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Moving into house with roommmates, LOCKED Pelican case my best security?

 
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May 16, 2008 12:25 |  #16

Get a filing cabinet that locks. Too big to carry off, locks, and is inconspicuous. Really, who wants to steal your tax records and McDonalds receipts?


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May 16, 2008 13:29 |  #17

Twitch1977 wrote in post #5536080 (external link)
Sharks with lasers.

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Sharks with FRICKEN lasers!

But seriously, a locked pelican case and insurance is what I do.


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May 17, 2008 01:33 |  #18

You may also want to lock your room.

I'm sure insurance folks will want a police report. Not sure how to explain to police that something got stolen when there is no evidence of "forced entry" - will be your word.




  
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May 17, 2008 01:53 |  #19

ben_r_ wrote in post #5537485 (external link)
Sharks with FRICKEN lasers... PEW PEW!!!!

you forgot the most important part!


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May 17, 2008 02:24 as a reply to  @ zeva's post |  #20

Simple, If you don't trust them don't live there... Maybe they'll toss a few rocks of crack in your briefcase and call the cops when you leave for work.........

Doesn't sound like we are off to a good start.....

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May 17, 2008 02:32 |  #21

I think that OP is just trying to be safe...


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May 17, 2008 02:36 as a reply to  @ zeva's post |  #22

I agree on the OP trying to play it safe. Still would you go to sleep somewhere with people you couldn't trust?

Not a good thing, as my son says "Dad, I've seen slasher movies that start like this" (obviously just kidding here)

Best wishes on the whole experience........


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May 17, 2008 08:21 |  #23

cowboylife wrote in post #5530096 (external link)
Since it's not my place, I can't really make modifications to the wall in order to anchor an eye-bolt to lock to bag.

Would anyone really notice if you did it inconspicuously in your closet? I'd hope no one would be looking in there anyway. It would be easy enough to patch up the hole before you move out.


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May 17, 2008 09:06 |  #24

Bob_McBob wrote in post #5542148 (external link)
Would anyone really notice if you did it inconspicuously in your closet? I'd hope no one would be looking in there anyway. It would be easy enough to patch up the hole before you move out.

Good point. I might just have to wait until everybody's gone, then anchor an eyebolt into a stud in the closet. That way I can keep the pelican locked in the closet as opposed to chained to my bedframe.

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I agree on the OP trying to play it safe. Still would you go to sleep somewhere with people you couldn't trust?

Not a good thing, as my son says "Dad, I've seen slasher movies that start like this" (obviously just kidding here)

Best wishes on the whole experience........

Mark H

I do trust the people. It's just a matter of being safe all around. I want to protect against theft from them, as well as burglars. If I didn't feel comfortable, I wouldn't be moving there to begin with.

Mystwalker wrote in post #5541272 (external link)
You may also want to lock your room.

I'm sure insurance folks will want a police report. Not sure how to explain to police that something got stolen when there is no evidence of "forced entry" - will be your word.

California Penal Code for burglary doesn't require a "breaking." Just an entry, and California cases have set the precedent that once a guest is invited into a home, he can still commit burglary of certain rooms.


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May 17, 2008 13:55 |  #25

i'm going to second the recomendation for PAC SAFE.


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May 19, 2008 12:22 |  #26

As everyone else said, insurance is your best protection. I also have a locked Pelican case which i tuck away underneath laundry (because what robber is going to dig through a pile of clothes?).. the problem is that a Pelican case, especially with a lock on it, looks like there is something very valuable inside and almost invites people to take it. Though it has the benefit of being waterproof as well, so you can keep it tucked away in a basement without worrying about any flooding and the like.


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May 19, 2008 21:11 |  #27

sjafari wrote in post #5554369 (external link)
I also have a locked Pelican case which i tuck away underneath laundry (because what robber is going to dig through a pile of clothes?).

You've obviously never been robbed or knew someone who was robbed, have you?


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May 19, 2008 21:37 |  #28

When you shop for Renter's insurance, be sure to add a "replacement value" rider to it. Might cost a couple bucks extra per month, but you'll get what would be required to buy a new replacement for anything stolen rather than some arbitrary value based on the age of the equipment.


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May 20, 2008 02:24 |  #29

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You've obviously never been robbed or knew someone who was robbed, have you?

Quite the contrary, i was robbed last year on Thanksgiving day, and have had many friends who have been robbed. I lost a Wii, 360, a normal xBox, countless games and dvds, cash, etc.. and guess what wasnt taken? thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment undearneath a pile of dirty laundry. maybe the people in your area are more classy than the crackheads who robbed me and know where to look..?
You'll want to watch out with adding a specific line-item to your renters policy, it may only be covered while the equipment is on the premesis and not cover you when the gear is out and about with you-- make sure you get that detail covered with the agent because some will while some won't. I got an Inland Marine policy (sounds completely wrong, but thats the policy type) which covers all my gear at replacement cost for ~$100 a year, wherever in the world I go.


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May 20, 2008 02:34 |  #30

Get a safe and lock that stuff up. Even those cheaper ones they sell at walmart or similar stores work fine against regular petty crooks. that or a german shepard who sleeps on your bed while you're gone.




  
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