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HOW TO PROTECT CARS, BICYCLES, MOTORCYCLES

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CAR

Always lock your car doors. Be certain all windows are

completely closed.  When driving, keep all doors locked.  It is

best to park in attended lots.  If you must leave a key with the

attendant, leave only the ignition key.  In all cases lock your

car.  At night, park only in well-lighted areas.

If you have a garage, the single lock on the door is inadequate

to keep intruders from prying up the opposite side and crawling

in.  One of three methods may be used to secure the door:  (1)

Add another bolt and padlock on the opposite side, or (2)

Install a pair of cane bolts to the inside - only operable from

the inside, or (3) Add a top center hasp.  Any person of average

height can operate this locking device.  The hasp must be of

hardened steel and installed with carriage bolts through the

door or gate.  Use large washers on the inside.  After the nuts

are secured, deface the treads of the bolt ends with a hammer to

keep the nuts from being removed.

In every case, use a minimum standard exterior padlock.  Don't

hide a key outside.  Most hiding places are obvious to the

burglar.

Never leave a padlock unlocked.  This is an invitation to have

the padlock removed so that a key can be made, and the lock

returned to its position.  Later, the burglar returns when no

one is home and enters at his leisure, using "his" key.

HOW TO PROTECT BICYCLES

You don't leave your car unlocked, so treat your bicycle the

same way. Use an approved chain and padlock whenever you are not

on the seat!  Lock it to the garage - with a 3/8" x 6" eye screw

fastened to a stud. The eye screw should be at least 3 feet

above the floor, because this makes using a pry bar much more

difficult.

Whenever you lock your bike in a public place, chain it to a

secure rack or stanchion through the frame and a wheel.  Keep

the chain as high above the ground as the bike will allow.  This

reduces the leverage for a pry bar or bolt cutter attack.

MINIMUM STANDARD FOR APPROVED CHAIN

Must be at least 5/16" hardened steel alloy.  Links must be of

continuous welded construction.  Lighter chain, or chain with

open links simply will not withstand bolt cutting attacks.

Don't GIVE your bicycle away!  Using anything less will invite

its theft.

HOW TO PROTECT MOTORCYCLES

These expensive bikes require additional security measures.

They must be secured with a mated 3/8" hardened steel alloy

chain and a padlock of equal strength.  Sheathed cable has not

proven to be a satisfactory deterrent to theft.

LIGHTING

Good exterior lighting is important, particularly when the yard

area is obscured by high, non-removable shrubbery.  The best

possible location for outside lights is under the eaves.  This

makes ground-level assault more difficult.  You may buy an

inexpensive timer or photo-electric cell which will

automatically turn the lights on at dusk and turn them off at

dawn.
 

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