We have a few different bits of tech in our van to help improve our safety. One thing I would definitely recommend including in your van build is a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector. This is essential if you cook with gas or have heating installed.
We use a battery powered Nest smoke alarm which detects both smoke and carbon monoxide. It has its own app which lets you know if there’s any issues but my favourite feature is the motion sensor night light. It gives off just enough light so we can get around the van at night without needing to turn a light on. Ideal if you wake up needing the bathroom!
A few months ago we installed a Ghost immobiliser to our van. This stops our engine starting up without the correct code meaning it’s much harder for someone to drive off with her! Ghost immobilisers communicate to the Engine Control Unit and use buttons already in the van (such as the centre console and steering wheel) instead of a separate key pad. This means our van is safe from key cloning, hacking and even key theft.
Finally, we also have small security cameras mounted on our van. There are three on the roof and one near our front bumper. We can view these on our phone so if we’re away from our van we can check them if we’re worried. They’re mostly used when we’re inside though and hear strange noises around us, and even then it’s usually nothing!
We use Hikvision covert pinhole security cameras that are discreet, waterproof and give a colour picture in low light. We view our cameras through the Savant app but Hikvision also have their own app as well.