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Picking up a 2019 Swift Bessacarr end off this month and concerned it doesn't have an alarm fitted:blink:

 

Doing some research it appears that Scorpion Sigma S32 is Thatcham approved for Cat 2-1 upgrade and on that basis I am considering this:unsure:

 

Would appreciate advice from peeps who have already been in my position - in particular can anyone recommend this or something else and can they be linked to Swift Command so I receive an alert if triggered - according to pg40 of the handbook this appears feasible 

 

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On this screen you can set and configure system alerts so that the system can email or text message you when certain events occur. To use the features on this page your device will need an internet connection........

 

This first alert relates to the alarm system in caravans. It can also be used with aftermarket alarms in motorhomes when suitably wired.

 

Cheers Paul

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Hi Paul,

I was rather dismayed when my RV insurers insisted on having an alarm fitted, as when we bought the current one it just had an engine immobiliser. I hate screeching alarms on vehicles as I see them for the most part as utterly pointless - ask yourself, "when was the last time you took any real notice of a car alarm?" Now, silent remote notification of a theft attempt or break in, that's a totally different thing, and may actually be useful.

I cannot recommend any particular make of alarm but I can say that because they are so common place, I will not even turn round to look if I hear one go off.

Gordon.

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I know what you mean Gordon - this is why I am more interested in a system that alerts me.

 

There is a company nr me that fit an alarm called Outsmart the Thief - they claim if triggered it sends a message to them and they contact you to check everything is ok. It doesn't appear to have a Thatcham rating though so at the moment I'm looking for one that does :unsure:

 

According to the Swift Command booklet an alarm can be interconnected to send alerts - this is what I want.

 

On a side note according to the Swift Tracker handbook -

 

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During a theft event to comply with legislation you will not be able to manually locate your vehicle using the Swift Command locate feature.

 

I am gobsmacked - what is the point of a tracker if not to track a stolen vehicle:blink:

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On my last motorhome I had a Strikeback alarm fitted by VanBitz in Taunton and have arranged to have the same fitted to my new motorhome. They are specialists in fitting motorhome alarms. Never experienced them going off when they shouldn't!

 

David

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I have seen them recommended a few times now👍

 

They are a long way to go for me and if I need follow up service - looking for someone local if possible🤔

 

I have now sent 3 email enquiries for details/quotes and so far nobody has responded🙄

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RV Window Stickers.jpg

Sorry about the reflections but these are the stickers in the side window of our RV where they do not obstruct the driver's vision. 

I also have a sticker that was supplied with the Thatcham alarm fitted to our previous RV but this was never displayed in the vehicle as it gave the name of the company and those "in the know" may have been able to use this information to defeat the alarm.

Alarm sticker RV.jpg

Their phone number is 01257 249928. Below are the basic functions but there are numerous other operation modes depending upon the alarm model (sorry they're based the "wrong" side of the Pennines but they do home visits to install ;)).

Sterling Alarm.jpg

To be fair, this alarm was pretty reliable; only giving false alarms through "user error".

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:Thankyou: Gordon - will give them a try:Thankyou:

 

Finally had a call back from a Scorpion installer - Sigma 32 £400 fitted if I go to them (Durham) and £550 if they come to me E.Yorks

 

Further reading makes me wonder if a seperate system might be advisable - the Sigma links to Fiat remote so possible to disable everything easier than 2 separate remotes/systems:unsure:

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