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Offline tom osselton

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Re: 'Living with an old Synchro' and other tales from my shed.
« Reply #50 on: February 24, 2017, 06:11:41 PM »
Sorry to hear that but  it sounds like you got of easy I have been hit probably 15 years ago and now have the garage monitored  24 /7 this year there will be video cams watching the alley and house.  You could pick up a motion detector alarm to scare the b*sstards away its a cheep fix.

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« Reply #51 on: February 24, 2017, 06:19:21 PM »
Tom,

That's next on my to-do list.

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« Reply #52 on: February 24, 2017, 06:20:28 PM »
Dave I feel your pain

It would appear that we now live in a world with many scrotes willing to ruin others lives for a very marginal gain for them selves. I'm lead to believe that much of the crime these days is to pay for drugs and that 40% of the inmates of our prisons are there for drug related issues.

I do hope that you can make your workshop fully secure and replace your losses. When I converted my barn to a workshop I deliberately omitted the various windows that were on the previous owners plans to avoid prying eyes and reduce the entry possibilities, and built the lower walls in concrete blocks.

It's a sad world that we live in  :(
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« Reply #53 on: February 24, 2017, 06:29:03 PM »
There is also quite a few out of work here that are ending their unemployment insurance! The Goverment's answer was to introduce a carbon tax on everything! :doh:

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« Reply #54 on: February 24, 2017, 07:18:40 PM »
hi not nice had the same dun to me but the  thief fell while trying to get out of me workshop and split his hed open and broke his arm  all the plod was concerned off  is why I had so much tooling and contacted the powers that be as they was concern they my get cancer of me fibber board roof
it was watt they brort out when the asbestos crap happened

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« Reply #55 on: February 25, 2017, 02:04:33 AM »
Lol " the  thief fell while trying to get out of me workshop and split his hed open and broke his arm"
SWING BATTER BATTER!   I wish it was that easy!
I hear you though going through the garage is like learning to dance! If you don't know where your feet are your done!

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« Reply #56 on: February 25, 2017, 10:13:14 AM »
Know what you went through; my garage got turfed over back in 2014, managed to disturb the scrotes before too much was 'relocated' the low life had most of my tooling & power tool laid out between the car & fencing (dark side) ready for pals to come back & collect. The compressor plus airline, power sander, Bosch battery drill had already gone, what pissed me off was the first model I made, a vertical oscillator, went as well with the first batch. Fortunately at that time the plods came out took details, & gave me a crime #, the SOCO came out the next day & dusted the garage but what prints were there were smudged... gloves the SOCO says. Needless to say the garage is now alarmed & extra bolts fitted to main / entry doors, outside lighting both front & back, so far so good....  :clap: I'm sure if I'd got out earlier the low life may well have been scared enough to trip over the block paving & the fence could well have jumped out & hit him...  :hammer: ... :palm:   

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« Reply #57 on: February 25, 2017, 11:55:09 AM »
My sympathies Dave, the cops didnít come for two days when some b. forced the front downstairs window and got in when I was sleeping upstairs. They told me not to touch the window and someone will come round to look. As a law abiding citizen I did what they said and had to push it shut with a stick, leave a non-locking broken window for the two days until they came and dusted. Tis the sign of the times we live in Iím afraid.  :bang:

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« Reply #58 on: February 25, 2017, 01:39:17 PM »
Also found today that two chainsaws have been taken. My brand new electric one and an older McCullough petrol saw.
I contacted the law to add these items. And reminded them at the same time they were going to email me the crime number.  Turns out they had the wrong email address.

But I had no expectancy of anything being done.

The police are massively under staffed. So I can't totally blame them. However it has reached a stage where things have to be pretty serious to draw any attention.

