Vanbitz

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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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Strike back Growler and Non starter
Approx date of transaction
July 2022
Had a Growler alarm and non starter fitted to my Motorhome last Friday. Didn’t take them up on the offer of a free nights stay on the campsite as I was working late the night before, so just headed down early in the morning to arrive at 8.30am as requested.
My wife and I had a pleasant walk into Taunton, had brekkie and spent the day wandering around. By 4 pm the van was ready and we had a very through handover which explained everything that had been done and exactly how to operate everything.
I had asked the guys that when they were working behind the dashboard to look for anything that would explain why my radio doesn’t get any reception.
When we arrived back to collect the van I was informed that the radio didn’t work due to there being no aerial! Rollerteam must have removed it during conversion! However the vanbitz guys kindly offered to fit one for me so my radio now works! Best of all… Free of Charge!!
I do now have a very annoying squeak from behind the dash somewhere but I’m hopeful it will be rectified fairly easily when I have a chance to have a look!
As an aviation engineer I appreciate the very tidy and clean workshop but also the standard of their workmanship including wiring looms. I have had my Motorhome on a ramp since the fitting and they have done a very good job of keeping everything tidy using conduit around the wiring looms and cable clips. I’m not sure the alarm is as loud as I expected especially considering there is 5 sirens. However on looking underneath the van the external sirens do appear to be very small.
I do now however have to remember to remove my dash cam as a couple of times it’s fell off the windscreen already causing the alarm to sound!
However all in all I would reccomend vanbitz highly 😎👍
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
eddievanbitz
eddievanbitz
Thank you for you comments and review (y)
strikeback alarm
Approx date of transaction
july 2021
Very good service and happy with the alarm and campsite so clean you could eat off the toilet floor. I didnt coz my wife cooks in the camper :rofl:. The wardens were nice and helpful and we couldnt ask for more. thanks for a good few days.
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
eddievanbitz
eddievanbitz
Thank you for taking the time to review your time with us, it really does matter to us that we get as much right as we can 👍🏻
Does as it says on the Tin. Proven!
Approx date of transaction
Feb 2020
So ,after one year since fitting a strikeback alarm, system solar panel and a battery master , I can report it all works well, and their after sales support is spot on.

Fitting experience was as reported in other reviews; coffee, then discussion where the solar panel needs fitting, a lift into Taunton , and a briefing about alarm , it‘s switches and toggle when returned to pick up the van.

Questions that formed in my head on the drive home, were answered fully and quickly the next day by E mail.

After around 3 to 4 months of not being used due to covid , van started first time, no doubt thanks to the solar and battery master set up.

Recently the alarm system developed a fault.

Following advise from a telephone call, the fault was identified as a dodgy locker sensor. Emailed my findings and a new sensor arrived by post within 2 days. which I will fit.

Does it safeguard the van?

Defiantly, yes!.

We were woken at around 4.00a.m, after the street lights were switched off , by our dog barking, and the sound of car running outside.

Looking through the blinds a car was parked at the end of our drive, facing the wrong way on the road . Drivers window open and voices heard.

I switched on the lights and off they went, very quickly.

Can‘t help thinking they were trying to get access to, or figuring out how to get into the van, but the flashing red light in the reversing light was spooking them, or any electronic gadetry they had was not helping them!

Other devices would have slowed them down, but thet never got that far.

Slept well, feeing reassured alarms and visual deterrents do work.

How could they improve?

Only thought I have is the red alarm dashboard light blinks brightly at night. With the blinds up at night, it cannot be seen outside.

So if they could locate it closer to the windscreen or on the A pilar it would act as a good visual deterrent at night, ( but of course I don’t know how feasible that would be.)

Defiantly recommend Vanbitz as a firm to spend your money with!
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
eddievanbitz
eddievanbitz
Thank you very much for your comments and suggestions.

We mount the internal LED where it can visually be see from as many angles as possible, and even if we used the A Pillar it would be obscured if you used Silver Screens, which is why we offer an optional 2nd external LED on the front bumper for example, with our Strikeback system, and of course our Growler system has external LED‘s mounted typically front, side and rear to give maximum deterrent

if you would like us to add an additional front LED, something we are normally reluctant to offer, if you contact us and quote ‘Ed Said’ we will add one into the system for you, free of charge (best to PM me your name and registration number and I’ll note it on your file)
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