A&P This is why I bought that $500 dollar car alarm, and got CCW

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  1. PEnGUiN188

    PEnGUiN188 New Member

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    Canon 40d
    Canon Battery Grip
    Canon Speedlite 580 EXII
    Canon 70-200 2.8L USM IS
    Canon 24-70 2.8L USM
    Canon 50mm 1.4
    Canon 85mm 1.8 w/ Hood
    Canon 100mm Macro 2.8
    Canon 10-22mm EFS USM
    Canon Teleextender 1.4x II
    Gary Fong Lightspheres
    Delta Flip Flash Bracket
    Alzo Flip Flash Bracket
    Lowepro Commericial Bag
    Expodisc 77mm
    Westcott Micro Apollo 2200 Diffuser
    2 Canon Batteries
    2 Canon Chargers
    Canon UV Filters on all Lenses
    Canon Polarizing Filter 77mm
    Canon Self Timer Remote
    Manfrotto 55 Tripod
    Manfrotto Head
    I live in Knoxville TN 37918. This is over 12000 dollars worth of equipment that is GONE. I have no insurance to cover it as my car insurance will not cover anything that was not bolted to it. If you have any information about it, please contact me at 865-755-0268 or via email @ [email protected]. I have serial numbers on all equipment if you think you have a possibility. This is a serious situation as my freelance job depends on my equipment and I will ultimately loose my job if it is not recovered. There is a SIZEABLE reward for information leading to the recovery of this equipment.
    Thanks guys,
    Chad Smith

    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=519091
     
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  2. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    sweet, I need some of that stuff. I'll start checkin' out ebay or CL Knoxville.
     
  3. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Hell, I figure my car is my safest place for my camera gear. Top of the line paging alarm, insurance on all items inside the car (bolted down or not), and a personal articles rider for the camera gear itself.
     
  4. PEnGUiN188

    PEnGUiN188 New Member

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    :h5:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    that has got to be the worst feeling in the world. :hs:
     
  7. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    And it's in a locked garage 90% of the time... lol

    I guess it's about as safe as it's going to get. The alarm isn't going to stop anyone who really knows what they're doing, but at least they'll get their ass kicked by the sirens for a while. After that, hell, it's insured. I don't see why everyone doesn't insure their stuff. I got all my stuff (granted not much, 400d w/ grip, 40d w/ grip, EF-S 18-55, 50 f1.8, 70-200 f4L...) insured for less than $30 a year.
     
  8. PEnGUiN188

    PEnGUiN188 New Member

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    Battery backup siren ftw. If someone cuts any wires on it, or pulls the battery, siren can go for 2 hours. Requires a key to turn it off.

    I used a relay to hook up 2 sirens, ones in the normal spot under the hood, the battery backup is in another spot in the frame. :hsugh:
     
  9. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    If they wanted in bad enough, they'd get in, and disable your alarm (if they were also good enough).

    I just basically see an alarm the same way a thief sees a dog in a house. Yeah, they can bark, but you can also just throw a steak to the dog and shut it up that way (or shoot the dog... :rofl::eek3:).
     
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    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Why in the world did he put ALLLLLLL of his equipment in his car? And if he did, why wasnt it insured!?

    And when it comes to stealing stuff (especially camera equipment) out of a car, an alarm isnt going to help you.

    See the camera equipment
    Bring your car close
    Break a window
    Grab shit
    Get away in your car

    Takes maybe 15 seconds? For 12k worth of stuff?
     
  11. CornUponCob

    CornUponCob New Member

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    I never leave anything of any value in my car ever. If I take my camera gear anyway it stays with me.
     
  12. kristin

    kristin my dog > *

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    Why would you have all that shit in your car :ughd: I don't care if he's a freelancer and was on his way to a job -- don't people usually bring a few select pieces of equipment and leave the rest at home? :dunno:
     
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    Honestly, if he had that much invested, and it's necessary for his job...he really should have had insurance on it. still sucks though.
     
  14. mtkversion

    mtkversion Good Times Aplenty

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    Sucks to be him .. I'm very wary of leaving anything in view when I park my car. Lock the trunk/glovebox even when I park the car in my own garage ... LOL.

    Better to be safe than sorry.
     
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    that is not 12k in equipment

    but that sucks
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    :werd: that's the 1st thing I thought reading that list.
     
  18. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    maybe he bought it all from best buy or someplace that charges full msrp :dunno: even then doesn't seem like it would be 12k. doesn't change the fact that it would still suck donkey balls.
     
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    OneTwo me>you OT Supporter

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    it cost me $250 a year to have nearly 11k worth of camera insurance.

    small price to pay.
     
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    f/2.8L New Member

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    Wow, that sucks.


    This brings up a thought though. Where do you guys insure your gear?
     
  22. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    i sure hope that's not $12k ... he has essentially the same stuff i do, only with 2 more lenses.

    i hope i didn't spend that much $$. :o
     
  23. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    how do you go about insuring your stuff? I know some people did it through their home owners insurance, but I dont have that. Any advice? I dont have that much equipment, but I'd pay for the insurance.
     
  24. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    photo.net has an insurance policy thing on their website.

    http://photo.net/learn/insurance

    but you gotta register for the site
     
  25. adamlewis88

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    I went through the same company that insures my house but its not on a homeowners policy. Since I used my equipment for a "job" I have to have it insured differently.
     

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