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Old 12-17-2012, 04:02 PM   #11
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I the storage lot where we keep our RV a number of units were broken into.
When they tried our fifth wheel only the dead bolt was locked on the door and they did not get in. They did leave a few marks on the lock where they tried. On the Georgetown I only lock the dead bolt. Let them go the easy ones.

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Old 12-17-2012, 05:28 PM   #12
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Has anyone tried putting a car alarm on their MH? I'm wondering if a siren going off would scare the thief(s) away.

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Old 12-17-2012, 05:38 PM   #13
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If I stray from a crowded retirement village type resort park I will attach one of the "guard dog " type dual magnets alarms . 110 decibels should alert someone. We always bolt both Motorhome locks and leave the big dog around. Yeah a big mean Lab,bless his heart.
The siren is appropriate but a false alarm will upset the neighbors big time!
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:47 PM   #14
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Around 2004, we had some problems with incompetent parents moving next door with 2 young boys (ages 8 + 10). The two kids hooked up with two other boys on the other side of the development also with incompetent parents . After about 4 years, the kids became the vandals of the development. Cops always called but NYS will not prosecute kids under 16 – apparently vandalisms and property destruction by underage kids are acceptable in NYS. Your only choice is civil court to go after the parents (versus criminal courts against the “children”).
Eight security cameras (2 on each side of the house) were ignored for a couple of weeks until the cops were called and shown kids throwing eggs at the RV. The parents suddenly became “competent”. Not one problem since. We will be ordering our Solera in a couple of months. There will be VISIBLE night vision cameras (Sony XView) all around it (price/camera down to $50-60 each) at home and at campsights. If that does not deter them, our two 100lbs German Shepherds may.
BTW – you’d be surprised how many cars pull into our driveay in a month, walk toward the house, look up and see two cameras looking down at them, stop, turn around, return to the car, and drive off. We hope it was NOT the Publishers Clearing House informing us of a $1M win ;o)
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:21 PM   #15
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Great ideas! I was too thinking of adding more cameras. We are parking it on the side of the house. Not much light over there. We have cameras everywhere, but not on that side specifically.
Like the other person said. we too see people coming up, seeing the cameras and leaving. They even captured the man who ran over my mailbox!

On the deadbolts.... Did you drill a whole and put in a keyed deadbolt? Or are you speaking of one of those dead bolts that just slides?

We have dual paned windows, maybe that will be somewhat of a deterrent.

Has anyone installed an alarm that goes off of the door is opened? Wonder how that would work.

It really is a shame that the world has gotten to this. I can remember growing up and staying at the beach house. We left the doors open all nite, only the screen locked. Would never consider this now.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:46 PM   #16
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The IR security cameras were one of our best investments.
I posted a video I captured of my neighbor's daughter coming home at 4AM weaving across my front lawn after a night with her friends.
She is still grounded. I think she will be grounded until she is an old maid.

That particular camera had only been installed for 2 days before it paid for itself.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:14 AM   #17
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TX CHL + CCW (Sig 938) + 20ga pistol gripped by nightstand + 9mm Glock at computer + 3 non-lethal dogs for "early warning" + thinking about a Judge for vehicle = don't give the zombie the upper hand.....Bill

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TX CHL + CCW (Sig 938) + 20ga pistol gripped by nightstand + 9mm Glock at computer + 3 non-lethal dogs for "early warning" + thinking about a Judge for vehicle = don't give the zombie the upper hand.....Bill
I am not against firearms, but that was what they took from the widow across the street when she was out. Her husband was a collector (actually passed away hunting) and his .45, .357 and a Ruger type 9mm all are in the hands of Philly tweakers now.... They left a competition target pistol because it was only a .22, and a whole load of shotguns and rifles.
I like security cams, dogs and lots of signs that discourage the creeps. Plus, I leave the unattached garage unlocked. If they look at the crap in there I have not unloaded of over the years, they should be discouraged and maybe leave a donation.
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I don't want to enter into any gun debate, but I think it is untimely to bring any reference in this forum.

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