Campervan security advice

Alert message sent 09/09/2021 13:52:00

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Security advice to campervan owners

Earlier this week a camper van was stolen in the Stockton Heath area, it has since been located and the owners have collected it.

With this in mind, we thought some useful crime prevention tips might be of use to other campervan owners to help prevent their vehicles from being stolen.
The devices listed below are some suggestions that will help reduce the chances of your vehicle from being stolen:

Alarms- alerts you to someone breaking into your campervan.

Immobilisers- standard on vehicles since 1998, stops vehicle engines from being started without the correct key.

Security film for the windows- helps prevent windows from being smashed to gain entry

Deadlocks- helps to prevent the sliding door from being forced open.

Steering locks/ Gear Lock/ Pedal Lock- These anti-theft devices are a visual deterrent that lock in place which immobilise your vehicle

Wheel clamps- immobilises the vehicle by preventing the wheel from rotating. The vehicle can't be driven, pushed, or towed away with one wheel immobilised, even when the thief has the ignition keyGear locks.

Trackers- Tracker systems can increase the recovery of your vehicle if it is stolen. Many systems activate once the van is stolen and track via GPS and other systems.

Swivel the seat- If you have a swivelling driver’s seat on your motorhome or campervan, turn it to face the rear and lock it in position if possible using an SBD approved padlock. This will make it difficult to turn back around to the driving position.

If you are storing your campervan at a storage site, check to see if it offers good security, check out the Caravan Storage Association website for approved sites that offer good security.
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Matt Kirkham (Police, Police Community Support Officer Coach, WARR)
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