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#1 Gary Lemson

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:11 AM

How do some of you handle security of your equipment when traveling? The last time I went on distant location, there was always someone that could stay in the hotel room with my equipment when it wasn?t in use. There was a safe in the room, but it wasn?t big enough to secure much of anything. I wasn?t particularly enamored with the idea of leaving my equipment with the security folks at the hotel either.
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#2 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:19 AM

It depends on the length of my stay. If I'm only there for a day or three, I'll leave the "Do Not Disturb" sign on my door to avoid having anyone in there at all.

If I'm around longer, the best thing I can do is keep all the cases closed and locked if possible. Chances are though that if I'm away from the expensive stuff, it's likely on a day off so I'll leave the Do Not Disturb sign on there. If the sign has worked the rest of the week, then nobody really knows what is in there.
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#3 Andrew McCarrick

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:43 AM

Something I came up with (never tried though) is, get one of those bike locks and link together all of the cases you have. Be quite difficult to lift multiple cases seeing as how they're all linked together. I don't think anybody would consider trying take anything at that point. With needing multiple people to carry out the cases, somebody would notice something isn't right. Maybe even using another lock around the first lock hooked around something in the room (furniture, ect.).

Plus a lock on each case couldn't hurt (so nothing could be opened).

Edited by Andrew McCarrick, 14 July 2008 - 10:46 AM.

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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:17 PM

Obviously one should Mad-Max it like it was a tank of the "juice."
Though insurance might have a fit!

For myself, I try to keep as much with me as possible/sensible. For the rest, I normally lock the cases, put them in a closet, stacked, chain through them, then into the closet clothes-holder-rail-thing.

I use chain which isn't perfect. That bike lock sounds like a brilliant idea!
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#5 Gary Lemson

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:02 AM

Okay...all good ideas. Thanks for your insight.
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