Caravan Security

Caravans left on sites, parked on driveways and even static caravans can be a target for thieves.

 

Although north Wales is one of the safest places to live, work and visit, we would like to remind caravan owners and holidaymakers of the simple steps to help reduce your chances of becoming a victim of crime:

Wheel Clamp

  • Immobilise your caravan, even when you only stop briefly
  • Fit a tracking device so the caravan can be traced if stolen
  • Fit a reliable alarm and always switch it on, even if you only leave your caravan for a short while
  • Lock all windows and doors every time you leave your caravan – it takes minutes for a thief to look through a caravan and their job is made simpler if they can get in easily
  • Ensure the roof light and gas compartment is locked
  • Never leave personal or valuable items in your caravan
  • Use good quality, heavy-duty chains and hitch locks to secure your caravan
  • Fix lock nuts or wheel clamps to the wheels. Padlock gas cylinders to fixing clamps
  • Consider marking your property and keep a record of the information.   
  • All caravans manufactured in the UK since 1992 have a 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) etched onto the vehicle chassis and windows. Mark your VIN number with a security marker inside cupboards and other places to help you identify your caravan if it’s stolen
  • At home, always keep your caravan keys in a secure place out of sight
  • Never leave vehicle registration documents inside the caravan. They can help a thief to sell the caravan

 

Look out for each other’s caravans on site and report anything suspicious to the site manager or contact the police on 101.

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