Security - additional door locks

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  1. chopper602

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    Hi,

    I've had our MH for a couple of months now and I'm thinking about security, not so much about when we are in the unit, but more so when it's left anywhere. I'm thinking about fitting a couple of these :
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fiamma-Safe-Door-Frame/dp/B0013T2IZC/ref=pd_sim_sbs_sg_4
    One on the main habitation door and another on the garage door (garage only has door on one side). These look pretty easy to fit and avoid having to drill holes in the habitation unit itself.
    Good Idea or am I worrying too much ??

    (European trip next year)
     
  2. Mr Colpot

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    I fitted one to our Carioca but removed it when we px'd it as I had only just bought it. Easy to fit. It wont fit on the current M/H due to the shape of the door frame. Might be worth checking profile is ok.
    Security is a matter of choice and I think you should fit as much or as little as you feel comfortable with.

    (Also check out the price at Johns Cross Moterhomes with 10% Funster Discount it can be cheaper)
     
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  3. gillnphil

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    fiamma door locks

    Fiamma locks are a very good and easy to fit deterrent. They sell packs of 3 which mean they all have the same key, a good idea. I managed to pick up a set of 3 on ebay for £84. We have them on the garage doors and side door.
    Well worth the peace of mind.
     
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  4. JeanLuc

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    You can buy them from John Cross and get a Funster's discount.
     
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  5. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    I dont think it will be suitable for the habitation door as it requires a 3mm gap between door and door jamb

    If you want alternative ideas just give Glenn or Ian a call on 01-580-881288 option 3 and pick their brains, they can supply what you best need

    Peter
     
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    I fitted proper deadlocks to my van and the difference it has made to security is brilliant. Not cheap mind you but the peace of mind it gives is well worth it.

    I know one or two other fulltimers who have done the same...
     
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    Hi ,i have 4 fitted on my van including the HAB door ,for me worth every penny.
     
  8. Organplayer

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    organplayer

    Have a Thule make lock similar to the Fiamma one, but the Thule one can be locked from the inside of the hab door, and unlocked from the inside as well.
     
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    Just remember you have plastic windows that take seconds to get into before you go overboard with locks
     
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    We have one on the habitation door and two on the garage door (big garage!). the one on the habitation door is specifically made for the doors so is slightly different to the basic locks for the garage door. Would recommend them, feels a bit more secure with them on.
     
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    The mention of plastic windows by horsf is a valid point, and to try to counteract this somewhat, I have fitted Milenco window alarms on all windows. Had these at home for several years and decided to fit them after reading a favourable report on them recently. Not perhaps ideal, but as the Tesco saying goes "every little helps". Hope so anyway.
     
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  12. motorhomelover

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    If the low life scumbags want to get in locks do nothing to stop them
    Any window will go in
    So don't waste money on locks
    Put in a CCTV. System. Less ££s than security locks
    And a far better deterrent than a lock

    Four cameras 500GB hard drive all wiring less than £ 300 on EBay
    It's a No Brainer.
    Plus it can record when driving. Great if involved in an accident.
    One down each side of the van , one front & one rear
    All round views

    I have it on my RV
     
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  13. WAG2CRU

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    If they are determined to break in, there is little that will stop them.

    However most break ins of this kind are opportunists.

    The best defence is a very visible deterrent, this will encourage them to seek an easier target.
     
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