Tips for securing a Motorhome

MotorhomeMotorhome theft is something no owner wants to go through as they lose a holiday, a memory and a means of transport. Officers have launched an operation after a substantial increase in the theft of Motorhomes; this has created a need for customers to not just be more aware but to also be more secure.

Here’s what your customers can do to reduce the risk of Motorhome theft:

1. Wheel clamps

Are highly efficient way of immobilising your customers vehicles, it’s good for them to invest in these as the higher the quality, the lower the likelihood of theft

2. Steering wheel locks

A great visual deterrent which can vary between a padlock, chain, circular lock or even a bar-lock.

3. Gear locks

This allows your customers to lock the gear stick to the hand brake

4. An alarm

This is more of an audible deterrent for your customer’s motorhome. The siren is normally located under the bonnet and is activated when the vehicle door is opened. This kind of alarm usually comes with a window sticker that your customers can position appropriately to advertise that their vehicle is alarmed, which encourages the would-be thief to move on elsewhere

5. An immobiliser 

This helps your customers particularly if a thief gains access to their motorhome, ensuring that they cannot steal it. Each time the customer switches off their engine, the immobiliser will automatically activate. Most immobilisers enable dual-circuit immobilisation to frustrate any efforts to start the engine by hot-wiring.

6. A tracking device 

This device will help to monitor your customer’s vehicle 24/7. If stolen, a signal is sent by remote control to a control centre, locating the missing vehicle is and most likely the thieves that took. Pro-active tracking devices have a proven track record in recovering stolen motorhomes. Because of this, your customers could gain substantial motorhome insurance saving.

7. Using a CaSSOA (Caravan Storage Site Owners’ Association) accredited storage site

This can give your customers total peace of mind minimising security risks to their motorhomes with features such as full perimeter fencing, lockable gates, CCTV and monitored entry and exit of the site.

Remember to remind your customers that security devices can reduce their insurance costs.

If they follow these procedures your customers will have increased peace of mind knowing that their holiday is less likely to be ruined by theft, and they’ll also enjoy the additional benefit of reduced insurance costs.

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