Caravan security offers peace of mind whether you are using or storing your caravan.
There a two main security risks with a caravan: a) the whole caravan may be stolen by someone hitching it up and taking off; and b) the valuables stored inside your caravan might be targeted by thieves. The best protection is of course to lock up your caravan in a shed, but that is not the point of owning a caravan! There will be times when you may be travelling and wanting to leave the van that will warrant having caravan security. Take a look at the options to protect your investment.
Prevent the theft of your van or trailer when it is unhitched from your tow vehicle
There are few options at a range of price points that may deter a thief by making the job of stealing more difficult or by drawing attention to the crime.
The Hayman Reese Dual Coupling Lock is designed to lock up your caravan and trailer couplings when either connected or disconnected from the towing vehicle. Simply fit over the coupling and lock with the padlock supplied.
The dual coupling lock is a popular budget option. It has the advantage that if the lock needs to be removed and you have lost the keys or the van has to be moved in an emergency then the padlock can be cut. This is also a drawback in that the lock is able to be cut by a determined thief with the right gear. The visual deterrent of the lock may be enough for a thief to move on to an easier target.
1) Secures your trailer when 2) Secures your trailer when parked /
parked / not attached to your vehicle attached to your vehicle
The ALKO Universal Coupling Lock features an all-in-one design that requires no additional padlock as the locking device is built in. The zinc-plated locking bar prevents corrosion when left out in the weather, while its advanced built-in locking mechanism resists picking and prying. This is a great mid-range option.
A premium option is the Kovix Trailer Lock. It is an ultra strong, alarmed tow ball lock. Would be thieves will be deterred by the built in, loud 120 db alarm and heavy duty 304 grade stainless steel that is resistant to impact, drilling and cutting. This has been a popular product with our customers as it is a quality lock and designed to last in the weather.
For the ultimate in security, the AlKo Anti Theft System Z3 is a GPS tracker / 3GSM tracking device. The ALKO ATS Z3 offers realtime position tracking via phone or web. The unit gives 15 second position updates, security alerts and is supported by police for rapid theft response.
Protect your valuables stored in the caravan
The Sphere Wireless Security System with door sensor, window sensor, motion sensor and a controller provides peace of mind if you are leaving your caravan for a while.
How does it work? Lock up your caravan as you would normally and then turn the system on with your key transmitter. If the bond between the door/ window sensor magnets break, or the motion detector is triggered, the alarm will sound. Operation is simple with the included key transmitters. Installation is easy as the system is wireless and operates with the included batteries. The system also supports up to 3 additional door, or window sensors which may be a good option on external storage doors to protect your generator or tools.
One solution we recently installed for a customer is the Fiamma door handle security lock. The handle folds and locks over the main caravan door to provide additional security. The handle also serves as a useful grab handle for entering and exiting the van.
With their high value, caravans are prime targets for thieves. At the RV Service Centre we have a range of locks and caravan security solutions available. Visit our showroom or give our friendly team a call for more information on protecting your investment.