We have used the Atmel Mega32 AVR microcontroller to construct an affordable, high end security system designed to protect valuables in a single room of a house or property. According to national surveys conducted by the department of Justice, property crimes are ten times more prevalent in the United States than violent crimes. On the Cornell campus , burglary is by far the most common form of crime. The security system presented here is designed to be the ideal protection for single room spaces such as campus laboratories, dorm rooms, or living rooms. The security system consists of three components: the sensors that detect intrusion; the camera that slews to the point of intrusion and takes pictures; and the keypad that is used to interface with the system.