There are many different types of caravan alarms or trackers on the market. Which would be best for my needs? The more security devices you add the safer your caravan will be. Find out below the different types of alarm systems on the market.
Many new caravans come with an alarm system fitted as standard. You can always have a reliable caravan alarm system retro-fitted, but please remember to turn it on whenever you leave your caravan, even if it is only for a short time. These can be simple intruder alarm systems or more sophisticated alarms which detect movement or attempts to hitch up the caravan. Remember though, on a windy day the movement could set off your alarm!
Some caravans come fitted with a tracker system as standard which is activated by a key fob (basically the same as a car alarm but you know that your caravan can be tracked). Our Bailey caravan has one fitted and it does give you peace of mind as you know that if your caravan is stolen it can be traced and recovered very quickly. You will, however, have to pay a yearly subscription fee but insurers may give you a discount for having a tracker fitted. If you buy a Bailey Senator the first year's subscription comes included in the price of the caravan.
All caravans manufactured since August 1997 are electronically tagged. A passive tag is one which allows the police to read the caravan's CRIS VIN number (chassis number). An active tag is one which will alert the owner or an agent to the theft of the caravan and will then provide feedback via a satellite as to where the caravan has been taken (basically the same as a tracker system).
This is just a short introduction to the world of caravan alarms! There are lots on the market and whichever you choose, remember that it will cost a lot less than a new caravan and will give you peace of mind. The more security devices you add the safer your caravan will be.
The Defender holds a 100% stop and recovery success rate.
The Caravan Defender is monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Should any of its sensors activate, or the alarm sound, the U.K monitoring centre is alerted immediately to the caravans location, and what type of sensor has been activated. The Defenders roaming Sim card provides excellent tracking coverage, throughout the EU and beyond. The two remote control fobs are rolling coded for extra high security.
For more information on how you can secure your caravan, please call 01332 200101 and mention Caravan Advice.