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Old 07-03-2013, 02:30 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by avolnek
It is actually illegal to have cameras hanging and not have them working. !
That is interesting. I can assure that this is not illegal in Massachusetts. Although I do agree.that it is bad business.

In most cases, even the business that have security cameras are subpar and the footage retrieve from them are useless. Even when the security system is high quality, in most cases the perpetrators face is either concealed or not visible from the camera angle supplied.

Yes, I am a police officer and deal with this on a daily basis. It is very frustrating to have video surveillance and not be able to identify the party.

To the OP find a reputable business that cares about their customers. I would not be surprised if this crime was perpetrated by an employee of the storage lot or friend of an employee.

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Old 07-03-2013, 04:48 PM   #12
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Sorry to hear about the damage to your RV. Moving it to another site does sound like a good idea.

The storage place I keep my RV is locked up during non-business hours. It has really high walls with barb wire. I feel my TT is somewhat safer there than many other storage place that allows people to come and go any time of the day or night.

Not all camera systems are designed to tape so sometimes there will not be a tape to view. As for the quality of the video tape I have to agree that the images can be very useless. I work at a high school and our senior class of 2013 opted to pull a senior prank of squeezing superglue in the door locks. This took place the morning of the first day of senior finals. This act was captured on video but was of no use. Too bad the students causing the damage won't be getting the bill of repairing over 50 door locks.

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Old 07-03-2013, 05:56 PM   #13
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I have to wonder if the same guy you witnessed causing damage in the hit and run wasn't the same one hitting your rig? I'm Really glad I sit at the end of the line so no-one passes me. The only thing parked next to me is a little boat. Sometimes they temporarily will park something on my other side but it isn't there long. Also our spots aren't assigned, they are first Come first served. So after having our spot taken once, we took 2 PVC pipes about 5 ft tall, cemented them into buckets and put a yellow rope about 12 feet long to connect them. This holds our spot when we aren't there but when we are there it is wider than the TT giving us a space buffer. Has worked well so far. As for security, our lot has an electric gate with individual key code access during certain hours (gates open when manager is in the office, no access before 5am or after 9 pm for rvers, more restricted for everyone else). The fence covers the open Feds. The back side is protected by 300 acres of woods that the manager lives on and uses for hunting.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:28 PM   #14
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We picked this certain storage facility because it was close to home...hubby could ride his bike to it from our home...had security cameras with digital editing...ha! It also was gated and you had to use a code to get in and could only go in and out from 7am to 9pm and our space was at the end of the row. The owner put the blame on everybody from elderly drivers to the local police department for not coming in and viewing the tapes themselves. Now the RV is 3 miles from us and in a gravel lot with a lot wider spaces. Hopefully this place will be ok!
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:46 PM   #15
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I'd still take them to small claims court, they took your money so they have to have some responsibility.
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