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Old 10-08-2009, 08:44 AM   #1
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Garage security question

Hey everyone I need advice on how I can best protect my garage where my car is stored, it's at my house btw. I noticed a while back that someone got in through an unlocked window and stole some very sentimental items. But I have locked all the windows since then but I noticed that someone has tried to get in since then. Someone suggested that I put big pieces of plywood on the inside of the garage . Is this a good idea? Any input would be appreciated
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:47 AM   #2
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Bars on the windows? A dog? A big gun?

Making sure everything is locked up is really all you can do. The plywood should work. May look like crap but should work.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:51 AM   #3
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Alarm system and a gun.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:00 AM   #4
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Put an alarm on it. Paint the windows black drill a hole with a masonary drill into the pavement in front of the door and put a hardened eye bolt in it with another eye bolt through the door and fasten them together with a quality padlock. Remember, your best protection is a neighbor that doesn't secure his stuff. I make my motorcycle just a little harder to steal than my neighbors. My SS calls me on the phone if it is moved.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:45 AM   #5
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IF you like the window in your garage to be able to let a little light in but still be a bit more secure, get a piece of 1/4" think lexan and screw it into the frame of the window on the inside. it won't look bad, you get light in, but if someone REALLY wants in, it will be a LOT MORE trouble. OR as suggested, put the lexan in, but also piant the inside of teh lexan to keep the "looky-loo's" from seeing whats inside.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:47 AM   #6
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Put an alarm on it. Paint the windows black drill a hole with a masonary drill into the pavement in front of the door and put a hardened eye bolt in it with another eye bolt through the door and fasten them together with a quality padlock. Remember, your best protection is a neighbor that doesn't secure his stuff. I make my motorcycle just a little harder to steal than my neighbors. My SS calls me on the phone if it is moved.
Ok, explain please. What alarm do you have that the car calls you when she's moved?

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Old 10-08-2009, 09:50 AM   #7
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Ok, explain please. What alarm do you have that the car calls you when she's moved?

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I'm sure it's LoJack...


If the car moves like 2ft witout the FOB around then LoJack will call up to 5 phone numbers. Something like that.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:30 AM   #8
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:47 AM   #9
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Ok, explain please. What alarm do you have that the car calls you when she's moved?

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Enhanced Lojac. It calls my home, cell, wifes cell, emails me at home, and emails me at work. it costs $900.00 and you get a 33% discount on your fire and theft insurance. It works with a small transponder that goes on your keychain, if the car moves without the transponder in the car, it goes into it's calling mode. If your car is indeed gone you call the cops and Lojac and they turn on the tracking device and find your car. It is hidden, unlike the Onstar that has the shark fin antenna.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:04 AM   #10
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lexan window, locks on doors, blinds for the window so you can let light in when you want,and a alarm with sirens in both the house and garage or just have it tied into your home security


just remember you actually have to use it lol
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:22 AM   #11
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lexan window, locks on doors, blinds for the window so you can let light in when you want,and a alarm with sirens in both the house and garage or just have it tied into your home security


just remember you actually have to use it lol
The car or security system? I'm gonna wire in a motion light this weekend maybe get blinds this weekend as well. O have a couple shotguns burnt garage is not attached to the house. It was my grandpas shop but I moved stuff around and got it organized so the car could fit. Thanks for all the suggestions and keep em coming
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:32 PM   #12
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Dont know if anyone will read this but
someone got in again and took two chop saws, one was 10" blade and the other i am not sure of the size. I had 3 and one was tucked underneath in a cabinet and two were on the bench and now they're not there. Still no damage to my car and cant figure out how they're getting in. I put a padlock on the main door, put a board up over 1 window, gonna do the rest tomorrow, filed a police report. Any advice on if what I'm doing is gonna probably help? Anyone else experienced problems like this?
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:38 PM   #13
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:48 PM   #14
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Garage Monkey?

Best as to not advertise your wares.

