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Exterior control - theft

Post by jayhawk » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:40 pm

Some degenerate stole our HOA control. I see there are some metal ones....any feedback or suggestions?
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This behind a row of Holly trees.

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Re: Exterior control - theft

Post by Green » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:01 pm

Do you have a locked cabinet?
Strange thing to steal...
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Re: Exterior control - theft

Post by jayhawk » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:19 pm

yes, it was a typical plastic rainbird exterior model.

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Post by JDgreen18 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:24 am

@jayhawk That sucks...I just installed an Arlo camera system around my house and I have to say its awesome. I get notifications whenever they pick up motion. You can talk through them as well. Maybe getting this can deter this from happening again.
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Post by robertmehrer » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:41 pm

http://pvblockbox.com/clock-box-and-pvb-lock-box/

PVB makes a lock box, you can probably find a box box store with something similar. Lag bolt that box into the wall and install the controller inside of that.
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http://www.guardshackenclosures.com/pro ... lockguard/
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Re: Exterior control - theft

Post by Miggity » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:40 pm

Wow, those enclosure prices are insane. I'd hide it in plain sight by putting it in a cable enclosure box.

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Post by robertmehrer » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:12 pm

Miggity wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:40 pm
Wow, those enclosure prices are insane. I'd hide it in plain sight by putting it in a cable enclosure box.
That would work as well, Id geneally be worried about heatsoak and such with an enclosed box like that but seeing that it looks to be shaded it may not be that bad. Mines Wifi so i would need something that wouldn't interfere with the signal.

Thats kind of why i said check out a Big Box store for something similar.

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Post by SCGrassMan » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:23 pm

JDgreen18 wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:24 am
@jayhawk That sucks...I just installed an Arlo camera system around my house and I have to say its awesome. I get notifications whenever they pick up motion. You can talk through them as well. Maybe getting this can deter this from happening again.
What does it cost a year for their cloud storage?
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Re: Exterior control - theft

Post by JDgreen18 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:53 pm

SCGrassMan wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:23 pm
JDgreen18 wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:24 am
@jayhawk That sucks...I just installed an Arlo camera system around my house and I have to say its awesome. I get notifications whenever they pick up motion. You can talk through them as well. Maybe getting this can deter this from happening again.
What does it cost a year for their cloud storage?
If you stay at 5 or under cameras and 7 days rolling cloud storage is long enough its free. This was one of the reasons I picked Arlo.
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Post by SCGrassMan » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:07 pm

@JDgreen18 cool I appreciate that. I have some need for that but 7 days seems short.
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Post by JDgreen18 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:00 am

SCGrassMan wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:07 pm
@JDgreen18 cool I appreciate that. I have some need for that but 7 days seems short.
You can always save certain videos that you need. Either to a mobile device or an external drive. On the back of the base unit there is a port for a drive to be installed.
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Post by SCGrassMan » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:48 am

@jayhawk back to your issue though. I’d say go with a Rachio if there is WiFi nearby and then you could just bolt a wooden box into the brick. You’d need a screwdriver to open it but you wouldn’t have to do so very often. Also a cheap fix.
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Re: Exterior control - theft

Post by jayhawk » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:48 pm

Agree but WiFi not avail as it's an HOA control.

They moved inside the community fence so that will be fun dialing everything in. Although, schedule should be fairly stable this year. Last year not so much as we switch to better turf ;) with establishment, replacing tips and even rotor gaskets

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Re: Exterior control - theft

Post by SCGrassMan » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:55 pm

Hey if you want I think I have an 8 zone rainbird - $25 shipped? Just replaced it with a Rachio.
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