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Old 11-28-2015, 11:09 AM   #1
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Should I get an alarm system?

Yes I know it's one of those personal,depends on your circumstances type of questions. I'm looking at the Simplisafe alarm system. Our rig sets right beside our house and we are in a what I would call a good neighborhood. I would be able to use our current wifi setup. It's really more for peace of mind,and I've heard it's a straightforward diy. Just curious if anyone else has gone this route.

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Old 11-28-2015, 11:17 AM   #2
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This is a great question. I like the idea that we have an alarm ... the fact is we don't hardly ever use it. We do have cameras all around the MH and they are always on (motion activated). I feel more "protected" by them and the dog than I do by a honking horn. I'm hoping that I never get the chance to find out. YMMV, \ken

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Old 11-28-2015, 04:07 PM   #3
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My father used a wireless motion detector/sensor that worked on the residence (House) alarm system. Same kind he used in the garage and work shop. When he took the RV on a trip he left the motion sensor in the house for added protection and returned it to the RV when he got home.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:17 PM   #4
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This is my alarm system.

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Old 11-28-2015, 05:32 PM   #5
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Never had one in the RV till we got the Magna, now I'm glad it has one.
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Old 11-28-2015, 06:15 PM   #6
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This is my alarm system.

Beautiful puppy! We have a four legged alarm system as well.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:10 PM   #7
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I like the idea but if you install a sensor on the coach door, and you leave the property with the coach, that sensor in your coach will show up as open and will not allow you to arm your property when you leave with the coach. That set up would require you to remove the sensor from the home system every time your coach traveled away from the property. That could be accomplished by reprogramming the system and removing the sensor, which would be a nuisance
. I hope you can figure out a work around.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:56 PM   #8
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Simplisafe is very easy to set up and reconfigure to add and remove sensors as needed. With simplisafe, you can use the system in your home and have a motion sensor in the coach as an additional house zone (or even door sensor). With a computer or smartphone you can disable the sensor(s) once you are taking the rig out so you can have the house still secure with no open zones.
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:13 PM   #9
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In our 20 years of RV'ing never had one, still don't. Did however have an incident back in late 1998 when we had our old 84 Airstream coach for sale on consignment at a dealership when it was broken into. Thieves took a couple of small CRT TV's.

Even if we had an alarm then, wouldn't have helped as no one around to hear it when the break-in occurred.
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:57 AM   #10
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I placed two driveway sensors around the rig with the receiver in the house..If it goes off I know someone or something is moving around the rig...

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