Case in point? Neighbor 1/2 mile down the road had (I said had) a 2008 Harley V-Rod sitting in front of his house...Sat there, in the rain, wind, whenever...Guys who want and love their Hareys DO NOT leave their stuff out in the open.

Guy comes to my house for some obscure reason...And proceeds to tell me his Harley was stolen. I ask if he owned the 2008 V 2nd house from the corner and he said yes. I proceed to rip him a new A hole... And explained why I thought it was an insurance job.

He walked away real quick after my neighbor told him I was the PoPo.

Off my pedestal...

Anything can be defeated...the easiest and cheapest is to install contact sensors on entry points hooked up to a LOUD audible alarm. Do not worry about an alarm company.

Been a PO for 21 years and have seen it all. Alarm companies take time to get the alarm, then it takes time to notify 911, then it takes time to notify the officer, then it takes time for the officer to get there.

$100-150 will get you a GREAT self installed alarm. If you want to be really sly, buy a fake alarm code pad with a flashing LED light that is noticible and buy (or steal) some ADT alarm signs that they put in front of houses. You could also get fake video cameras with LED lights and put them in hi vis areas.

Done deal!
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:57 PM   #15
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Hey thanks for the great information, i think the contact thing could work, like if I put it inside on the door and on the windows? and when the contacts separate the horn will sound?
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:59 PM   #16
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Oh and I leave the camaro in the shop, not out in the driveway, just incase Anyone was thinking I left it out where everyone could see it
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:41 PM   #17
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we Covered all windows, and have 2 garages, and a 40 X 40 poles barn, and alarms thru-out, I live in the country and nearest house is a half a football field or more, sparse. BUT if worried get a central alarm tied into sheriff or Cops.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:43 PM   #18
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It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:44 PM   #19
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Call Broadview Security. For a $49 or $99 install and around $30 a month you can rest assure that you will sleep better at night.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:06 PM   #20
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we Covered all windows
That is what I did. The window in the backyard is locked and has blinds on it. PLUS,.. the backyard gates are locked from the inside.
Also, the windows on the garage are covered, but with slight coverings on them.
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:02 PM   #21
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I have never had anything like that happen, and I feel awful that this is happening to you, but did you ever think it could be an inside job ?? A neighbor maybe ?? Someone that you have had in your garage before, hangin out, or doin whatever ?? I dunno, i always think that sometimes when stuff like this happens, and you are still doing preventative things, that its someone closer to you than you think. I am not trying to play Sherlock Holmes or anything just throwing it out there. And if it was me, I would set up a chair, make a biiiig pot of coffee and sit there with my shot gun and some triple ot buck loaded up and wait.

On another note, I was thinking about doing something with the windows in my garage, anybody thought about tinting them ??? That has been my thought
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Call Broadview Security. For a $49 or $99 install and around $30 a month you can rest assure that you will sleep better at night.
Damn, that's a good deal.
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:26 PM   #23
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buy (or steal) some ADT alarm signs that they put in front of houses.
Now there is something you don't hear everyday from a PoPo. Just don't get shot leaving the yard with the signs from the neighbors
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Now there is something you don't hear everyday from a PoPo. Just don't get shot leaving the yard with the signs from the neighbors
Well, technically, it you buy an ADT alarm sign and post it in front of your house, it could be construed as stealing service.

You have an ADT alarm sign but no service...a theft deterrant.
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:41 PM   #25
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I have had a problem with people on my land that shouldn't be there i got a DRIVEWAY PATROL Wireless ALARM Motion Detector Sensor http://cgi.ebay.com/DRIVEWAY-PATROL-...item5d264b87eb


Then i got a MOTION DETECTOR ALARM W/ PHONE for my storge shed(manspace) after some punk tried to get thou a very small window. Works great. It calls my cell phone as soon as some one sets it off. http://cgi.ebay.com/SECURITY-SYSTEM-...item1c0d3c92d3

Very cheap.....
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