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:D Just bought a 4 yr old avondale dart 510/5 from harringtons it has no alarm and my insurance company wants us to have one. My question is where can we get a decent cheap alarm from?

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The Concept Kel 2002 is fitted by a number of manufacturers to new vans. You can also buy a kit direct from the manufacturers. Have a look at their web site keenelectronics. co. uk

 

Its very easy to fit.

 

Pete.

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I also am looking for an alarm for our new caravan. I have seen the IDM3 and IDM 4, the Concept Kel and also the SAS alarm. The SAS alarm is only £100 including VAT and is an extra £5 for P&P. So this looks to be favorite as it has all the features required. iwould appreciate any feedback from anyoho is using one on their experience.

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I also am looking for an alarm for our new caravan. I have seen the IDM3 and IDM 4, the Concept Kel and also the SAS alarm. The SAS alarm is only £100 including VAT and is an extra £5 for P&P. So this looks to be favorite as it has all the features required. iwould appreciate any feedback from anyoho is using one on their experience.

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I would check with your insurance company before buying any alarm just to make sure they approve it and will give you a discount on your premium.

 

Pete

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I would check with your insurance company before buying any alarm just to make sure they approve it and will give you a discount on your premium.

 

Pete

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where can you get the sas from for £100?

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Thanks for the note about checking with the Insurance I had done so in advance, but I appreciate the comment. They seem far more concerned with the level of protection than the manufacturer of the alarm itself. The SAS has PIR, corner steady vibration detection, tilt detection and entrance door contacts, an internal and external siren come as standard. The system can be enhanced by additional contacts, floor pressure mats, strobe lights, extra sirens and additional PIR detectors. All in all the specification seems to be as high as I can find anywhere and at a sensible price.

All that said I would really value any comments from someone who has used one as the proof of the pudding is often found in the eating. Some things can sound great and then when you live with them for a while you discover an anoying little problem. So please respond with the good or bad before I part with my hard earned on an alarm.

Thanks.

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:D Just bought a 4 yr old avondale dart 510/5 from harringtons it has no alarm and my insurance company wants us to have one. My question is where can we get a decent cheap alarm from?

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Hi

Here are some links and telephone numbers for different alarm sytems, But first check the requirments of your insurance company.

Security Various / all http://www. ntta. co. uk/buyers_guide/manufac. ..s_security. html

Security Various / all http://www. caravanning-online. co. uk/carava. ..an-security. htm

Security Various / all http://www. oakwood-village. co. uk/MerchantM. ..ID=63&Exp=44,57

 

Ferncom www. ferncom. com

Thiefbeater www. thiefbeaters. co. uk

Keen Alarms www. keenelectronics. co. uk

Alarms & reversing aids http://www. autotextalert. co. uk

Alarms http://www. alarmtrail. com/

Thatcham security http://www. thatcham. org

rac tracker http://www. ractrackstar. com/

GPS Alarms http://www. caravanwatch. supanet. com/

GPS alarm http://www. gps4less. co. uk/ANTREC. htm

Phantom tracking http://www. phantom. uk. net/caravans. htm

Van Guard Designed for caravans E - mail adrress vanguardian. limited@virgin. net

GPS alarm http://www. microactive. net/catalog/product. ..&products_id=38

 

 

Regards

Dave

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:D Just bought a 4 yr old avondale dart 510/5 from harringtons it has no alarm and my insurance company wants us to have one. My question is where can we get a decent cheap alarm from?

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hi, i dont how much you want to spend, but i got a tracker fitted to my lunar it cost £400 to fit and£90 a year to monitor,but i get a£100 reduction on my insurance hope this helps mark

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I would look for an alarme that is self powered and not from the caravan battery, especially if you are going to use a mover. ibm is self powered

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I'm in two minds on this one, one says try a different insurance company that doesn't insist on the alarm i. e Caravan Club, MCIA. But after reading of all the losses recently from the various members of this forum I may consider an alarm myself but who really listens and acts on them and what about false alarms.

 

As one contributor just detailed when they watched the video footage of their van being stolen does an alarm contibute to the deterent or would a silent alarm be more efficient, don't know if they exist apart from texting you at home via a mobile. Then what do you do, Starsky and Hutch to the storage facility to be met by the tarmacing department wielding some heavy shovels.

 

That new device which looks like a winter wheels stand with "thief proof" nuts maybe worth a go. Then a lift out would be required to remove your van which is a lot more difficult although still possible to achieve. Vans certainly don't go too far with no wheels on, but please don't leave the wheels in the van.

 

Slight change of thread.

 

Hopefully the product will be fully reviewed soon if not already, anyone have any experience so far with it. Its being advertised in this months CC mag. Its called the Vanguard and costs £99.

 

Cheers

 

Bob

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Hi there, we have just brought a caravan and I have just spent three days wiring and setting up the SAS alarm system which I ordered online and receivced the next day. The Instructions are as clear as gold and very simple to install, Its an excellent alarm for the £100 price bracket, plus you can get extra addons - door sensors, pressure mats etc etc. The only thing I would recommend is you really need to make sure were your going to place the alarm system as there is a lot of wires involved and that there is a tilt sensor which needs to be placed over a leg steady and also to make sure you connect the alarm to a constant 12v power supply. All in all its a great alarm, very loud and simple to opearate. ....

 

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Anyone that needs help just ask and i`ll try to help. ...... ;)

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Bought and fitted the SAS alarm from Towsure, (£109), but if you can get it cheaper do so. Quite easy to fit. As mentioned in a previous reply, you do need a permanent 12v supply, but it also has a 9v battery back up, (self contained), so if anybody cuts the main feed it will still make a racket!!! Connecting the 3 core cable, (supplied), can be a bit fiddly, but my eyesight isn't that good, maybe I need new glasses!!!! For a retro fit I would definately recomend it. :D:D

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Thanks for the note about checking with the Insurance I had done so in advance, but I appreciate the comment. They seem far more concerned with the level of protection than the manufacturer of the alarm itself. The SAS has PIR, corner steady vibration detection, tilt detection and entrance door contacts, an internal and external siren come as standard. The system can be enhanced by additional contacts, floor pressure mats, strobe lights, extra sirens and additional PIR detectors. All in all the specification seems to be as high as I can find anywhere and at a sensible price.

All that said I would really value any comments from someone who has used one as the proof of the pudding is often found in the eating. Some things can sound great and then when you live with them for a while you discover an anoying little problem. So please respond with the good or bad before I part with my hard earned on an alarm.

Thanks.

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Hi

 

We have an alarm fitted to our caravan, from manufacture, whilst on a couple of sites we have come back from a day away to be told by the site manager that our 'alarm had been sounding all afternoon'. The apparent reason was a nearby caravan using a mover. Apparently certain makes of alarms are affected by certain movers remote control emissions.

Maybe a question to ask when buying the alarm system.

We now only have the alarm on when stored; hopefully the amount of other securing devices plus the fact of being on a site is enough to deter any baddies.

 

Has anyone else had the problem??

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