Don't keep tools in your garage

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    Don't keep tools in your garage

    In my recent Street and Vehicle Tactics class, the instructor said that a common tactic of BGs was to break into the garage (usually much less secure) and then use the tools in the garage (like an ax or power tools) to break through the house entrance.

    Made me think about all the garden tools and general tools I have stored in my garage.
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    But seriously, that's what garages are for. Where else are you going to keep tools? Maybe try to secure your garage more efficiently, but think about it, how hard is it to break in to a normal home? All you need to do is case the place for a day and wait until nobody is there and then break a window with a rock.

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    All of my tools are kept in my basement.

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    As you are trying to break through the steel door between my house and my garage you are going to come face to face with my gun as you enter. How about people think to secure their garage and house instead of makes our lives hard. Go ahead and try to case my house for a few days lol. You will know you never know when someone is home. My retired husband ( who can shoot pretty darn good lol ) seldom leaves. My son is in and out all the time. I am the only one who can be gone for a couple of days at a time visiting friends in another part of the state. I carry at all times soooooooo there really isn't a time you won't get shot if you come into my house uninvited. Was my old xbox or the even older tv really worth it lol.
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    Using that thought process you will end up in your closet with all of your belongings and valuables with rifle at the ready to defend against the bad guys.

    Seems to me that you have to weigh the value of having some security at the garage and total lack of trust for any barrier protection. Why not instead, enhance the barrier security of the garage?
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    Or cutting torches or high speed steel saws by the gun safe too.
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    Hey, just saying.....something to think about. Jeeezzz
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    I use have used tools in my garage to break into my own house before! Once they are in they will have planty of time to breach your door regardless.
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    The BG breaks into my Garage he is probably going to hurt himself in the dark, besides my garage is not a part of my house..
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    My garage door is open nearly all the time I am home, but it is secured with motion detectors, video cams that
    also pick up sound, and a steel door between it and the rest of the house.

    It is the only real storage we have and so it is the only available place for storing tools.

    Most homes here have some sort of attic entry, often from the garage. That should be kept locked to keep
    BGs from getting into the attic and hiding there, then dropping down through the ceiling.

    More importantly, those should be kept locked to keep playing children from getting from the garage into the attic where
    the could get badly hurt---and do significant damage to your furnace and AC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Or cutting torches or high speed steel saws by the gun safe too.
    Great, now I have to find ANOTHER place to store them......
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    Quote Originally Posted by NC Bullseye View Post
    Great, now I have to find ANOTHER place to store them......
    Another gun safe?
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    My garage isn't the average peg board shrine to "The Toolman", but it is where the tools live and is 200 feet behind the house. Two large roll aways, 7 welding machines, saws, grinders, sanders, etc. I do lock up the cutting heads and bolt cutter in the roll aways, but it might be worth it if a thief uses a gas torch to cut into the powder locker.
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    We keep the kitchen utensils in the garage, and I go next door and borrow the neighbors crap.
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    I have been in home construction for 37 years, this thread bekins the question, how do you keep the BG from geeting into your home? If they want to bad enough, they will figure out a way. Homes may be our castles, but there not built like one...

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