For you guys who have a shop which is located away from your home, what security measures do you take. Outside of locking doors, and having a bright outside light at night. I have often wondered if it is worth it for a thief to want to break into a landscape maintenance warehouse? I mean, for the risk, what he would be trying to steal would be heavy and bulky if it were your equipment. So I think a burglar would be more likely to hit your tools and office equipment as it has a high enough value and is quick to steal, computers, checks, anything they could take fast. I think most big equipment theft would come from on the job site rather from your shop being robbed at night. What do you think of some of my ideas, Which of these sound like the best ideas to provide security and protect your tools and equiptment around a wharehose? And please tell me what has worked, and what has failed for you. Which of these would you want the most? 1. Chain length fence with barb wire along the top surrounding building, having a swing gate at the entrance. 2. Security alarm system, I imagine this is the most popular choice so lets hear what you have. There are many to choose from, but what kind? motion detector? One that has a loud siren or one that calls the police, how well do these work, how often has anyone had a problem with these? 3. Avoiding office thefts, use a laptop which you can take home at night. Not leaving important papers with Social Security numbers left out for a thief to steal, what is the best way to secure paperwork? a heavy filing cabnet that locks or bolts down? Again, what are some of you doing to secure your data and paperwork? 4 Securing your small tools, Bolted down locking tool boxes? 5 What about securing your trailers inside the shop at night, and the daily mowers big and small that sit on them overnight. Should there be extra locks and chains? 6. Guard dog, Okay, what is the pros and cons on this one, I kind of like this idea...but what is the reality on it. I would probably get a German Shepherd because they make a great watch dog and are intelligent. I would not like to get a more vicious animal. But is there a liability risk. The the dog would have to be kept away from your employees. Would a dog conflict with the security system? Or, could the dog live outside the shop if you had the fence? Thoughts on all of this?