Originally Posted by Mrfoto
Anyone have or use a burglar alarm in their RV? I am looking into purchasing one for several reasons. 1. Security first! 2. I leave unit for day trips in toad. 3. I have pets and I am worried that power may go off to unit losing air conditioner. 4. We often stop and attend an activity or meal away from coach. 5. Boondocking in new and unknown areas or parking lots. 6. Unit is stored offsite 2-3 months in winter.
I am looking at a Tattletale unit that is wireless and plug and play. Anyone have knowledge or experience. It can send signal to your cell phone, police, and sound a loud alarm. I heard that they are coming out with some new options for magnetic external motion detectors that will activate the internal main unit. Seems they are well known in the boating communities, more than the rv circles. Of course I am interested in any brand, pros and cons, at this point!
I have the Tattletale system. It "works" in the sense that entry into the RV will trigger the alarm, I get a txt message. When I inquired to the company about monitoring and them calling Police, what have you, they said having it in an RV would require me to re-register where I am at all times otherwise they'd wind up calling the wrong local PD. The Simplisafe product may balk at the same issue. Another common trait between them is if there's no cell signal, you cannot receive the alarm as it depends on SMS messaging to alert you.
For me it works as I'm pretty much always within some cell tower. I also thought they'd come out with a temperature monitor but I've yet to see it. I did correspond with the company about it and they even sent me the brochure on the product but I've never found it on their website for sale.