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    Keeping your gear secure at home (safes, cages, home security systems, etc)
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    I've been following the saga of Eric Coughlin's stolen cameras and it's gotten me thinking about my own precautionary measures when it comes to storing expensive camera gear, beyond insurance. A truly crack team of thieves will be able to beat most rudimentary security measures. But I'm talking more about the more common sledgehammer/bolt-cutter thieves. There are so many dedicated options out there for guns, but not many for cameras. One challenge is that for most of us, our cameras have to be fairly accessible for shoots, charging batteries, backing up footage, repairs, rigging, etc.). It might not be realistic to assume that we will be breaking down our cameras and locking them in a safe at the end of each day. Also, what precautions (if any) do you take when moving your gear into your vehicle, especially if this happens in plain view of your neighbors? As always, I am curious to learn from other DVXers.
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    Security is a multi layered approach. Motion activated lights, a good security system, a dog, good equipment insurance, and a decent equipment cage in your basement, will all make the thieves job harder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgeedigital View Post
    Security is a multi layered approach. Motion activated lights, a good security system, a dog, good equipment insurance, and a decent equipment cage in your basement, will all make the thieves job harder.
    This. So this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgeedigital View Post
    Security is a multi layered approach. Motion activated lights, a good security system, a dog, good equipment insurance, and a decent equipment cage in your basement, will all make the thieves job harder.
    What is a "basement"? ( joking. I live in New Orleans. )
    Big sources matter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgeedigital View Post
    Security is a multi layered approach. Motion activated lights, a good security system, a dog, good equipment insurance, and a decent equipment cage in your basement, will all make the thieves job harder.
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    Not publicly posting pictures of your gear, and other items, in your house is another good preventive measure. It’s like a sales flyer for criminals.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Run&Gun View Post
    Not publicly posting pictures of your gear, and other items, in your house is another good preventive measure. Itís like a sales flyer for criminals.
    My flyer for criminals.... If you get past the alarm system you have a 160 pound Presa Canario waiting for you.
    While he may be my lap dog, he knows to f-up anyone else.
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    Never leave the house. Gear will be pretty safe


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    Quote Originally Posted by David W. Jones View Post
    My flyer for criminals.... If you get past the alarm system you have a 160 pound Presa Canario waiting for you.
    While he may be my lap dog, he knows to f-up anyone else.
    I sometimes wonder what delivery people, etc. think when they come up to my house and hear my four going bonkers inside. Our black-lab mix sounds like an honest-to-goodness demon dog with his guttural growl. I love it and crack-up every time he does it, but he's mine. He's also got a radar in his head that the military would be proud of. He let's you know if anyone or anything is within a block of the house. It can be annoying sometimes, but there's not a whole lot of "sneaking-up" happening here.


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    Good call on not posting pictures of gear at home.

    Dogs seem like a popular option here. I like them myself, but can't deal with the fur.

    Is anyone using a locking steel cabinet?


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