Having a tow hitch lock for your trailer or caravan is a requirement for insurance in some circumstances and it also acts as a visual deterrent to an opportunist thief. Although the last thing when you have bought a caravan is to spend more money on a security device it does mean that a summer holiday is not ruined.
Popular hitches include Alko, Al-Ko, Winterhoff or Bradley and you will need to choose a hitch lock that is compatible with your trailer or caravan. As with wheel clamps hitch locks are tested by Sold Secure to different ratings which meet the standards to be insurance approved. Please call us if you are not sure which model you require to suit your hitch.
Other types of security available for caravans and trailers are hitching posts, these are secured into concrete and work in conjunction with a hitch lock. It is also worth noting that some caravan insurance companies will give you money off your policy if you install both these methods of security.
Of course preventative methods are not just limited to a lock or hitching post and we recommend like with car security that you ensure your trailer or caravan when not in use is stored at a site that is secure. Other protection worth considering is a tracking device, CCTV and security lights. We also recommend removing all belongings and ensuring you have the serial numbers of any accessories if you have a caravan or trailer tent.
There are dedicated companies whom you can contact to store you caravan when it is not in use and the CaSSOA (Caravan Storage Site Owners Associatation) has a directory of accredited sites which will ensure your pride and joy is secure from theft when it is not in use. These sites are dotted all over the UK and have different ratings depending on the standard of the facilities. Similarly you may want to also consider where you store your trailer when it is not in use to ensure it is suitably secured.
Choose a caravan hitch lock from Simply Safes and rest assured that your pride and joy is protected and covered under your insurance policy.