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Old 12-24-2015, 06:33 PM   #1
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Exclamation RV alarm systems

Most cars come with a built in alarm system that screams as soon as someone breaks in, but none of the new motorhomes I have been looking at lately mention it at all. What's up with that? Have you installed an after market alarm that you like?
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I have a Tattletale system in my RV. Works as advertised as long as you have a cell tower available (how it alerts the monitoring service). Sends me a weekly txt/email to remind me things are working.
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We have Shih Tzu Security, two sensors, no batteries or wifi needed.
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'Attack cat' system here. (-:
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This is what I did.

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I have never had an alarm in any of our RVs and interestingly, the only break-in we have suffered was with the RV parked about 10' outside of our kitchen window, in Ft. Worth, TX. We have left one for as long as two weeks parked in a volunteer site on a wildlife refuge and not once was it ever bothered.
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Never thought about having one in an RV. The present rig came with it but I'm not sure I'd pay much extra for one.
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Thanks for your suggestions. I think I have made a decision. I like the system at this link. You can customize it, and for $515, I get a motion sensor, a smoke sensor, 2 glass break sound detectors, a panic button, and 12 entry sensors, enough for every exterior storage door. And the monitoring service is a reasonable $15 a month. I think my $200,000 investment is worth the security cost. Still would welcome your comments if you have tried this Simplisafe system, or have found a better one.
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We have Shih Tzu Security, two sensors, no batteries or wifi needed.
I have the same system, works every time. VERY loud response, and long too.
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I installed a Clifford high end auto system. I then added zones for all the bins and was able to do a remote door lock as well. It has many features I don't really use or need. I was mainly concerned with unwanted bin door opening, main door and glass and motion sensor alarms. Works quite well. Most auto alarm installers will do the work if your not capable. It is not an easy hookup. Especially for all the bins.
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I use the shi-tsu method also. He gets awful lonely, though when we put the RV in storage....
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I though about one, but never having a break in and never hearing an RV alarm in all these years I decided no. Odds are you will grow chicken lips first.
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I though about one, but never having a break in and never hearing an RV alarm in all these years I decided no. Odds are you will grow chicken lips first.
I am not worried about when in an RV park. But when my RV is in a national forest and I go hiking, I would worry. Or at night parked in town while shopping or eating out, I would worry.
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I am not worried about when in an RV park. But when my RV is in a national forest and I go hiking, I would worry. Or at night parked in town while shopping or eating out, I would worry.

Worrying is natural. Alarms are largely ignored, especially in cities.
We drive our toad to hiking trail access and in to town.
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