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RV Vagabond 12-24-2015 05:33 PM

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?
:confused:

bokobird 12-24-2015 06:25 PM

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.

CaptainGeezer 12-24-2015 07:38 PM

We have Shih Tzu Security, two sensors, no batteries or wifi needed. :)

vsheetz 12-24-2015 09:20 PM

'Attack cat' system here. (-:

MSHappyCampers 12-25-2015 09:08 AM

This is what I did. :thumb::D

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f59/low-c...em-198346.html



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SKP Kirk 12-25-2015 03:27 PM

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.

Mr_D 12-25-2015 03:46 PM

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.

RV Vagabond 12-26-2015 10:00 AM

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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GRUU 12-28-2015 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptainGeezer (Post 2874247)
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. :D

Conchasjim 12-30-2015 11:24 PM

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.

NRF 01-03-2016 04:13 PM

I use the shi-tsu method also. He gets awful lonely, though when we put the RV in storage....

CampDaven 01-03-2016 04:35 PM

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.

RV Vagabond 01-03-2016 09:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CampDaven (Post 2886770)
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.

CampDaven 01-04-2016 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RV Vagabond (Post 2887130)
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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