Vanbitz Growler saves the day

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  1. Gordon1808

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    While trying to stay awake watching the Barcelona Grand Prix I got a text and phone call from my van alarm. When I got back to the van I found that one of the Windows had been forced open. When the ******* entered via the window the alarm activated.
    He then left via the door. The van next to me was also broken into and I think the noise of my alarm scared them away. Two Spanish guys were seen looking round the campsite prior to the race starting. Nothing was taken from either van but the window and blind are damaged. Whilst I'm a little p****d off that the toe rag damaged my van I'm comforted by the fact that he got nothing more than ear ache
     
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    As a security consultant I've been professionally recommending extremely loud internal sirens for years. They really do work, and in the confines of a small room mixed with a bit of adrenalin they really are debilitating, once in, all they can think of is getting out. :)
     
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    It certainly worked in my case. The way my bin was hanging off the door I think he flew out
     
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    I want to put a set of air horns inside to boost the siren just to add to the affect. Can you be prosecuted for GBH if they claim it injured them or the people in the next town.
     
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    We had a taste of what the Growler can do when we had it fitted 2 weeks ago ! All we could do was hold our ears and step back really quickly !!! Didn't want to stay in the sound zone ! Soz to hear your van was damaged, but thank goodness you had that fitted or would have been so much worse :( Out of curiosity, do you have the stickers on your van ? We're debating whether to at the mo.
     
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    No doubt we would be in trouble if we did that. I'm only glad that he didn't hurt himself when climbing in thro the window.
    I should have filled my motorhome with gas, then when he fell asleep I could have rob him
     
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    Jim,

    Could you recommend any particular make or brand of very very loud internal sirens please ?
     
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    Sorry your van was damaged but it could have been much worse.

    Are the police looking for someone who has ear bleed?
     
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    The Growler ! Aka 'the Devil's Wail !!! :boxing:
     
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    What if a dog is inside the van, albeit a very small dog??
    Been looking at the vanbitz non starter.
     
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    Depends on the frequencies but generally speaking very loud sirens are not good for pets or us. I know on the growler, when leaving Pets inside you can isolate the loud internals, so you are still alarmed with the normal externals but the insides won't sound (y)
     
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    Yes I have stickers on the van. I think that is why they use the Windows as the stickers say the doors and lockers are alarmed.
    I can see now that the Windows are the weak point as they entered the other van the same way.
    I also have the non starter so at least they couldn't drive it away if they found the spare key.
    As for Plod. They were not interested !!
    I have now got my window secured with tie wraps as all 3 catches were broken.
     
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    We have just the one window that opens; a slide one behind the hob unit. You are right about weak point, but at least with the growler, once they're in they won't stay :)
     
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    Sorry to hear your unit was attacked,(n) but glad to hear the Growler did its job. (y) Along with the Door stickers, I have stickers on the windows that state "This Motorhome is completely protected by a strickback alarm system" so hopefully any scumbag will think that the windows are alarmed. The sticker message is in different languages as well, all supplied by Vanbitz with the growler. I put the stickers on both N/S and O/S Hab windows. Maybe I should order 2 more for the rear nearside bunk window and the kitchen. @eddievanbitz? :D
     
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    A bit of a bummer but at least not much damage.
    A bit concerned you falling asleep at a Grand Prix, I would want to get every seconds entertainment out of with the price of the tickets and it was one of the best for years.:)
     
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    Nick them off me at Newbury (y) free chocolate as well for the services ;)
     
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    Be there Saturday..(y)
     
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    God! Free stickers and hot Chocolate lol

    Being a Navy man I expect you will ask for Rum in your Choccy next lol
     
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    Are the stickers in various languages as op says they were Spanish and may not read English ?!
    Sorry to hear about your break-in glad it wasn't worse.
     
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    From the description I was given of them I don't think they can read !
    I have also put 2 of my stickers on the hab Windows. The other 2 on the cab Windows. I might ask for 3 more to cover the other Windows.
     
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