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    My son has a 10 month old Great Dane puppy that weighs 110 lbs., but I'm not sure being licked into submission would be much of a deterrent.
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    Default Re: Security in home made observatory

    To echo previous posts, a thief who wants in, will get in. I had a discussion with a cop once after an attempted (interrupted, thanks to alarm system) break-in at my parents house, he told me of a break-in where the crooks were unable to breach a steel-reinforced door- so they used a chainsaw to cut a hole in the side of the house!

    The best defense is a good offense, aka: alarm system (and preferably armed and trained property-owner!) I have installed, in all of my loved-ones homes, the wireless system from SkyLink:

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    I have found it to be simple to set-up, reliable, and affordable. With range extenders you should have no problem covering your observatory.

    It's a shame that these sorts of tactics are necessary. Best of luck to you. Hopefully, you can get your security plan in place and begin actually enjoying your hobby!
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    Default Re: Security in home made observatory

    Quote Originally Posted by SpacePuppy01 View Post
    To echo previous posts, a thief who wants in, will get in. I had a discussion with a cop once after an attempted (interrupted, thanks to alarm system) break-in at my parents house, he told me of a break-in where the crooks were unable to breach a steel-reinforced door- so they used a chainsaw to cut a hole in the side of the house!
    !
    The idea is to make it difficult/slow/noisy for them, so they decide to rob the neighbour instead! With the ubiquity of battery operated angle grinders these days, pretty much any lock can be quite quickly dealt with in any case....
    +1 on the insurance as the last line of defence.... -1 on the guns, I'm not shooting anyone (and likely going to gaol here) for the sake of my scope.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sxinias View Post
    Security. A fence and a junk yard dog works pretty good. You know, one of those snarling, foaming at the mount, barking dogs with a tattered ear and a glass eye ... the bigger the dog the better.
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    Default Re: Security in home made observatory

    put a sign up- all burglers will be shot- then surround it in tombstones- LOL
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    Default Re: Security in home made observatory

    I know it's been said before, but thieves do not like lights... motion detectors with brilliant lights and a lot of coverage is all you need.

    alternatively, if you live in the USA, is an IR tracker system with a red or green laser. Makes them think they are being tracked with a rifle...
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    Insurance is the most important step, combined with a good inventory of your stuff. I rented a warehouse with some valuable electronic equipment in it several years a go. I had a sign made that said "feminine napkin hygiene service". Don't know if it helped, but it didn't hurt.
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    Default Re: Security in home made observatory

    How about a notice on the door?

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    Default Re: Security in home made observatory

    Went to a business yesterday.

    The "Welcome Mat" said something like, "There's nothing in here worth getting shot for." I like!

    I once had someone digging into something on my property. I posted a sign that said "Smith & Wesson Play Here". No more problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Lewis View Post
    Insurance is the most important step, combined with a good inventory of your stuff. I rented a warehouse with some valuable electronic equipment in it several years a go. I had a sign made that said "feminine napkin hygiene service". Don't know if it helped, but it didn't hurt.
    Love it... I once worked at a research station on the reef here.... one of the researchers kept his supply of chocolate in a steel box in a storehouse covered in radhaz warning stickers...
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