Caravan management system
and security all in one package
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A NEW caravan management system has hit the
market, and the Tasmanian-based manufacturer claim it's like nothing
you've ever seen before.
The Sabre Living system is an advanced monitor, control and automation
system for caravans and motorhomes. It turns things on and off from a
tablet or phone, but thatís where the similarities to other devices end.
Like most caravan management systems, the Sabre system monitors your
batteries and power usage, your water tanks, the temperature and air
quality, your geographical location, caravan movement as well as its own
built-in security camera.
It also controls your lights, fans, slide-outs, heaters, water heaters and
water pumps - just like most other systems. It is also run by Android or
Apple devices, just like many systems.
However, it's the other features that make Sabre different, according to
the engineer behind the technology Daniel Bissett.
"Sabre is the result of looking at what should be in a caravan and
starting from scratch," he said. "Most other systems are a slow evolution
of existing systems."
device that has
the brains to do it all'
Sabre takes the technology like IOT (Internet-Of-Things), CI-BUS and
satellite communications to offer a device that has the brains to do it
all, and to keep growing with the benefit of over-the-air software
"It has IR control for TVs, air conditioners and sound systems that aren't
connected, two-way satellite for safety and messaging when out of phone
range and physical switch connection which tell the system which position
the switch is in," Mr Bissett said.
The system also has a large safety and anti-theft component. A built-in
security camera, air quality sensors, connection to smoke and gas alarms,
internal movement sensors, GPS tracking and jolt detection all work
together to create an anti-theft system.
"If your 'van is stolen, Sabre will track its location in real-time, and
turn on strobes, sirens and cameras which can be tracked via a phone or
through a website if the app isn't installed," Mr Bissett said.
"If gas or smoke is detected, Sabre will not only notify you within the
'van, but can also send messages via the internet or satellite if the
'van is unattended."
Sabre can also automate some convenience processes such as turning on
lights when it gets dark, or turning on the heater or air conditioner when
the temperature changes.
It can also turn on soothing music and dim the lights when it's time for
"Sabre is not just a control and monitoring system, it's a system that the
'van owner can configure to suit and serve them," Mr Bissett said.
"It can also let you know what kind of day is forecast for your next day
of travelling, and show you what's in the area."
A 20-page booklet is available by visiting sabreliving.com
The Sabre system has been installed in caravans
produced by one
of Australia's largest manufacturers.
It is available to both manufacturers as well as for retro-fitting.
The company behind Sabre has been creating internet-based systems since
2002 for aviation, health-care and mining industries.
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