Seismic Sensor

The Seismic Sensor is a deployable vibration-detection tool that could be added to RUST’s electrical system in June 2024 as a new raid alarm tool.

Players may deploy seismic sensors on most surfaces (for which they have Building Privileges) and use a Wiring Tool to connect to its single Power-in and power-out ports. The seismic sensor requires 1 power to actively detect nearby vibrations, with additional power required to pass through to notification devices such as an RF Broadcaster or Smart Alarm (dependent on that item’s electrical requirement to function).

The premise of this device is based on the proximity setting that players set it to. After connecting adequate power to the device, players may toggle the proximity detection by looking at the sensor and pressing E. A slider toggle bar will appear, allowing players to either slide or manually enter a numerical setting ranging from 1 meter to 30 meters in distance. Any explosion detected nearby will allow a passthrough to occur, resulting in whatever mode players have set up to notify them.

Included explosion types used within the 30-meter maximum range include:

  • Rockets
  • Timed Explosive Charges
  • Satchel Charge
  • Beancan Grenades
  • F1 Grenades
  • Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo
  • High Velocity Rockets
  • Incendiary Rockets
  • 40mm HE Grenades
  • Minicopters / Scrap Transport Helicopters / Attack Helicopters blowing up
  • Torpedos fired from Submarines
  • MLRS Rocket Barrages
  • The destruction of Flame Turrets

Things that do not trigger the sensor when used within the 30-meter maximum range include:

  • Fireworks
  • Vehicles used as ramming devices
  • Fire Arrows
  • Molotov Cocktails
  • Jackhammers
  • Any melee weapon used as an eco-raid implement
  • Non-explosive Ammunition types
  • Hard-landing copters but not destroying them
  • Snowball Guns
  • Flame Throwers
  • Flashbangs
  • Survey Charges
  • Supply Signals
  • Smoke Grenades

Players may find seismic sensors in an assortment of mid-tier crates. Players may also research them or invest scrap into the Tier 2 Workbench tech tree.

Item Information
NameSeismic Sensor
Short Nameelectric.seismicsensor
ItemID-948291630
Item DescriptionA small device that detects vibrations within a set range. Will let power pass through depending on the explosive type detected, ideal to know when your time has come
Default Stacksize10