Traveling with family in the RV is amazing. While you are enjoying your liberating, exciting and relaxing vacation with family, it's wise to take some precautions while you park your RV in camping sites, RV parks, or campgrounds.
Potential Security Risks for RVs, Motor homes & Travel Trailers
Your RV and your valuables or personal possessions could face potential security threats, such as theft, break-in, vandalism or any possible unanticipated incidents.
Using security cameras and alarm systems are proving to be effective
and economical, while it's important to take a bit of effort to fully
understand them in advance and learn RV & motor home security
cameras & system 101. The following are just a few items to consider
when choosing a system for your RV or motor home.
1. Easy to Install and Maintain
2. Remote Monitoring via Phone
3. Motion Detection & Alerts
4. Night Vision
5. Alarm/Siren is A Nice-To-Have
6. Footage Storage
7. Power Supply
Why You Should Invest in an RV Security System
Unfortunately, terrible things happen when traveling.
Whether it’s a flat tire or you lose your wallet, or a break-in occurs, you must be prepared for the worst on the road. When RVing, you may not spend all your time hanging out at your campsite. You’re going to go exploring, and RVs can be easy targets for break-ins. The RVing and camping community is trusting, and there’s always a few bad apples in that mix. Investing in an RV security system will give you peace of mind to avoid break-ins, damage, and other issues when you’re out adventuring or away from your rig for any reason.
Types of RV Security
Door and Window Alarms
This is about as simple as it gets for security systems. These devices go onto the windows or doors of your RV and are armed when you’re not in the RV or sleeping. They will trigger if they are armed and the door or window is opened. The alarm could be an alarm noise or even alerts sent to your smartphone depending on the system.
RV door and window systems can be as simple as deadbolts and drop bars to something more sophisticated and linked to your phone. If someone tries to jimmy a window, you’ll get a notification on your mobile device or these devices can alert the authorities in the area to respond.
Perimeter systems or virtual fences are a good step up from a simple door or window alarm. They work by placing digital “posts” around your campsite or storage site to create a virtual perimeter. They can sound off an alarm or notify you when the perimeter is crossed.
The main drawback with virtual perimeters is that they are triggered by many false alarms, such as a squirrel in the area or a camper cutting across your campsite. Use these virtual fences in areas where there is not much of a possibility for a false alarm. If you have pets, perimeter systems aren’t always the best if they’re off a leash.
If you want the absolute best, then you would want an integrated RV security system. "Integrated" refers to several safety nets and redundancies as well as protection from hazards other than burglaries, such as fire and carbon monoxide.
The Reolink Go and the Reolink Argus Wireless Security System is a good example. Depending on the system you get, you can have window and door alarms, motion detectors, storage compartment alarms and even alerts straight to your cell phone when alarms are triggered.
Wireless Camera System Features
Wireless Installation - Can be easily mounted and installed both indoors and outdoors, eliminating the need for professional help. Can work with Google assistant.
Rechargeable Battery, Solar-Powered - Users save tremendously on battery replacements thanks to a built-in micro USB port. This allows wireless units like the Argus 2 to be charged by a universal 5V 2A power adapter or by the Reolink Solar Panel.
1080p Full HD Video Display and Improved Night Vision - Equipped with 1920×1080 resolution, many wireless camera systems captures smooth, crystal-clear videos. Starlight image sensors installed in this outdoor security camera provides you with clearer night-vision footage for up to 33ft.
Instant Playback - The wireless camera systems today supports the use of micro SD cards, allowing users to store files locally and add up to 64GB of space to their wireless security camera. Recorded videos can be replayed via the app, without any additional subscription fees.
Standalone Setup and Operation - Users can install and operate the wireless camera and security system by directly connecting to a 2.4G wireless router like the WifiRanger shown below. This eliminates the need for a security base station. Comprehensive voice instructions for setting up your Argus 2 are available on the Reolink app.
You may even consider a motion-triggered video surveillance system. These systems can detect and record intruders while alerting both you and a private security network. They can send your cell phone a video feed, so you can figure out if the threat is worth notifying law enforcement.
You can combine different elements of different systems to build your burglar proof RV system. You can add simple things such as floodlights or security stickers on windows as well for a little more security. The more elements you have, the better you can sleep at night knowing your investment is safe.
Allowing a good security system to monitor your belongings is well worth it.
Call us today for a free consultation and we will design and install a security system specific to your needs!
Backup & Fleet Camera Systems Installation
In addition to entertainment, we also upgrade RV's with full rear and side view camera systems. These cameras provide increased visibility and clear color picture to eliminate blind spots and increase overall views when in tight spaces in a park, or even on the highway to make sure you're always in your lane.
The driver can view all the cameras installed on a dedicated monitor on the driver's console with a new color LCD. All camera feeds are view-able from all cameras at once or you can switch to a single camera view for a better view of that angle.
Fleet Mobile DVR Systems
Record video and audio on-the-go. Anytime. Anywhere.
For School Buses, Delivery Vehicles, City and Municipal Vehicles or even Police Vehicles, mobile DVRs are ideal for recording and protecting your fleet of vehicles and reducing liabilities and potential issues in day to day service.
From a single vehicle to an entire fleet, Infinite RV & Marine excels in the installation and integration of single to multi vehicle management systems. Our mobile DVR solutions enable you to minimize the risks associated with vehicle theft, while improving efficiency and productivity and reducing overall transportation and staffing costs.
RV and Mobile Vehicle internet access is of growing importance and is the key to the operation of all security, backup and fleet DVR systems.
Many full timers need full time access, and even part-time RV'ers want to be online and send email. Technological advances provide more choices for internet access.