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Old 07-04-2015, 04:47 AM   #11
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Lowes (and others) sell standalone battery-operated solutions like motion-sensors. Not expensive and they look like simple fixes that would work fine for a campground situation.
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:40 AM   #12
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Keep this in mind
You install a security system in your RV that requires either shore power or your RV's battery power. A would be thief Cuts your battery cable and turns off the shore power. Takes about 30 seconds to disable the RV's powers supply. What good will the security system do at that point. So if you do install a system make sure it has its own power supply.
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The base unit has a battery backup that runs for a day or two after power is disconnected.
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I just ordered a Simplisafe setup with one motion and one door sensor. We will be full-timing, and my wife is home at night sometimes while I'm at work. You can set it for home or away, so it will give her some peace of mind at night. I got 2 remotes and a panic button to place by the bed. I chose the full monitoring with remote access by cellphone for $25/month.
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Don't forget the panic button on your car or truck key fob.

It will sound a loud horn beeping if all else fails.
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Keep this in mind
You install a security system in your RV that requires either shore power or your RV's battery power. A would be thief Cuts your battery cable and turns off the shore power. Takes about 30 seconds to disable the RV's powers supply. What good will the security system do at that point. So if you do install a system make sure it has its own power supply.
Even if all the power is cut, it will sound the alarm and you will get a text from SimpleSafe. Doesn't need phone lines either as it uses cellular service. SimpleSafe has battery back up that lasts several days. Even notifies you if the power goes out, and, if you have the freeze monitors you can log in and tell the temperature in your home or RV. I have two because we have two furnace/Ac units and was able to tell one of the AC was not working correctly due to the temperature in my stick and brick home.

Even if you don't monitor your RV system, it will sound a very loud alarm and in most campgrounds bring much unwanted attention, last thing a thief wants.

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The thing I like about SimpliSafe is that I can choose either "ALERT", or "ALARM". I have the front hall screen door and all the privacy fence gates set for alert. If someone (usually the lawn guys) open the gate I get a text message that the EAST gate was opened @.... or the FRONT screen door was opened... The doors, windows and motion sensors are set for ALARM

I then open my smartphone's security cameras app and see who it is. Yes I can even talk to them at the front door. Or if it is at night (which has happened a few times) I can turn on all the lights in and out of the house.
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I should clarify that the cameras and front speaker are not part of SimpliSafe, although they now have security cameras for an option.

Since I hope to be "Net-Zero by the end of next year (at home) I just installed this Energy Monitor

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I have the SimpliSafe sensors in mine so it works while parked at home. I use a hidden camera in rig and a deer cam outside when traveling. I would rather see who screws with my stuff so I can fix the issue myself.
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I haven't considered a security system. Don't have one at home either. My brother lost two mountain bikes in Hemet last year while they were asleep in the MH. The bikes were cable locked with a 3/8" cable and the thieves cut it with a grinder. This was a gated park. If someone wants something it's gone anyway.
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