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Feb 09, 2008 12:16 |  #1

Hi all...
Doing some remodeling...and am looking for some options as to a safe and secure place to stach my camera gear and other valuables when out of town for extended peroids of time....
Some things I am considering....
In floor storage...something like a cooler underneath a hidden lift up floor panel...would place air dryers in the cooler.
In wall storage with hidden panel?
Floor safe?
Gun safe? Am using one of those steel gun cabinents right now...but it is pretty darn obvious....and easy to get into.

Dang.....ran across this...
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=67JNmaNPf88 (external link)
Two amateur thieves with a crowbar and prybar break into a gun safe in less than 5 minutes!




  
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Feb 09, 2008 12:18 |  #2

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Feb 09, 2008 12:20 |  #3

In my flipside 300.


You spelled stash wrong too. Just saying!



  
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Feb 09, 2008 12:24 |  #4

Denton wrote in post #4883473 (external link)
Hi all...
Doing some remodeling...and am looking for some options as to a safe and secure place to stach my camera gear and other valuables when out of town for extended peroids of time....
Some things I am considering....
In floor storage...something like a cooler underneath a hidden lift up floor panel...would place air dryers in the cooler.
In wall storage with hidden panel?
Floor safe?
Gun safe? Am using one of those steel gun cabinents right now...but it is pretty darn obvious....and easy to get into.

well that doesn't sound too safe :D!

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Feb 09, 2008 12:36 |  #5

Yea! I like the gun safe idea!


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Feb 09, 2008 13:02 |  #6

just get one of those fire safes for files and bolt it in a closet. No one's gonna take my lightstands and stuff anyway. :)

I take my camera with me on trips also.




  
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Feb 09, 2008 13:11 |  #7

Document all your gear, fill out the form with your home owners insurance and get them issue a rider covering all your gear. It's not all that expensive and covers theft, fire, and sometimes other things as well.

Then you can just keep it where you keep it now without worry. I would however make sure you have backups of your data stored offsite. It would be horrible to come home, find your PC with all your pics gone.


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Feb 09, 2008 14:56 |  #8

Denton wrote in post #4883473 (external link)
Gun safe? Am using one of those steel gun cabinents right now...but it is pretty darn obvious....and easy to get into.

Must be a real cheap piece of sh*t if it's easy to get into.

I store mine in my gun safe, which is bolted to a wall. Hell years ago I had a cheap gun safe I bought at KMart, the house got broke into and they tried to pry it open and failed. Screwed it up pretty good though, It took me about an hour to drill the keyed locks out to get into it. Replaced it with a better one.

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Feb 09, 2008 15:24 |  #9

gjl711 wrote in post #4883673 (external link)
Document all your gear, fill out the form with your home owners insurance and get them issue a rider covering all your gear. It's not all that expensive and covers theft, fire, and sometimes other things as well.

Then you can just keep it where you keep it now without worry. I would however make sure you have backups of your data stored offsite. It would be horrible to come home, find your PC with all your pics gone.

That would be the correct course of action!




  
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Feb 09, 2008 17:09 |  #10

I work in law enforcement in the UK.

As such I would firstly suggest a good home alarm system and decent home contents insurance.

If I really didn't want to take my gear with me I would then look for a location that wouldn't afford a burglar with an easy exit from the property should they be disturbed.

Most don't want to run the risk of being caught in the act and therefore always try and ensure there's more than one way out.

If you have such a place in your home then that's where I would put it. Most places you will have thought about hiding it they will have too. Remember it's their profession. You need to make life as uncomfortable and as compromising for them as you can.

They like soft targets. No alarms etc etc. Don't become one of them!


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Feb 09, 2008 20:38 |  #11

That video is a load of crap and nothing more than a way of saying don't buy cheap safes buy ours.

Like the person that commented last on there, let's see a thief with the same equipment throw down a safe in a small room with the safe in a corner bolted to the floor. My grandfather has his gun safe, but it's in a room smaller than my parents bathroom and a corner of the room.

Given time certain determined people can get into anything.


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Feb 10, 2008 00:47 |  #12

Hmm ya it would be harder to get leverage if was standing in a corner but Mythbusters can do anyhting! haha dynamite anyone? :P


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Feb 10, 2008 00:57 |  #13

Hrm. Mine sits on the floor of my room in a variety of camera bags. Were I to leave town for an extended period of time and for some unthinkable reason I didn't have my gear with me I suppose I'd probably drop it off at my parents place.

When I buy a place I'll probably get some sort of small safe to store valuable stuff in but for now.. it's all insured.


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Feb 10, 2008 01:45 as a reply to  @ Jim G's post |  #14

You guys really got it easy to be able to store the gears like that. Must be the dryer climate. Over here (BKK) if we're not going to use it for an extended period of time we have to put the gears in the dry cabinet, or the air-tight box w/ silica gel in it. (much more humid around here) ;)


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Feb 10, 2008 06:12 |  #15

Check out this idea!

https://photography-on-the.net …?t=448550&highl​ight=sears


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