It is a holiday period, and many take the opportunity to move around in a camper or caravan., In order to be free to move around. The COVID-19 pandemic has also changed the way people vacation, and many people, including myself, are preparing for their first holidays in RVs, caravans and motorhomes.
Personally, together with my two girls, my girlfriend and my cat, we too decided, this year, to have a little different holidays. For this reason we have bought a nice off-road vehicle equipped for the desert that will become our home for a couple of weeks in September.
By informing myself a little with those who have more experience than me in mobile holidays, it opened my eyes to a fact that I personally did not imagine in the least. Apparently in several countries in Europe, robbers of campers have equipped themselves with cans of narcotic gas, which during the night, while sleeping, is placed in the passenger compartment of the camper or the vehicle used for travel. In a few minutes the occupants faint in order to give free rein to the robbers to relieve the poor tourists. For this reason, I highly recommend, I will do it too, to install a narcotics detector, in order to be woken up in the event of an attempted robbery.
There are different types of narcotic detectors on the market, some of good quality, others unfortunately not very efficient. My advice is to contact a specialist in camper van construction, he will certainly be able to advise you in the best possible way. On many things you can save money but not on safety.