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traksta15
10-15-2008, 01:33 AM
So last night someone broke into my truck and stole my ipod, thankfully they were nice enough to leave everything else (pocket knife, subs, amps, dvd player, pictures, rims, etc etc) in my truck so I can't be that mad, the main thing that bugs me is that the ipod was a gift from my parents and grandparents about 2 years ago and now its gone along with about 1400 songs and 200 pics (that I can't get back) I have an alarm (viper 771xv but my remote was broke so i couldn't arm it (replacement remote was waiting on front door step ironically)) and doors were unlocked, all things considered I think I should feel lucky he only took a $300 ipod vs. everything I had. But my question is, what should be my next step as far as home/car security? Im looking into security cameras which we (my 2 other roommates work together) can monitor our driveway from work and some more add ons to my alarm (currently just has shock sensor as far as I know, what ever came in the orig. box from the factory).

There's really no limit to how far we'll go to protect our stuff, just don't get carried away with unreal examples guys, i'm looking for some serious advice.

Thanks guys!!

Louisiana_CRX
10-15-2008, 01:36 AM
:needpics:

traksta15
10-15-2008, 01:37 AM
pics of what? My empty glove box where my ipod used to be?

Cravingbass123
10-15-2008, 01:38 AM
if they only took an ipod and ur doors were unlocked to begin with then how can you be so sure that someone broke into ur truck?? was the doors ajar? maybe ur ipods in ur pocket. check!!!!!!

bball09124
10-15-2008, 01:39 AM
Lock your doors :fyi:

traksta15
10-15-2008, 01:41 AM
My dome light was on (you have to push the button on the light to turn it on, I never do this. I use the switch on the drivers side of the dash) and there was a whole bunch of stuff from my console in my front drivers seat (maps, pictures, phone chargers, etc etc) I came in around 3:30a.m. and was up at 6:30 so he only had a 3 hour window to do it.

traksta15
10-15-2008, 01:42 AM
Lock your doors :fyi:

I know, I feel stupid.....

simpsonbuck
10-15-2008, 01:42 AM
Don't leave anything of value visible in your vehicle.

Lock your doors maybe?

simpsonbuck
10-15-2008, 01:44 AM
I know, I feel stupid.....

It ***** getting ripped. You got your first one out of the way without too much damage.

Learn and move on.

Cravingbass123
10-15-2008, 01:44 AM
Thread Derail!!

Guys Im Getting 5 % Tint All Around Tomorrow For Only 150 SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETT!

With Lifetime Warranty!!!

Mad Marks Is Da Best!!

traksta15
10-15-2008, 01:45 AM
Ipod was in glove box, I have tinted windows, you cant really see anything except for maybe my sub box, but he left that. There was a hoody and all kinds of random crap they could have stolen.

traksta15
10-15-2008, 01:45 AM
so can anyone point me in the right direction as far as the cameras im interested in?

cf2004
10-15-2008, 01:46 AM
lock your doors

could get an alarm

be carefull were & to who you show your stuff off to you. chances are you know the person that ripped you off.

am not saying you werent careful, but after i was ripped off i was very paraniod. In my situation, the theif didnt steal enough to cover the debectable(sp on all my words so far lol) so that ******.

malic
10-15-2008, 01:46 AM
Thread Derail!!

Guys Im Getting 5 % Tint All Around Tomorrow For Only 150 SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETT!

With Lifetime Warranty!!!

Mad Marks Is Da Best!!

That's not that great of a deal....

simpsonbuck
10-15-2008, 01:47 AM
:boink:

malic
10-15-2008, 01:48 AM
lock your doors

could get an alarm

be carefull were & to who you show your stuff off to you. chances are you know the person that ripped you off.

am not saying you werent careful, but after i was ripped off i was very paraniod. In my situation, the theif didnt steal enought to cover the decducable(sp on on my words so far lol) so that ******.

DEDUCTABLE

jer_stud56
10-15-2008, 01:48 AM
only thing i can give ya is www.partsexpress.com for cameras.

simpsonbuck
10-15-2008, 01:48 AM
lock your doors

could get an alarm

be carefull were & to who you show your stuff off to you. chances are you know the person that ripped you off.

am not saying you werent careful, but after i was ripped off i was very paraniod. In my situation, the theif didnt steal enought to cover the decducable(sp on on my words so far lol) so that ******.

Spell check brotha! :thumbupw:

It's free!

cf2004
10-15-2008, 01:50 AM
DEDUCTABLE

g thanks


Spell check brotha! :thumbupw:

It's free!

ill check it out :D

Cravingbass123
10-15-2008, 01:51 AM
That's not that great of a deal....

it is when its the best place around, llumar film, and lifetime warranty even if i or someone else scratches the tint!!

unless i go to miami and get an all around 5 % and windshield for 70 bucks hahhaa
but thats no warranty and cuban gypsy tinters

shaneb
10-15-2008, 01:54 AM
consider yourself lucky my friend...glad to hear that's all that was taken....
want an easy way to get that music back?
www.btjunkie.org...also, be sure you back stuff up on your pc in the future, i always keep backups of everything.
100 bucks you can get like a 350 external. even bigger at times. It's worth it my friend.

malic
10-15-2008, 02:00 AM
it is when its the best place around, llumar film, and lifetime warranty even if i or someone else scratches the tint!!

unless i go to miami and get an all around 5 % and windshield for 70 bucks hahhaa
but thats no warranty and cuban gypsy tinters


Cuban gypsy comment had me dyeing...

Tehgregzor
10-15-2008, 02:44 AM
lock your doors

could get an alarm

be carefull were & to who you show your stuff off to you. chances are you know the person that ripped you off.

am not saying you werent careful, but after i was ripped off i was very paraniod. In my situation, the theif didnt steal enough to cover the debectable(sp on all my words so far lol) so that ******.


Yeah, like he said...if your iPod was in your GLOVEBOX, then somebody knew what they wanted, and where it was at in your vehicle. Especially if all your other valuables didn't get stolen. You should watch your freinds' behavior the next couple of weeks. Chances are the weirdest acting one, probably has an iPod in his pocket.

traksta15
10-15-2008, 11:36 PM
my two roommates are the only ones that know where my ipod is, and I was with them the whole time. We live in a good neighborhood but every once in a while we see random people walking around....freaks me the eff out.

Louisiana_CRX
10-18-2008, 12:07 PM
it was someone that knows you and knows your IPOD was kept in the glove box...reason they stole nothing else...how many vehicles are parked around and to pick yours at random to steal one nice piece that is hidden from view....start thinking of who all knew you kept it there...you'll weed out the thief....

Louisiana_CRX
10-18-2008, 12:10 PM
my two roommates are the only ones that know where my ipod is, and I was with them the whole time. We live in a good neighborhood but every once in a while we see random people walking around....freaks me the eff out.

they have other friends...maybe one in need of an ipod...what better way to distract you than to be with you...did one of them receive a phone call while you were together? if so it was one saying mission complete...

boomzilla
10-18-2008, 12:16 PM
I think it was someone who had just seen the door unlocked, looked around in the car seen the iPod being the most accessible....
Probably some little punk with no time or no experience to steal audio stuff, which was good for you on that part. Check pawn shops around your area and Craigslist. Another thing is maybe engrave a serial number or something on the things you own so they can be traced down quickly. Hope you get your stuff situated soon man!

orangecounty1
10-19-2008, 10:13 AM
i suggest arming your alarm.

lol