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31/07/2021

Gardaí issue staycation advice on caravans and motorhomes

Garda checkpoints expected to turn back people driving to holiday homes for Easter

File Photo of a motorhome

With more people enjoying caravan and campervan 'staycations' this year, gardaí have issued advice to holidaymakers to make them extra vigilant with their security.

* Ensure a good quality hitch lock and wheel clamps are in place and that the caravan is locked to a secure point.
* Get an alarm fitted if one is not already in place.
* Keep valuables out of sight and remove when not in use.
* Ensure windows and doors are locked if leaving unattended overnight
* Use a cover when not in use. This may deter thieves as pulling off a cover can be noisy and add to the time taken to steal the caravan.
* Keep good records of all serial numbers, unique markings, image of the caravan/campervan etc. Keep documents secure.
* Consider voluntarily registering your caravan with the Central Registration and Identification Scheme.

For further crime prevention advice on this, and on other topics, please see https://www.garda.ie/en/Crime-Prevention/

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