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Old 12-07-2009, 04:54 PM   #1
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I was reading some of the posts on the 'general chat' forum and the idea of having an alarm system in my RV is something I should be looking into. I live in an area where we have many homeless people perusing the rear alley, looking in garbage cans and lifting and entering anything not locked or tied down. But I know nothing about an alarm system for an RV. Who has an alarm installed? I would sure like some particulars on model, voltage, how it works, price, etc. Thanks to all for responding.
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:19 PM   #2
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Here is something I have been thinking about.
http://wonderexplorebelieve.net/blog/27/sm...e-stylish-unit/
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:27 PM   #3
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One thing you should know is that all Residential alarms systems also run on 12vdc making them somewhat a natural consideration for our rigs.
I like some of the talking sirens out there as they seem to really give the bad guy something new to think about.

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One thing you should know is that all Residential alarms systems also run on 12vdc making them somewhat a natural consideration for our rigs.
I like some of the talking sirens out there as they seem to really give the bad guy something new to think about.
Thats a good point Ed
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:58 PM   #5
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I have found this commonly available cheap device very handy. My not be the best, but very easy to install and works well. It works for a year on its own batteries.

http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/itemdi...ubCategoryName=
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:06 PM   #6
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I have found this commonly available cheap device very handy. My not be the best, but very easy to install and works well. It works for a year on its own batteries.

http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/itemdi...ubCategoryName=
I kind of like this idea for an area monitor. It would be better than a screaming siren. You might get a few false alarms though. We have motion sensor lights in our driveway and even our 13# pooch can turn them on.

My first thought for the original request was an after market car alarm. It would require adding a horn or another signaling device. This would provide security in campgrounds too if installed correctly.

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Old 12-07-2009, 09:42 PM   #7
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I kind of like this idea for an area monitor. It would be better than a screaming siren. You might get a few false alarms though. We have motion sensor lights in our driveway and even our 13# pooch can turn them on.

My first thought for the original request was an after market car alarm. It would require adding a horn or another signaling device. This would provide security in campgrounds too if installed correctly.

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These can be used for outside area or on the inside. The receiver can be placed inside to provide an audible and scare the intrude or use it outside to announce someone in your porch area. Decrease the falsifying by tilting the transmitter down toward the ground. Some creative thinking and this device one can do a lot of neat things.
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:35 AM   #8
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Hello,
Here is a nice light controlling IR detector that might be useful for
RV security. It could be wired into existing light circuits like the
controllers for home type exterior lights.
http://www.rabweb.com/product_detail...roduct=STL12LV .
The least expensive vendor I have found for this device is
http://backwoodssolar.com/ , "Select a Product", "Lighting",
"Motion Sensing Light Switches". I have dealt with this company
and they are good people to work with.

Good Luck securing your rig. Larry H
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:21 AM   #9
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I have had great success with Bulldog Alarms.

TheModel 2010 is the one I have modified to use as a remote start/stop of my Club Runner Electric Golf Caddy.

Bulldog Alarm Model 2010
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