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Old 06-09-2019, 07:43 AM   #1
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Security while in storage lot

We store our Jayco in a storage facility with a key code entry and chain link/barbed wire fence around it. On our last trip over there, we discovered we had been broken into. They smashed through the bathroom vent (yes, standard 14" opening!!). Exited out the door. Took our bedroom TV, coffee pot, tool box, all bedding, various cooking utensils, etc. The view from the facility's security camera was blocked by another RV and a tree branch.

I would like to deter anyone from doing this again with an alarm of some sort. We don't have access to electricity or wifi at the storage place.

I'm looking for suggestions for something that can run on a battery with motion detection or a sensor of some sort that would set off a really loud noise if disturbed?? Preferably with a remote so we can disable it before we enter.
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:21 AM   #2
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Wow thatís horrorible. I couldnít imagine that happening especially at storage place you think was secure.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:23 AM   #3
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We are also in a storage lot. Our previous 5ver was broken into 3 times. The 1st through the window in the door, 2nd through the window on the driver's side in the rear and the 3rd, they used a crow bar to open the door.

We finally got wise...after the 2nd break-in, all electronics are removed and/or secured. Even have to remove my razor - yep, they stole that too during the 2nd one. The 1st time both televisions, a CD weather radio, sound system including the DVD player, a pair of gym shoes, the 1st aid kit, a bottle of water (found blood in the unit so presuming to clean the wounds). The 2nd time, both televisions (one was mounted & they broke the tray), tossed a mini-fridge around, razor and stupid stuff. The 3rd time, not much of anything but they did "toss" the unit.

We have looked at items but they either require electricity or going down every several days (maybe once a week) to charge/replace batteries. Will be following in case something is found!
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:12 AM   #4
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How awful!! They tried to get our wall mounted TV, but apparently couldn't figure it out. It wasn't in the locked position against the wall like normal. Police said probably a female homeless drug addict slipped through the narrow roof vent opening. We're lucky she didn't take up residence in it!

I hope, for both our sakes, someone has an idea for us
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:47 AM   #5
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Call SimpliSafe and see if they can build a system for your application. They might be able to hook up a system threw a cell phone data connection. You would have to keep the trailer batteries and data connection charged somehow. Our house system was about $600.00 and the wife installed it. It is all wireless.
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Anything that works off your 12V system can be kept charged with solar.
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Old 06-09-2019, 12:59 PM   #7
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Simplisafe or even a cheaper one on eBay. You usually get what you pay for though, in the long run.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:17 PM   #8
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For thief’s it’s all about convenience and ease of entry.
I would buy a full cover that’s secures with those straps over and under.
Most thief’s would then decide to pick an easier target. Jmhofwiw
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:16 PM   #9
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For thiefís itís all about convenience and ease of entry.
I would buy a full cover thatís secures with those straps over and under.
Most thiefís would then decide to pick an easier target. Jmhofwiw
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Haha...a friend had their unit broken into (different lot) during the winter. Yep, they had a cover on their 5ver and drove by the lot but never really went in & checked. Why? Who would break into a unit with a cover.
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You would think a storage facility would have security cameras, lights with motion detectors and other anti-theft devices.
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I am a fan of Simplisafe for my home. If I had a camper with enough valuable stuff in it I would get one of their systems for that. You would need a base station, alarm station that runs on a cell phone connection.

The base station runs on 7.5 volts so you could easily find a 12 volt to 7.5 volt charger on the internet. The base station itself has backup battery but it would only last a day to two.

You also get a key fob that will turn the system on and off from outside. The key fob also is used to set up the system.

I bought reconditioned parts instead of new. Most of the parts are still on the original batteries after 3 years. Saved us when the water alarm went off near the sump pump while we were traveling. Base package is $188.

You get a free month if you use someone as a referral, I would be glad to.
You pay month to month, no contract, $15 a month.
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Mine was covered over the winter and they used it as camouflage to force open the door. Nothing in there to steal so they moved on. I picked up a couple of small stickers from Home Depot that say "Warning Premises Protected by Security System" and put them on each door. Not functional but I think it serves as a deterrent. Make it a point to check on my unit every week or two during the winter.
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I didn't think of security system stickers.
Good idea!
May I ask where you got them? Many home security places won't sell just the stickers.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:51 PM   #14
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The only thing I have done so far is to just lock my unit.

My main fear is someone stealing the entire trailer. Ours is not the most expensive unit on the lot, but purchasing it was a big deal to us. Plus, we have put a lot of time and money into it just to make it ours.
In addition to insurance, we have a coupler lock and two wheel locks. I'm hoping they decide we're too much trouble.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:26 PM   #15
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I was curious and trolled Amazon and found this one;

Wolf-Guard Solar Security Alarm System JD-06 Simple Burglar System Outdoor Weather-Proof Siren Come with Motion Sensor, Remote Controller(120db)

Has a solar powered siren and light with motion sensor for inside $75

Of course if no one hears it and it doesn't scare them away they will take it too!
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:52 PM   #16
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Thanks Roger!! I will look that up!!
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:31 PM   #17
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Jeez! Where thereís a will thereís a way!
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I would think an automotive system could be configured to do what you need and it would run on the 12v battery.
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How about a trail camera? They are cheap and run on batteries and an sd card.
Also can be pretty much hidden and mounted anywhere.
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:08 PM   #20
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I am looking into indoor climate controlled storage for our 3-4 hot summer months if not on the road, but big clause says not responsible for theft, damage etc.....so I guess indoors or outdoors the problem is always yours. Our sits inside our Ďgatedí yard now for 2 years safely.
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