Anti-Lost alarm circuit. Help!

Discussion in 'Wireless & RF Design' started by nolimit186, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. nolimit186

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    Jan 24, 2010
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    Hello Everyone,

    Im currently working on a project and need some help starting up. I want to design an anti-lost alarm/pager circuit composed of a transmitter and receiver. When the receiver is seperated from the transmitter at 7 feet it should sound off an alarm. It needs to use RF and needs to be small as possible. I want the transmitter to run off 5v supply and the receiver can run off any voltage.

    I dont know where to begin. What type of transmitter should I use? What type of parts will I need to accomplish this?
     
  2. hgmjr

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    Take a look at the website. www.rentron.com. They have a number of RF solutions that might fit your need.

    As for the 7 foot range distance, That may be a toughy. You may need to use a very poor antenna since most of the RF modules go over hundreds of feet.

    And then there is RFID technology that fits more into your distance criteria.

    hgmjr
     
  3. nolimit186

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    Jan 24, 2010
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    Thanks! Is there any really small RFID readers? Im working in 1-2 inches of space.
     
  4. HarveyH42

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    To take some fun out of building yourself... There are commercial products, that do the very same thing. It's for keeping track of kids, although I think a collar and chain would be more appropriate in most cases.

    http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/child-locator.html
    http://www.ion-kids.com/product.html

    and several others... Not suggesting you buy any of these (over priced?), but might give you something to search for more intimate details on.
     
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