Breaking and entering

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by mzmtg, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. mzmtg

    mzmtg Active Member

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    Here's what my back door looks like now:
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    I really need to make sure I unlock the knob before I go out that way... :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

    Side note: Small rock = not good window breaker
    Pickaxe = GREAT window breaker
     
  2. AeroShooter

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    I have found that one of these inexpensive lock boxes from Home Depot can be a handy preventative in these types of situations.
     

  3. mzmtg

    mzmtg Active Member

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    Link?
     
  4. GunNut

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    You didn't shoot the lock? :D I assume you were carrying....
     
  5. mzmtg

    mzmtg Active Member

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    Those things are expensive...
































    ...and by "those things" I mean ammo these days.
     
  6. wwomack

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    He's probably referring to one of these.
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    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=p ... lpage=none

    I've been meaning to get one for a while for my house. You mount it somewhere outside and lock a spare key in it . I bought one for my mother-in-law after they were broken into because I knew she left a key outside under a flower pot. They are pretty rugged and secure. For only $29 I should go ahead and buy one. Probably cheaper than a locksmith or a replacement window.
     
  7. AeroShooter

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    Ask, ye shall receive:

    I could not find link specfic to Home Depot, but I did find a link to show the product in question:

    http://www.wholesalelocks.com/shurlok-l ... ckbox.html

    This lock is rather nice... uses letters instead of numbers which allows to pick a choice four letter word for your combination. Ten characters per dial, allowing for 10,000 different combinations.

    Avoid this type:

    http://www.wholesalelocks.com/avanti-gu ... ckbox.html

    It use a push button combination which, since button order is irrelevant, only provides a set of 1024 different combinations ( 10 buttons, 2 states = 2^10 = 1024)

    Even if button order were important, it would still only offer 5040 different combinations (10! / 6! = 10 * 9 * 8 * 7 = 5040).
     
  8. AeroShooter

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    Of course, there's always this informative video on how to bypass the locks of (presumably) your house.
     
  9. Thorsen

    Thorsen New Member

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    Aeroshooter, you have spent far too much time on fark.

    By the way you got me.
     
  10. Cavediver

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    A related story for you:
    About a year after I started dating my wife, she calls me at work one day.
    Here's the first thing she says...

    "How do you know when you need stitches?"
    :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Not what you want to hear at 9am.

    It turns out that she locked herself out of the house. Rather than finding a rock to break the glass, she let her temper get the best of the situation and hit it with her fist. The result was a nasty gash that continued to bleed despite her best efforts.

    Eventually she got it under control and avoided a trip to the ER.
    I repaired the damage with a plexiglass panel instead of glass :D