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Old 05-25-2014, 04:38 AM   #1
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Stolen Bikes, Garage Doors, Openers and Security

With all of the stolen bikes and thefts/burglaries, wanted to pass this on.... Most of us with garage doors now-a-days have a garage door opener. \

Got this from a law enforcement friend (and some personal knowledge), but it might be a good idea to keep your garage door opener out of your vehicle. Bring it indoors, put it in your desk or somewhere where you put your car keys.

Leaving a garage door opener in a vehicle is effectively leaving your garage door open, your bike in the driveway, etc.

Can't reveal my sources, but it is a legitimate intelligence bulletin that has been circulating.

Another step I have taken is investing in the TrendNet wireless IP cameras from Fry's w/ 360 degree view. They have several different brands, but have put it and set the motion alarm/alerts to snap photos and email them. You can also set to do as a DVR, etc. Even if the punk disconnects the camera, by the time they have got to it, the photo has been snapped and e-mailed.

Just a heads up.

For anyone who is not a "techie" or up on all the security assessments, send me a PM. Will be glad to help you out in configuring a camera system or doing an assessment........ Once upon a time- before I had a spine full of titanium and 2 back surgeries, I had a badge..... I have enough metal in my back to be the 10 million dollar man.

Now I do IT and work as an investigator for criminal defense attorneys (and some civil as well).... I can program routers, switches, cameras, systems, you name it.

Just wanted to give you a heads up for those who use garage doors, but keep the openers attached to their sun visors or in the vehicle.....
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:38 AM   #2
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how does it make a difference if the remote is locked inside my car or in my living room, or bedroom next to me on the table?

also how much did the wireless IP cam run you? 200-300?
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Good advise

I also heard that some can open most garage doors with a coat hanger.

I wont reveal my sources....
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Well, a thief can break your car's window if parked outside and grab the remote to open the garage door. Doesn't apply if you park inside the garage, obviously.
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Yea I do this im weird about it. I have a pretty company van. I used to leave it in there but thought one day what if someone gets in it. So I now take tools and opener in. My woman leaves hers in her car but she also parks in the garage so im ok with it lol good read
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Well, a thief can break your car's window if parked outside and grab the remote to open the garage door. Doesn't apply if you park inside the garage, obviously.
oh okay, i was trying to figure out how someone is going to get to my garage door opener when its inside the garage. then use the remote to open the garage
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oh okay, i was trying to figure out how someone is going to get to my garage door opener when its inside the garage. then use the remote to open the garage
what kind of sorcery is this!

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I've had someone punch through the driver's window of my car (while it's in the driveway), hit the button on the opener, and come into the garage to steal. While everyone was home.
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I've had someone punch through the driver's window of my car (while it's in the driveway), hit the button on the opener, and come into the garage to steal. While everyone was home.
My garage door is noisy as . It wakes the dead when it goes up and down so that could never happen to me. I keep it that way for this very reason. In the past I have accidentally bumped my key fob remote and opened the door without knowing it.

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what also helps is to actually lock the garage door lol. But I guess not getting out to open the door is worth having your stuff swiped.
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...But I guess not getting out to open the door is worth having your stuff swiped.
Of course it is, that's why I pay for insurance. I just dont want to be home when it happens because I would shoot the slime dead and then maybe lose a couple of hours sleep over it.

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I've taken to bolting my doors once I'm in for the night.
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how does it make a difference if the remote is locked inside my car or in my living room, or bedroom next to me on the table?

Because you might wake up if someone is in your bedroom, but not if someone pops the lock on your car door.

Unless you live in your car.
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Because you might wake up if someone is in your bedroom, but not if someone pops the lock on your car door.

Unless you live in your car.
or........

my car is always parked/locked into the garage.
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Not really an option for those of us with trucks.
oh i thought we were talking about cars, since i specified cars and since you specified it as a car.
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how does it make a difference if the remote is locked inside my car or in my living room, or bedroom next to me on the table?

also how much did the wireless IP cam run you? 200-300?
The remote being inside the house is less likely to get burglarized than a motor vehicle. It take all of 10 seconds to get into a passenger vehicle, but longer to get into a residence or commercial structure. The likelihood of getting your house broke into is less than the vehicle, as the vehicle (as with bike thefts) are often undetected as the owners are asleep in the home or otherwise away. However, if you break into a house- the chances of getting shot, killed, apprehended etc- are much higher. Back in 2009 on NYE, I worked a shooting where a neighbor saw someone breaking into a vacation house. He lit their up with a .22 rifle and nearly killed one of the burglars. Vehicles are in and out- easy targets. Smash the window and grab (or open the unlocked vehicle- even popping the lock can be done pretty easily).

The camera I got ran about 140.
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