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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-27-2016, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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The bad news is the fact that "someone" entered my garage/workshop, they must have been Ridgid fans because they took off with my Ridgid vac and my Ridgid mitre saw. All this despite my door opener having a rolling code. Incidentally, if anyone knows of a device to prevent what I've heard of as "code grabbing" please let me know. I do have a hidden switch that will kill power to my garage because occasionally one of my neighbours opener would hit on my code, but some times the power was left on for short periods of time. For the work I do I can't justify spending the money to buy another Ridgid saw so I am looking at a Makita MAK-LS1040 has any one had experience with this saw. I realize it's not as robust as the Ridgid but at nearly $70 less I can live with that. Oldrusty
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I drilled a hole in the door track and inserted an S hook from an old rubber bungee cord. Door won't open at all!
They probably had a door opener and cruised the street while hitting the button. During the first days of cordless phones, you could cruise a neighborhood until you got a signal. Stop and talk on someone else's line.

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Take that $70 you save and get a motion sensor camera.

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If you're going on holidays, pull the plug on the opener after you've closed everything up. No power; no opening. (That assumes there's an alternate door out of the garage. If there isn't there needs to be one. VOE.)
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Anyone who wants to get into your home bad enough can easily do it. Windows break and they're in. I'm interested in one of the new alarm systems you install yourself, and use through the internet. Anyone have any feedback on that? Motion detectors and lots of light really work to deter most thieves. One thing I do when I'm away is set about 5 timers so they go off and on during the day and evening, and a couple of times during the night in the bathroom. One controls a radio so the noise starts and stops.

But still, occasionally those low life types just walk around a neighborhood ringing doorbells and pretending to be salesmen if someone answers. If no one is home, they just break in.

Nonetheless, sorry that they got some of your tools. They ought to institute capital punishment for tool thieves!

BTW, didn't someone come up with some material with numbered particles you put in or on your tools so they can easily be traced? Can't remember the company.
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Sorry to hear that you lost your tools. I have long range sensors on both shop doors connected to my home alarm. Smart phone tells me if a door opens or if left open for a set amount of time.
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John. Doesn't that defeat the reason for having a remote opener. Will. I would have to be home to respond to a motion detecter. Dan the hidden kill switch does exactly what you suggest but my wife and I don't want to have to go to the switch, some distance away, every time we go to the store. We're not that young anymore. I know I have paid for the convenience but I sure would like to have a safe remote system. Al
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John. Doesn't that defeat the reason for having a remote opener. Will. I would have to be home to respond to a motion detecter. Dan the hidden kill switch does exactly what you suggest but my wife and I don't want to have to go to the switch, some distance away, every time we go to the store. We're not that young anymore. I know I have paid for the convenience but I sure would like to have a safe remote system. Al
Motion sensor camera. Catch them on film for the police.

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Sad we live in a society where so many people would rather steal than work. Sadder still is the judicial system that won't hand out meaningful punishment to those that are caught. Sadder still is a government that won't force the judicial system to be more stringent on the no goods caught today. And when the do get to court it can take years for any punishment to be handed down.
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How about opinions on the mitre saw. Al
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