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We have just purchased a new motorhome and need to install an alarm.

Need an upgrade from Cat 2 to Cat 1.

Touring through western and eastern Europe.

Which alarm is better,

Striker or Cobra?

or are they similar.

Cheers Evo
 

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Different things!

Google both or do a search on here (motorhomefacts) and read what actual customers say then make a decision once you have more information.

If you do decide to go for Strikeback make sure that you buy it through www.outdoorbits.com as you will then get a free Battery Master (Normally £100 installed) as part of the systen free of charge.

Good luck with your new van and your trip :D Sounds exciting

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Can't tell you about Cobra, but can tell you that we've had Strikeback fitted on two successive vans, and it has been reliable and successful (i.e no-one's got into them and nicked anything yet!)

Also - if you have it fitted at Van Bitz, you get a decent installation, and you get proper back up by people who know their product, and look out for you.

No connection to the company, just a satisfied customer.

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I don't believe that the make of alarm is important but the extent of the system is.
When we changed our van last year the price included for a Cobra alarm system, what I did not realise until after we picked up the van was that they had only fitted an alarm to the habitation door. On the previous van the bonnet and lockers were done as well. The Cobra alarm that we have also uses the Fiat key and is not a separate one which I would have preferred.
So whatever you have fitted make sure that it is a comprehensive system.
 

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Simples. Strikeback does everything so no need to look any further.
 

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Our van came with a Cobra Cat 1 alarm system already fitted. Every locker is monitored as is the bonnet and even that for the loo casette.

Now, who would want to nick a box of poo?

Vanbitz fitted the Trackmaster.

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CliveMott said:
Our van came with a Cobra Cat 1 alarm system already fitted. Every locker is monitored as is the bonnet and even that for the loo casette.

Now, who would want to nick a box of poo?

Vanbitz fitted the Trackmaster.

C.
My strikeback also does the bike rack or anything else stuck on the back. It also tells me if the missus goes in my wallet. 8)
 

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My Strikeback even works if someone knocks mud off the underneath and calls in a squat team with helicopter support. 8)
 

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I have a Cobra, but didn't get it fitted by the dealers as they wanted £500+ for it. Had it done by a specialist in preston they do motorhomes and they did me the bonnet and also habitation door, locker door and a loop for the bikes on the back for around £300. It works off the van remote so no extra key needed and it works fine. I can disable the interior sensors at night time when we are in it or if the low flying jets set it off! Quite happy with the product.
I notice someone mentioned their alarm doesn't cover the bonnet, I think that if this is the case it does not meet insurance and Thatcham standards, there must be a bonnet switch to protect access to under the boonet or the alarm, it's usually got a siren under the bonnet!
 

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Our previous 'van (Swift Royale) had a Strikeback system fitted by Eddie's crew at Vanbitz. Grand system - couldn't fault it - worked every time. Caused me some deafness when I accidentally set the thing off!!!!

Our current 'van had the Cobra system already installed when we bought it. Again, it works (when I remember to press the buttons in the right order!!!). All external doors / lockers / access points are covered. Because the 'van has Smartnav installed as part of the SE pack, we have upgraded this to include the Trackstar just by telephoning the monitoring company.

The Strikeback was pricy - but you get what you pay for!!!!
I have no idea what the cost of an equivalent Cobra system is, but I dont think it is worth my while changing it for a Strikeback at the moment as it is working fine...
 
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