In the UK approximately 4,000 caravans, campervans and motorhomes are stolen each year. This rise in motorhome theft increases the need for more security measures. Improving the security of a motorhome involves a multi-faceted approach, incorporating both physical security measures and behavioural strategies. Here are five steps to improve the security of your motorhome, helping to protect it from theft.

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Install a High-Quality Alarm System and Tracker

  • Alarm System: Ensure your motorhome is equipped with a robust alarm system that is sensitive to break-ins through doors, windows, and other entry points. Modern systems can send alerts directly to your smartphone.
  • Tracker: Consider installing a Thatcham-approved tracker (such as S7 or S5, depending on your requirements). Trackers significantly increase the chances of recovering your motorhome if it’s stolen.


Use Physical Locks and Security Devices

  • Steering Wheel Locks: A visible steering wheel lock can act as a strong deterrent to thieves.
  • Wheel Clamps and Security Posts: When parked, using wheel clamps or securing your motorhome to a fixed security post can prevent it from being towed away.
  • Door and Window Locks: Upgrade the locks on doors and windows to high-security models. Consider additional locks for the internal doors between the cab and living area.


Secure Your Motorhome When Unattended

  • Always ensure your motorhome is locked, including windows and skylights, even if you’re leaving it unattended for a short time.
  • Do not leave valuables in sight; store them in locked cabinets or take them with you.
  • Use curtains or blinds to keep the interior of your motorhome out of view.



Choose Secure Parking Locations

  • Overnight Parking: Opt for well-lit, secure caravan parks or campsites with good reviews regarding security.
  • While Travelling: When parking in unfamiliar areas, look for well-populated and well-lit areas. Avoid isolated spots where your motorhome could be an easier target.

Be Mindful of Key Security and Information Sharing

  • Keep your keys in a secure place at all times, and never leave them in the ignition or hidden around the motorhome.
  • Be cautious about sharing your travel plans or locations on social media, as this can tip off potential thieves.

Implementing these steps can significantly increase the security of your motorhome, giving you peace of mind while enjoying your travels. It’s also a good idea to regularly review and update your security measures, as thieves often adapt their methods to circumvent common security practices. To learn more about how we can make your motorhome more secure, get in contact today and our team will be happy to help.

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