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May 19, 2015 14:06 |  #16

Again, like I said, if someone want in they can do it, but most crooks are smash and crab, and they won't normally walk around with a large tool to do this. Plus this is a very heavy duty lock and case. A vise-grip wouldn't break this heavy duty lock. Plus again, the idea is that it's out of site, and not visible from the car window, since it's under the cargo tonneau cover.

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No offense, Ricky, but that setup would slow down a thief by about 3 seconds. Twist that lock with a pair of vise-grips and I'm in your case faster than you can dial 9-1-1. Or a $3 pair of Walmart tin-snips would do a number on the plastic around the lock. Just in case I'm mistaken, and the box is metal. A large tool (like your jack handle) would pop that lock with very little effort. You are suffering from a severe case of 'false sense of security.' If I could get in your garage quietly, I could open that case and be gone before you got your slippers on, if you heard me at all. That said, I hope nobody ever proves this to you.


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May 19, 2015 14:15 |  #17
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RLJSlick wrote in post #17563013 (external link)
Again, like I said, if someone want in they can do it, but most crooks are smash and crab, and they won't normally walk around with a large tool to do this. Plus this is a very heavy duty lock and case. A vise-grip wouldn't break this heavy duty lock. Plus again, the idea is that it's out of site, and not visible from the car window, since it's under the cargo tonneau cover.

Very true. If someone wants it, they will get it. Somewhere along the line it becomes a compromise between security and accessibility. Which is, in part, why my travel camera is a G15.


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May 19, 2015 14:19 |  #18

Right, the best way to protect your gear is to never let it out of sight. That's for sure.

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Very true. If someone wants it, they will get it. Somewhere along the line it becomes a compromise between security and accessibility. Which is, in part, why my travel camera is a G15.


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May 19, 2015 18:22 as a reply to  @ post 17562910 |  #19

Nice effort but that wouldn't slow down thieves here in Miami more than 30 second if that.




  
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May 19, 2015 18:29 |  #20

I hope you have better luck than I did.

Beyond the report, don't expect any help from SPD. They don't give a rats behind about property crimes, especially car prowling and breakins. There was even a news reporter about 6 months ago that had his own car broken into, and his iPhone stolen. He was able to track the vehicle that had it, and the police still wouldn't respond. Of course, it made for a good story in the paper.

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May 19, 2015 19:53 as a reply to  @ abacus022's post |  #21

There's not much they can do unless they catch someone in the act or in possession of stolen property. They will do what they are able to do. But, the report is essential for the insurance company. But also helps identify patterns and problem areas. Hopefully it helps someone down the road.


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May 19, 2015 23:50 |  #22

GeoKras1989 wrote in post #17562997 (external link)
No offense, Ricky, but that setup would slow down a thief by about 3 seconds. Twist that lock with a pair of vise-grips and I'm in your case faster than you can dial 9-1-1. Or a $3 pair of Walmart tin-snips would do a number on the plastic around the lock. Just in case I'm mistaken, and the box is metal. A large tool (like your jack handle) would pop that lock with very little effort. You are suffering from a severe case of 'false sense of security.' If I could get in your garage quietly, I could open that case and be gone before you got your slippers on, if you heard me at all. That said, I hope nobody ever proves this to you.

My thoughts exactly. That wouldn't even slow down a seasoned car prowler.


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May 23, 2015 16:13 |  #23

Hey any updates on your stolen stuff? Has the insurance company paid you yet? that is my biggest fear with my gear..Again I am sorry I hope everything works out.


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May 24, 2015 06:02 as a reply to  @ N2bnfunn's post |  #24

No updates on the gear. My insurance company has cut a check, just waiting for the mail now so j can go shopping. Deductible is $1,000 so I won't be able to replace everything but at least it will get me on my way.

I'm looking into some sor of GPS tracking like the Tile app for future trips but I'm not sure what is reliable.


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May 24, 2015 22:27 |  #25

Just do like I do, when in doubt take your stuff with you. Or locked it up in the trunk of your car


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May 24, 2015 22:29 as a reply to  @ chadbarry's post |  #26

Another thing try to get all the stuff from one place like B&H talk to them on the phone and see if you can work out some deal on your new equipment since you are buy some much at one time.


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May 25, 2015 08:28 |  #27

Car burglars LOOK for things covered up.

Never EVER EVER EVER EVER leave anything in a vehicle, period.

Now you know. Usually car/home owner insurance will cover things to a certain point, with deductible, but unlikely you'll recoup it all unless you had it covered specifically.

I never leave anything in my car, ever.


For those of you using chains and c ables and lock boxes, this is pointless.

A Home-depot style chain cutter will make quick work of these cable locks in most cases.

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If you routinely leave gear in a car, you should have insurance covering THEFT up to the replacement value less deducible.

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Not sure this is the right place to post this but all my photo gear was stolen in Seattle this weekend. We were parked in a garage in a rented Ford Fusion. There were expensive trucks and a Lexus in the garage too so it seemed like it may be an OK option. My gear was covered and it wasn't obvious there was anything of any value in the car. They smashed a window and took everything. Luckily I have my images. Hopefully insurance will cover most.

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Police called and attended. They drive the lot twice a day. Park on the main streets in high traffic areas.

If you do see any gear like this that's questionable please give me a heads up and I can look into it.


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May 25, 2015 08:36 |  #28

RLJSlick wrote in post #17562910 (external link)
People ask me all the time how do I protect my gear in the car, and I show them my "lockbox" and how I have it chained to the cargo hooks in the tailgate of my SUV. You can't see from this picture but I have a hole in the back of this box that I run a chain all the way through the hooks and also through the cargo hooks so that the "lockbox" can't leave the car without some serious work. You can also see I keep the box locked at all times. Thinking of getting a large box with dual locks on the front. It won't stop anyone that really want your equipment, but it make them work hard at it. The trick is to ALWAYS us it. I've had friends have their equipment stolen from their car in their garage.
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May 26, 2015 11:03 |  #29

I have a separate personal rider that covers loss, theft, and accidental damage. No deductible. The cost is low and the peace of mind is good to have.

Speaking of I need to add my 24-70 f/4 to it.


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May 26, 2015 17:14 |  #30

I have a separate personal rider that covers loss, theft, and accidental damage. No deductible. The cost is low and the peace of mind is good to have.

I have pretty much the same thing it costs something like $60 a year covers everything except war and nuclear attack. All I had to give them was the serial number and what its worth I used the prices on the Canon site.
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