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    Do you have a safe? Do you have an alarm?

    I feel terrible when I see that watches are stolen. Especially heirloom watches - maybe Grandpa's watch.

    I've seen much of the same in the gun world. Some crack heads break in and steal a half dozen guns, including Grandpa's old pre-64 Winchester deer rifle.

    I'm wondering, how many of you own a safe?

    How many have a home alarm?

    I have a refrigerator sized gun safe, bolted to the floor and a home alarm system. I leave the house confident that my watches will be there when I return.

    I don't understand why anyone would have $10k, $20k or more in watches, jewelry, guns or anything else and not have a safe and/or a home alarm.

    how do you lock down your watches?
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    Re: Do you have a safe? Do you have an alarm?

    I don't have either, should I post my address?
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    Re: Do you have a safe? Do you have an alarm?

    Yes post it. I have a safe. It's part of a layered system. Nothing is Impregnable. The key is to slow them down and give time for someone to catch them.
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    Re: Do you have a safe? Do you have an alarm?

    Multiple levels of security here as well
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    Re: Do you have a safe? Do you have an alarm?

    The question is valid.
    I run some pretty slick tricks on would be home invaders and I'm not about to tip anyone off. But I'm willing to share some.
    1) A safe in plain view is a giveaway that you own valuables. Not all safe's have to be in plain view.
    2) Really good hiding places are safer than a safe.
    3) No safe is 100% fault free. That is, the combo locks or keylocks or Biometric keypads can fail. Then what?
    4) Most big banks offer safe deposit boxes. You can't get much safe than that (not for long guns)
    5) Most burglars will avoid a home that is guarded by alarms and guard dogs.
    6) If your collection is huge, you may consider storage at a Vault. They offer larger safe's.
    7) The greatest vulnerability for property is when it's being transported.
    Hope that helps :)
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    Re: Do you have a safe? Do you have an alarm?

    I do not own a safe, but I do have a security system and two dogs!


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    Re: Do you have a safe? Do you have an alarm?

    I have cultivated, very nosey next door neighbours, (who both own shotguns), I feel secure
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    Re: Do you have a safe? Do you have an alarm?

    Also, my new neighbor is a city cop so, the neighborhood just got a bit safer!


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    Re: Do you have a safe? Do you have an alarm?

    Yep, I got a very large gun safe that I use for all valuables in the house as well. Always had a home alarm, but not sure how much a deterent that is by itself. I have two dogs that live inside my home. They will raise hell if anyone gets within a hundred feet of their house. Ken

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    Re: Do you have a safe? Do you have an alarm?

    Safe, alarm, two dogs, and some really nosey neighbors. That last one can be invaluable.
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