Security Craft is a great mod for defending your base in Minecraft. It features working CCTV Cameras, Inventory Scanners, Alarms and even the ability to make blocks invulnerable. It’s a must have for most players, especially when playing on multiplayer servers.
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Reinforcing Blocks will make them more durable, so that they can’t be destroyed by other players, or any entities at all. You might want to do this to your entire base, or just to a loot room that you want to protect.
Reinforced blocks are also required in some recipes, such as Cameras. Although it’s worth nothing that reinforced blocks have a different texture, with them being slightly darker in color so they’re easier to distinguish.
There are 3 levels to the Universal Block Reinforcer, which is what we need. Each use determines how many blocks can be reinforced, with their being 3 levels. Each level gives 300, 2700 and unlimited uses respectively.
To get started, craft the Universal Block Reinforcer (Level 1) from 1 Stick, 2 Redstone Dust, 2 Diamonds, a Block of Glass and a Laser Block. Laser Blocks are new items included with Security Craft, and can be crafted by placing a Glass Block in the bottom middle slot of a Crafting Table, a block of Redstone Dust in the center slot and 8 Stone (or Andesite, Granite and Diorite) in the remaining slots.
Once it’s crafted, you can right click the air while holding the Universal Block Reinforcer to open the GUI. There’s a single slot, you can place blocks inside here and close the interface to convert them into their reinforced versions, so that they can be used in recipes. Or, you can just hold the Reinforcer, and right click already-placed blocks to reinforce them as they are.
Removing Reinforced Blocks
You might have noticed that blocks converted with the Universal Block Reinforcer are unbreakable, as that’s kind of the point. The only way to remove them is by crafting a Universal Block Remover.
It’s a cheap item to craft, only costing 2 Iron Ingots and a set of Shears. When you have this item in your hand, you can right click Reinforced blocks to destroy them, adding them to your inventory. It’s important to note that you can only destroy blocks that you’ve reinforced, not other players.
One of the best features included with Security Craft is the CCTV Cameras. These can be dotted around your base, on walls or ceilings, and viewed from anywhere in your world in real-time.
To get started, you’ll need to craft a CCTV Camera, which costs 5 Iron Ingots, a Reinforced Redstone Block, a Stick and a Reinforced Block of Glass. When you’ve crafted it, place it down in a location of your choosing. The appearance of the camera changes, depending if it’s on a wall or ceiling tile.
To be able to look through them, you’ll need to craft a Camera Monitor, from 8 Iron Ingots and a Reinforced Glass Pane. With the Camera Monitor in your hand, right click on a Camera to link them.
When they’re linked, you can view your cameras at any time. Just right click the air while holding the Camera Monitor, and choose a linked Camera, which are numbered. When you’re looking through a camera, you can control it with WASD by default.
There’s also controls to zoom, switch on night vision and enable redstone, and all these controls can be seen in the lower right corner when looking through a Camera. Repeat this process, linking up any more Cameras you have to the same monitor.
Retinal Scanners are blocks which can be used to provide access to an area when the owner looks at it. To craft, you’ll need 8 Reinforced Stone (or Granite, Andesite and Diorite), as well as an Eye of Ender.
The Retinal Scanner will emit a 15 block radius Redstone signal when activated. You don’t need to stand directly in-front of it to trigger it either, as you only need to hover your cursor over the block. It also greets you with a Hello message each time.
Like Retinal Scanners, Keypads can be used to activate Redstone when requirements are met. In this case, it’s entering the correct code, so it’s usable by any players in your world. Unlike the Retinal Scanner, which is limited to the owner.
To craft it, you need to create a Frame, which requires a Redstone Dust in the center slot of a Crafting Table. Fill the other slots, except the middle right slot with Iron Ingots. You’ll also need a Key Panel, which can be crafted by placing a Heavy Weighted Pressure Plate (2 Iron Ingots) surrounded by Stone Buttons in a Crafting Table.
Place down the Frame block, and then right click it while holding the Key Panel to convert the Frame into a Keypad. After right clicking the Keypad, you can set a code of your choice. Make sure you don’t forget it.
Alarms can be triggered by Redstone, and will play loud sounds while flashing. They make great deterrents for unwanted intruders, or for keeping you alerted when someone is nearby.
Luckily, Alarms aren’t too expensive to craft. Each one requires 7 Reinforced Glass Blocks, a Note Block and a Redstone Dust. Use the image below as a reference for crafting the Alarm.
Remember, the Alarm requires a Redstone Signal to activate. It’s a good idea to keep it out of vision too, as other players can easily destroy it.
Download Security Craft Mod
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