Strikeback Growler Alarm

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  1. Bill and Shell

    Bill and Shell

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    The guys at vanbitz have our Euramobil at the moment, fitting their growler alarm and a few other bits while its there.
    The thing I can't quite decide on at the moment is whether to have the additional sensors on the habitation windows and heki.
    I was wondering other peoples thoughts on this, whether you have a similar system with windows etc alarmed and if its worthwhile.
    Our habitation windows are high up so perhaps not quite so important but the heki worries me, especially considering that the motorhome has a ladder on its butt!!
    Any ideas folks?
     
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  2. Robert Clark

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    You'll have an internal motion sensor as standard so it's probably overkill
    Better to have the garage doors alarmed.
     
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  3. Bill and Shell

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    Thanks Robert,
    All external lockers and garage doors are being alarmed, just hate the thought of a scally jumping in through the roof light before the sensor registers
     
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    I agree with Robert. I had my Growler fitted yesterday to my Hymer. I suspect you were parked next to me last night at Cornish Farm.
     
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  5. Bill and Shell

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    I was certainly parked next to a very smart looking Hymer.
    I should probably add that we our planning a 12 month tour of Europe which is why i'm feeling all security conscious/paranoid!!
     
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    Sorry we did not say hello but I had a very tiring day spending that much money with Eddie AND being dragged around Taunton all day by SWMBO spending even more money in the shops.
     
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  7. Bill and Shell

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    I feel your pain, we were also relieved of a mountain of cash but I think a worthwhile investment.
    If you had of stuck your head out you could have had a good laugh at me trying to work out how to empty the loo!!!
     
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  8. Robert Clark

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    Are you having the remote control immobiliser fitted?
    Works even if your keys are stolen
    And it's a tracker too
     
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    Dead locks to cab doors and hab door might be worth considering
     
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    I think we'll possibly invest in a cab door deadlock.
    We have also considered the immobiliser but not made a decision there yet either
     
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    I've been particularly impressed with the immobiliser - set it when the vans on the drive, even if a my house is burgled and my keys are stolen, my MH is going nowhere
    A few hundred quid for extra peace of mind
     
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  12. Bill and Shell

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    I best give them a call tomorrow!!
    Thanks for the input chaps
     
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    Yes that's best..I think they use META systems. Have a look on Thatcham Web site
     
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    I too got them to fit the Non Starter immobiliser. Also acts as a tracker. Just checked the status and it is still where I left it on the drive!
     
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    That sounds like a handy little option.
    Are the Growlers not an immobiliser as standard?
     
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    I guess your van will already have a mobiliser fitted as standard. But that works with the key, so if your keys are stolen they can start the motorhome. The non-starter is armed and disarmed via text messages from your phone. When armed it will not start, even with your keys until you disarm it via text.
     
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    Good evening gentlemen, just finished after a hard day at the office

    No our Non Starter system is exclusive to us

    Peterc10 is referring to our "Non Starter" system which incorporates your smart phones into your Motorhome security system

    Edit:http://www.vanbitz.com/worried-key-theft/
     
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    Just remember @Bill and Shell you will probably have your internal sensors turned off a good deal of the time as you have a dog. Or at least if you leave him in the van at anytime you will.
     
  19. Bill and Shell

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    Hi folks, hows the trip going??
    Can I ask what options you had fitted??
     
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    Two things here, don't ever leave your keys around in a house or pockets....ever, but in a hidden safe (or otherwise hard to find place) or on your person... always. Secondly all trackers (to my knowledge) can be defeated by a £30 device that fits in the vehicles cigarette lighter, currently for sale on EBay UK!
     
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