garage security

Exactly, make your self the hardest target possible.

And those guys are crazy good, often they will practice a lock for hours before posting a vid.

I find if i practice a lock, i can get it over and over.
Then just like that, i loose the touch and i can't open another lock until i get a good nights rest.

There are some other attacks that open a cheap master lock every time.

The lock i have on my shed i bought as an advanced lock sport.
The shed only houses my compressor, and does not look out of place.
Peace of mind with a crazy neighbor kid that hates me with my toys and noise... lol
(Crazy story there)

That lock = Special tools and skills are needed.
Eaiser to break my shed door.

try hard to make friends with your neighbors, and be observant, get their phone numbers and call if you see something questionable and encourage them to call you if they see anything suspicious
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while there's no way to prevent all crime, you can significantly reduce the odds by taking some logical steps to make theft much less easily accomplished,

parking in a fenced yard helps

having an alert dog certainly won't hurt

parking in a locked garage with its own security system helps a great deal
a very loud siren you can trigger if you see suspicious people on your property certainly has merit!
car alarms, that are mounted well out of easy reach in or on your garage that are tripped by motion sensors and having a battery back-up is useful.
having a paging system is also helpful, my wife generally used the paging from the house to yell at me in the shop when I could not hear or ignored her mobile phone calls
(nothing like a siren motion lights and a voice on the paging speakers, that says
(I've got the shotgun! we can show the cops the video, let the two rottweilers loose and call 911)

locking gas caps
steering wheel locks
and hidden gas line flow valves,
will reduce the chances of vehicle theft

having motion sensor outside lights that can be rather easy to also connect to an alarm notifying you of movement detected by the sensor

having a security system with outside cameras and motion sensor lighting that has an audible alarm, if movement is detected and a video monitoring screen will help, as will making it obvious that you have installed such theft prevention measures such as making cameras , lighting, a locked fence and a few signs on the property boundary obvious.
yeah, it costs money and its a P.I.T.A to install, but you can do a great deal to improve security and do it over time in small less expensive steps.

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its rather unfortunate but its certainly a fact,
there are some people who seem to think they are entitled to have anything that's not nailed down or chained up, simply because they can't afford it, and you have it!
in their warped way of looking at the world,
its totally unfair that they would be required to earn the money required to legally purchase something through labor or having acquired skills and knowledge , and trading their time and effort for material goods.

or put differently some people are jealous of others possessions,
I've seen $%^^&& deliberately run a key across a new cars paint , causing hundreds of dollars in damage and when caught they said
" the rich SOB can afford to fix it if he owns the car"
it just makes sense to try and protect your possessions if you can!

a few potential tips

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in many states the truck owner shooting at car thieves would be arrested,
because the criminals only committed a PROPERTY CRIME (vehicle theft)
in some states, the car thieves are risking their lives
(know your states laws or you could be in big legal trouble for shooting thieves in some states)
others are much more reasonable about shooting car jackers and home invaders
tracking chips for cars and trailers
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