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    Garage security tip!

    http://http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=CMz1tXBVT1s


    Here is a link to how they break in.
    And a picture to show how to slow them down.
    I hope this helps someone from losing their bike!
    Dan
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    That's only for garages WITH windows and auto door openers. Why do garages have windows in the door?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1
    Why do garages have windows in the door?
    HOAs.

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    That's only for garages WITH windows and auto door openers
    It's been known to happen on doors without windows using the same technique. Obviously it's harder b/c the thief can't see what he's doing, but hardly impossible by the experienced or determined.

    Lock your bikes up. Even if it's to something like shelving brackets. That will take a lot longer than 6 seconds to overcome and will make a racket trying to cut or break loose. Keeps the opportunistic thieves at bay (which are most-...door open while you are out back or inside type of thief) and will likely drive the others to not bother or just take something they can snag quickly. I can do without my lawnmower or air compressor for a bit. Bike? Not so much.

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    Yeah, they broke into my garage using that same technique... and I do not have windows! Great tip!!! Best thing to do is to cut the rope off the handle so they have nothing to grab!

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    I already did the exact same thing to my garage door, except I used metal wire instead of a zip tie.
    Thanks for posting.

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    Thanks for the security tip! You may have just saved dozens of people from the heartache of a stolen bike!!
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    I cut the rope off, drilled a hole in the plastic piece on the garage door opener, and zip tied it. So now you have to cut the zip tie to move the lever. It was a tip I got in an e-mail I remember someone had an issue with this a while back, here on MTBR.

    I looked at my opener, saw how easy it was to do and did it. I realize that a determined thief will make it passed this. This is to stop the smash and grad guy. Hope it stops someone from losing a bike in the future.
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    A question to the wise: How do you secure a garage door without the auto door opener?
    You know, you stick a key in, turn, then lift. I rent, so the garage is manual. I've added a second latch to the door.
    So if someone breaks the lock/handle, they can still pull on the cables to activate the latches. Any thoughts?

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    i keep my garage locked by key. don't have an automatic garage-door opener. and i keep my bikes locked with kabeltek flexweave cables in the garage. 15 years living in the barrio with no problems to-date.
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    [QUOTE=the-one1]A question to the wise: How do you secure a garage door without the auto door opener?
    You know, you stick a key in, turn, then lift. I rent, so the garage is manual. I've added a second latch to the door.
    So if someone breaks the lock/handle, they can still pull on the cables to activate the latches. Any thoughts?[/QUOT

    I use 2 of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1
    That's only for garages WITH windows and auto door openers. Why do garages have windows in the door?
    They let natural light in so it is brighter, you don't need to turn a light on every time you walk into the garage. Also, If you live in a cooler climate, somewhere where you might want to warm the garage. If the windows face south they will warm the garage up in the winter.

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    I just put a padlock through the track and you cant raise the door
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    When I was a youngin, my father found an even simpler way, he just stuck a standard crow bar in the track. No keys to loose or combination to forget, and best of all, unless they knew it was in there (IE: a repair person or untrustworthy guest) no one would guess it was in the track. And it did stop a few would be thieves over the years.
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    read the post; walked out into garage in underwear; fix problem; posted.

    Thank you.
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    [QUOTE=yetisurly]
    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1
    A question to the wise: How do you secure a garage door without the auto door opener?
    You know, you stick a key in, turn, then lift. I rent, so the garage is manual. I've added a second latch to the door.
    So if someone breaks the lock/handle, they can still pull on the cables to activate the latches. Any thoughts?[/QUOT

    I use 2 of these.
    Sorry, should have mentioned that there is no other entry into the garage except through the garage door. I rent. But I'll remember that when/if I ever buy a home again.

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    It happened to me.

    Here is a product that I found to stop this type of theft.

    http://www.elocksys.com/



    They also have a product for single entry garages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berge
    It happened to me.

    Here is a product that I found to stop this type of theft.

    http://www.elocksys.com/



    They also have a product for single entry garages.
    Now that's what I'm talking about. Thanks.

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    If only I would have read a thread like this one 8 years ago could have saved myself 2 bikes
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    better tip:

    better tip: put bikes and valuables inside the house!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    (PS: good video, good tip.)
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    As a temporary fix, until I can get ADT to install an alarm sensor to garage door, I used some cheapo (but strong) c-clamps from my junk drawer directly tightened to the garage track. I positioned them right above the rollers on both sides of the door. It is very secure as there is no way to get leverage on the door (without making A LOT of noise) to get it open from the outside.

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    Anyone know what the cable kit does?

    http://www.elocksys.com/garage-door-lock-products.html

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    With all the stories of people losing bikes, I'm not sure I'd keep mine in a garage anymore either.
    I keep mind in my house. Usually locked up to something big with a cable and padlock. I figure if they get through the security to get into my house and through the lock, then there wasn't anything I could do to stop them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berge
    It happened to me.

    Here is a product that I found to stop this type of theft.

    http://www.elocksys.com/



    They also have a product for single entry garages.
    How much does a device like this cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abcnorte
    How much does a device like this cost?
    $200.00 - $250.00 The prices are on the website.
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