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can a pelican case help prevent theft?

 
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Oct 15, 2010 18:49 |  #16

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New York? Maybe it's YOUR legs! ;)

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Oct 16, 2010 11:19 |  #17

TBH, if you've got a lock on a case it screams out expensive stuff.

It just makes it take a little longer from them to get it but they'll see that as being worth it. And so would I.




  
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Oct 16, 2010 13:31 |  #18

Line the interior of the pelican case with C4 and remote detonator/GPS. If it's stolen, wait 10 min, track on GPS...get within range, and detonate. No more thief. I keed...I keeeed... ;)


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Oct 16, 2010 13:37 |  #19

gecko0 wrote in post #11108641 (external link)
Line the interior of the pelican case with C4 and remote detonator/GPS. If it's stolen, wait 10 min, track on GPS...get within range, and detonate. No more thief. I keed...I keeeed... ;)

Lost many assistance that way. At least insurance covered the equipment destruction.


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Oct 16, 2010 14:15 |  #20

just booby trap your car with poison darts. when the pelican is removed from a pressure sensative platform, the darts are released. they'd have to replace it quick with a sandbag thats the perfect weight. and a large rolling boulder doesnt hurt either.:)


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Oct 18, 2010 11:53 |  #21

iwasinvertedx wrote in post #11108818 (external link)
just booby trap your car with poison darts. when the pelican is removed from a pressure sensative platform, the darts are released. they'd have to replace it quick with a sandbag thats the perfect weight. and a large rolling boulder doesnt hurt either.:)

..and snakes. thieves HATE snakes. :p


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Oct 18, 2010 13:23 |  #22

Whenever I get my equipment from my Pelican, it's always wet and smells like fish. I'm thinking there's a defect. Unfortunately, it apparently was stolen when I was around the beach, because I can't find it.

If anyone finds it, please let me know.


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Oct 19, 2010 14:00 as a reply to  @ ecub's post |  #23

If anyone finds it, please let me know.

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The pelican wasnt stolen, it ran off with your gear. I think i saw him flying south for the winter.


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Oct 19, 2010 15:59 |  #24

stevewf1 wrote in post #11100985 (external link)
If they really want your gear, they're going to get it. But some kind of cable might prevent a quick "smash and grab" type of theft, so it's worth the few extra bucks. Car alarms? I think they're worthless.

The typical multi-toned siren, annoying, installed just under the dash and can be ripped out in 2 seconds kind of alarm is worthless. Unfortunately, that is what 99% of cars have. Now, the kind I have, it is not even installed in the typical location, and would not be able to be ripped out. Furthermore, it has its own backup power along side it in its hidden installed location, so cutting the battery won't help the thief. Then, there is the fact that it pages my remote, the signal can be received over a mile away, the alarm can run silent so the burglar doesn't even know it was triggered, and, well, Texas is a concealed carry state. :cool:




  
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Oct 19, 2010 16:06 |  #25

TxDiver wrote in post #11127240 (external link)
The typical multi-toned siren, annoying, installed just under the dash and can be ripped out in 2 seconds kind of alarm is worthless. Unfortunately, that is what 99% of cars have. Now, the kind I have, it is not even installed in the typical location, and would not be able to be ripped out. Furthermore, it has its own backup power along side it in its hidden installed location, so cutting the battery won't help the thief. Then, there is the fact that it pages my remote, the signal can be received over a mile away, the alarm can run silent so the burglar doesn't even know it was triggered, and, well, Texas is a concealed carry state. :cool:

Thieves will be long gone before you get there though, so I wouldn't leave things in the car unless they are insured and/or I really had no other choice. :D




  
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Oct 19, 2010 16:07 |  #26

hslxsmd wrote in post #11126575 (external link)
The pelican wasnt stolen, it ran off with your gear. I think i saw him flying south for the winter.

Obviously a "fishing" scam...


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Oct 20, 2010 04:24 |  #27

TxDiver wrote in post #11127240 (external link)
The typical multi-toned siren, annoying, installed just under the dash and can be ripped out in 2 seconds kind of alarm is worthless. Unfortunately, that is what 99% of cars have. Now, the kind I have, it is not even installed in the typical location, and would not be able to be ripped out. Furthermore, it has its own backup power along side it in its hidden installed location, so cutting the battery won't help the thief. Then, there is the fact that it pages my remote, the signal can be received over a mile away, the alarm can run silent so the burglar doesn't even know it was triggered, and, well, Texas is a concealed carry state. :cool:

The problem with audible car alarms is that no one pays attention anymore. It's just one of those "common" sounds of the city - like a police siren.

I remember reading a story in the 1980s about a guy who had a horn-type alarm on his motorcycle. It got stolen. What did the thieves do? They just filled up the horn with shaving cream. The alarm wailed like crazy, but so what?


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Oct 27, 2010 09:18 |  #28

I was burgled just over a month ago in broad daylight with my alarm blairing, the theives took my 42" television, PS3, Wii, 2 mac laptops, a mac mini, an imac, and my think tank airport international full of much of my photo gear. They carried it all out the front door b/c the back was locked with a double deadbolt and they couldn't break the back windows(security film) NOTHING will stop a determined theif but quality insurance will eventually buy you new replacement stuff. They wouldn't have been able to get most of it out except for the fact the the fire codes here require at least one exit door have a thumbturn on the inside in case of fire. :cry:


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Oct 27, 2010 10:07 |  #29

hslxsmd wrote in post #11099718 (external link)
i noticed a hole by the handle of some pelican cases where you can put a lock. i had an idea to lock my pelican case to a metal latch in the trunk of my car with a steel bikelock cable and a master combination or key lock. do you think it may prevent theives from possibly stealing it?

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Oct 27, 2010 10:35 |  #30

SMP_Homer wrote in post #11174344 (external link)
Locks only keep honest people out

There's a thread here (somewhere) where someone put a lock, can't remember which one, on there pelican case, which someone tried to break the lock open and was unsuccessful. The items were untouched and the lock, still locked, had some slight damage.


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