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Message posted by gray87101/2/2020 at 12:06pm
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Hi all
Just picking everyoneís brains, is there just a device that will send an alert to my phone if the caravan is moved, I have the Ring video doorbell so can check if I get an alert, the van is on my front drive about 3 metres away from my WiFi router in the living room so I get a good strong WiFi signal in the van itís also coupled to mains electric so if necessary I can plug something in if thatís needed
I know about the trackers & donít want to go down that route
Looking forward to your replies
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I have just purchased a wansview indoor camera which sends a text to your phone, it's not motion detection but even a reflection sets it off if you balanced it precariously if the van was moved and it fell the picture would change and set it off.
It was purchased from Amazon for £20 model is a Q5

Message posted by marg601/2/2020 at 2:18pm
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if its at home, why not just remove the wheels? its not going anywhere then unless of course they bring some with them? ok insurance might be an issue? I think if I was you I would be putting security posts in esp to fit as closely as I could get them

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We have CCTV covering caravan, cars and sheds.. ours is wired but you can get WiFi cameras.

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Message posted by gray87101/2/2020 at 4:03pm
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Hi Cliffbrown just checked out the camera, I think thatís the route to go down thanks for that
Marg6 if I remove the wheels I will have to buy axle stands or the solid wheels but that wonít alert me if the van moves, the posts are a no go as the front of the van is near neighbours driveway.
MGJo the Ring video doorbell allows me to monitor the van so cctv not required.
Thanks for all your replies
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a couple of axle stands or even blocks of wood, would do the job tho, being alerted to the caravan moving wont stop it being taken, a lack of wheels will!

take a look at wifi baby monitors, these will even react to sound too

the only other thing to make you aware of is that a caravan will move, even slightly in the wind, how long before you start ignoring the ping on your phone?

being connected to ehu wont stop them taking it, and in fact all they will do is make sure to unplug it beforehand, you need something that will continue to work so rechargeable batteries, hence why I said the baby monitor

Message posted by gray87102/2/2020 at 2:27pm
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Hi marg6
Totally agree with you about removing the wheels only downside is my insurance states as I have the Alko secure system fitted to the van I have to use the lozenger type wheel lock fitted, as for being connected the EHU I didnít think that would be a deterrent at all I merely stated I could use a plug in mains type monitor
Regarding the baby monitors Iím fully aware of these as a technical officer for Deaf & hard of hearing people I issue this type of equipment regularly but Iím not aware of any that connect to smartphone
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Message posted by Pixie_Hez02/2/2020 at 3:08pm
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Our caravan has a built in tracker which monitors motion etc and it is a pain in the neck! On Friday it was really windy here and I kept getting alerts all evening to say that the alarm had gone off. Whatever you get, make sure you can adjust the sensitivity so things like the vibrations from a big gust of wind donít keep setting it off!

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Message posted by cliffbrown via mobile 02/2/2020 at 3:54pm
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That camera has sensitivity adjustment

Message posted by shaggy200007/2/2020 at 12:57pm
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Quote: Originally posted by marg6 on 02/2/2020
a couple of axle stands or even blocks of wood, would do the job tho, being alerted to the caravan moving wont stop it being taken, a lack of wheels will!

take a look at wifi baby monitors, these will even react to sound too

the only other thing to make you aware of is that a caravan will move, even slightly in the wind, how long before you start ignoring the ping on your phone?

being connected to ehu wont stop them taking it, and in fact all they will do is make sure to unplug it beforehand, you need something that will continue to work so rechargeable batteries, hence why I said the baby monitor



Totally agree with you there, a motion camera is next to useless, so what if you know the van is currently being stolen if your about half an hour away, the scumbags will be long gone by the time your able to do anything about it.

And don't think calling the police will stop them, police aren't exactly the fastest at responding to things these days.

The best way to stop something being stolen is make it as difficult as possible to steal it, take the wheels off, lock the steadies down, using a hitch lock or even removing the hitch all together.

If it takes a thief longer than a few minutes to steal something they'll not bother, the longer they are messing around trying to get your van the more chance people will see them and the more chance the thief just wont bother.


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Message posted by John4703 via mobile 07/2/2020 at 7:19pm
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I am thinking of a Vodafone V tracker. If connected to 12v it will keep charged. £2 per month subscription

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Message posted by gray87108/2/2020 at 9:33am
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Hi Shaggy2000
Already posted itís not possible to remove the wheels as insurance states I have to use the AlKo secure wheel lock, also I have a hitch lock as well as the AlKo wheel lock, been looking at the steady locks & thinking of getting some, Iím fortunate that I live in a culdesac only one way in & out and several neighbours are retired and home most of the day, so Iím hoping if it is attempted to be nicked the noise trying to remove the locks will alert someone, the motion detector would alert me & I could contact one of the neighbours to check it out ( before anyone says would the neighbours be ok being contacted the last house to be sold in the culdesac was over 30 years ago so we all look out for each other );
Graham

Message posted by Grandad Kenny08/2/2020 at 12:09pm
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I agree with Shaggy, the ALKO wheel lock fits onto one wheel, take the other one off and it ainít going nowhere, itís what I do and my insurance didnít say I shouldnít do it. Are your neighbours really going to confront a couple of burly blokes wielding a pair of bolt croppers and other tools to stop your caravan disappearing, mmmm,

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