CARAVAN SECURITY TIPS
1. Fit a quality caravan security system that can be linked to a monitored caravan tracker as well; this way every time your alarm is activated an alert is sent to the monitoring centre who will then contact you.
2. Physical security devices make the caravan less attractive to a thief; it also shows that you are also taking security seriously. We believe the best caravan wheel locking device has to be the JSB HUBLOCK! Why do we believe this, because of its theft resistance and in particular, oxyacetylene cutting equipment?
3. Always lock and arm your alarm when caravan is left unattended, even if you’re just popping out for a minute. Caravan thieves usually choose the quickest and easiest option; physical security also slows them down when attempting a break-in or theft.
4. If you have a car then block the caravan in with it, not only does this obstruct access underneath the vehicle, it will slow the thieves down as much as possible so that your other caravan security measures have time to effectively respond.
5. Lighting is vital in reducing caravan theft at night, though the opportunist thieves are getting bold enough to strike in busy areas, even in broad daylight. The more organised thieves won’t be so brazen, they are more professional and more risk averse, so good security lighting makes your caravan more visible.
6. Effective security fencing around your caravan will not only deter the occasional and opportunistic thieves, it will also slow down the more organized thieves.
7. Never mention on social media anything about your travel arrangements with or without your caravan, criminals now monitor and exploit your information for their gain.
8. Window etching and security tags will not stop your caravan being stolen, however it will help the police to identify your caravan when found and could help to convict the thieves.
9. Hide all valuables out of sight whilst you are temporarily away from your van; remove them completely if you’re leaving it unattended for longer periods.
10. Do monitor social media and the local news about vehicle crime, that way you are aware when thieves are operating within your area. If you hear of any vehicle related crime, let your friends and neighbours know so they can also be more vigilant.
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