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Time taken to steal a caravan 6 months 2 weeks ago #446410

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Raywood wrote:
Dustydog wrote:
I’m with Ray bar the curtains. Sunlight damage may be worse than a potential theft ;)
Some years ago , I can’ t find it now, a forum its had his stolen from back garden which was blocked all round. The Scum used a mobile crane and low loader.
IMO, trust me, if it’s nicked , pray it is not recovered and you get your new for old settlement from the insurer B)

We do leave the curtains open to try and show there is nothing to steal inside. We have not had a problem with fading but then again in Scotland sunshine can be in short supply. Having the curtains open does give you a bit of heat in cold weather which cannot be bad.
If you want to see how quick the professionals are watch this:

It is now quite old but it shows just how quickly it can be done.

Thanks that's quite interesting. The alarm was silenced very quickly, and the van arrived with its number plate towards the camera. But on the video it wasn't able to be read. Whether that was through editing the video (to protect privacy of thieves) or just another poor CCTV set up. The other thing that most of us know already is just how quickly wheel, hitch and secure posts can be cut away. Overall the expense of the CCTV system wasn't money well spent. Geese might have been more effective!
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Time taken to steal a caravan 6 months 2 weeks ago #446550

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Our van is stored at home and we have an alarm on the house, so I've put one of the house alarm pir sensors in the van as a separate 'zone' so if it is broken into, the house alarm goes off and it's all monitored.
As you say though, if they want it, they'll take it so as long as nobody in my family is threatened and I don't get a trashed caravan back, let them crack on. There's only so much you can do!
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Time taken to steal a caravan 6 months 1 week ago #446643

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A good idea if they are looking to steal from the caravan, but in many cases the thieves will steal a caravan, but not enter it, so the alarm will not be activated.
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Time taken to steal a caravan 6 months 1 week ago #446812

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Craigyoung wrote:
For the less than 10 minutes it takes me to take my wheel lock off and hitch lock off I couldn't be bothered to carry around two wheels and put them on & off for each trip . I've barely got enough room in the boot as it is to get the stuff in for weekend away with the two kids never mind putting two wheels in the boot . :blink:
Maybe I should have elucidated. The wheels are only removed when we are at home. I have got a windy gun and pneumatic jack pads, so the whole exercise is a doddle. On site same precautions everybody else.
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Time taken to steal a caravan 6 months 1 week ago #446813

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It does go off if the sensor is moved as I found out by accident when I towed the caravan off the drive with the house sensor inside, then the house alarm went off. The alarm knows if the pir sensor is moved. Clever stuff!
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