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Old 05-03-2011, 07:24 PM   #15
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Living in the city, I have to keep everything locked up and out-of-sight too.

I have a deal with my next door neighbor - when I leave with the egg, they park their extra cars in my driveway. So, it always looks like someone is home (and they get off-street parking for a few days!).
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:39 PM   #16
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It is certainly a good idea to keep valuables out of sight -- even things that don't seem so valuable. A friend of mine had her Jeep soft top slashed open just so the thief could steal the handful of change in her cup holder. Needless to say, it cost a lot more to replace the top than the $2 in change she lost.

Before we had an alarm system at work, someone broke in and used a crowbar to break open the cash drawer and steal about $30. The cash drawer cost about $100 to replace. The real kicker was that the key was in the cash drawer lock! All they had to do was turn it and it would have opened! They also took my tool box that was sitting next to the cash register. They left all the electronics, though... including a nice digital camera on the counter. Must not have had a flashlight.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:43 PM   #17
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I never lock the doors on my Jeep no matter where it's parked, those tops aren't cheap.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:22 PM   #18
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That's a shame!
That's how a friend of mine found out that his auto insurance doesn't cover the contents of the car.
I was shocked when he told me that- until I checked and found out that mine doesn't either!

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Old 05-03-2011, 11:34 PM   #19
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Cool another hint

I understand that in Paris one leaves their glove box open to show thieves that they are empty.

One hint we use:

Keep your registration and insurance papers on you. Then if your car is stolen, they won't have those to show if stopped or for identity theft.
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:13 AM   #20
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:48 PM   #21
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Should I leave why wallet open, It's empty too?
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:24 PM   #22
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If my Escalade gets stolen I call OnStar, they tell the police where its at, they go arrest the thief, and I get my vehicle back.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:57 PM   #23
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Too bad Brian's stolen GPS unit wasn't an Onstar device!
Maybe he could have gotten it back when the thieves powered it up...

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AH the joys of living in Smallville. We leave the keys in the truck, the house is unlocked 24/365, even when we are off-Island and our friends are welcome to whatever is in our fridge - and we to theirs. Been 4 years since anyone stole a vehicle on the Island and that was a drunk who stole the fire truck. Hard to get on the ferry unnoticed.
More concerns in campgrounds than at home.
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If my Escalade gets stolen I call OnStar, they tell the police where its at, they go arrest the thief, and I get my vehicle back.
I suspect in the not to distant future anything GPS capable will have a tracking feature. The Iphone does. If I loose my phone I can go to any computer and check on where it is. If I left it unlocked I can lock it and send a message to the screen asking who ever has it to call me. If they dont call I can also delete everthing off of it from the computer. A friend dropped his phone one morning while we were skiing. We went on line just in time to see the phone walking into the mountains lost and found building. :-)
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I suspect in the not to distant future anything GPS capable will have a tracking feature. The Iphone does. If I loose my phone I can go to any computer and check on where it is. If I left it unlocked I can lock it and send a message to the screen asking who ever has it to call me. If they dont call I can also delete everthing off of it from the computer. A friend dropped his phone one morning while we were skiing. We went on line just in time to see the phone walking into the mountains lost and found building. :-)
Carol:

Good thinking! I have not been able to find a portable GPS unit that has that feature yet, but perhaps they will come. Garmin does have a "lock" feature on some of their GPS units so the "go home" risk is less. This article says that GPS units are the most frequent thing stolen from cars:
GPS Theft On The Rise - Windshield Mounts Tip Off Thieves (GPSmagazine.com)

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