View Full Version : POST YOUR SECURITY & LOCKING PICS (2008 edition)

06-21-2008, 09:26 AM
I think everyone has lost something... and like the saying goes "FOOL ME ONCE, SHAME ON YOU! FOOL ME TWICE, SHAME ON ME!" after your first loss, you change your ways.. (no more leaving blowers and trimmers unlocked, while youre in a backyard cutting again)

Lets teach each other here what ways we can protect your investments..

i know this is the stolen equipment forum, so i thought this would be a great topic in this forum. (maybe even a as a sticky, lol)

06-21-2008, 09:27 AM
what i use on my trailers


they run about $119 each @ northerntool and sometimes $99 at pepboys

now dont get me wrong, someone with a airgrinder could probbly remove it in a min or two.

Happy Frog
06-22-2008, 12:58 AM
Any anti-theft system is better than nothing and nothing will stop a determined thief... :cry:

06-22-2008, 01:21 AM
I have the same thing Tim, i have recently added a Ball lock. Im thinking about adding a Lojack or some sort of GPS system.

ken gustafson
06-22-2008, 10:07 AM
I would post pictures of trailer locks we produce but lack the knowledge and probably the skill. But you could see these locks...in motion...at my site.
www.trailerlocksonline.com Another new lock shall be out in about 2 months and then another in about 7 months...hopefully. The whole process of bringing out a new lock...from applying for a U.S.Patent to actual production costs about $70,000 or more. And then about 2 years time for the U.S. Patent Office. Just the waiting time for each stage...is...stressful to say the least. Ken

ATL Lawn
06-22-2008, 11:26 AM

Happy Frog
06-22-2008, 02:18 PM
All these locks have a common weak point: the key cylinder.
Most of them can be picked fairly easily... :cry:

Looking Good Lawn Service
06-22-2008, 07:25 PM
No lock is full proof, they only slow down the crooks and thieves

Supper Grassy
06-22-2008, 10:17 PM

06-23-2008, 09:20 AM
Here is what I use:

06-26-2008, 12:12 PM
i use knives and guns to protect my stuff

06-26-2008, 01:04 PM
i use knives and guns to protect my stuff

Those work well provided you manage to catch the bad guy in the act of taking your prized possessions. :usflag:

06-26-2008, 04:38 PM
Here is what I use:

Ditto for me..oops the pic didn't transfer over...Gorilla thingy...

06-26-2008, 10:57 PM
camera, guns, and dogs are the best way..........Just something to remember a 3/8's inch drill bit on a cordless drill will beat 99% of all those locks......

06-27-2008, 04:05 PM

I broke this thing off with two swings of a pick axe when I lost the keys.

06-27-2008, 05:14 PM
I think the people who make trailer brakes would invent something that would lock up the trailer brakes.
Maybe with a remote or keypad to arm and disarm.

07-04-2008, 06:03 PM
My dogs do a good job at my home when I'm away

07-07-2008, 11:41 PM
I use these to lock the doors on the trailer after my father in law had his trailer cleaned out with only standard pad locks on his trailer. Bolt cutters got em right in. With these I think if I lost the keys It'd be easier to sawsall through the walls of the trailer that trying to get these off.

07-08-2008, 01:02 AM
i just got rob on july 5 stole a whole truck and trailer unit 70,000.00 lost. yesterdy i went out and bought a english mastiff to ride with us and watch it at night. think that will work? it will be our lawn dog. father war 235lbs and mom was 195lbs.

07-08-2008, 07:42 AM
Wow, I'm sorry to hear that. That just sucks. They need to go back to corperal punishment & chop the azzholes hands off. On pay per view tv. or as the halftime show during the superbowl.

07-19-2008, 06:05 AM
That last post was great, pay per view.
I'd like to see a thiefs fingers cut off a quarter inch at a time with a skill saw, up to the elbow. I'd pay plenty to see that and I'd do it myself for free. Tony

Gene $immons
07-19-2008, 11:17 AM
I use these awesome combination locks to secure all of my equipment, and shop.

They are fool proof.

07-22-2008, 10:44 PM
i etched my company name itto my mower where it isnt noticable so that it can be identified if needed

Lawn Enforcer
07-23-2008, 10:09 AM
This one works pretty good.........

Lawn Enforcer
07-23-2008, 10:11 AM
.....but this one always works better!!!!

ken gustafson
07-31-2008, 08:26 PM
This is a lock for Lunette/ Pintle rings. website info... www.trailerlocksonline.com

ken gustafson
07-31-2008, 08:37 PM
DaKing fits Kingpins for ALL heavy duty towing arrangements.
To see the DaKing in motion go to www.trailerlocksonline.com and click on DaKing and see all aspects of the lock in motion automatically.

ken gustafson
07-31-2008, 08:42 PM
DaBull trailer lock for Bulldog trailer hitches can be seen in motion at www.trailerlocksonline.com by clicking on DaBull and watch in motion automatically.

07-31-2008, 10:41 PM
All these locks have a common weak point: the key cylinder.
Most of them can be picked fairly easily... :cry:

or drilled. lock pick kits are real cheap on the net

ken gustafson
08-01-2008, 09:44 AM
So the story I am getting is....if you have a anti-pick lock...even if this lock shall cost more money....say $50 it would be worth getting? I am sure that a lock that is as close to pick proof as can be had is available. But for sure it shall cost more money. What do think? Ken

ken gustafson
08-01-2008, 05:56 PM
My question is very simple.....if you had a lock that would be extremely hard to pick and it would be extremely hard to drill.....the highest end of difficulty to bypass....an enormous amount of time to open and skills that are hard to imagine that anyone could have...would that lock be worth $60 extra to anyone? Ken