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Trailer Security System- Designed Especially for Trailers

April 2nd, 2010

Here at RV Burglar Alarm Security Systems, we have spoken before about adapting a car alarm to be used on an RV. But, what if you would rather try a trailer alarm instead? Trailer Dog Security Systems makes a security system especially designed for a trailer with an existing electrical power source. This security system could be perfect for fifth wheel security, travel trailer security, or toy hauler security. Especially if your trailer will be sitting unattended for a long period of time, like at a storage facility away from your home, the Trailer Dog Security System just might be perfect because it not only sounds the alarm, but also locks the wheels.

The trailer security system is made of commercial grade components. The unit is tamper proof and uses two ear piercing sirens, flashing lights, and a trailer brake locking mechanism. Other optional additions to the trailer security system include expansion to receivers, motion sensors, fire alarms, and smoke detectors. This trailer security system can be upgraded to a TD 2000 G, another Trailer Dog unit with more features, at any time.

This RV security system comes with 2 key chain remote controls, 2 heavy duty sealed door switches, integrated siren, exterior siren, electronic trailer brake lock, and more. For more information on this product, click here.

RV Burglar Deterrent- Home Watching TV-Or am I?

March 17th, 2010

In a previous post, we talked about ways to detour burglars. In that post, it stated “A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If you’re reluctant to leave your TV on while you’re out of town, get a device that looks like the TV is on.”

Well, here is a device, called Fake TV, that simulates your TV actually being on while you are away from your new RV or home:

FakeTV is a burglar deterrent that recreates the light of real high-definition television (HDTV). FakeTV uses LED lights to fill a room with light in thousands of possible shades of color, simulating scene changes, fades, swells, and and on-screen motion. From outside the window of your used RV or home, it looks as though someone is home watching TV.

As stated on Great RV Accessories, often burglars will not break in to occupied houses or RVs, so a Fake TV might just be the perfect solution. Even pair it with a alarm system and it can be even more effective.

Detour RV Burglars- by these simple steps

March 1st, 2010

This is continued from the last post about how to think like a thief to keep your RV and other property safe:

7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom—and your jewelry. It’s not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.

8. It’s raining, you’re fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door—understandable. But understand this: I don’t take a day off because of bad weather.

9. I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don’t take me up on it.)

10. Do you really think I won’t look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.

11. Here’s a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids’ rooms.

12. You’re right: I won’t have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it’s not bolted down, I’ll take it with me.

13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If you’re reluctant to leave your TV on while you’re out of town, get a device that looks like the TV is on.

8 More Things a Burglar Won’t Tell You

1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.

2. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.

3. I’ll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he’ll stop what he’s doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesn’t hear it again, he’ll just go back to what he was doing. It’s human nature.

4. I’m not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?

5. I love looking in your windows. I’m looking for signs that you’re home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I’d like. I’ll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.

6. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It’s easier than you think to look up your address.

7. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it’s an invitation.

8. If you don’t answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in.

Keep your used RV and other property safe by keeping in mind these items from above.

Think like a Thief – RV Burglar Alarm Security System

February 15th, 2010

Having a burglar alarm security system is very important to your safety while RVing. Along with a alarm system for your RV, though, what other security precautions can you take for your personal safety when at home and on the road in your new motorhome? Some safety measures are so simple and obvious, these precautions can often be overlooked. As this post from the RV.net forums points out, here are some things to get you into a burglar’s line of thinking when they look to target your home/RV:
1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.

3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste … and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.

4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it.

5. If it snows while you’re out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway.

6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don’t let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it’s set. That makes it too easy.

More simple things that thieves look for in our next RV Burglar Alarm Security system post.

Hiding with TVs- RV burglary foiled

February 2nd, 2010

Thieves who steal TV’s and other electronics from RV’s on RV Dealers lots have become more and more common place. These thieves have also proven to be hard to catch and that is why it is so refreshing to hear of one of these RV burglars being caught. The following was reported by a news station in Michigan. A thief was actually caught when an alert off-duty policeman saw him huddled in the bushes near the General RV Center in Wayland, Michigan. The burglar was actually from Illinois, probably eventually intended to transport the stolen goods over State lines, making the crime even harder to track.

Protect your used RV or new toy hauler with the right RV burglar alarm system and careful vigilance.

Reminder why RV Security is so important

January 18th, 2010

rv_burglar_breakinThe following story reinforces why RV burglar alarm security systems and common sense are so important when you go RVing. From the familybadge.org:

A 52-year-old man told officers he was asleep in his RV when he heard someone outside knocking on his front door.

