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    That's just plain ridiculous.

    Yes, I get that it comes with the territory, but surely there could be room for a better system which doesn't involve leaving your stuff packaged in lovely wheeled containers ready to be taken away!

    I'll keep an eye out and post if I see anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh-ozirigpro View Post
    That's just plain ridiculous.

    Yes, I get that it comes with the territory, but surely there could be room for a better system which doesn't involve leaving your stuff packaged in lovely wheeled containers ready to be taken away!

    I'll keep an eye out and post if I see anything.
    Depends on the type of booth you have and your budget. We usually rent our booth from Freeman Services, and there is no closet to lock anything in. We could have a custom booth built that has a locked closet, but that costs a ton of money for something we only use once a year. Some bigger manufacturers do have that. At IBC in Amsterdam we are able to rent a booth that does have a closet with a lock on it, and that is nice. It's also a matter of time. Packing everything up at the end of the night and locking it away takes a lot of time, especially if you have a giant booth, and then you have to come in and re-set it up every day, which is even more time. I've had to do that before when I worked at Coffey Sound and we had a ton of expensive gear at the show, and it's a pain in the rear. Either way, these thefts show a big lack of security, and it's very sad to see this happen when we are told that our gear is safe.
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    I was with Comer Electronic in Central Hall. We came back Tuesday morning and found several big Comer batteries and one of their dual charger were stolen too. We just left them on the floor while charging. It happened after hours.
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    NAMM is the same way. Freeman runs that convention too. A couple of years ago, the floor was abuzz because Gibson or Fender had a guitar taken from their booth. One valued in the 5 figures. Will keep my eyes/ears open too. I am always on the prowl for "cheap" gear.

    And thieves hold a very particular place in my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davefisk View Post
    Well, the Zaxcom theft happened sometime between Wednesday night the Thursday morning. They take down all their gear and lock it in Pelican cases that are underneath their covered tables. Whoever stole it just grabbed the cases and walked out with them. The Lectro stuff was stolen after final tear down on Thursday. Larger companies like that have their gear packed up and in cases, and then the gear is loaded out and shipped back to Lectro. The Lectro theft happened during that time, when nobody from Lectro was around. I have never heard of this volume of high priced gear getting stolen. Usually it's something small like a mic or two. Nothing on this scale.
    Do I start one of my anti union rants... I hate being an exhibitor in Las Vegas... The prohibition on exhibitors 'carting' their stuff if the item is bigger than a suitecase... to me just opens up the window of opportunity...

    But then a few days ago Tom Petty and his band had their guitars stolen, and a security guard was arrested...

    These days I'd put some sort of 3G/4G... heck even a 2G connectable GPS device on boxes with valuable equipment...
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    Quote Originally Posted by davefisk View Post
    Hey All. There was some gear stolen from Lectrosonics and Zaxcom this year at NAB.

    STOLEN FROM LECTRO:

    < ... long list of missing gear ... >

    Not to make too much light of a serious crime, but ...

    "Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff!"

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    First place to check for that equipment is the Pawn Stars pawn shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j1clark@ucsd.edu View Post
    Do I start one of my anti union rants...
    Of course not, because such a rant is specifically discouraged here at DVXUser. As would a pro-union rant be.

    These days I'd put some sort of 3G/4G... heck even a 2G connectable GPS device on boxes with valuable equipment...
    Pretty good idea.

    Lectro is not the only booth that had high dollar stuff stolen. We asked why they just don't check the security tapes and see who took it, and what I was told is that the contract that is in place prevents there being any manner of surveillance system used inside the convention center... =:O
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    We asked why they just don't check the security tapes and see who took it, and what I was told is that the contract that is in place prevents there being any manner of surveillance system used inside the convention center... =:O
    Seems ubsurd in this day and age. I would imagine a good number of the venders just assume it has cameras throughout. I would. There's cams every where these days. Especially NAB, being such a high profile show. Curious to know why there's no cams, maybe due to copyright, or trademark infringement??
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    I swear, as much as I wanted to go to NAB............I was not there and I have a solid alibi.

    But next year.......I might offer my services as a "Loss Prevention Specialist":



    "Put that gear down, or I will shoot"
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