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Old 14-12-2013, 18:20   #1 (permalink)
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Bit disappointed to find that our lovely new Chausson motorhome only has standard window handles with no lock button! We do already have Milenco Sleep Safe alarms (bit like the other ones mentioned recently) to fit as found these to be excellent in the past but wanted to use something like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTORHOME-...vip=true&rt=nc to help prevent break ins as alarms are ok when in the van but not necessarily a deterrent if in a quiet car park. Can't find these anywhere other than expired listing & Twitter even under the name LOCK M OUT (may not work with our buttonless handles?) - does anyone know of any similiar products & where to buy them from or any diy options to stop the handles being lifted open from outside. I saw a horrendous video on You Tube which shows just how easily the windows can be opened! Makes all our other security measures seem pointless if the windows are so vulnerable...
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I contacted Chris Goff Design through the above link and he has updated the design now, it's now made of steel and there are different designs for Seitz windows. I've copied an extract from his email here......

Thank you for your enquiry, we have changed the design of the lock M
Out devices, they are now made from steel and are 9.99 + 1.60 p+p
per pair instead of 11.00 or 12.00 for the ones in the video. We
would need to know what kind of widow catches you have are they the
same as in the video or Seitz which are wider and normally have a
button?
If they are Seitz type they come in right and left handed so we would
need this information too.


His email address is chrisgoffdesign@gmail
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Thank you both for the info. - I will email him & see if I can get hold of some of his locks & will leave feedback here. Has anyone tried these or have any diy solutions for the window handle security problem?
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I contacted Chris Goff Design through the above link and he has updated the design now, it's now made of steel and there are different designs for Seitz windows. I've copied an extract from his email here......

Thank you for your enquiry, we have changed the design of the lock M
Out devices, they are now made from steel and are 9.99 + 1.60 p+p
per pair instead of 11.00 or 12.00 for the ones in the video. We
would need to know what kind of widow catches you have are they the
same as in the video or Seitz which are wider and normally have a
button?
If they are Seitz type they come in right and left handed so we would
need this information too.

thanks so much for that info
nos da
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looks handy to deter an opportunist, but a determined thief knows that one good pull and the screws pull through the plastic. then you would need to secure the hole in the van till you can replace the window

its far better to fit a decent alarm with a warning led at each window. if they believe that the alarm will go off, then they will move on elsewhere and do no damage to your van
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looks handy to deter an opportunist, but a determined thief knows that one good pull and the screws pull through the plastic. then you would need to secure the hole in the van till you can replace the window

its far better to fit a decent alarm with a warning led at each window. if they believe that the alarm will go off, then they will move on elsewhere and do no damage to your van
We do have a Vanbitz Strikeback alarm fitted but we live in an area where car alarms go off all the time & even house alarms & no-one seems to respond in any way so just want it all as secure & difficult as it can be so less chance of a problem. Have read too many posts about people who have left their motorhomes in a busy car park then come back at the end of the day to find that despite the alarm having been activated their windows have still been opened & the culprits have got in.
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. Have read too many posts about people who have left their motorhomes in a busy car park then come back at the end of the day to find that despite the alarm having been activated their windows have still been opened & the culprits have got in.
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If they want to get in ,they will.

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