He then felt the RV rocking back and forth and opened the side door to look outside whereupon a man grabbed it and pulled it open. The man was standing in front of the victim wearing a red t-shirt and a witch Halloween mask, pointing a black semi-automatic pistol at him.

The attacker demanded money and then hit the victim on the left side of his head with the pistol, breaking his hearing aid. The victim lunged at the suspect and began to struggle with him and managed to pull his mask off.

The robber was a black man, early 20′s, heavy set, between 5’09″ and 5’11″,wearing a red t-shirt, dark colored pants and a witch mask. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at: 409-945-8477.

So, enjoy your time on your RV vacations, be excited to full-time RV, get out there and be a RV buyer….just remember to be cautious and careful by using a wireless RV alarm and the brain that God gave you.

RV Wheel Locks- Back up your RV Alarm

January 6th, 2010

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So, we all know that RV burglar alarm security systems are important for the protection and safety of your RV and possessions, but what other things can you do to help keep your motorhome secure? In the next couple of posts, we will explore smart security measures that you can take in addition to an alarm system to protect your RV and your worldly items.

One such additional security measure is the Brinks J-Lock Style Trailer Wheel Lock. To use the wheel lock you just slide and secure the bar over a leaf spring and through the opening in the wheel on your RV.

The Brinks J-Lock with work on new RVs and used RVs alike, so it is a nice compliment to any RV alarm system.

RV Security Precautions – Change your locks

December 23rd, 2009

rv_door_locksDid you know that most RV storage lock keys are the same for every RV?  No kidding.  As reported back in June from the rv.net blog, RV manufacturers use the same key and lock combination on all RV storage external doors.  This is probably so the RV manufacturer can have a universal key that will unlock all of the RV’s that they are working on, saving money and time for employees. But, this practice also jeopardizes your belongings and exposes you to RV theft.

Many people probably don’t realize that this universal lock/key is in place on their RV and their neighbors RV and everyone else’s RV.  So, for protection from potential RV burglar’s, it makes sense to change your external storage RV locks and entry door locks.  Here are some steps that you can take to protect your RV:

1.  Re-key your RV locks on storage and entry doors

2.  Replace the entire latch/lock assembly on each RV door with a new one

3.  Take latch assemblies to a locksmith and re-key BOTH locks.  This ensures that your locks are totally unique.

Completing these steps for RV security, as well as installing a RV burglar alarm security system, will do wonders in helping detour thieves who want to target your motorhome.

RV Alarm – Car Alarm Modifications

December 7th, 2009

rv_car_alarmA regular car alarm can work as a RV alarm system with a couple of modifications:

1.  Have the alarm installer put LED lights on the outside of your RV that blink to alert thieves that an alarm is present.  This alone can be a deterrent to a burglar because your RV looks like too big of a challenge.  A thief wants an easy RV target to steal from.

2.  Have the RV burglar alarm security system wired so that all of the lights on the RV flash if the RV alarm is set off.

3.  Set up a vibration sensitive detector that will sound if the glass is broken out on any of your RV doors or windows.

4.  For your home security while you are away RVing, you may also want to install a feature on the home alarm system that calls the cell phone of your alarm responder if the land line to your house is cut.

Just a few ideas for you to ponder on modifying a car alarm to become an RV alarm system.  For further details, contact a trusted alarm system provider or RV alarm security system installer.

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Burglar Alarm System – RV and Home Safety Precautions

November 16th, 2009

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Here are a some common sense precautions that any one can take on motorhome security or home security for your house when you are away RVing:

1.  Make your house or RV look occupied when you are away -

  • Put choice interior and exterior lights on a timer
  • Leave the radio on just loud enough for someone listening close to the door to hear
  • Discontinue or suspend your newspaper subscription
  • Ask neighbors to pick up any pieces of paper solicitation that come to your door
  • Encourage neighbors to park their cars in your driveway
  • Hire someone to mow your lawn
  • Put your sprinkler system on a timer

2.  Alarm Security System notes:

  • Install an alarm system on your RV and at your home – test this burglar alarm system periodically to make sure that it activates only when it should to avoid false alarms
  • Make sure you have a plan for how alarms will be responded to in your absence

3.  Other smart security measures that you can take on your RV and home:

  • Install good locks on the RV door, your house door, gates, and windows
  • Have neighbors at both the RV park/RV campground/State or National Park and/or home keep an eye out for anything suspicious
  • If a burglar does get into your home or RV, minimize the losses by keeping valuables in many different places, to make it time consuming and difficult to leave with your things.
  • Secure other valuable items in safe-deposit boxes

Keep your RV and home safe through the precautions and a good RV burglar alarm security system.  To see used RVs to purchase and  protect, follow the link here.