Motorhome Door Locks

Discussion in 'Motorhome Security' started by superk, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. superk

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    I saw these mentioned on another forum :whistle: and thought what a good idea - obviously an invention to solve a need so good luck to the inventor. :thumb:

    They won't work for our Sprinter-based van so I had these fitted - same principle.

    I think anything that acts as a visible deterrent has to be good news if it prevents an entry attempt - the problem with alarms is they are after the event when the damage has been done and the scallywags have already run off with whatever they could grab:Angry:.
     
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    Nice post K, it looks a really neat, simple solution doesn't it?
    Like it very much.....

    Keith
     
  3. GeorgeTelford

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    The problem with the first one is that although there are 460,000 different key combinations, unfortunately they can be all opened with one pen.........

    I could show a video of how simple it is to do, but why educate the odd scrote who doesnt already know.

    The second one will stop uninformed opportunists, but will not stop a clued up thief...
     
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    Same as kensington I take it? I saw them at a show but didn't realise that they used the same barrel...
     
  5. superk

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    and your expert solution is? :BigGrin:
     
  6. GeorgeTelford

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    Hi Bryan

    ANY lock that looks like that (see below) can be beaten in seconds, propbably quicker than having the key (as the key as to be placed in a certain way


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    If you have anything that locks with one of those it is vunerable, what the hell here is the video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zy8sEj8etU&mode=related&search=
     
  7. GeorgeTelford

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    Hi Superk

    Ilogical, allow me to retort, just because I show why one lock is totally useless, does not mean I need to show a better solution.
     
  8. superk

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    Granted no need but whilst decrying others always helpful to suggest a better alternative if you have one.
     
  9. GeorgeTelford

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    Just for the record though ANYTHING is better than that type of lock, a knotted pce of string would take longer to get past.

    But when you think about it motorhome security is futile, for example take a plastic carrier bag from a supermarket would it be secure if you padlocked the handles together? Obviously not and this is the problem with any motorhome security product it cannot cover the fundemental weaknesses of a motorhome.

    Tracker's can be blocked by a homemade device costing less than £5 to build.

    If fact name any motorhome security product and I will show you why it is utterly pointless.
     
  10. GeorgeTelford

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    Hi Superk

    Its not decrying others, it is giving people information on which to base their decisions.
     
  11. superk

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    OK so what your saying is that there's no better solution than leaving your motorhome unlocked so as not to incur any entry damage? I'll just say that I'm not a great fan of motorhome security products either but I'm happy with the Armaplate that I had fitted along with some other things for my own reasons.
     
  12. GeorgeTelford

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    Why do people draw ilogical conclusions and then insist on "quoting" me as saying something?

    For the record I did not say leave your motorhome open, nor that that is the best solution.

    What I do say is that no extra security device is going to stop your vehicle being robbed and/or taken away at will.

    Nor will it delay a thief, nor will it make him pick on another van, if yours is the model required, consider it gone.
     
  13. superk

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    So why bother locking the van?
     
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    Hi,

    We always lock our motorhome:Smile:
    But in all honesty I can say we have only ever had an alarm & thatcham disc lock as sercurity:Eeek: We never leave anything out on show.
    I personally think having extra locks & gadgets securing the camper doesn't deter a thief, it only seems to highlight the fact that there's something worth robbing:cry:
    As I say this is only my opinion, some people use the locks at night so they feel safe & secure, but again always remember if you need to get out in an emergency every second counts:RollEyes:

    Ken & Dawn.
     
  15. GeorgeTelford

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    Hi all

    Something I forgot to mention regarding the brightlock, it is one of those inventions that doesnt cover the inherent weakness.

    Caravan doors are extremely weak, with a simple tool it is easy to open the door, at a caravan park I was attending to do some accounting work, the owner needed to get inside a caravan but didnt have the keys, I didnt have the actual tool but was able to open the door in seconds with an improvised tool.

    The same would apply to the bright lock, even if it was not so easy to pick that a child could do it, it doesnt cover the basic weakness of the door.

    But the problem would not end there even if you could secure the door, a motorhome is a mass of easy entry points.

    Sorry if this info dissapoints a few people, but its best that people know the truth.

    George
     
  16. raypat100

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    Help needed. I cannot unlock my habitation door from the outside. But can lock it ok from the outside.On a Swift Kon_Tiki 600 (2003)
     
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