User Tag List

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: security system

  1. #1
    Left The Driveway
    Join Date
    Sep 2020
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    security system

    We have a 2250rk and will be using it and then leaving it for a week or two or more at a campgrounds and go back and forth to the unit .
    I am considering using the Ring security package with motion, door sensors and cameras but not sure from that point what works best to hook up to a router and then
    WiFi or internet and what others are using that works and can be hooked up to the electricity so that the batteries do not run out before you return to the unit .
    I use two of the Ring Cameras at home and with their app I can see what is going on and get a history of events as well as I could connect it to contact me if an alarm has gone off .
    Suggestions on what others are doing would be great
    Thanks
    Milo

  2. #2
    Big Traveler
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    SW Indiana
    Posts
    1,602
    Mentioned
    33 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The internet connection is going to be the biggest obstacle.
    John & Kathy
    2014 F250 Lariat FX4 6.2L SBCC
    2014 Reflection 303RLS
    SW Indiana

  3. #3
    Site Team Ynot4me2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2020
    Location
    ON & QC Canada
    Posts
    3,727
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ya, you'll need a good reasonably stable internet connection. None of the campgrounds I've been to have that though.
    Steph & Lise
    2019 F150 Lariat 2.7 EB
    2020 Imagine XLS 22MLE

  4. #4
    Site Sponsor NB Canada's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Woodstock
    Posts
    2,262
    Mentioned
    41 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I rarely even lock my trailer
    I have never found rvíers to be the burglar type
    YMMV


    2021 Imagine 2400 BH
    2018 GMC Sierra 4x4 crew
    2021 Imagine 2400 BH
    2018 GMC Sierra 4x4 Crew 1840lb payload

  5. #5
    Seasoned Camper
    Join Date
    Mar 2021
    Location
    Dayton OH
    Posts
    138
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I believe simply safe works over its own cell connection
    2021 Imagine 2800BH
    2017 Flagstaff 831CLBSS - Sold 5/2021.

    2017 F150 Super crew, 3.5EB, long bed, max tow, 1800lbs payload. Blue Ox SwayPro

  6. #6
    Site Team traveldawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Florida Space Coast
    Posts
    2,873
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    67 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by llr2800 View Post
    I believe simply safe works over its own cell connection
    yuuup!!! I kind of line the Simplysafe system idea. I don't know exactly how the cellular system works versus the WiFi, but it's a pretty neat system.
    Larry
    2022 F-350 SRW LB - Airlift 5000+, ForScan, 37 RDS Aux Tank,
    2019 310GK-R - Sailuns; MorRyde SRE4000; Disc Brakes; 20K Reese Goosebox


  7. #7
    Site Sponsor Jerryr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,633
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by traveldawg View Post
    yuuup!!! I kind of line the Simplysafe system idea. I don't know exactly how the cellular system works versus the WiFi, but it's a pretty neat system.
    SimplySafe has 2 cellular carriers they use. AT&T and Verizon. My neighbor originally had the AT&T communicator and it did not work. They swapped it out for a Verizon Communicator and it’s been problem free.

    Different areas require different carriers.
    Jerry & Linda
    With Cleo our Jack Russell & Emma Mini Golden Doodle & JR our Amazon Parrot
    2017 Reflection 337RLS, Build Date 01/2017, Titan Disk Brakes, Goodyear G614s 235/85/16 G Rated tires
    2020 F-350 Lariat Ultimate 4x4 PSD SRW Short Bed, 3483 lb Payload, Factory 5th Wheel Prep, Bedrug Bedliner, Andersen Ultimate II Aluminum 5th wheel hitch
    http://visitedstatesmap.com/image/FLGANCSCsm.jpg

  8. #8
    Seasoned Camper more tired since retired's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2019
    Location
    southern Georgia, where gnats rule the world
    Posts
    312
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just get a big, barky dog and put a sign by the door saying "Please don't feed the dog"
    2020 F-250 Lariat 2WD SuperCrew Diesel Blue Ox SwayPro, 2020 Imagine 2600RB,
    1600W Solar w/525AH LiFePO4, Road Armor w/wet bolt suspension, VisionWork Camera System, Swagman TRAVELER XC2 RV Rated Bike Rack, MicroAir EasyStart
    Amateur Radio Call N9XGZ FMCA#489460 Escapees SKP#166379

  9. #9
    Setting Up Camp
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Posts
    22
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We use an LTE router to remotely access our rig. Data usage is minimal for checking cameras and receiving alerts. You will need to work through the dynamic IP address challenge however - the public address used by the router will randomly change so you need a way to keep the domain used by the router consistent. There are services that will automatically register the IP every few minutes but then youíll need a device to run the agent. For this I use a raspberry Pi.

    Once you get this figured out it doesnít matter what security system you use. I use Wyze.

  10. #10
    Site Sponsor Jerryr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,633
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TheGould View Post
    We use an LTE router to remotely access our rig. Data usage is minimal for checking cameras and receiving alerts. You will need to work through the dynamic IP address challenge however - the public address used by the router will randomly change so you need a way to keep the domain used by the router consistent. There are services that will automatically register the IP every few minutes but then youíll need a device to run the agent. For this I use a raspberry Pi.

    Once you get this figured out it doesnít matter what security system you use. I use Wyze.

    Thatís a bit too complicated for the typical user. Itís best to just order a SimpliSafe system. Easy to set up, live person telephone tech support and if you donít like it or it doesnít meet your needs send it back. They even pay for return postage.

    Iím a tech guy so I do my own security systems. In my trailer at the storage yard I had a MiFi hotspot, a laptop running BlueIris software for cameras, laptop monitored external ip and uploaded changes to dydns.com to handle ip changes, have my own domain through dydns (free for life) and a Honeywell alarm self monitored through internet using an EyezOn box. Events are instantly sent to my phone and wifeís phone via text and email. Cameras monitored through blueiris. The only ongoing cost is the MiFi router.

    At both my home and my cabin Iíve installed Honeywell Vista 20P systems with a cellular communicator through Alula https://alula.com/ and redundant IP monitoring through EyezOn The main house has live operator monitoring and the cabin is self monitored. All self installed.

    Again, SimpliSafe monthly cellular monitoring is relatively inexpensive. I think itís about $16/mo. Best way for a normal user.
    Jerry & Linda
    With Cleo our Jack Russell & Emma Mini Golden Doodle & JR our Amazon Parrot
    2017 Reflection 337RLS, Build Date 01/2017, Titan Disk Brakes, Goodyear G614s 235/85/16 G Rated tires
    2020 F-350 Lariat Ultimate 4x4 PSD SRW Short Bed, 3483 lb Payload, Factory 5th Wheel Prep, Bedrug Bedliner, Andersen Ultimate II Aluminum 5th wheel hitch
    http://visitedstatesmap.com/image/FLGANCSCsm.jpg

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

DISCLAIMER:This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Grand Design RV, LLC or any of its affiliates. This is an independent site.