What’s The Best Security Camera System For RVs?
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There’s nothing like the freedom of the open road. As mobile as recreational vehicles can be, they are still prone to many of the same threats as regular homes. From vandalism to property damage and more, it’s important to protect your family and property while on the move.
In the camping world “RV” (or “recreational vehicle”) refers to travel trailers, mobile homes, truck campers, popup campers, and even fifth wheels. A trailer is also considered an RV because it can be lived in and be towed by a vehicle. With many different variations of RVs, why do you need to take extra steps to protect these mobile homes?
As your home away from home, chances are you have valuables you’d like to protect while traveling. That’s why many modern camper and RV owners have installed security cameras.
Criminals don’t take a vacation, but installing a reliable home security system can keep it from ruining yours. Let’s explore the best security camera systems for RVs today.
What are the must-have features for cameras for RV security? From night vision to solar batteries, we’ve done the research for you. Here are the key features you’ll need for any trailer security camera:
A wire-free camera is the perfect solution for anyone who needs 24/7 security in areas without power or Wi-Fi access. As you drive your RV across the country, you’ll want to avoid running wires through your vehicle. Pick a wire-free camera like the Arlo Go 2 that’s easy to install in minutes without the hassle of long wires.
Be sure to bring a solar panel charger to stay online while on the move. Don’t have solar panels installed on the roof of your RV? No problem. Invest in a certified refurbished Arlo Solar Panel Charger to keep your battery charged in direct sunlight.
A customizable, weather-resistant design, adjustable mount, and 8-foot magnetic power cable makes installation easy from anywhere. Don’t forget to notify unwanted visitors they are being watched with your Arlo Window Decal.
The best part of LTE cameras is you can stay on the map with any mobile device. Easily locate and recover the Arlo Go 2 with the Arlo Secure App and Smartphone map application like Google Maps. Plus, don’t let poor visibility hamper your security. Pick a camera with night vision that works in the dark to continue monitoring your RV 24/7.
From desert heat to torrential rains, your cameras will be exposed to the elements as you travel. Make sure your cameras are designed to stand up to rain, wind, and snow before you “add to cart.” Cameras like the Arlo Go 2 connect to LTE so you can capture Crisp 1080p HD footage in the most remote locations. Plus, you can use Wi-Fi when it’s available to limit data usage.
Cameras triggered by motion save on battery life and storage space versus continuous monitoring, so they’re ideal for use on an RV. You’ll receive a notification via the app if a neighbor, wandering moose, or suspicious person enters the area.
Hiking away from your RV and just forgot to blow out a candle? No problem. The sensors of the Home Security System can instantly detect if someone (or something) has gone wrong. An All-in-One Sensor with 8 detection functions lets you know if a window was left open, water is leaking into the vehicle, or the smoke alarm is going off.
RVs need doorbells, too. Pick a video doorbell with motion detection and two-way voice capabilities to communicate with whoever is at your door without needing to sacrifice security. Whether you need to talk to someone knocking on your door or simply want to scare off a hungry bear, never miss a visitor with options like the Essential Wireless Video Doorbell.
Is there just one road that leads to your RV? Do trees hamper your line of sight? Whether you’re isolated or have plenty of other campers around you, a campervan security camera is only as strong as where you install it.
All RV owners should prioritize maximum coverage and minimal blind spots. Here are the best places to install your RV cameras for the best visibility:
Securing the perimeter of an RV will be different from securing the outside of a conventional home. When you secure cameras to the side of your RV, be sure to avoid blind spots.
Make sure your camera can easily monitor the front of your RV, the full length of the vehicle on both sides, and the back of the RV. Pro tip: Make sure your side cameras are at a reasonable height to catch all the details — while staying out of reach of prowlers.
Even if you don’t have a conventional front door, the main entrance of your vehicle is paramount to protect. From your front door to your back entrance, monitor every point of entry. Be sure to invest in a wireless doorbell camera like the Essential Wireless Video Doorbell Camera to cover your entryway.
Cameras monitoring your RV’s exterior and points of entry may deter crime, but they can’t always prevent them. In the unlikely event that you are the victim of a break-in, rely on backup cameras in the interior to gather footage. Place cameras in areas you keep important documents or valuables like electronics, jewelry, and cash.
Wireless cameras like the Ultra 2 or the Pro 5S 2K offer 30 days of cloud storage so you can provide evidence to law enforcement or your insurance company. LTE cameras like the Arlo Go 2 offer an integrated micro SD card for local recording.
Are you ready to make lifelong family memories in your RV? We are, too. Whatever path you pave forward, lean on Arlo to protect your everything. Plan your next cross-country road trip — we’ll take it from here.