To say that an RV is a great investment is an understatement. You’re looking at tens of thousands of dollars on the RV itself, not to mention anything you upgrade and bring with you on a trip. Add all that up and you’re looking for a lot of money riding on four tires. You worked hard to earn that investment, but there are some people who would like to take it away from you. This is why protecting your RV is so important.
There are many products available to help keep your RV safe. With so many products available, you must choose the system or product that will give you the most confidence. You will only want the best in certain situations, such as if you have a lot of valuables in your RV, you are not camping in the safest place, or you do not have the best insurance policy. Let’s take a look at the different levels of RV safety so you can find the ideal product or system for you.
Why do you need a RV security system?
Unfortunately, terrible things happen when you travel. Whether it’s a flat tire or you lose your wallet, or theft occurs, you need to be prepared for the worst on the road. When traveling by motorhome, you may not be spending all your time at your campsite. You’re going exploring, and RVs can be easy targets for break-ins. The RV and camping community is trusting, and there are always a few bad apples in that mix. Investing in an RV security system will give you peace of mind to avoid theft, damage and other problems when you go on adventures or walk away from your rig for any reason.
Types of VR security
Door and window alarms
This is almost as simple as it is for security systems. These devices go to the windows or doors of your RV and activate when you are not in the RV or sleeping. They will go off if they are armed and the door or window is opened. The alarm could be an alarm noise or even alerts sent to your smartphone depending on the system.
RV door and window systems can be as simple as latches and drop bars for something more sophisticated and connected to your phone. If someone tries to force a window, they will receive a notification on their mobile device or these devices can alert the authorities in the area to respond.
perimeter Perimeter systems or virtual fences are a good step from a simple door or window alarm. They work by placing digital “posts” around your camp or storage site to create a virtual perimeter. They can sound an alarm or notify you when the perimeter is crossed.
The main drawback of virtual perimeters is that they are triggered by many false alarms, such as a squirrel in the area or a caravan going through your camp. Use these virtual fences in areas where there is not much chance of a false alarm. If you have pets, perimeter systems aren’t always the best off-leash.
If you want the best, then you would want an integrated RV security system. “Integrated” refers to various safety nets and redundancies, as well as protection against risks other than theft, such as fire and carbon monoxide.
RV Security Systems is a good example. Depending on the system you get, you can have window and door alarms, motion detectors, storage compartment alarms, and even alerts directly to your cell phone when alarms go off.
You can even consider a motion activated video surveillance system. These systems can detect and record intruders while alerting you and a private security network. They can send a video to your cell phone, so you can determine if the threat is worth notifying.
You can combine different elements from different systems to build your RV anti-theft system. You can add simple things like reflectors or security stickers on the windows too for a little more security. The more items you have, the better you can sleep at night knowing that your investment is safe.