Things get stolen out of yards, from car trunks, and sometimes right out of your pocket. In the mobile house world, entire houses can be stolen. Just ask our friend Mandy Lea. Or read about tiny houser Casey Friday’s unfortunate scenario back in 2014. Sometimes there is nothing you can do. If a thief is determined to steal something, he will. Nothing will stop him. However, there are resources that can severely slow him down or cause him to rethink his motives. Here the Top 5 Security Tips that will keep your tiny house infinitely safer.
MEGAHITCH LOCK. The Coupler Vault Pro is every bit the vanguard hitch lock. It fits all standard hitch ball sizes from 2” and 2-5/16”. The ball slides inside the couple, which is then surrounded by a box, and then locked into the box. It is engineered to fit together like a puzzle and strengthen and fortify the entire vault structure. It is a bit pricey at $200 but it is certainly worth the peace of mind.
TRIMAX WHEEL LOCK. This keyed lock is identical to a “boot” and is a universal design to fit almost all 10″-18″ wheels. Not only do the “pinchers” secure the wheel but the heavy-gauge steel disc covers the lug nuts and prevents tire removal. One should be sufficient for a tiny house on wheels no matter how many axles and wheels.
SPY TEC VEHICLE GPS TRACKER. Unlike some units that have to have electric current and be grounded, the Spy Tec STI_GL300 tracker gives you peace of mind by allowing you to track the whereabouts of anything or anyone, including your tiny house, 24 hours a day. At only 2 ounces and 3 inches in length, the compact STI_GL300 is easy to attach to the underside of a vehicle. Perhaps the most convenient option with this tracker is that you can track and map (with Google Maps) in real-time over the Internet.
MPOW SOLAR SPOTLIGHTS. Mpow 20 LED Solar Lights are bright, outdoor security lights with motion sensors, that are perfect for every corner of your tiny house. Their range is a robust 26-feet and they are waterproof for all -season use.
CENTURY 24-HOUR PLUG IN MECHANICAL TIMER. Just like Kevin Arnold in the Home Alone series, the best way to fool a ne’er-do-well is to make them think you are just behind the front door, seemingly waiting for them. This timer is simple to use and is compatible with compact fluorescent lighting as well as LED bulbs.
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