Easy Installation with the RVsecure Fast Wire System
Fast Wire System
RVsecure alarm systems are designed to be installed in the minimum time possible. That is why we don’t go over the top with the total number of connections. Our systems only require three connections to the main loom plus power.
The three connections are Brake (blue), Stop (red) and Park (brown). That’s it!
Some Handy Guidelines for a Good Security Installation
All security systems have what is referred to as the ‘Alarm Zone’. This is the area that is fully protected by one or more alarm sensors. When installing an security system in a Caravan there are a few things that are important in establishing the alarm zone.
Position of the Control Unit
Make sure that the control unit is placed on a solid surface (wall, floor, furniture etc) within the alarm zone to ensure that the alarm will activate before someone can gain access to it. This eliminates the possibility that a thief can disable the system before it activates.
Important: Installation in the front boot is not generally recommended unless additional sensors are used on the boot doors.
Generally the ideal places inside the van are those that are out of sight, close to the batteries and allow easy access for cabling (if retrofitting).
A good quality system will also allow the installation of the control panel and siren in any location and not suffer from false alarms caused by “reverberation” or “shock-waves” whilst providing near instant activation if the vehicle is being towed.
Ensure that the system has a suitable number of sensors to protect the van, your possessions and the system itself. There are three main alarm sensor types.
1: PIR‘s provide great coverage for people moving about in the van. They will react before someone has the chance to rifle through your possessions.
2: Reed Switches are great for doors, hatches and toolboxes. A main door reed switch will provide an alarm trigger before the person even steps foot in your van.
3: Vertical Door Opening Sensors (VDOS) are a great option for external hatch and toolbox doors that either lift up or drop down. They are activated by vertical movement and take less than a minute to install.
Having extra sensors on tool boxes etc will protect the extra value (easy to steal/sell) items that we usually carry with us, for instance lithium batteries, generators or tool kits.
A good quality high output siren is essential for alerting people nearby that the alarm has activated. There are generally two methods of mounting.
1: Internally. Mounting the siren internally is commonly done near the panel itself and inside a caravan the noise can be quite piercing when activated. Mounting the siren in this location does not cause issues with the alarm panels internal sensors.
2: Externally. For best distance of the alarm noise mounting the siren externally is the way to go. The siren is waterproof so whilst it needs to be mounted in a position that protects it from any impacts the weather is generally not a concern.
Towing Sensor Adjustment
Whilst it certainly shouldn’t be the only line of defense, a towing detection system is a useful function as part of a comprehensive van alarm system. If someone were to attempt to tow your van away then the on board movement sensors activate the electric brakes automatically, preventing it from moving.
Vans and campers come in a variety of sizes, axle configurations and weights and just having a single sensitivity setting will not provide the optimal operating condition as one size does not fit all. Having full adjust-ability ensures that your system can be tailored exactly to your van, ensuring that the towing detection system works as intended.
RVsecure Gen2 has now eliminated shockwave false alarms, the cause of 99% of all false alarms. This ensures that you get a system that operates correctly every time, without the hassle of other systems false alarms.
Highly tech savy criminals can use advanced jammers to block the signals between devices and thereby prevent the central control unit from receiving an alarm signal. Our engineers have developed active jamming detection that alerts the system if there is an attempt at blocking signals, thereby allowing you to stay one step ahead of the crooks.
Prevention is always better than cure, so ensuring that your security stickers are mounted in a prominent position that can be seen clearly is a great preventative measure to ward off opportunity thieves.
A last word
Whilst no fortress in impenetrable, having a well thought out security approach with multiple layers of redundancies will minimise your risk of the worst case scenario occurring whilst traveling and provide you with greater piece of mind.
For more information, please see the RVsecure range of alarm systems.
For OEM/Trade sales please call Jason on 0476 180 245.
For technical advise, please call Simon on 0431 713 337.
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