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Van Bitz are the Country’s leading motorhome security installation company. We have been installing motorhome alarm systems since 1990. We stock and install both CAT5 & CAT6 Thatcham Tracking systems.

Van Bitz are the leading motorhome accessory installers in the Country. Operating from a five acre site conveniently situated just two miles from Junction 25 on the M5 Within our grounds we operate a 3.5 acre campsite www.cornishfarm.com to make your journey to Van Bitz as easy as possible.

Van Bitz have specialised working with motorhomes since 1990 and whilst we install all good motorhome accessories, Strikeback the multi award winning motorhome alarm system is the product that Van Bitz are famous for. In 2011 Van Bitz launched the most aggressive motorhome security system available in the UK called : THE GROWLER!

https://www.vanbitz.com/

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Approx date of transaction
Aug 2020
So good I had to go back for more.

Vanbitz fitted a Strikeback (with a few extra bits) to my brand new Autotrail V-Line PVC Sept 2019. I have no idea where they went in the van to fit the bits, it was left immaculate inside. The only traces I know of are a couple of fuse connections in the dash fuseboard, a couple of switches on the dashboard for the internal movement sensor and rear cycle loop, the cycle loop connector by the tow bar and the warning LEDs (dashboard one is a bit bright flashing away at night). Oh and there is a very loud siren somewhere underneath, clearly audible from the wrong side of Fleet Motorway services when I set something wrong :unsure:
Took plenty of time over the phone to understand what parts of their system would suit me, with no hard sales talk. Again on site a good run through as it was booked in for the alarm fitting to check my requirements. They ran me into Taunton centre (a couple of miles away), whilst they got to work (they can't do the drop off at the moment due to covid), and later showed me over the alarm's workings - top tip some ear defenders would be useful, it's why they have to be remote else neighbours would be complaining from the siren noise around 4:00pm every weekday :LOL:

This time round (Aug 2020) was an upgrade to Lithium battery. I was struggling with Autotrail's pitiful 75Ah lead-acid. Two nights off grid, even height of summer, on a wet cloudy weekend meant I'd take that down below 11.5V. Lack of space in the 5.4m PVC gave no space for a second battery, so lithium was my realistic only choice. This was all booked in to be done in mid March, just as Covid lockdown hit so had to be postponed. Nick at Vanbitz kept in touch as restrictions started to lift and plenty of communications as we re-arranged schedules, slightly confused by availability of components as the manufacturer's themselves were emerging from lockdown.
Again, no pushy sales tactics, more a concern from Nick that what would be fitted would do the job to meet my needs. They knew the Autotrail / Sargent systems weren't adaptable, and knew I had no space for kit. Over phone had explained they had options for 2 small 60Ah Lithiums or one larger one depending on space, there would be a Sterling B2B and replacement Victron MPPT solar controller to suit the lithium. Went with the single 120Ah Sterling Lithum as that can take a heavier disharge so could power a 1000W+ inverter where the smaller batteries my be a bit limiting. On the day kit was retrieved from stores, tested to see where it might fit, and then showed to me in position so I could see what was what for final approval. Great when everyone was trying to stay separate from each other for social distancing. I disappeared and 4 hours later got the call it was all done.
As ever a neat install in the van. :smiley: I've actually gained storage space as they've made better use of the rear bench seat spaces, even if that meant them running alternate wires. And they even corrected my dodgy install of a battery master. :oops2:

I don't plan on any more changes to my PVC, and I don't expect to change it for a number of years. But if and when I do, Vanbitz are the first people I'll call to sort out alarms and anything else electrical.

Oh and they have a nice campsite too (y)
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Would you use this company again?
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nickvanbitz
nickvanbitz
Thank you very much for your kind words and letter of recommendation. Glad you are happy with the service you received and I'll pass the compliments onto the wardens on the campsite (y).
Approx date of transaction
August 11th 2020
We arrived the day before taking up the offer of an overnight stay at the adjoining site, Its a really nice place, in fact, immaculate and they made us really welcome. The installation work was very professional as was the briefing after the install was complete, strike back and growler are formidable and highly recommended if you want peace of mind that you have done everything you can to thwart those that want to steal your stuff. I recommend that you look at this package not the cheapest but you only get what you pay for.
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5.00 star(s)
Quality of Workmanship
5.00 star(s)
Cleanliness
5.00 star(s)
Would you use this company again?
Yes
eddievanbitz
eddievanbitz
Thank you very much for your review
Approx date of transaction
August 2020
Hard to know what to say. They explain what is to be done and then they do it. No hard sell, clear explanation of products, very tidy job completed exactly when they said they would. They even approached the covid restrictions with good sense and good humour. A problem free day.
We had fitted the Strike-back alarm system (very keen on the Cycle loop) and the MT Non-Start. I'll be much more relaxed in some situations now.
Helpfullness and Attitude
5.00 star(s)
Quality of Workmanship
5.00 star(s)
Aftersales Service
5.00 star(s)
Cleanliness
5.00 star(s)
Would you use this company again?
Yes
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eddievanbitz
eddievanbitz
Thank you for your comments. I agree about the accessory protection circuit (cycle loop) Lyn and I are born again cyclists 😉 and would be gutted if someone nicked our bikes.
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