Trailer security has been a challenge with a very limited selection of suitable products available.
There are a few locks but they don’t address the issue that these days it is generally the contents of the trailer that thieves are after and not the trailer itself. Unfortunately this complete lack of security has led to a lot of specific crime that is targeting trailers. Who doesn’t know or has heard of someone that has lost a lot of gear after their tools or other items were stolen from their trailer.
Unfortunately all these types of items are easy to carry and easy to sell on the black market.
There are two main solutions to this issue that will improve your security and reduce the risk of becoming a victim.
A/ Use a zero power alarm system
B/ Add a small power system to the trailer and use a powered alarm
Download our trailer alarm decision guide
A/ Zero Power Alarm Systems
Zero power alarm systems are a very rare technology and of the very limited systems on the market overseas most require a fairly large capacity lead acid battery. RVsecure has developed the Protector Zero alarm system technology a bit differently in that it is made to run off of a small capacity battery, in this instance a 9v alkaline.
It is able to do this because it draws no power until it is activated but still reacts instantaneously to an alarm trigger and only uses power when it is in an alarm state. With just a single 9v it is able to achieve 25 or more alarm cycles, and a battery will last as long as an unused battery if there are no alarm activation’s.
Zero power alarm systems use manual switch detection, either PIN or Reed switches as their primary form of detection and require an on/off switch as well.
B/ Powered Alarm Systems
Specific alarms systems are available for trailers that are powered systems. They are designed to be very low power and can therefore run with the minimum charging system. Typically with a 7Ah alarm battery an alarm can be on standby for about 2~4 weeks.
When using this type of alarm and battery it is advisable to have a small solar recharging system so the battery is keeps topped up and able to power the alarm. This also eliminates the requirement to take the battery out and charge every week or so.
An added advantage is that the alarm can also be coupled with a quality GPS Tracking and notification system. This provides SMS notifications if the alarm goes off as well as full tracking capability if the trailer is moved. Doing this increases the power consumption but it is still reasonable to assume that a 7Ah battery will be sufficient.
Please note: The Zero is not compatible with the GPS systems
The alarm is operated by a key-switch and uses either PIN or Reed switches for sensing intruders. On activation the high output siren and strobe will activate. After ~10 minutes if there are no further activation’s the alarm system will turn itself off again.
The Zero also has a built in battery indicator, just press the button and it will indicate if the battery is still OK to function. It is normal to expect at least 25 alarm cycles before the battery has reached the end of its usable life however the activation’s may be over many years.
The Protector Zero is also easily expandable with the addition of more PIN or Reed switches (additional cabling will be required). And being so easy to install it is makes it a great DIY trailer alarm.
Protector Zero kit only $399
Powered by a 9v battery and only uses power when in alarm
Reed/PIN switches to protect your doors and toolboxes
Armed and Disarmed by a secure key switch
Inbuilt battery indicator shows when its time to change the battery
RVsecure systems are designed with installation in mind and can be installed easily and quickly
Every Alarm System comes equipped with a blue alarm strobe and high output waterproof siren
Each of our Alarm control systems are made right here in Australia
All Enclosed Trailers without an onboard battery and charging system
The ProtectorX by RVsecure is an ideal alarm system for an enclosed trailer that has a house battery and charging system. It comes standard with an internal PIR detector, reed switch plus AntiTow/AntiHitch brake locking. Additional wireless reed switches, wired reed switches and wired PIN switches can also be added to this truly versatile system. The ProtectorX is also fully compatible with our GPS Communications Hub so you can receive alarm notifications by SMS on your phone as well as track your trailer if it is moved.
Gen2 ProtectorX kit only $499
The ProtectorX is equipped with a range of essential features straight out of the box. These standard inclusions ensure comprehensive security for your trailer:
Internal PIR Detector: The built-in Passive Infrared (PIR) detector detects motion within the interior of your boat. This advanced technology provides reliable protection by sensing any unauthorised movement and triggering the alarm system.
Door Reed Switch: Safeguard your boat’s entry points with the door reed switch. This magnetic sensor monitors the opening and closing of doors, ensuring that any unauthorised access is immediately detected and triggers an alarm.
With these standard features, the ProtectorX ensures comprehensive security coverage for your trailer.
