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  • Air Con Unit theft protection.
  • Premier Icon zippykona
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    Shop near us had their’s nicked.
    What can we do to protect ours?

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Koala. Obviously.

    Premier Icon tthew
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    Some kind of security fasteners on its mountings. Like the bolts where the hex snaps off when tightened or Allen key fixings and drill out the hex. Will have to be removed with a disc at the end of life, but not a problem for normal maintenance.

    Premier Icon project
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    steel cage over it like aldi have on theirs, location is also important keep it on view, not hidden if possible,cctv filming it,but if they need one theyll take one and somebodies going to buy one.

    Premier Icon mattyfez
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    https://speedyelectricac.com/stop-thieves-from-stealing-your-ac-unit/

    Can’t belive someone would bother stealing a used exterior unit, the resale value on the black market must be a pittance.

    Steel cages installed over the top of your unit prevent unauthorized access. The cage can be fastened to the slab, preventing whole unit theft. And their mesh walls prevent hands from reaching into the unit for the copper coils they are ultimately after.

    I guess they just pinch them for the scrap metal value 🙁

    Sign of the times?

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    Good tip about securing the off switch in that link.
    Never knew it AC theft was a thing til today.

    Premier Icon globalti
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    In Africa the window ACs are always in a steel rod box.

    Premier Icon Rockhopper
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    Loads of copper in the outside unit – and it’s about £3.50 a kilo scrap price at the moment.

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