Im sure we all reconsidered our methods of securing our equipment after hearing of mountain mans unfortunate burglary.<p>Garage or pole building security-<p>Dead bolt locks, with core changer ability if you have employees entrusted with keys. <br>If an employee is terminated you can quickly change the lock "core" whick makes old keys obsolete, along with any unauthorized copies that may be circulating. This is much cheaper than all new locks.<br>Keyed on both sides deadbolts will prevent exit if accessed via window and prevents window from being broken and door opened by reaching through opening.<p>Garage door openers can be recoded and easily opened by tech happy thieves. Latch them at night while equipment is sleeping.<p>If a single overhead door is the only means of entry, park a vehicle up next to door. This is a secondary precaution against your trailer being hooked up. They will have to move the vehicle(s) to remove anything larger than hand tools.<p>Motion activated lighting, inexpensive and effective. Have it activate a radio inside to make noise as well. <p>Use "kryptonite" bicycle locks to secure equipment to trailers.<p>Lock trailer hitches closed when stored. <p>Dont let the thieves hide behind clutter, keep grounds neat and easily observable.<p>Use your parents, friends or relatives address when buying new equipment. A new piece of equipment, with the address of the owner is tempting to a crooked clerk at dealership. A local car stereo installation company had dirty guys installing stereos, then un-installing them later that week...from the customers info!<p>Try and gain access to your own equipment, see where you need fortification.<p>One last thing. "If you've got it flaunt it" is foolish. "If you want it, dont flaunt it!" is better suited to the bottom line.