After purchasing your new caravan, you need to think about any caravan security products you need. After all, you wouldn't want your new pride and joy stolen before you have used it! Well, we are here to help ...
Always remember - your caravan is a target for thieves and most caravan crime is preventable. Over 2000 caravans go missing every year - you wouldn't want yours to be one of them. The more devices you have fitted the better, but don't be daunted by what's available at caravan accessory shops or caravan dealers - we are here to help and give advice.
Most insurers require you to take some precautions before they
will insure your caravan. Check with your insurer to see if they insist
on any particular products - some insurers even give discounts if you
have specific devices fitted!
The first thing to do is to ensure that your caravan is registered with CRiS (Caravan Registration and Identification Scheme). This is a national register for all UK touring caravans, similar to the DVLA system for cars. This provides a log book system containing the history of your caravan, plus a checking service for touring caravan keepers and dealers. If you have purchased your caravan from a dealer, they should have explained about CRiS. For more information on CRiS click here.
There are many different kinds of devices on the market :
Immobilising devices e.g. Alko wheel lock, wheel clamps, hitchlocks, corner steady locks, mule, locking post, winter wheels,
Making your caravan secure
e.g. caravan alarms, tracker systems
Other security measures - Things I can do myself to make my caravan more safe and secure e.g. Fiamma door lock, adhesive letters, etc.
If you have any tips or ideas for adding to caravan security, please contact us.
Buying security devices and caravan insurance isn't as exciting as buying caravan accessories, but always remember, purchasing items to make your caravan safe and secure is a lot cheaper than having to buy a new caravan!
The Caravan Defender by Outsmart the Thief and offered by NVS and Caravan Advice.
Designed as a bespoke solution for caravan security, this system incorporates features to pre-empt known methods of entry or theft.
The combined alarm and tracker used in the caravan defender work seamlessly to offer a degree of protection for caravans hitherto not available. Whether the caravan is in storage or in constant use, the defender is on hand to provide security and peace of mind.
- The tow alert feature will sound the alarm should the caravan be plugged into a tow vehicle whilst armed
- The dual tilt consists of two intelligent self-levelling tilt sensors which detect movement along and across the caravan
- A geo-fence will protect the caravan if the van is moved outside the set perimeter
- The Remote Access allows the monitoring centre to turn the system on or off, get the speed and - location, activate the siren and check the alarm status
- The habitation door is alarmed with a small wireless door contact
- An internal battery back-up feature will detect any battery tamper
- A low battery alert is fitted even though the unit features an incredible low battery drain of less than 8 milliamps
- When arming/disarming the system only the lights flash as there is no audible sound
- The night/pet setting allows you to sleep in your caravan with the system armed
- The PIR detector will detect movement inside the caravan and has a lock out feature to prevent false alarms
- It has TUV accreditation, is CE approved and has gained the top Gold award from Sold Secure
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.