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Top caravan security tips

Date: 06/09/2017 09:36:43
Category: caravan
Author: Tom Light

While the fantastic thing about a caravan is, of course, its mobility, the ability to move a caravan so easily is what makes it such a prime target for thieves. It’s estimated that each year somewhere between 1,600 – 4,000 caravans are stolen in the UK. If you are a caravan owner, or are thinking of investing in a mobile home, that’s probably a worrying statistic and no doubt you’ll want to do everything you can to prevent theft. To help you ensure your caravan is as secure as possible we’ve rounded up the best caravan security tips below:

Install an alarm

While many people now don’t see having a car alarm as an essential security device on their vehicle, having an alarm is definitely something to consider for your caravan. It’s important to ensure you get one specifically for use within a caravan, particularly if you have a pet who might be left in the caravan from time to time as you don’t want them moving around and continually setting it off!

Have a security post on the driveway

Driveways are actually the prime location where caravans are likely to be stolen, so it’s important to put in security measures at home as well as when you are away. Installing a concrete security post is an ideal way of ensuring that your caravan cannot be moved. These posts come installed with either a padlock lock or an internal code system preventing it from being lowered without the locks being opened.

Lock on a wheel clamp

When your caravan is parked up either on your driveway or in a caravan site a wheel clamp is a great visual deterrent to would-be thieves. A wheel clamp will prevent the wheel of your caravan from turning which then prevents the caravan from being stolen. There are lots of reputable clamps around at reasonable prices.

Keep cautious

We all let our guard down when we go away, being that little bit more relaxed about things like security while we enjoy some time away from our normal day to day routine. However, when you own a caravan it’s so easy for a thief to act that you need to remain vigilant at all times. When you leave your caravan, even for a short time, make sure all the doors and windows are locked and that your valuables are out of sight. If you have any other security measures like the ones we have mentioned above then make sure you use them!

Install a TRACKER caravan tracking device

While all of the above will boost the security of your caravan, sadly there are some really determined thieves who will be able to get past any security device you install. If the worst happens and your caravan is stolen, then TRACKER can help you to locate it and get it back to you as soon as possible. Our caravan tracking device will be installed hidden from view, so thieves will have no clue it’s there. As soon you notify us that your caravan has been stolen we’ll locate it using the VHF and GPS tracker signals coming from the device itself. We’ll then work with you and the Police to locate and recover it as soon as possible.
TRACKER can offer you the ultimate security for your caravan and a way to know where it is at all times. If you’d like to find out more about getting TRACKER installed onto your caravan then contact us today to find out more. 

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