Frequently Asked Questions
Will windy conditions set off the Anti Theft alarm
Wind or gentle movement will not activate the alarm. WiTi is sensitive to two types of movement, sharp knocks and forward or backward acceleration. In practice you can walk around inside your caravan without the alarm being triggered but if you were to slam a door or bang on the side of the caravan or trailer this sharp knock would trigger the alarm.
Moving the caravan forwards or backwards, as in an attempt to steal the caravan, will also trigger the Anti Theft system.
What if someone else needs to tow my van?
If your caravan / trailer needs to be towed by another vehicle then the anti-theft system will need to be deactivated by pressing the button on the remote control. An option is to leave the existing wiring harness in place and add the Wireless Interface in parallel then both the fixed wiring harness and the Wireless Interface can be used depending on the tow vehicle.
How much current does WiTi use
In standby mode and with the alarm and anti-theft system activated, WiTi will draw 0.08A. On a 100 A/Hr battery WiTi will be operate for approximately 1 month without the battery receiving any charge. In normal conditions and whilst travelling WiTi will draw very little additional current over existing lighting and braking requirements.
A solar panel connected to the house battery will provide more than enough power to maintain charge on the battery and operate WiTi whilst travelling.
How does the WiTi break away system work?
WiTi already manages the electric brakes for the anti-theft system and the braking function via your existing brake controller. Adding break away functionality was a natural progression. To activate the break away system, a standard break away switch needs to be installed onto the caravan or trailer. The WiTi break away then operates as any standard break away system does by applying the brakes in the event the caravan separates from the tow vehicle.
Although the function can be retro-fitted it will require the removal of the Trailer Unit which must be returned to us for re-programming, we recommend the break away function is included at time of purchase.
A low voltage alarm is included and activates when the voltage of the battery in the trailer / caravan drops below 11.5V. The low voltage alarm uses the same alarm as the anti-theft unit.
The WiTi Break Away system complies with all Australian Design Rules as well as NSW VIB06 for the battery low voltage alert. See here for more details : http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/docu...