- Woah! Just chased off thieves.
Garage already as secure as it can be without rebuilding – it’s a cheapy, prefab, panel built affair. When the bikes went last time (see here), I mmediately went out and bought a motorbike chain lock for the floor anchor.
Unfortunately, opening the garage door isn’t hard work – in fact, I could probably prise it open with one of the fore-mentioned bic pens. I reckon the only way of securing it is to attatch a chain to the door, and then to another floor anchor….
Bic pens were the nearest damage-inflicting weapons to hand – wouldn’t want to bend a set of Bombers.
Too worried to go to bed……..Posted 8 years ago
Dog started going ape at the garage (bottom of the garden) so went round the old railway line at the back of the house armed with a bic pen in each hand (!). Someone had tried to prise the up-and-over door open and the cheapo latch was undone.
We had our bikes nicked not so long ago and looks like they’ve come back for the replacements. Had a jog along the railway line but no-one around – probably for the best.
Still shaking.Posted 8 years agowoffleMember
Get onto google and search for ‘anti-poaching mines’ – basically a blank shotgun cartridge on a trip wire. You set them up pointing into the ground (obviously) to stop powder flying everywhere and they come with a little sign warning of loud noises. Just hammer a nail to one side of the door and use some fine fishing line to set the tripwire. After we had an intruder last year we had them recommended to us – perfectly legal and they’ll a) scare the scrotes sh*tless and b) wake you and the dogs up. The bottom of the garden is now fully armed.
Unfortunately my wife wouldn’t let me get the paintball claymores I wanted. The idea was that if I heard a bang i’d hit the trigger and they’d get 2 pints of bright green paint at waist height. She didn’t want to be cleaning up the garden.
Mind you – it’s best to tell family that they’re there. My wife forgot and her Uncle almost had a heart-attack when he went to the shed to get a ladder and didn’t disarm it first, cue “BANG!”, “****” and cup of tea all down his front….Posted 8 years agoRoystonMember
A few years back i came in the back gate of my house only to see someone trying to get in the back door (not thinking)i shouted and gave chase. I grabbed him trying to get over the fence to the next door garden but he undid his coat & slipped out of it and got over. I new the neigbouring property (terraced garden) and new he would only have one way out from where he was so went back out my gate and waited for him but he was already over I chased him for a bit and then it suddenly occured to me what am I going to do if i catch him so I went home. I finished a bottle of wine that night and it didn’t touch me with all the adrenaline flowing. at the time I’d just finished reading ‘Birdsong’ and was surprised at how much the guys in the trenches drank on duty so this experience kind of helped me understand the physical effects of adrenalinePosted 8 years agoel_boufadorSubscriber
Our garage got done over earlier in the year. THe motorbike chain & anchor stopped them getting any bikes – a great purchase!
I got some of these to better secure the actual up & over door itself. I can’t see how you would now open the door without ripping it off it’s hinges or cutting a hole through it.Posted 8 years agokpt1972Member
Years ago when i lived at home i caught a scally in our yard sniffing round the back of our garage and dropped him with a golf club – previous to this we had numerous break ins and this seemed to stop them altogether so maybe word of mouth seemed to do the trick. I’m just waithing for the phone call from my dad now when he sees this post tonight and the lecture 🙂Posted 8 years agosq225917Member
Gaffer tape, hessian sack, hands zip tied behind their back, strip em and dump the little pricks somewhere in the middle of nowhere, Grindleford seemed like a good choice at the time. Works surprisingly well for Asian car thieves from Victoria road in Sheffield.
But of course the bit that really swung it was taking the photograph of them with my mate Johns cock next to his mouth while he was tied up. Amazing what leverage the old ‘gay photo’ threat is.
Moral of story: do not try and break into the car of someone who is best mates with the guys who used to run the door at Gatecrasher and the Music Factory.Posted 8 years agoken_shieldsMember
A copper once told me if you have an up and over door get a long piece of wooden dowel and put it in the runner for the door on both sides as an extra stopper. You cannot get the door open at all without bending it which makes a lot of noise. Also easy to remove for you when you need access.
This works for slidey secondary double glazing and patio doors tooPosted 8 years ago
Thanks all for the helpful posts – and yes, OK, it was the dog that chased the thieves really.
Those anti-poaching cartridges look good, as does the siren, but a touch on the pricey side. As for moving to a ‘safe area’, IME they tend to get targetted far more than the ‘dodgy areas’.
The dog is absolutely the best security measure going even though he looks like this .
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Our garage got done over earlier in the year. THe motorbike chain & anchor stopped them getting any bikes – a great purchase!yes
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That’s a bit worrying as my Kaspersky keeps wanting to update every few hours and it keeps telling me its ‘databases are corrupt’ – anyone else suffering?Posted 8 years agobiggulpMember
If you keep golf clubs, hockey sticks etc handy you could be accused of deliberately keeping a weapon ready and end up in trouble. I keep a 4 x D Cell Maglite in the bedroom in case of power cuts and not for use as a weapon against intruders. 16″ long and weighs 2 pounds 😉Posted 8 years ago
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