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Old 12-24-2013, 06:57 PM   #15
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I had the same concerns about "who dat?" in the dark. My solution was to buy a cheap fog lamp at Wally World and mount it above the door. The 55 watt light is aimed so that the area around the door is well illuminated and anyone outside can't see in the door window.Cost was about $15.00 and my time to install.I used a lighted switch (red)so as to not have the light on in error
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:23 PM   #16
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Seems like a lot of paranoia, if you really don’t feel secure, you shouldn’t be there.

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Old 12-25-2013, 09:20 AM   #17
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Really don't remember last time someone knocked on my door. Most of the time while we are camping the door is open. Screen door closed.
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Old 12-25-2013, 09:32 AM   #18
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Paranoia? Yes I would agree but we all lock our home's front doors at night and cars when at the mall. A sensible dose of paranoia is not a bad thing. Yes you can go overboard I agree but I can see us stopping at right off the highway campgrounds, Wal-Marts and other one night stops that may be less than desirable but used out of necessity. In my years of camping I've never had a problem but after we retire we will be on the road a large portion of the year and in areas that we don't have much prior knowledge off. So for me when in the back of the coach in bed a motion detector porch light and a simple camera will give me a level of security I'm comfortable with. Perfect no, full proof no but works for us, some folks may need more some may need less.

Here is a wireless weatherproof intercom I found. The problem with most front door audio/video
systems is they are designed for a house and want to tie into the exsisting doorbell for power.

NTD2 | Chamberlain Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Portable Intercom | Home Security Store

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Old 12-25-2013, 09:50 AM   #19
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Bad guys are not polite enough to use intercoms.

I know many F/T RVers. None of them have intercoms or door cams and such.

Some have doorbells that came with the rig, but folks dont expect a doorbell, so they knock.

We have been F/T 2.5 years. In that time, we have had 1 knock. It was in daylight. It was a guy backing into the next site that wanted me to move my toad to make sure he would not hit it.

I had a neigbor that had blinking LEDs above his door. How many creeps would break into a door with blinking lights? Odds are they would choose another door. I have no idea if it was effective.

But some folks like gizmos and/or bling. And I have no problem with that.

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For sure no shortage of items to buy for our coaches. I'll save for new shoes (tires). Lol

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Old 12-25-2013, 10:15 AM   #21
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I agree they bad guy won't answer the intercom that's just the point if he doesn't explain why he's knocking then I don't get up out of bed to open the door or peak out the window. Not fool proof I know but maybe it gives you a few seconds to wake up, find those dern glasses and grab the big bad hiking stick. Its just one of many options I'm looking at. If I bought all the bling and do-dads I ever looked at then I would need to pull a cargo trailer to haul them around in. Its just fun to ponder and look at what I can spend my money on.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions!
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Here is a cheapie: Waterproof IP Camera with IR Cut [NCB543W] - $61.83

You can found the same models on Amazon. Super low cost!
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