If you’re a recreational vehicle owner, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to protect your investment. One way to do this is by installing a security system. There are many different types of RV security systems available on the market, from DIY alarm systems to solar camera systems.
In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of RV security cameras and their benefits. We will also provide tips on how to choose the right security system for your needs.
DIY Alarm Systems
One type of RV security system is the DIY alarm system. These systems are relatively easy to install and can be done so without professional help. They come with all of the necessary hardware and instructions. The hardware will generally include things like window and door sensors and a monitoring system.
There are two main categories of DIY alarm systems for your RV: self-monitored and third-party monitored. Self-monitored systems are monitored by you, rather than a security company. Some systems have apps, so you can monitor from your phone. Others have their own monitor you can watch from. Third-party monitored systems require a subscription to a security-monitoring service. The security company will monitor it for you.
The main benefit of a DIY alarm system is that it’s more affordable than a professionally installed system. However, one downside is that a self-monitored DIY system may not be as reliable because you may not have someone constantly monitoring it.
Another type of RV security system is the camera system. Camera systems typically include several cameras that are mounted around the perimeter of the RV. They work by recording footage of any activity that takes place around the RV.
You can watch your RV in real time on either a monitor or a monitoring app connected to your system. The advantage of camera systems is that you have visual confirmation of any security breaches. In the event of a break-in, you have a video recording of what happened.
Camera systems are generally more expensive than DIY alarm systems, but they offer a higher level of visual security.
Solar Camera Systems
A solar camera system is similar to a regular camera system, but it uses solar power to operate. Solar camera systems are becoming increasingly popular because they’re environmentally friendly and can be used in remote locations where there is no electricity available.
A major advantage of solar-powered systems is the lack of on-going costs. With traditional security systems, they need to be constantly connected to batteries or electricity. Solar powered cameras may cost more to begin with, but they have very few on-going costs, so they save you money in the long run.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Security System
When choosing a security system for your RV, there are several things you should keep in mind.
- Budget: There are many different types of RV security systems available, so it’s important to find one that fits your needs and budget.
- Coverage: Do you need a system that covers the entire perimeter of the RV, or do you only need coverage for certain areas like windows and doors?
- Monitoring: Some security systems come with remote viewing capabilities, which allow you to view footage from your RV while you’re away. Some systems have the option of a third-party monitoring system. This means that you pay a subscription fee and a security company monitors your RV for you.
- Compatibility: Make sure to choose a system that is compatible with your RV’s electrical system.
Not all security systems are compatible with all types of RVs, so it’s important to check this before making your purchase. You’ll need to make sure your RV’s electricity is adequate for running your system, if your RV doesn’t have consistent access to electricity a solar camera may be the best option. If your security system needs internet connectivity for proper monitoring, you’ll need to make sure you can provide that or find a system that doesn’t need that.
If you have any questions about choosing an RV security system while your RV is in storage, please contact us at Good Shepherd.