illuminated areas)
+ Have a trained or highly reactive dog on-site
+ Rewire a light switch to electrically shock the subject upon activation
+ Rewire a light switch to cause an isolated or cascading electrical short
+ Rewire a light switch to turn on a strategically alternate outlet
Each method of alert is powered or activated by the target subject(s). The effect of each “activation” is intended to cause one or more of these results;
These are effectively passive triggering mechanisms that detect or react to physical movement.
For strategy and security.