Purpose and Importance of the Project 

The main purpose of this project is to design and build a car alarm that, when installed, will prevent the car from being broken into and ultimately stolen.   It is not our goal to market and manufacture this product for commercial use.  It is purely for us to learn about anti-theft devices and gain experience with hardware design for a practical application, micro-controller programming and wireless communication. 

This alarm will not actually be installed in a car because there is not one available for us to alter its circuitry.  The relays that would be required to activate all of the necessary components such as horn, headlights and hazard lights will be in the circuit and a write up on how to install the circuit into a car will be included.  

This circuit is a prototype and will be larger than an actual implementation, which would require a printed circuit board.