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And waking up to find my 13 year old has left the back door unlocked and the alarm off as I slumbered in an empty house all day, with a worthless dog as my only security.

Mad

And somehow I’m the bad guy because I was upset about it. *scratches head*


Grrrrr.




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And waking up to find my 13 year old has left the back door unlocked and the alarm off as I slumbered in an empty house all day, with a worthless dog as my only security.

Mad

And somehow I’m the bad guy because I was upset about it. *scratches head*


Grrrrr.


I would be hot!
 
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My ex-wife was the worst about this. I lost count of the number of times she left the garage door hanging open for hours, even after a spate of thefts from open garages in our neighborhood.

And there were a bunch of times that I'd come home to find the house empty but one or more doors (usually the back patio door) left unlocked.

She just gave zero shits about safety/security. Classic "but nothing bad has happened yet" head-in-the-sand thinking.
 
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You just discovered that situational awareness must include (your) teenagers!
 
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Mrs. Flash is a bit guilty also. She'll say she locked the doors when we're leaving, but every once in a while I find the sliding glass door unlocked.

There is a dog inside that would bark its lungs out if anyone came in, though.
 
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Dont feel bad. In my 3 AM cruises through my residential neighborhoods I could find any number of attached garages with their doors standing wide open.


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One of the reasons I put the MyQ on the garage, you can set alerts in case the door is open for x amount of time, or during certain periods.

Growing up we locked nothing, cars, doors, garage door open all the time.



 
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We're very security conscious, but we both had careers in the prison system. I didn't
make a lot of friends among the population.
 
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One of the reasons I put the MyQ on the garage, you can set alerts in case the door is open for x amount of time, or during certain periods.

Growing up we locked nothing, cars, doors, garage door open all the time.


Good idea. I’ve got the garage connected to my alarm system but there isn’t an alert on it. Just historical record of its actions, the ability to check and see current status, and opening/closing it remotely.

Most break ins around here are front door kicks during the day. Next up is back door kicks/prys during the day, followed by forced entry through windows. I’ve seen one lock pick case, I’m sure there were more. Before everything was upgraded I honestly was a little nervous sleeping all day. Some stuff at work has me double checking right now...boy was I hot...




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Take some time and make it personal with your teen. It is not that hard to outthink an adolescent. What would happen if some of his stuff went missing. You can certainly stage an exhibition for him.
 
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Take some time and make it personal with your teen. It is not that hard to outthink an adolescent. What would happen if some of his stuff went missing. You can certainly stage an exhibition for him.


We’re going to have a chat this evening if he gets home before I leave for work. I actually have not seen/talked to him yet since I found it yesterday since I worked last night and was gone before everyone got home. My wife just relayed my aggravation.

He’s a good kid, just pretty bad timing on that.




Knowing what one is talking about is widely admired but not strictly required here.

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"All I need is a WAR ON DRUGS reference and I got myself a police thread BINGO." -jljones
 
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I've got a steel security door on the front and back, and a dog that barks when a bird flies by so I'm in good shape.


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Remove the door from his room, and if practical, remove the lock from his bathroom for a couple of weeks.



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My son tops them all . Leaves his shop unlocked with all sorts of tools and equipment inside . It's close to the road and you can't see it very well from his house . When I say something his reply is " I got insurance " . Frown
 
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My son tops them all . Leaves his shop unlocked with all sorts of tools and equipment inside ... When I say something his reply is " I got insurance " . Frown

Uh huh. Tell him to look up "insurance" and "reasonable care" sometime.

TL;DR: If he has some stuff go missing and there's no sign of forced entry, his insurance company may well deny the claim.

I had a buddy get bit by that, once. An ice dam had developed on his roof, which resulted in water leaking down inside the home and destroying the drywall in one corner of his living room. His insurance company covered it. It happened a second time. Insurance company denied the claim based upon the fact he could have known it would happen and failed to take reasonable care to prevent it.




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When I say something his reply is " I got insurance " . Frown


What's his deductible? Does he have an inventory of everything in his shop - pictures- receipts- something to support a claim? He might be in for a rude awakening. (Resist the urge to say 'I told you so")




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My son tops them all . Leaves his shop unlocked with all sorts of tools and equipment inside . It's close to the road and you can't see it very well from his house . When I say something his reply is " I got insurance

^^^^^^^
If things are stolen there need to signs of forced entry. Insurance balks at those clamis. Also inquire if he realizes the tools will be depreciated.
 
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I'm sure you never did any dumb things as a 13 year old, right?


 
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