Anti-theft RV Security

By: David Gilchrist

It's no secret that caravans can cost an arm and a leg – and that makes them a tempting target for crooks. Here are a few ways to discourage the crims and send them looking elsewhere.

Presented by Caravan World

As increasing numbers of Australians take to the roads in caravans, and the value of those vans climbs ever higher, it's little wonder caravan security has become a hot topic.
A combination of new technology, trusty old-fashioned devices and new laws have all made it more difficult for thieves to make off with our caravans and our possessions, yet too many owners leave things to chance.

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That's despite increasing awareness of security thanks to the prevalence of built-in GPS trackers in new vans and the rising number of owners fitting older vans with after-market tracking technology. At the same time, new Written-Off Vehicle Register (WOVR) laws have made it more difficult for thieves to 'rebirth' stolen vans — a practice whereby crims transfer vehicle identification numbers (VINs) from damaged vehicles bought at auction, or elsewhere, to stolen vans to give them a 'clean' identity.

While such initiatives have helped deter thieves, it never hurts to review your security and look for improvements. Here's some handy tips for keeping your van safe, and a few products and apps to help keep your investment out of the wrong hands.

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In the full article you can learn about lockable hitches, GPS tracking and wheel clamps, as well as plenty of tips for caravan security. 


Anti-theft RV Security – Caravan World