Motorhome Security

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  1. Dalek

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    After reading about johnsandywhites robbery it has made me think that we should get some security measures put in place.

    What recommendations can anyone give for the best alarm to have fitted, door locks, window locks.
     
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    bobandjanie Funster Life Member

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  3. violet

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    We have the Strikeback as well, fitted by EddieVanBitz in Taunton. Well worth the trip.
    Violet
     
  4. Terry

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    Hi try getting a quote or 2 from your local car alarm fitters - They will recommend a alarm - a cat one will be best and he/she will give you a cert to say it has been fitted correctly.:thumb:It will/ should cover all doors :thumb: but probably not your windows these may be done via movement sensors that can be turned on and off
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    Get Jim's security handbook - look at the BIG picture security wise and then decide.
     
  6. ips

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    Baseball bat ..........
     
  7. bigfoot

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    King Cobra wrapped around the steering wheel and a canary in case of gassing:Doh:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I fitted a door alarm from Maplins , only a few quid , very easy to fit and of course no wiring needed.. It makes a hell of a racket .. Simple but very effective :thumb:
     
  9. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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  10. kkclassic

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    Hi

    We have a Strikeback from Eddie in Taunton and cant fault it.

    I also recommend Jims Security handbook.

    They both give peace of mind if used properly.

    Kevin and Tricia
     
  11. smifee

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    I have had 4 Van Bitz Strikeback alarms over 16 years and have been totally satisfied with them all.
     
  12. laneside

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    Hi

    Look at our avatar does anyone want to argue with 35Kg of Lily Potter.

    She may not bite a burglar but we will certainly try to when she wakes us up

    cheers alan and lynda
     
  13. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    i can recommend these door deadlocks.....fitted to our van and DHL parcels fit them to their fleet.

    scroll down to DIA-BLOCK

    DEADLOCKS
     
  14. imprint

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    Terry, I'm pretty sure you can't get Thatcham Cat 1 retro-fitted - it's only for new vehicles. You can get a category 2.1, which gives the same level of security, and that is what most MH manufacturers fit.
     
  15. Terry

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    I stand corrected (only numbers - same job ) cannot remember name of alam / mob on van but got a viper on warrior L200 and the fitter told me they don't come much better than them :thumb:
    terry
    besides a 400 mile plus round trip to eddyvan bitz is just a tad too far :ROFLMAO:
     
  16. VMax666

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    Really depends on the value of the van and contents. If it was a £100k+ van then a Strikeback, perimeter alarm, steel shutters on the windows etc may be justified, but on a £10K van - debatable. A decent immobiliser, door alarms ( as Jim said ) and most importantly a large dose of commonsense may be sufficient for your needs.
    Don't leave wallets,phones,cameras, watches etc etc on display or on the table at night, fit a small safe for passports,documents, laptops and so on, and make sure you use it.
    If you leave the van unoccupied for a short period, how about a blow up doll ( I'm sure someone has a spare:roflmto:) covered up with a blanket to give the impression someone is in the van asleep.
    You cannot turn a plastic windowed flimsy box into Fort Knox:Smile:. VMax
     
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    My mh is not new and I had a Thatcham Cat 1 alarm and immobiliser fitted.

    Jim
    :Smile:
     
  18. Terry

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    Hi Jim, Imprint may well be correct, as said in other post probably just numbers :ROFLMAO: but they are cat 1 just cat 2 -1 the 2 poss designates after market fit
    terry
     
  19. Parcverger

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    We had a Strikeback fitted, and until we settled in France went back to Van Bitz at Taunton for an annual check - we decided it was worthwhile as we are full-timing. The system continues to work well seven years after its installation, so we are very content with it.

    Bob
     
  20. Happy Hippy

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    Totally agree Alan, dog is the best alarm. My dog has much better hearing than me, she lets me know if anybody comes near the bus and it would be a very brave thief to mess with her, she's very defensive of the bus, seeing as it's our home. :Smile:
     
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