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Old 09-23-2013, 09:25 PM   #15
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We store our RV at a private facility and have considered it only when stored. I would prefer the alarm go off and distract the thief than my RV be trashed by someone who isn't happy with its content.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:29 PM   #16
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Over 400 nights camping in the last 4 years, all over the US, never
felt a threat. My experience is that we are all in the same "boat" and
all other campers respect this fact. We keep an eye out for each
other. I worry about other things instead.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:29 AM   #17
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As an ex leo (AirPolice I'm puttin night vision cameras on my mh; front, back and rear. They're wireless and hd. I buying an alarm system and sleeping with my service weapon like I have from the past forty. I have a trigger lock but my kids are all grown and gone.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:47 AM   #18
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I have a sign that says I have an alarm. Far as I am concerned an audible alarm is pretty useless as false alarms are routinely ignored, of course unless it is next door at 2-3 AM.

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Old 09-24-2013, 10:31 AM   #19
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I have an alarm in the Bounder, it is motion detectors only. I arm it only when it is parked at home not when traveling. The detectors are supposed to be "pet friendly", but Idiot Dog sets them off. I also DO NOT lock the Bounder when parked at the house. The week after I bought it it was broken into. The doors were locked the thieves did $5,600 in damage to the entry door and stole nothing. There was nothing in it then and there is still nothing in it worth $5,600.
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There are threads here regarding this system - I have been thinking about it. Wondering who is the cellular carrier and their coverage areas?
Home Security Systems from SimpliSafe
Answering my own question regarding coverage, after a email response from the company. They use T-Mobile by default, and on request can use Verizon. 2G connection is all that is needed, as a minimum. Additionally the system can be plugged into a land line connection, or an optional ($59.99) internet connection.

So they appear to have the connectivity bases pretty well covered.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:43 AM   #21
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I have an alarm in the Bounder, it is motion detectors only. I arm it only when it is parked at home not when traveling. The detectors are supposed to be "pet friendly", but Idiot Dog sets them off. I also DO NOT lock the Bounder when parked at the house. The week after I bought it it was broken into. The doors were locked the thieves did $5,600 in damage to the entry door and stole nothing. There was nothing in it then and there is still nothing in it worth $5,600.
Exactly. I do not lock our coach when parked at home. It's behind a locked chain link gated area, so no casual passerby - only a concerted thief would get at it, and I don't want them tearing it up for little or nothing.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:16 AM   #22
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Answering my own question regarding coverage, after a email response from the company. They use T-Mobile by default, and on request can use Verizon. 2G connection is all that is needed, as a minimum. Additionally the system can be plugged into a land line connection, or an optional ($59.99) internet connection.

So they appear to have the connectivity bases pretty well covered.

Question: Most home alarm systems are for houses that have no wheels, so when they get an alarm, how do they know where the RV is? I would assume most home alarm systems simply associate your system with a street address where it was installed. Is there GPS capability for RV systems or something?
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I have an alarm in the Bounder, it is motion detectors only. I arm it only when it is parked at home not when traveling. The detectors are supposed to be "pet friendly", but Idiot Dog sets them off. I also DO NOT lock the Bounder when parked at the house. The week after I bought it it was broken into. The doors were locked the thieves did $5,600 in damage to the entry door and stole nothing. There was nothing in it then and there is still nothing in it worth $5,600.
Good point about not locking up. I never lock the cars so why should I lock the RV and risk break-in damage if there is a motion detector inside that will alert me as to someone entering.
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Yup.....our alarm is our belgian malinois
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Question: Most home alarm systems are for houses that have no wheels, so when they get an alarm, how do they know where the RV is? I would assume most home alarm systems simply associate your system with a street address where it was installed. Is there GPS capability for RV systems or something?
The alarm company calls you first before dispatching police, so you could update location on the fly then. But in the case of when they do not get a answer to the phone call, what is done, is a good question. I will what I can find out.
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I never felt I needed an alarm when staying at camp.

However when at home in the RV shelter I have a wireless motion detector in the RV that is tied into the house ADT panel.

Many more problems at home than when at camp.

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