Introducing our intelligent Anti-Tow/Anti-Hitch system equipped with adjustable sensitivity, designed to safeguard your vehicle from being towed.
With this advanced system in place, the brakes are automatically activated when an alarm is triggered, preventing unauthorised towing attempts. Our proprietary algorithm ensures reliable performance, as it is the only anti tow system on the market specifically engineered to eliminate alarms caused by shock-waves, the leading cause of false alarms.
With our cutting-edge Advanced Brake Tamper Detection*, your brakes are armed and protected like never before. This state-of-the-art feature ensures that your braking system remains secure and guarded against any tampering attempts. Rest easy knowing that our advanced technology is actively monitoring your brakes, providing an additional layer of protection and peace of mind.
Our cutting-edge Brake Safety Interlock is here to provide you with ultimate protection in the event of accidental arming while driving. With this innovative system in place, you can rest assured that if the system is mistakenly armed, the brakes will not engage due to movement.
Your safety is our top priority, and we’ve designed this feature specifically to prevent any potential hazards or mishaps on the road. Drive with confidence knowing that our Brake Safety Interlock has your back, ensuring a secure and worry-free driving experience.
Customise your security solution with ease using our expandable system, capable of accommodating up to 13 sensors to perfectly suit your unique requirements.
Whether you need to safeguard multiple entry points, monitor specific areas, or enhance overall coverage, our system provides the flexibility to scale up and adapt. With the capability to add additional sensors, you can ensure comprehensive protection for your trailer.
Tailor your security setup to your exact specifications and enjoy the freedom to customise your trailer’s security to meet your evolving needs.
Experience the ultimate deterrent with our Alarm System, equipped with powerful features that include light flashing and a high-output waterproof siren.
The system is designed to flash your trailer’s lights, capturing attention and signalling a security breach. Additionally, the high-output waterproof siren emits a piercing sound, effectively deterring potential intruders and alerting those nearby.
Each of our Alarm control systems are made right here in Australia so you know you are purchasing a quality product and supporting Australian industry and jobs
1x ProtectorX control unit
1x safeGuard PIR
1x safeGuard Reed Switch
1x High Output Siren
2x 4 Key Remotes
2x Security Warning Stickers
* all safeGuard sensors are wireless so no need to run multiple cables
Trailer Solar and Battery System
If you require a ‘minimum’ solar and battery power system to run a trailer alarm then please contact us. We will also have them online shortly.
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GPS Communications Hub
The RVsecure GPS / Communications hub is an optional plug and play GPS and 4G system that will add tracking and communications to your RVsecure alarm system to provide you with a completely integrated security solution. There are no complex systems for you to set up or multiple providers for you to coordinate with, we have done all of the hard work for you to deliver peace of mind straight out of the box.
Our GPS system isnt just a little black box either. We know most of our customers spend time out of the major cities so it comes standard with extended range antennas.
*Not for use with Protector Zero
GPS Hub only $300
The RVsecure GPS / Communications hub is fully integrated to the RVsecure alarm systems and the online RVsecure tracking and alert system. Adding it is a breeze, just plug it into the alarm with the supplied loom, plug in the antennas and job done
Activation signals are sent via the GPS / Communications hub to our servers and then to you. No need to mess around signing up to third party sites
The GPS / Communications hub has the best coverage with Telstra network 4G LTE and a 3G fallback should the 4G system not be available. Each GPS / Communications hub comes with a SIM and is ready to go once you have selected a subscription package
When an unauthorised tow is detected whilst the alarm is armed the GPS / Communications hub goes to live tracking to update the location of your vehicle every 30 seconds
Receive alarms, alerts and track via our free Android or iOS mobile app’s
Set up Geo Fence on our system to alert you if your vehicle goes outside the designated area
Receive an alarm signal if your battery fails or is disconnected
The GPS / Communications hub has an inbuilt battery backup system so it continues to provide signals and tracking in the event that the main battery has been disabled
Alarm activation’s are sent to you via SMS for a faster notification
Alarm activation’s are sent to your mobile phone via push notifications
Alarm activation’s are sent to you via your email
Tracking and SMS Alerts
Our tracking system is much more than just a standard online GPS tracker, it is a complete communications hub that interfaces with our RVsecure alarm systems to provide full tracking and SMS alarm notification services.
Subscribe from only $100 / year incl SMS
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