|Forum topic by sillac||posted 1226 days ago||1662 views||0 times favorited||41 replies|
1226 days ago
First of all I am new to LJ but in looking around for forums, blogs or information about, shop security, I have found very little on this subject and what I did find was a closed for further comment.
I am just buillding my shop and am very interested in shop security. I was ripped off once, remodeling an old house and the basement door was hard to get locked and I think a real estate person left it unlock after showing the house to someone, anyway I lost about $400 in hand tools, of course it was under the deductable.
What I wold like is if any of you have been ripped off, how was it done and how will you prevent it the next time. Also ideas on how to make the shop more secure.
A few things I am doing or will do are;
I have put lag screws/bolts into my door jams on the hindge side and cut the heads off so about 3/4 of an inch sticks out and a drilled hole in the edge of the door that lines up with the cut off bolt, (this hole has to be enlonggated for the door to close) so that even if the hidge pins are pulled the door still can’t be removed. On the other side of the door is a good dead bolt that is keyed on both sides. I have done this on all of the shop doors.
The windows will have heavy screens on the outside (these may be in metal frams on hindges and bars on the inside.
All hand and small power tools will be out of sight in drawers or cabinets that can be locked.
I will install a motion detector for the inside of the shop with a 30 to 60 second delay for a code to be entered or both an inside and outside alarm will sound.
Record serial numbers and have photos of all tools.
Can anyone think of anything else? I hope this information can be of help to others.
Thanks for your input, Steve
-- Steve in Oregon,