Security is a very important need in the daily life. In most developing regions of the world, the rate of burglary especially semi-urban areas has increased in recent times. This paper presents the design and prototyping of a burglary detection and reporting system. Sensors attached to doors or windows were used to detect entry. Signals received from the sensor were sent to Presence Detection Unit (PDU) via RF communication. The PIR sensor and camera of the PDU were used to detect motion and capture images of intruders. Once an intruder was detected by the PDU, an alert SMS message was sent to the user’s mobile unit and the captured images are sent to a mobile software application. The proposed system accurately detected and reported the presence of intruders in a test area.