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  1. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This morning at 5:22 AM while my wife and I were out of town, somebody decided to open the window to my newly converted-ish studio (room in my house), with all my camera gear in there. Alarm sounded, gear safe. Anybody else have close calls, or even worse--gear stolen?
     
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    Nope. Besides having an awesome alarm system including 35 hidden cameras around/in my home, I had a "professional ethical burglar" try to get in unsuccessfully, so it's well setup. I also have great neighbors with trained guard dogs on both sides of our house that alert the neighborhood to any movement within 50 feet of my backyard.

    We also have a our own "man eater" living in our home... a 15 year old lhasa apso that will absolutely lick to death any burglar that gets in... lol

    In our last home a few years ago, we used to have our doberman that pinned a young man that broken into our basement against a wall for 3 hours until we got home. He was a little traumatized and had some ripped clothing here and there, but other than that, completely fine.

    Dogs make the best alarm systems! :D
     
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    holy smokes.... 35 cameras????
     
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    I had a heart stopping event last year. My old car did not have air conditioning, and it was a nice summers day so all the windows were rolled down. Promised Momma I would take her shopping then head down to the cemetery afterwards for some shots. Tossed my bag in the back seat, and off I ventured. When I came out of the grocery store with my Momma, I noticed the back windows in my car rolled all the way down. My first thought was my camera bag, with 3 cameras, and lenses were in the back seat. It felt like an hour that walk to the car, wondering if the bag was still there. I pretty much snuck up on my car waiting for the bad news, that the bag was gone, but my heart began to beat as I saw that big black mammoth Keisel bag sitting there. All it would have taken was someone to walk by, reach in, and everything would have been gone.
     
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    I have lots of valuable goods in my home. I never lock the door, there's are no alarms, and 90% of the time depending on the weather, the front, back, and side doors are swung wide open - even when no one is home. We get the occasional critter but in about 30 years no thefts.

    Well, there was a 86" (tube not LCD) television monitor I had sitting on a dolly in front of the house in the street, for six and a half months that disappeared but I was done with it and some kid is probably now having a blast somewhere with his Nintendo hooked up to it. :D

    I lock my car doors though. ;) (actually it locks itself...)
     
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    But then again, in Japan you could put your gear on the street and put a "Went to lunch" sign on it, and it would still be there after a day, or the police would be looking for you to give it back. :mrgreen: I just love this place sometimes. The only place I can imagine being safer than here is Singapore, and that's because you get beaten the crap out of you for littering...
     
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    There was 1000 yen sitting on the stairs to my brother-in-law's apartment building for about 2 years that he lived there; hell its probably still there today.
     

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