According to recent statistics caravan theft rose by 60% over the last 12 months, highlighting the importance of caravan and motorhome security. Caravans and motorhomes are vulnerable to theft all year round, and reports suggest that only 3%* of stolen caravans are recovered. Therefore, it is essential to use some form of protection to help prevent the likeliness of this happening.
Thieves don’t always steal your vehicle when it is in storage; it is vulnerable at all times even when you are just stopping off at a service station or when it is parked on your drive. You therefore need to consider a range of measures to protect yourself at all times.
We recommend purchasing a hitchlock and wheel clamp to secure your caravan when in storage or on a holiday park for double peace of mind. Stronghold security products are usually yellow in colour which makes them more obvious so that potential thieves can be deterred by them.
Stronghold security products carry Sold Secure Gold standard approvals that offers peace of mind and an opportunity for an insurance discount. Sold Secure tests security products to ensure the manufacturers are developing and distributing items that meet our claims.
These tests are carried out in accordance with ‘Attack Specifications’, which is set by insurers, police forces and industry specific organisations. The Sold Secure team of approved testers than carry out the attack specifications that applies to each category. For example, caravan security devices are attacked by drills or large pry bars that professional thieves would carry to steal caravans. When a higher level of security is needed, than devices approved to Gold standard are recommended.
*figures from Club Care Insurance