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Old 04-09-2020, 08:42 PM   #1
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Security when storing coach at home

Hi,

Up until July 2019 we stored our rig at off site storage, then we had a concrete pad poured to keep it at home.

When the coach is at home its connected to the house alarm system, its lit by the house security lights and covered by the house cameras, I am confident of security with it

The area is fairly well to do in a rural sub division, but the coach can be seen from the road.

Should I be concerned if a potential burglar saw the MH was gone and thus knew house is empty. As stated the house does have motion lights, alarm and cameras. Also our pet sitter goes in look after our cats.

I could also park a truck on the drive to make the place look like somome is at home.

What do folk think?

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How would thief know you have a MH?
Are the low lifes hanging out in your neighborhood?


Do you KNOW your neighbors, socialize with them, look out for each other?

Way too much 'worrying' about what ifs.
Home owners Insurance!



Sure am glad our neighbors are 'friends' and pay attention to what's going on.
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Old 04-09-2020, 09:02 PM   #3
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How would thief know you have a MH?
Are the low lifes hanging out in your neighborhood?


Do you KNOW your neighbors, socialize with them, look out for each other?

Way too much 'worrying' about what ifs.
Home owners Insurance!



Sure am glad our neighbors are 'friends' and pay attention to what's going on.
I dont think I see many low lifes hanging around. I had heard burglars will scope out the house first.

We are friendly with the neighbors on each side, we sure do have insurance
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IMO the only thing left to do is notify your police dept. of your departure and return dates. I can see the concern, but that's why you purchase insurance, to replace/repair anything you bought.
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Security when storing coach at home

We have basically the same setup as you do. We tell our neighbors when weíre leaving and when we will be back.

We set the alarm, double check the camera system and roll out.

After that there isnít much more we can do and we donít let it hamper our fun.
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I had the same concern and installed Arlo motion lights and Arlo camera that instantly notifies my phone every time we get a delivery or anyone goes near home or shop.
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Our process=
1.Sheriff Dept. security visits while away
2. Alarms Set On house (phone, Fire and LEO notification)
3. Motion detector lights
4. Neighbors eyeballing the place


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Thanks all,

We have the Arlo system love it as well as a recording door bell, when I started storing the coach at home I installed extra security lights. Unfortunately due to the cost the hard pad is at the front of the property. It would of cost 4 times more to go to the back.

I read also to leave a vehicle parked on the drive when away.

I would say 10% of the houses here have a TT/5r outside and then a couple of older mh's.
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Insurance coverage should be your best peace of mind avenue. Bad guy's are pretty smart, many don't care about motion lights ,even alarms. When an alarm is triggered the alarm company calls your local PD and they dispatch a vehicle, if your lucky the police get there in quick time , 5 to 10 minutes sometimes is an average response, a thief can smash and grab in a couple minutes, I know I had a business broken into several times, had an alarm system and cameras. Not very often a camera helps unless the same thief is caught in the future and they can identify him to your break in. Sad situation we deal with. People put alarm sign's on their front lawns , I often wondered if that works to ward off bad guy's. I'd rather have no indication of alarm protection, but have a silent alarm , and no security lights. I don't think a motion light scares a thief. MHO

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Thanks Clifford,

I hear you on the insurance.

We used to live in a city in Europe where crime is much higher than where we live now.

I suppose my real question is would be "do criminals" keep note of who has an rv outside a house and if it is gone it means the house is empty"?

All the motion lights have a dawn to dusk setting we use, they are on half power than to dusk and then if triggered go full power.
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I like the idea of parking a car or truck there so it looks like someone is at home. Also, leave lights on timers so the house looks lived in.
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Man, I'm glad I don't live in an area where I have worry that much. I'm not sure I could even find my motorhome door key if locked the thing.
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I think if you are that worried about being robbed you live in the wrong place.
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Our fairly upscale town was pretty safe untl AMD/Global Foundrys built a multi billion chip fab plane about 5 miles up the road in the next township. This brought in a bunch of unsavory support companies and people. We have a full house alarm system and cameras now. We also notify the town security who make at least a 2X a day trip around the house on foot as verified by our cameras. Our town is also well policed with the sheriff and state police making regular side road visits. Then there are the great neighbors next door. We also carry good insurance plus an overriding umbrella policy.
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