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« Reply #59 on: February 25, 2017, 02:04:12 PM »
Dave         Sorry to hear about your visit from the low life

I had one attempt at my last house but they ran off when a factory volume Klaxxon went off as they tried to pry open the shed door.I had it wired through a micro switch screwed to the door.
For the last 4 years I've had a wireless alarm which suits my needs.
It's called XL wireless shed alarm from Ultrasecuredirect .com based in Northampton.
Looking at my invoice I paid just under £59 ex VAT now it's similar price with VAT

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« Reply #60 on: February 25, 2017, 04:13:31 PM »
I think the first thing to do is place an outer door in front of my main shed door (there is only one) and alarm this.
A false door handle with a switch to trigger a loud and uncomfortable siren.  I imagine the first thing a thief would do is to try the handle,'just in case'.
Hopefully they won't get as far as the locks on the actual door.

Did I mention this is the eighth or ninth time this has happened; twice to our houses and the rest to the sheds.

You never get used to it.

Thanks for the support guys, much appreciated.

Dave.

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« Reply #61 on: February 25, 2017, 04:36:18 PM »
When I owned some Launderette I fitted some cheap hasps and padlocks over the actual 'proper' lock on the drier coin boxes knowing that any scrote breaking in would simply snap the padlock off. What they didn't know was that there was a micro-switch under the hasp that was wired to a loud alarm  :lol:

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« Reply #62 on: February 25, 2017, 06:48:06 PM »
When I owned some Launderette I fitted some cheap hasps and padlocks over the actual 'proper' lock on the drier coin boxes knowing that any scrote breaking in would simply snap the padlock off. What they didn't know was that there was a micro-switch under the hasp that was wired to a loud alarm  :lol:
That's a good idea I never thought of that!
Using a arduino you could add a time delay to the alarm for you to enter if its homemade or a motion detected verbal warning on you shed.
One of the pains with mine is one keypad in the house while your outside "I think it's off"!

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« Reply #63 on: February 27, 2017, 01:01:40 PM »
 :lol: :lol:

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« Reply #64 on: February 27, 2017, 02:38:26 PM »
Recently theives cut and ripped up over 600 feet of aly track , at Caterbury model engineering club they twisted and bent that they could only take half , what was left compleatly usles and only worth about 20 quid as scrap , it will take weeks of work to replace .
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« Reply #65 on: February 27, 2017, 03:21:57 PM »
This is the real killer.

Not the financial loss; tho that can be high.

It is the effort that is often wiped out. All for nothing.
And the psychological stress.
There is always that thought at the back of your mind that your privacy has been invaded and it can, probably will happen again.
A few years  my car was stolen by someone who actually crept into the house and stole a coat which had the keys in the pocket, and I was sat less than six foot from the coat in another room.

For years afterward every time I walked out the house I half expected the car to be gone and subconsciously prepared myself for the discovery.

I supposed the correct phrase is traumatized.

But after eight attacks of this kind I suppose it is to be expected.

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« Reply #66 on: February 27, 2017, 04:25:36 PM »
Where I am there is a back alley and then baseball / socker field. Some neighbours got together and put in some streetlights the cost gets split and put on your electricity bill. I had the garage redone on the outside and had this added to the roof for the video cameras I also have two led lights that come on at dusk that light up a good area.

 The bad part is the summer people going to their games all looking at what you have!
Not to mention that piss poor lock on every garage! :doh:

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« Reply #67 on: April 23, 2017, 04:55:34 PM »
When I first reported that my stuff had been stolen I wrote...

..No doubt I will find that some other bits and pieces have also gone. But I won't know which until I need them and can't find them...

and today I went out to get my 1/4" drive socket set. But it wasn't there.  And I decided to carry on with the battery charging experiments I had been reporting here.
But there were no batteries in the shed. All ten of the old batteries had gone. Now I know why they stole the wheel barrow.


But there is a glimmer of light at the end of this dark tunnel.

Tonight a relation who has friends in dark places gave me the name of the thief.

It seems that a 'friend of a friend' has heard this villain bragging about his exploits. And the word has now got back to me.

So tomorrow I will go down to the local police station and pass on this info. Clearly I will not say from whom it came, but it may lead to better things.

Things may be looking up.

Dave.