Originally Posted by therusty
.. are easily beaten, someone who is "breaking" one of these locks can immediately be detected as a thief.
Kryptonites 4 number combo locks can be opened in 15-30 seconds without a combo, without "breaking" anything, and without cutting or damaging anything. It'll just look like I'm dialing in my combo and I made a mistake once or twice.
You should see the look on people's faces when they come in to ask if we can replace their "broken" (lost combo) lock and several employees can open them in less than a minute. Kryptonite, as might be expected, denies there is a problem. They did however seem to improve the retractables for last year. The four number cable locks are a joke, even though the cable is a lot beefier.
The 3 digit combo lock someone posted a link to IS NOT susceptible to anything but brute force attack, and is therefore more secure than the "choose your own combo" 4 digit locks. If you have the opportunity to choose a lock without the capability to change combos, choose that one.
|Per skiingman's remarks, please make sure your sales receipts have the skis serial number on it. I love the laminated card idea.
Me too. I've never found one of those cards, but what a darned good idea. I always write the serial number on the binding release form of any ski I do anything more than a tune on, but people still call every year wanting to know if we can "look up" their serial. We can, but at the moment it requires digging through tons of paper. Hopefully next year I'll integrate it into the inventory/POS system.
|Now if we could only get resorts to put up security cameras to record ski racks we might get a little better at deterring thieves.
Our local hill put up signs stating people were being watched by camera, but I don't think they actually spent the money on the cameras and did it.
Its a really good idea though, and we all know how bad the publicity is when skis do get stolen. I imagine the big sticking point is the cost of equipment that can deal with the weather when compared to the cost of typical retail surveillance stuff.