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Physics Demonstration File


CLASS: - XII Science

This is to certify that “ P Sai Pradyumnan ” of class XII

Science has successfully completed his demonstration
file on the topic “ Laser Security System ” in the Physics
lab during the year 2019-2020.
Submitted for All India Senior Secondary Certificate
Practical Examination held in the Chemistry Lab at
DDMS (AMS) P Obul Reddy Public School, Road No. 25,
Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad (TS).

Signature of Internal Examiner Signature of External Examiner

………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………….
I wish to express my sincere gratitude and special
thanks to my respected Principal “ ”, Physics Teacher “
” and Laboratory Assistant “ ” for their timely help and
valuable suggestion without which my demonstration
file would not have been a success.

Master P Sai Pradyumnan

XII Science
A laser alarm system operates by projecting a beam of
invisible laser light across a doorway or window opening.
When the light is broken, it activates a buzzer or alarm. The
principles are very similar to those of lower tech burglar
alarms. A laser alarm requires only slightly more sophisticated
electronics and can be put together by anyone with a soldering
gun and a knack for tinkering with basic circuits and

To make and study the functions of a Laser Security System.

This system for security uses the combination of LASER light
and LDR. The LDR module has an onboard potentiometer to
adjust the sensitivity of LDR, so that it only senses laser light
falling onto it. The concept is quite simple and similar to what
we see in movies where antique, priceless ornaments are
protected under laser lights. As someone crosses these lights,
an alarm runs on to indicate unauthorized presence. This
project works similarly. In normal conditions, where there is
always laser light falling on the LDR, the LDR module always
gives a high signal to microcontroller. When someone crosses
this laser light, it will behave as an obstruction between the
LDR module and laser light, resulting in no light falling on LDR.
In such cases LDR module gives a low signal to the
microcontroller, which indicates it to switch on an alarm
Materials Required:
• Electric buzzer
• LDR (Light Dependent Resistance)
• Breadboard
• 10k ohm Resistor
• 9V Battery
• Laser
• Connecting Wires
• Transistor
Circuit Diagram
Laser Security

1. Take the breadboard and mark its two extreme sides, any
one as positive and other as negative.
2. Use the circuit diagram and make the connections as follows.
3. Punch in the transistor on the breadboard.
4. Connect the emitter of the transistor with negative side of
breadboard using a wire.
5. Connect the LDR with base of transistor and negative side of
6. Connect the buzzer with collector of transistor and positive
side of breadboard.
7. Now connect the 10k ohm resistor with base of transistor and
positive side of bread board.
8. Now connect the battery and at this time the buzzer would be
9. Now drop the laser light upon the receptive surface of the
LDR and the buzzer stops ringing.
• This circuit is based on LDR (Light Depended
Resistor),variable resistor in which the resistance varies
according to the light intensity falling on it.
• LDR and resistor R1 forms a potential driver network which is
the main
• The voltage drop across the LDR is used t drive the transistor
switch. When the voltage drop is above cut in voltage(0.6v),the
transistor is turn ON.
• LDR has low resistance in the presence of light and high
resistance in the absence of light.
• In our security alarm, a laser light is allowed to fall on the LDR
continuously using 3 mirrors.
• Light from another source should not allowed to fall on the
LDR, so place the LDR in a box with a single hole to pass laser.
• In this situation the resistance offered by LDR is too low. Since
the LASER light is continuously
• In this situation the resistance offered by LDR is too low .Since
the LASER light is continuously allowed to fall on the LDR
• Thus the voltage drop across the LDR is also low [V=IR(Ohm’s
Law)] which is insufficient to turn ON the transistor, so the
transistor remains off state.
• When a person makes a blocks to the continuously flow of
LASER beam
• While resistance increases voltage drop also increases when
this voltage drop exceeds cut in voltage of silicon NPN
transistor (2N7000) it will turn ON.
• Then current from vice starts flowing to ground via the buzzer
and transistor, which makes the beep sound.
• The beep sound from the security alarm gives the indication
of some security failures.

Cheap laser pointers that we find in most stores are generally
restricted to 5mW or less. These are generally considered safe.
However, it is still possible to damage your eyes if you are not
careful. When working with lasers, it is a good idea to wear the
appropriate eye protection. Avoid looking directly at the laser
diode. Also never point lasers at aircraft.

A laser security alarm is a system designed to detect intrusion –
unauthorized entry – into a building or area. They are also
called security alarms, security systems, alarm systems,
intrusion detection systems, perimeter detection systems, and
similar terms.
Burglar alarms are used in residential, commercial, industrial,
and military properties for protection against burglary (theft)
or property damage, as well as personal protection against
intruders. Car alarms likewise protect vehicles and their
contents. Prisons also use security systems for control of
Some alarm systems serve a single purpose of burglary
protection; combination systems provide both fire and
intrusion protection. Intrusion alarm systems may also be
combined with closed-circuit television surveillance systems to
automatically record the activities of intruders, and may
interface to access control systems for electrically locked
doors. Systems range from small, self-contained noisemakers,
to complicated, multi-area systems with computer monitoring
and control.

Laser security systems are a high tech technology that used to
be a part of home security only available to the wealthy. It is
manually switch dependent sensors and a basic alarm unit.
Laser security system a person moves in front of the sensor,
that person triggers the system’s alarm by cutting the laser.
And the alarm signals the security monitoring company and
local law enforcement. The basic alarm unit will also sound a
loud alarm. Both analysis and experiment indicate that rather
stringent requirements must be met in order to obtain efficient
optical heterodyne detection. At some wavelengths it may
provide the only means of overcoming noise and detect noise
problems. The operation of LDR depends upon the
photoconductivity process.