Caravan Security: Hitch locks And Wheel Clamps
And a little information about trackers too …
Every year, over 3,000 caravans go missing in the UK. With a few simple caravan security products, you can be sure that your pride and joy stays in the same place you left it …
Unless your caravan is one of the latest models, you probably won’t have an alarm installed in it. And even if you do, it’ll usually be to prevent entry and not to detect physical movement.
“So how do you stop it from disappearing?”
There are two primary solutions for the caravan theft worries you may have. Firstly, the classic hitch lock which stops anyone from hooking it up to a vehicle and driving away with it.
There are various manufacturers out there, but we’ve found that the Milenco and Saracen range to be most effective. In fact, we’ve had some good feedback from our customers about both product ranges defeating would be thieves so you can be sure they’ve been tested.
Secondly, you may also want to have a wheel clamp too! A very visual clue to security, a wheel clamp can immediately put off would be caravan thieves. Again, we stock Milenco security products but also have Excaliber and Nemesis wheel clamps available.
“But what if both are defeated and my caravan disappears?”
We have countless testimonials from our clients about how well the hitch locks and wheel clamps we stock have defeated would be thieves from stealing their pride and joy, especially when used together, but in the extreme case that it does go missing, what can you do?
Well, we don’t stock them because they’re a very specialist item that requires expert fitting, but you can hide a tracker device on your caravan. Trackers usually come with a 5-year battery and some even have a recovery service so when your caravan is found, it will be recovered and returned to you.
Different manufacturers of caravan tracker have different coverage across the United Kingdom and Europe, but if you want to look at the gold standard then take a look at tracker.co.uk to find out more.
“Would you like to know more?”
As usual, if you have any questions about caravan security, do give us a call on 01908 511551 and we’ll be delighted to advise you.
Until next time …
BIG WHITE BOX
The caravan accessory store