555-IC Timed Beeper/Alarm

This is a simple circuit of beeper using 555 timer. This circuit can be employed to energize lights, horn, or other signaling device at any desired interval when the mercury switch is triggered. Since the current handling capability of mercury switch is not so high, an SCR is used to handle current drawn by the 555 timer circuit. Chose the SCR  current rating of 500mA at minimum to safely drive the 555 IC and the relay. The relay is not needed when the current drawn by alarm is less than 200mA, in this case the alarm can be installed to directly replace the relay coil.  Here is the schematic diagram of the circuit: