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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage1 View Post
    Most safes can be converted, a lot of the lock mounting systems are standardised, I did a killwell E-Cat safe and it took me about an hour.

    The chance of a person identifying your address by finding a set of keys is pretty slim, far more likely to find a hidden key during a burg. When I did carry mine I had them on a small carabiner so I could unclip them quickly.
    Did you just go to a locksmith?
    I will seriously look into this.

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    Electronic lock. (Battery can be replaced with out needing to open safe)
    Override key at work and another with trusted licence holder in case I kick it.
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    I've but a small cheap combination lock box on the wall next to the safe, which has nothing in it as I know that a swift blow from a hammer can open this safe. It dose have a small note that says smile your on camera and have just been sprayed with invisible dye and the cops are on there way
    The keys are well hidden away from the safe you can only do so much since I have a garage full of tools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beetroot View Post
    Did you just go to a locksmith?
    I will seriously look into this.
    Mine was a kit, I got it from the ejected member Nibblet, I'll message him and find out where he got it from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage1 View Post
    Mine was a kit, I got it from the ejected member Nibblet, I'll message him and find out where he got it from.
    Nibblet was not ejected he asked to have his profile removed if I recall correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Nibblet was not ejected he asked to have his profile removed if I recall correctly.
    Let's not start this again....

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Nibblet was not ejected he asked to have his profile removed if I recall correctly.
    When you pull the lever under the seat in a fighter jet, what's the term for how you leave the aircraft? Who ultimately makes the decision? I think it's an alternate to "banned" anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Let's not start this again....
    you have to tread carefully round here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I assumed (yes the mother of all fuck ups) that one could not gain access to the lock/batteries/electronics from the outside.....doesn't seem very secure compared to a key.
    However even a "E" safe is barely a minute to get into with no key or code but the tools for the job.....end of the day if they know you have what they want they will come tooled up not looking for keys or codes.
    I just have a wee safe with some bolt actions. Seriously, if I had a large / expensive collection it would be worth the fun of rigging a cheap safe out with a few crappy thin wood screws fixing it to e floor, to encourage them to dislodge it. Cram it with a few iron pipes, pieces of wood inside. Weld shut in a way not apparent from the outside to ensure they'll simply not be able to open it but rather must take it with them at the cost of not carrying off something more valuable. MDF on inside of it so they can't use disc cutters without generating a lot of smoke. A few cups or a deep pan tray almost filled to the brim with gentian violet solution on a top shelf, to ensure they'll look like smurfs once they start shifting the thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordite View Post
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    Now, how DO you hide something that you can't hide? Make it look like something else.
    Yea well this kinda thing may have some merit,,,,or not

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nzFTCW7-y8

    Maybe it is just my engineering brain but if I was looking for arms I knew to be stored in a space i would be looking for any wasted space first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Yea well this kinda thing may have some merit,,,,or not

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nzFTCW7-y8

    Maybe it is just my engineering brain but if I was looking for arms I knew to be stored in a space i would be looking for any wasted space first.
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    Spear key put it in a small clickclack & bury it under something in the garden like a rock , main keys get a large book glue the pages together hack out a hollow , I was going to do just that but the only large book I have is a bible but I read that allll the time so never got around to that idea , there go,s another hail merry ...
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    i got a small compo safe that can be bolted down for my key's after that guy in dunedin got robbed.it was about $100

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    If you have a burglar alarm in the house, consider spending a few extra dollars and get the gun cabinet fitted with a sensor so if the scum open it then it triggers the alarm. I have taken every practical step and a few more besides to prevent burglary, but I can be reassured that if they do get hold of them, there is nothing more I could have done to stop them.

    Camouflage with keys is a start. If you have a set of cabinet keys in a box / safe / hidey spot then hide as many other unlabelled keys there as you can. If you have 5 keys that fit the cabinet, then alter 3 to make sure they dont fit, and hide them where they are easier to find. The more, the better. My old man used to be a lock smith so he had cartons of keys about...over 200 keys in the drawer and not one of them fits the lock.....



    Man traps are illegal....accidents waiting to happen less so. I know of one old fellow who used to home brew. He kept two dozen right beside the gun cabinet. The first twelve were laced with medical grade laxative, and the second twelve had "encapsulated chilli" Apparently it doesn't burn or even taste when you drink it but it lights the fires of hell on the way out. mixed with a laxative and that sounds like a real unpleasant evening.....I don't know if he was pulling my leg, but I aint drinking it just in case....
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