Obviously protecting your static caravan is very important to you. This especially applies when the caravan is only used for your own holidays and left empty for the remainder of the year. UK static caravan holidays are fast becoming the preferred option for many families who are restricted as to when they can take their children on holiday.
Owning a holiday home in the UK is more sensible when you consider the stresses of travelling to foreign lands with kids. And in the peak periods such as half term and other school holidays, the cost of the holidays can be prohibitive too with flights and accommodation abroad at a premium.
So, protecting your static caravan when you are not using it makes a lot of sense. Whilst most UK holiday parks have onsite security here are some things you can do for additional protection of your holiday home.
Protecting Your Static Caravan
Make sure windows and doors are locked when you leave. This does seem rather obvious, but you would be surprised how many people forget to lock caravan doors and windows. If your static caravan does not have double glazing maybe, consider fitting some. Modern caravans come fitted with double glazed windows as standard nowadays.
In the hot summer weather, you may be tempted to leave some of the windows open at night when you are in your caravan. If you do use stays or stops so that they are not completely open.
Fit A Motion Sensor Light
Installing a simple motion sensor light to the outside is a good way to deter those burglars. When your caravan pitch is flooded with bright light, it is very unlikely they will run the risk of being seen by your neighbours. These security lights can be purchased at places like B&Q and are reasonably priced and easy to install.
Static Caravan Alarms
If you are away from the caravan or staying in it, an alarm is a great and obvious deterrent for those would be intruders. If it goes off it will be heard all over the holiday park alerting staff and neighbours to a possible problem or break in. In most cases, intruders will run away. Some alarms come with an app for your smartphone so that you will be alerted if the alarm is activated.
How To Choose A Safe Holiday Park
- Check or ask if your holiday park is a member of the local “watch” scheme. Parks that tend to, have fewer instances of theft and damage.
- Does the holiday park have security staff monitoring the caravans regularly? Is there an on-site alarm system and do they have CCTV?
- Does your holiday park work with you to reduce the risk of theft and vandalism?
- Is there property marking available and are your home contents entered on a property register locally?
- At the end of the holiday season do you empty your Holiday Home of valuable possessions. We know it can be a lot of hassle, but the fact of the matter is that if valuable aren’t there, they can’t be stolen!
Naturally, if a holiday park does not have all the above it should not deter you from pitching your static caravan there but clearly, it is a real bonus if some of the schemes are in place. It is also good to know that the holiday park management takes security matters very seriously.
These are simple ways to protect your static caravan and I think we all agree it’s best to be safe than sorry.
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