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Motorhome Security

We are Motorhome security alarm installers providing expert advice on what it is that your vehicle needs and helping you to meet vehicle Insurance requirements.

Our dedicated security fitters can ensure you get the best products and often devices installed by us is less expensive than when fitted by dealers. This is because our rates are designed for standard vehicles and we do not inflate our prices because customers are in the motorhome market. When products fitted are the same as those fitted for standard vehicles, then customers will only pay more for extra parts (like protection of habitation doors via wireless sensors) and extra labour (e.g. to protect garage doors). It is worth remembering that also we are often more experienced at fitting the latest technology and can advise on the best systems available for your asset.

Thatcham Motorhome Alarm Systems

Insurance companies can vary when it comes to Thatcham motorhome alarm systems and trackers. Some will insist on a particular product or Thatcham level, and only allow motorhomes to be insured once these products are fitted. Other insurance companies may offer reductions in premiums for different levels of protection. It is important to ask your insurance company exactly what their requirements are, as most systems can’t be upgraded later and fitting the wrong product could prove expensive in the long term.

Motorhome Tracking

Motorhome tracking gives added security by providing an imaginary fence around your asset. This Geo-Fence can be set up by logging into your account and setting a safe radius around the vehicle, then should the vehicle move outside of this fence the control monitoring centre will contact the owner or assume the vehicle has been stolen.

Category S5 Motorhome trackers automatically send an alert if a tag is not present when the vehicle is moved. We recommend Category S5 VTS for motorhomes as this protects against key theft, key cloning, OBD port theft and relay attack used on keyless entry systems. Monitoring is provided by dedicated and regulated stations where quick automatic notification and recovery are the primary objective.

Motorhome Security Devices

Insurance is not the only reason customers have Motorhome security devices fitted to their motorhomes. Some people choose an alarm simply because it is just a very good idea. These vehicles are not only expensive vehicles targeted by thieves in their own right, but they often appeal to low level thieves looking to steal contents such as, fridges, cookers, light fittings, cushions and soft furnishings to supply a rich second-hand market. Therefore thieves can attack both on camp sites and while the asset is parked at home.

Customers may also choose a motorhome alarm system to give a feeling of safety while holidaying. Once installed alarms can have their interior sensors disabled, sometimes called 'Pet Mode', giving peace of mind to owners sleeping in their vans at night. Here with the interior sensor deactivated customers can move around inside, but the alarm will trigger if a door is opened.

What are the Minimum Motorhome Security Requirements?

The minimum motorhome security requirements will be dictated by your insurance company. A Thatcham Category 1 alarm will set off a siren if intrusion is detected. A Thatcham Category S5 vehicle tracking system will alert your monitoring station if the van is moved without a unique tag present.

Motorhome Security Deals

We offer motorhome security deals for customers having a tracker and alarm fitted at the same time. This is because the time taken to install both systems is reduced if done together.

In general a reduction of £50 is given for an alarm and tracker combination. Please contact us for more information.

 

More Information:

See our video on YouTube on various motorhome trackers and motorhomes security fitted by us.

Read advise on Motorhome security products from the camping and caravanning club (although this is a bit out of date with Thatcham categories).

Read more about Cat 5, Cat S5, Cat 6 and Cat S7 changes to Thatcham classifications.

 

Alternative products:

Read more on the Autowatch ghost 2 immobiliser which uses buttons already in the car to disable immobiliser and drive.

See our Insurance approved caravan tracker with dedicated key input.

See our page on car alarm removal service for outdated and conflicting systems.

 

We provide Motorhome security near Fareham for Hampshire, West Sussex, Dorset, Surry, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Kent, Berkshire, East Sussex, Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester, Basingstoke, Ringwood, New Forest and Guildford areas.