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Old 05-02-2005, 11:48 AM   #1
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What security system (alarms and such) would you recommend?
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Old 05-06-2005, 04:53 AM   #3
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As you can see not to many of us seem interested in security sys for our coach. The only coach that I had one was a 88 GB. that got broken into sitting on a dealers lot waiting for service. Dealer didn't set it, lost tv,vcr,micro an personal items. So much for the alarm sys.
I have some friends that have motion detector alarms that wire into there 12 volt sys. They have one over tv an another in bedroom. I think they got them at Home-Depot not to expensive but serve the purpose.
Most alarms installed by dealers would only protect the Gen, engine hood access, battery, drivers an main entrance doors. If you were to protect all compartments it would be pricey.
So that is why interest is low on this subject.---"007"
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Old 05-07-2005, 05:11 AM   #4
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I wrote an article for Bus Conversion magazine on the subject of alarm systems for RVs. It covers tire pressure monitors, a new engine/generator fire detection system and intrusion alarm system. I have the article posted on my web site:


I market a wireless commercial level alarm system that makes a very good RV system because of its flexibility.

I would be glad to try to answer any questions you have.

Jim Shepherd
Evergreen, CO
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Bus Conversion Project details: http://www.rvsafetysystems.com/busproject.htm (updated 2/17/05)
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Old 05-12-2005, 05:06 PM   #5
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Two systems I installed:
1. Smarthome.com ( wireless )
Interior motion sensor with contacts on all windows and door. Has remote fob for turning on/off, added an additional exterior siren. It has a ton of features, even will dial your mobile phone when you have a hard line hookup. Reasonable cost, but takes two people to install, one to read directions by the step, one to push buttons.
2. Another smart little gadget from Smarthome. A little 8'x 6' box ( we put in the compartment under the vanity )that barks like a dog, even tho it sounds like he/she may have a cold. Using an X-10 Motion Sensor mounted outside next to the awning upright, it 'barks' if someone has approached the coach. Useful when you may be camping in a remote area, and would like to know if anybody is mill around outside.
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