How to Make Sure Your Campervan is safe and secure
Motorhomes, campervans and even vans are an investment, one which you can spend months saving for and years enjoying. They themselves are worth a significant amount of money, not to mention the possessions you have inside when you set off on your road trips. Unfortunately, there are some people in this world that see big shiny campers as the perfect target for a robbery, as they often hold a lot of money, personal items and essential pieces that you need on your travels. This can be avoided, however, as long as you put the safety precautions in place and keep yourself switched on and aware of what could be happening around you. Struggling to think or ways to secure your camper? Continue reading for some great tips that will instantly help make sure your valuables and vehicle are safe from thieves!
Keep Valuables Safe
This first point may seem like a very obvious one to many, but you’d be surprised just how many people leave mobile phones, iPads, and laptops and so on in full view of the windows when they go to bed at night. It’s so important to make sure that you don’t leave your camper with all kinds of expensive valuables on display, as anyone could have a snoop inside and see something that catches their eye. This even applies to items such as jewellery, watches and expensive clothing items. One of the best ways to keep valuables, including passports, money and tickets, safe is to invest in a small valuable safe. Investing in a safe will ensure your valuables are locked safely away where nobody but yourself can access them. Similarly, putting them back into bags or drawers at the end of the day, or before you leave the vehicle will help to prevent anyone from feeling the need to enter your vehicle uninvited.
Safe Pitching Spots
It may be very exciting and thrilling to take your camper to some exciting locations that have few people but lots to see, but these spots can often be hotspots for thieves. It’s important to make sure you pitch your vehicle in a safe, secure location each night, as you want to be surrounded by others most of the time. Having other people around you will help to scare off any potential thieves, whereas, the moment you pitch up alone at a spot that nobody else knows of, you’re open to thieves who may not experience the same scaring off as they would in a busy, well occupied area.
Throughout your travels, there are a number of different safety precautions that you can put into place, and carry out, to ensure your vehicle is safe and secure. One of the main steps that will help to keep prying eyes out is simply closing your campervan curtains. It may seem obvious, but what people can’t see, can’t tempt them! By closing your curtains, you’re adding privacy and security but also making it clear to others that you don’t want them snooping inside your vehicle. Similarly, you may want to put up silver screens on the windows when you’re in and out of the camper, as these are another great feature to keep unwanted eyes out!
Important Devices and Alarms
Before you head out on any adventures you should always ensure your campervan is equipped with top quality alarms and devices. Burglar alarms are ideal for scaring off the thief, as well as alerting anyone close by that someone is attempting to intrude! There are some great alarms out there that can have a little humour too, such as warning alarms that shout funny quotes to scare the thief away. You can install sensors too, which is ideal for when someone is getting a little too close for comfort! You then have a selection of safety devices, such as anti-locking systems and apps that can trigger a message to your phone if there is unusual activity in or around your vehicle when you’re not there. These simple yet effective features can really help to make you be and feel safer, which is in turn going to ensure you have a fun, relaxing and enjoyable trip!