Lock me up

Re: Lock me up

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:48 pm

Our security system on super duper high alert status....

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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:35 am

More security is never poorly spent money. Last year one dark night,at approx. 11:45 p.m. three heavy thumps landed on my outside front door .Rural area here so no outside street lighting etc. Woke up and startled big time. Loaded it in the dark and got opposite the front door then threw on the outside lights. He was mid twenties early thirtys wearing a hoodie. He took one quick turnaround and jumped straight down 4 porch steps running into the pitch blackness. Took a while to get back to sleep as you can imagine. We have a very low crime rate here and the houses are spread out which means to me "targeted". No longer have local township police so they pay for State Police coverage. State police barracks about 1/2 hour away. I now know the best friend you have in a situation like this has blued metal, walnut wood and
weighs 5 1/2 pounds. If he had gotten in here I know somebody, probably both of us ,would have severe regrets. This type of encounter sticks in your head for a while and I don't like it one bit. Mike
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:39 pm

Hey Mike, you shoulda popped a shot in the air & let something STICK in the kids head. just sayin ;)
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:47 am

stovepipemike wrote:three heavy thumps landed on my outside front door


Scary!..... I'm glad you handled it well & things didn't get worse. You sound in a similar circumstance as I am.... rural, neighbors not very close, and seldom a crime, BUT.... stuff happens! I just want to be a bit better prepared than we are right now, and I'd like to do it so it's not too much of a hassle on our end. I have been looking. I see they make some remote dead bolts that work like a garage door opener. That is, you have a remote button. I may end up making something, or improving on a store bought something, but I'm still aiming to be able to lock & unlock four doors without keypads or keys.
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:09 pm

Just remember my friend--electronics can be overridden, I don't care how good we think we are--just sayin--
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:04 am

I must have slept thru this commercial for the last two weeks - but last night I made the association :shock:

This is about a tv commercial for https://my-digitallife.att.com/learn/

The guy is sitting on his vacation home porch - his kids show up and tell them they stopped at the house for "something" -He asks if they left the house in good shape - cut to the house= all the lights are on, tv playing, water in sink running, etc - he picks up his smart phone and shuts it all off remotely = plus he locks the front door and arms the alarm.

Sounds to me like what your looking for - no clue what it costs to automate and support the app - but there it is - hope it helps?? let me know!

Kind Regards
STING
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:06 am

Sting wrote:Sounds to me like what your looking for


From a mechanical technology standpoint, yes, I think it would work, and it looks like a cool system, but, but, good gosh, it's a pricy system! I might not even even mind the ( $100 per door) up front fee, but to pay $5 a month per lock forever, ouch! Plus, I'd have to get a smart phone with internet....don't they start around $55 a month? Ouch, again! Man.... they are proud of their invention! The monthly fees seem too high.
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:35 pm

like you posted above - "its a pain to unlock 4 doors every day" So would you pay someone 5 bucks a month to [dependably] lock and unlock that door every day? [ regardless where you are in the world?]

it Depends :P

besides - its time to drag yourself into the current phone tech of the week

not me - but its time for YOU 8-)
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:50 pm

Ya know guys, most locks can be picked pretty quickly with a little practice. Trust me on that ;)
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:51 pm

stovepipemike wrote:More security is never poorly spent money. Last year one dark night,at approx. 11:45 p.m. three heavy thumps landed on my outside front door .Rural area here so no outside street lighting etc. Woke up and startled big time. Loaded it in the dark and got opposite the front door then threw on the outside lights. He was mid twenties early thirtys wearing a hoodie. He took one quick turnaround and jumped straight down 4 porch steps running into the pitch blackness. Took a while to get back to sleep as you can imagine. We have a very low crime rate here and the houses are spread out which means to me "targeted". No longer have local township police so they pay for State Police coverage. State police barracks about 1/2 hour away. I now know the best friend you have in a situation like this has blued metal, walnut wood and
weighs 5 1/2 pounds. If he had gotten in here I know somebody, probably both of us ,would have severe regrets. This type of encounter sticks in your head for a while and I don't like it one bit. Mike

Last year we had a couple of punks break into a house that is maybe mile from me. They smashed a window in the middle of the night went in and trashed the place for something to do. They didn't take anything just scared the crap out of the elderly homeowners. They were very lucky in their home choice, I know the rest of my neighbors in our little cluster are heavily armed and we look out for each other. Someone does that to my house and the blast will send them back out the way they came in! I won't care if they are kids out screwing around, no time to try and differentiate! Dumb asses!!
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:18 pm

SuperBeetle wrote:Ya know guys, most locks can be picked pretty quickly with a little practice. Trust me on that ;)


Most locks aren't hard to pick, they just require patience. Get a small screwdriver that will fit into the keyhole. You'll use that to apply tension to the lock. A straight paperclip with a slight bend on the end will be used to push each tumbler in.

Start by applying tension with the screwdriver. Too much and the tumblers won't push down. Too little and they wont stay down. With slight movements of the screw driver and patiently pushing each tumbler down, you can get them all to fall into place and the lock will open.


Alternately, take off your shoelace and tie it around your paperclip. Bend the paperclip into a boomerang shape and loop around the bolt. Work the bolt inward with a sawing motion, and as soon as the shoelace reaches the tip of it, it should pop open. It's called the "easier than a credit card" method.
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:20 pm

opps

There I went and violated the Too Many Non Contributory and Off Topic Posts rule :roll:
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:26 pm

Sounds like a system designed by the government. So, when they feel the need to get into your house uninvited, they just press a button .......or, if your doing something they don't approve of, just press a button, and you have no water and can't get out of your house.

Sure, it's a stretch ...... but, in light of all that has gone down in the past 3 years, is it really? :(
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:42 pm

Sting wrote:So would you pay someone 5 bucks a month to [dependably] lock and unlock that door every day?


Mayyyybe. But I wouldn't pay $20 a month for four doors! :) Plus the smart phone fees.... Arghhhhh! I hate monthly fees! $20 a month is like the payment of a $5,000 30 year mortgage. And... it wouldn't be like clicking a remote once .... it would be like making a phone call, opening an ap, clicking away.... way too much effort! I want: One click, I'm in. Make it so! :)

( I'm sure that every human now has a cell phone. For years I claimed that I would be the last person on Earth to get one. ;) Now, move up to a smart phone? Not until the other 6 billion each have one!)
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:50 pm

my big gun carrier only has one junkie flip phone left in its stable to offer

everything now is a smart phone
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