Workshop Security

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Exminiman
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Workshop Security

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Probably getting a bit paranoid about workshop security......fitted an alarm, fancy expensive lock...........

But want to fit a window, was going to fit bars, but while in local tool shop chatting to owner, he shared that he gets local Ne'er-do-wells in buying thin cutting disks for their battery disk cutters... He suspects they are used to break in to sheds, cut locks etc.....

10 million key combinations lock seems a bit pointless now !

Soo, anyone got suggestions for metal bars or locks that are resistant to thin cutting disks, I did wonder about case hardening, but seems a but of a faff, is there a metal that these disks are not good at cutting ?

We use these disks on stainless steel at work ( which obviously contains Chrome) and they cut like butter...... :?
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Double glazing slows them down especially with wired or laminated glass
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A alarm that sends a tex or calls your phone . Handy if they’ve got through everything else . .. Ken
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Might I suggest that you don't fit a window. What they can't see, they can't plan on nickin' You could just leave one of those savage Budweiser dogs in the garage overnight. That'll give em a shock!

Oooops, meant to say ROTweiler dogs. Got my Budweisers and Rotweilers mixed up!
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swifty wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:55 pm A alarm that sends a tex or calls your phone . Handy if they’ve got through everything else . .. Ken
Thanks, but think got that bit sorted got this one of Amazon, think it was about £50
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1

Apart from having to replace the batteries, all seems surprisingly good so far
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What about that Frosted Wired Glass that was common to be seen in 1930 to 1960,ish built Public Toilets .. even when some thug had tried to bust it with a Brick that type of glass took the impact & then stayed in place smashed up for donkey years later because the Council was not that bothered to replace it .. yes not much as changed since the good old 60,s. ;)
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Had alarm and cctv installed to my garage when we had house built. Purposely didn't install any windows. If some b'stard wants to break in they will, just have to make it less appealing to do so.
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I've got a RoboDog. It's a motion detector that activates a loud
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On my garage I put padlocks through the runners inside to prevent up and over door being forced from outside, then as my side door opens outwards I am planning to fit a gate inside the door but keep outer door alarmed, then if they force outer door they have a gate to cut through while the alarm is going off.if door opens other way the gate could be alarmed to get same effect
I have no windows.
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