IDM Alarm...specifically for caravans WHY!?

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  1. zen navigator

    zen navigator Read Only Funster

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    I bought a secondhand MH, and it has a IDM Alarm with a single PIR fitted. The alarm is not working, I suspect the battery is dead. So replacing the battery may kick it into life.

    However that is not my question. All adverts etc state that it is specifically designed for Caravans. Even a IDM expert I contacted was surprised to see it in a Motorhome. Should have asked why he thought this, but missed that one :Sad:

    So funsters, any one got the IDM alarm in their MHs. Why is it for Caravans...cant quite work that one out!?

    Dave
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    obviously a very much caravan orientated company.

    if there is a power supply available, or in this case a battery, it could be used for any purpose....garage, garden shed, single room in a house or even in a car.

    so why they should be surprised its in a motorhome is beyond me !!!
     
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    A caravan alarm will be a stand alone alarm where a Motorhome one will integrate with the canbuss system and arm/disarm with your standard key fob.
     
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    Good point :thumb:

    Makes sense that :Doh:

     
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    you are correct of course but......Dave has one of these 'economy' alarms fitted and, as already stated, there is no reason why it cant be used in a motorhome.

    the alarm (none working now) in our 'junk store' static is a single PIR and has a 10 second entry/exit delay and is key operated.
    no reason at all why that cant be used in a motorhome either.

    So......it still doesnt answer the question as to why the makers find it strange/unusual for one to be fitted in a motorhome
     
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    I've been looking at these IDM alarms and wondering why they can't be used for a motorhome??

    What, in your opinion is suitable?

    PS - do they do one with door sensors rather than just using PIR's? that way I could set it at night, doors only
     
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    could easily be modified.....a PIR is only an automatic switch. :thumb:
     
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    True but maybe I worded that a bit wrong, ideally it would have PIR and Door sensors, use both when not in van and just doors when in it, so it would need 2 circuits
     
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    sounds like its a bit basic for that...it could have pir AND mag switches though, but still not independant.
     
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