I have a lot of tools, parts and equipment in my hangar. My hangar door has one of those good round locks that cant be cut. I thought I was protected.
One of my hangar neighbors told me to get an alarm, because any other hangar door adjacent to my hangar could have a less secure lock on their door and the robbers will actually break through the tin walls into my hangar.
First I looked at insurance, and its really not bad, $15,000 of coverage for about $500 annually. But that is only paying me AFTER they stole all my stuff.
I wanted to discourage anyone breaking into my hangar in the first place. There is not any WiFi so I could not use a “Connected” solution, so I needed a more simple tool.
I found these motion lights and alarm from Doberman Security on amazon 2 units for less than $30!
Doberman Security SE-0134A-2PK Motion Detector Light/Alarm Combo – 2 Pack (Silver/Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017M5TCHW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_j8EJBbYMJCWME
I installed one at the back of the hangar and one on the hangar door. When they sense motion, the light flashes for 7 seconds and then a 100db siren blares for 30 seconds.
I’m very happy with this solution as a deterant. I would recommend these if you wanted to try them.