How-to Prevent Theft & Break-ins
One of our most frequently asked questions is “what do we do about SECURITY in your tiny home?” With a recent rash of stolen tiny houses, we wanted to share some easy steps and inexpensive tools you can use to eter and prevent theft.
There have been far too many stolen tiny houses. Fortunately, most have been found— see the list below for more details. The good news is this awful situation can easily be prevented. Over the past few years, we have parked in all kinds of weird places. We have never had security issues but we do take key precautions. Watch the video to see what we use and what other security options are available. Don’t let fear keep you from pursuing your tiny house dreams!
MegaHitch Vault, the hitch lock we use
Master Lock, another hitch lock option
Wheel Chock Lock, what we use
Battery Operated Motion Detector Light, what we use
Honeywell Smart Home Security System, on-grid only with indoor & outdoor cameras; comes with Alexa
Outdoor Security Camera, rechargeable battery and solar-powered
GPS Trackers from Tiny House Insurance Companies:
Other GPS Trackers:
Stolen Tiny Houses!
HELP WANTED: Have you seen this custom tiny home? Last month, it was stolen from a fenced in yard on 13th Ave Bradenton, Florida. Call the Manatee County Sheriff's Office with any tips, (941) 747-3011.
MO—FOUND (featured in our video): https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/12/20/missouri-womans-tiny-house-stolen-authorities-just-found/2373687002
Do you have a security tip? Please share in the comments.
-Alexis Stephens, co-founder of Tiny House Expedition