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Bones
01-12-2017, 10:49 AM
So I recently experienced a break in of our camper. They broke the window crank by prying under the window and gaining access. They stole the TV Blue-ray player and several other items. This has me thinking. Is there any way to have a security system in the RV when it is not hooked up to shore power with video cameras and so forth. I would love to hear ideas. Thanks. As of now the camper count is up to 9 campers broken into. There is Cell service but no WIFI at the facility.

TravelTiger
01-12-2017, 11:51 AM
So I recently experienced a break in of our camper. They broke the window crank by prying under the window and gaining access. They stole the TV Blue-ray player and several other items. This has me thinking. Is there any way to have a security system in the RV when it is not hooked up to shore power with video cameras and so forth. I would love to hear ideas. Thanks. As of now the camper count is up to 9 campers broken into. There is Cell service but no WIFI at the facility.

I have a couple of security solutions, but they all require some AC power to work. Now that AC power could come from DC with an inverter, but that source must be reliable. I'll PM you with specifics.

BTW, in sorry you were broken in to. We experienced that as well, with our North Trail, but it was just the basement. I feel your pain.


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Bones
01-12-2017, 01:00 PM
I have a couple of security solutions, but they all require some AC power to work. Now that AC power could come from DC with an inverter, but that source must be reliable. I'll PM you with specifics.

BTW, in sorry you were broken in to. We experienced that as well, with our North Trail, but it was just the basement. I feel your pain.


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Thanks

coltsdad
01-12-2017, 01:13 PM
It will not stop them. But there are some motion activated cameras that use cellphone messaging to send pictures out and you could at least get pictures or video of who it is. I have one of these I use,and with good batteries it will run about three months.
https://www.covertscoutingcameras.com/products/cameras/special-ops-code-black/

KenandKK
01-12-2017, 01:17 PM
Sorry to hear.... Most times, just hanging security protection signs will keep burglars away. Or a little blinking led light like GM puts on the dash, keeps them thinking.

Bones
01-12-2017, 01:18 PM
I'm not looking at stopping them but more of an extra way of being able to hopefully catch the thieves.

KenandKK
01-12-2017, 01:28 PM
I'm not looking at stopping them but more of an extra way of being able to hopefully catch the thieves.

How about Trail camera's?

JWalker
01-12-2017, 02:00 PM
How about Trail camera's?

Good idea!

Bones
01-12-2017, 02:39 PM
Good idea!

Yes it is. I would just have to figure out how to hide them.

cookie
01-12-2017, 05:34 PM
How about Trail camera's?
They would steal the trail cam as well.

Peace
Dave

Bones
01-12-2017, 09:20 PM
Well I have an Idea for a camera system and lights. Jerrod uses those motion sensors. If I were to install them and use a car backup camera and some how tie the lights to the motion sensor I could have everything come on once the camper is entered but I haven't figured out how to get a recording device to record. I could also switch the sensor to trip a very loud alarm to help scare the people away once entered.

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I checked the camper today and unfortunately found out they broke the sink too. Maybe I can replace it with a deeper sink and single basin.

JohnD
01-12-2017, 11:22 PM
We keep our Prowler parked next to our house . . . probably not really any more secure here than in a secured storage facility!

Heck, someone tried to steal my hitch out of the back of my truck in our driveway a couple of weeks back in broad daylight!

I guess that is part of the reason we all have insurance on our rigs . . .

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Bones
01-13-2017, 05:59 AM
Insurance helps on big things and big failures. It does not help much with the small things. I have a deductible and the insurance doesn't care if it was my fault or not.

JohnDar
01-13-2017, 06:47 AM
When ours was broken into back in 2010, they damaged the door glass and lock and stole both TV's. Insurance covered it all. I replaced the TV's, sent the invoices in and they reimbursed me. Door repairs were paid to the dealer I took it to. The rig was in a "secure" storage yard with cameras, but the thieves faces were obscured. 15 rigs were broken into.


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