Stopping Alarm Working While Sleeping In Van

Discussion in 'Electrics, Lighting, ICE, Security' started by Briston, 4 Nov 2018.

  1. Briston

    Briston Member T6 Pro

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    Hi all, is there a way of stopping the alarm going off when I am sleeping in my combi. I know there is a switch on the b pillar that I believe is meant to stop it but as soon as I move it triggers??
    Any pointers as to where i am going wrong??
     
  2. drew_greenday

    drew_greenday Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Open your drivers door, press the switch, close the door then lock. Or a better option is to manually push the buttons down from inside the van, that way you're not putting any alarm on at all.
     
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  3. Briston

    Briston Member T6 Pro

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    Thanks
    I will give that a go
     
  4. Dilbert

    Dilbert Just travelling... VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Or just use the manual door lock switch on the top of the drivers door. This locks the doors but does not set the interior monitoring alarm.
     
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  5. Nigel W

    Nigel W Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Yup this is what we do, just remember that to open the sliding door from inside you need to do a double pull on the handle.
     
  6. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    Agree with @Dilbert Only ever use the lock button on the drivers door.
     
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  7. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    I set the perimeter alarm when in the middle of nowhere but just use the internal button if I'm on a campsite.
     
  8. Davenjo

    Davenjo Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    We don’t bother locking the doors when in the van on well occupied UK campsites - thinking being that we have camped in tents for years with nothing but zips and canvas between us and anyone wanting to get at us without problem and/or hearing of someone else having problems on sites. Obviously, if wild camping or on sites with few other people around we might think a bit differently.
     
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  9. Salty Spuds

    Salty Spuds Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Guru

    Could do with a second button in the rear to save climbing over the seats when they’re swivelled.
     
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  10. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Pretty sure I remember somebody doing this about a year ago a d posting a thread about it.
     
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  12. Briston

    Briston Member T6 Pro

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    Thanks for all the replies guys.
     
  13. paul_law

    paul_law New Member

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    I think by trial and error, we discovered that pushing the lock button TWICE on the key fob seems to lock the van but disable the alarm.

    But like others, we don't lock it on a campsite - only when wild.
     
  14. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    You can risk locking yourself out with this method. we use the lock/unlock button on the inside of the driver's door when sleeping.
     
  15. Dellmassive

    Dellmassive 204 T32 DSG LWB SPORTLINE PV MY18 VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    A second remote "lock press" also disables the DEAD LOCKING.
     
  16. paul_law

    paul_law New Member

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    So what does this mean? Everything's still locked but dead locks aren't active? How secure is it without the dead locks?
     
  17. Salty Spuds

    Salty Spuds Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Guru

    If the van is deadlocked or “safelock” active. You can’t open the doors from the inside even with the handles. A second press of the remote disables the deadlocking so the doors are locked but you can open the van from the inside.
     
  18. paul_law

    paul_law New Member

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    So am I missing something here then? Is a double key fob press to lock when inside not a good thing? Then the deadlocks are disabled and you can still open the doors from inside the van?
     
  19. mmi

    mmi Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I think the slight inconvenience with "double-clicking" is that the alarm sets off then when a door is opened :eek:. However, the interior monitoring is disabled. Have a look here ---> Vcds For Begineer
     
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  20. Dilbert

    Dilbert Just travelling... VIP Member T6 Guru

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    That is why I find it easier (as stated above) to use the manual door lock switch on the top of the drivers door. This locks the doors but does not set the interior monitoring alarm. You don't get the noisy double locking and you can still open from the inside without an alarm going off.

    You just need to pull the sliding door handle twice to get out and can push the knob back down again when you get back in.
     
  21. DXX

    DXX Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Push the door button.......or sleep in a tent.
     
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  22. Salty Spuds

    Salty Spuds Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Guru

    Switching an inside light on would also set off the alarm as would opening a door, even when double pressed. Just use the interior door switch as already said.
     
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