There has been a surge in people owning touring caravans this last year as caravanning has become increasingly popular as a holiday choice. The freedom that comes from owning your own caravan and therefore being able to holiday where and when you want when the sun is shining whilst being surrounded by your home comforts has caused many people to invest in a modern touring caravan but caravans, even second hand ones can be very expensive costing as much as a new car in some cases and although older vans can be found much cheaper the need to think about security when the caravan is parked outside your home is paramount.
To protect your caravan from being towed away by thieves it is essential that a strong hitch lock is fitted. This needs to be a quality product to deter someone from cutting through it with cutters. Many caravan owners position the caravan so that it is difficult to get to the hitch by parking another vehicle in front of it or even removing the wheels on the caravan or fit wheel clamps. Door locks on caravans are not usually very substantial so a secondary lock is a good idea. Alarms similar to that on a car can be fitted which will activate if the caravan is moved. If fitted this may also mean that the caravan insurance premium is reduced.
One of the most effective ways of protecting the caravan is to install a good CCTV system which has cameras that are directed at the doors and the hitch of the caravan. Warning signs that are attached to the caravan saying that it is under surveillance from CCTV cameras can be a deterrent to anyone trying to steal it.
There are different types of CCTV systems on the market, and it is important to do some research beforehand to see which is most suitable for your needs. Systems where the cameras footage can be viewed in real time on a mobile device are extremely popular and if you are worried about any suspicious activity outside your property it is easy to check without possibly putting yourself in danger. The footage is also stored on a hard drive inside the property well hidden from anyone wanting to steal it. The most important thing is to make sure the footage is clear so that it can be used in evidence if required.