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Old 05-06-2010, 09:23 AM   #15
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We had our MH stored in a "secured" lot "under roof" with security cameras and had 2 breakins to the tune of $4000 and then $7000 in damages. Come to find out their security camera systems only covered a small area and you would not have been able to ID an elephant with the quality of the playback.
After checking with local police we found they average 2-3 breakins a year.
Since then we are now using a really secured storage facility where they service MH, trailers etc and have dogs in the property which I am not comfortable with even when the owners are present. Also a police check revealed no breakins ever reported. Costs more but we are now in an enclosed building, security fencing, and hungry dogs with great owners of the business.

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Old 05-06-2010, 09:46 AM   #16
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I think a real alarm system is the way to go. The signs and any of the fake out stuff like protected by Smith & Wesson won't work since the crooks know it isn't likely anyone is inside. Something with a loud horn might attract enough attention to send them running. Or as RonK did look for a more secure spot.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:12 PM   #17
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I have a real alarm system, but unfortunately, it is battery operated. So, when in storage it does not work.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:31 AM   #18
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Thank to all some good ideas.
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Storage lot owner had signs up video monitored, only signs no cameras,go figure.
If he advertised that he had the cameras a part of his security. He should have them. I would move my coach from his lot.

Not that he is at fault for the break in, but the cameras would help tracking down the dipsh*ts that broke in.
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Old 05-09-2010, 12:15 PM   #20
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While I don't know about your coach, or you.. My coach has two locks on the door. A "Striker Bolt" (Snap lock) and a dead bolt.

If only the striker bolt is locked.. I can still break in without damage

If the dead bolt is locked... Well.. then it depends on if the windows are locked.
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In all seriousness, thieves do not like loud sounds or bright lights when they are robbing a place. Years ago I was working with a mobile lab. and I was in a place the was not very secure. Radio shack had a motion sensor that I set up on the table with an outside siren. It was triggered one evening and when I came in the workers asked me to PLEASE turn it off. I think that now-a-days there is a law as to how long a siren(alarm) can be sounded, and then shut off for awhile.

Anyhow, just create some loud sound and bright lights and you may end up with only a broken lock.
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A couple trip flares and a recording of an AK-47 should do it.
I so much agree with you're thoughts.
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If he advertised that he had the cameras a part of his security. He should have them. I would move my coach from his lot.

Not that he is at fault for the break in, but the cameras would help tracking down the dipsh*ts that broke in.
Least the owner could do is refund storage fees.
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