Not only is your caravan valuable to you it's valuable to the ever increasing
number of professional and determined gangs of thieves. So the security system
you choose must be up to the job.
The choices of security products on the market is bewildering and to some
extent undermined by the old fashioned reliance on hitch-locks, wheel-clamps
and their like.
Locks, alarms and immobilisers are good anti-theft
deterrents, giving the thief less time, but they are no longer enough to
prevent the theft of your motorhome or caravan.
Should you caravan or motorhome be stolen, the Phantom tracking systems
vastly improve the chances of quickly recovering the vehicle and those
irreplaceable valuables inside.
Using the Global Positioning Satellite system, the 24 hour Phantom
monitoring centre can pinpoint the location of your stolen caravan or
motorhome, enabling the police to make a speedy recovery and catch the
Phantom manufacture a pair of tracking devices specifically designed for
use with caravans.
Both Phantom tracking systems are a single, compact unit fitted covertly
inside your caravan, giving no clues as to their whereabouts.
Phantom Target for Caravans
The system utilizes 24 orbiting GPS satellites to deliver accurate location
information on demand to a dedicated call centre within moments of your theft
being reported. This location along with the crime reference number obtained
from the client is used to engage the services of the local police and gain
recovery of the stolen caravan. As they require no special equipment of their
own, the police can simply despatch the nearest officers. Recoveries, therefore,
are swift and your caravan likely to be recovered in the same state as when
Phantom enjoys a good working relationship with the police who have always
responded in a timely fashion.
The Phantom Target systems are also the first in the UK to be Sold Secure 'Gold
with Control Centre' approved giving caravan owners extra peace of mind. The
system is also 'Q Class Listed' by Thatcham - the industry standard for vehicle
Phantom ProActive for Caravans
The Phantom ProActive device is able to communicate directly with the
call centre and report on the status of the caravan it is protecting.
This ingenious device monitors the caravan's alarm system and, should
the alarm trigger, sends a message to the call centre carrying the
location of the caravan. The call centre are thus able to phone you and
confirm whether the alarm has been triggered by thieves or yourself.
If no alarm is fitted to the caravan you can still benefit from the
rapidly communicating ProActive unit by having one of our tiny movement
sensors fitted. This is hidden at the time of fitting the main unit and
comes with a small switch. Thus you can switch the movement sensor on as
you leave the caravan and switch it off when you wish to move it
yourself. The movement sensors' sensitivity can be adjusted to meet your
own caravan's individual requirements and would normally be set to
trigger on the movement of the caravan itself rather than movement
within the caravan, thus avoiding false alarm calls.
The Phantom systems are also the first in the UK to be Sold
Secure 'Gold with Control Centre' approved giving caravan owners extra
peace of mind. The system is also 'Q Class Listed' by Thatcham - the
industry standard for vehicle security.
Benefits of Phantom Tracking Devices
Whichever unit you choose, it is hidden in your caravan drawing the minimum of power from your leisure battery. It would take in excess of 6 months for the unit to drain an 85Ah battery so you can take comfort in the fact that while your caravan is in storage, or on site, it is still being protected.
Because the units have a backup battery, they will still work if the thieves cut the main battery power to the caravan. Cutting power to the system will also alert the control centre, who will relay this information to the customer.
Satellite location of your caravan means that the average recovery time is less than 2 hours and far quicker for caravans with a ProActive unit. Swift and accurate response is obtained by a willing police force and your caravan is recovered in good repair.
The Phantom unit works throughout europe and no extra charge is made for this service. Wherever your caravan is, Phantom are watching over you. Your Phantom unit is transferable from caravan to caravan so costs are kept to a minimum. Most insurance companies recognise the benefits of the Phantom tracking system having had caravans recovered by ourselves and will offer you a discount if you have one fitted.
Where Can I get them From?
You can buy the trackers from Phantom Limited. Te Phantom
Target for Caravans system costs £399 inc VAT and fitting and the
Phantom Proactive for Caravans retails at £499 inc VAT and fitting. There is a choice of annual or five year subscriptions at £99 and £349 respectively, available on both models. The motion sensor costs an additional £30 if required.
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