To be secure Or not to be secure

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  1. Bart

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    I was just out at the MH and was locking her up , and the last step was to lock the Fiamma door lock
    http://www.fiammastore.com/Fiamma-S...aravans-and-motorhomes/Fiamma-Safe-Door-Frame
    thats when it hit me that i remembered ages ago reading a thread about ( trying to think how to word this without educating no scumbag thieves )
    anyways it was an article on how to open bike locks where the lock barrels looked similar to these and with just using a "something that you need when smoking" :D and "something that you need when writing a letter" :D you can open them in a few secs.
    i'm sure those of you's familiar with the locks will know exactly what i am trying to say...
    WELL yes getting to the point,, can such methods be used to open this lock ? or is it secure "to a certain extent" as i know nothing is secure..

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    Apparently they are easy to unlock. YouTube has several videos showing how it can be done.
     
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    Bike lock companies have stopped using those lock designs as they are too easy to pick.
     
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    Afraid so :( You Tube has plenty of clips on how to use "something that you need when writing a letter" (or even rolled cardboard) to open tubular locks.
     
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    No Growler
    No security
     
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    so just to be clear , the same method can be used on the fiamma door lock ?
     
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    if wtf can i change said lock for as the two holes will be left in the MH if i replaced it...... :)
     
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    Second vote for growler!
     
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    You could try it yourself ... just don't get caught!! :oops::eek::rolleyes:
     
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    ill be out tomorrow trying it on my own lock to see.......
     
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    Not certain about Fiamma but the lock design is not as secure as you would like to think.
     
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    My thoughts on these type of security devices apart from being easy to unlock is that they are an advertisement to the scroats that your not in your Moho.
     
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    unless you pull down your blinds every time you leave the MH then people will always know if you are in or out.
    now that is yet another question that will warrant its own thread. :)
     
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    I suppose the trick is to keep them guessing, like lights that come on in an empty house ...
     
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    I rarely ever raise mine.:giggle:
     
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    We do when we're going out for any length of time but we have a very good and very loud alarm fitted by that cider drinking geezer from Taunton @eddievanbitz
     
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    Another vote for Growler
     
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    All locks are only a deterrent, you could change them but they can still be defeated. If security concerns you then fit an alarm, which is just another deterrent. :)
     
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    You can have the best door locks possible. The easiest way into a motorhome are the windows!
     
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    A few years ago we returned to our motorhome and found that the battery in the alarm remote was flat and would not disarm.

    We had a spare fob hidden in the m/h so just opened the door setting off the alarm while we retrieved it. Unfortunately we couldn't remember exactly where we had put it and had to search through several cupboards in order to find it.

    The alarm must have been operating for at least five minutes, with two people obviously going through cupboards inside, and no-one took a blind bit of notice!

    The car park was busy at the time, too.
     
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