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What Do The Manufacturers Think?

Around my house a random fix to something that is broken is nothing uncommon.  The other day my wife was complaining about something not working in her car.  I went out and tried to see what the problem was.  After almost 30 minutes I found that there were two retaining rings that had bent.  In most cases I am pretty good about fixing the car, but this time I had to do some research on how to fix the problem.  In the end I found the solution, and fixed the problem.

Why do the manufacturers of things try to make it so hard to fix things?  I am pretty sure that they want to make the money in the repairs rather than having the regular person fixing it.

Security Is Necessary

I have had a camera system up and running for the purposes of showing customers what a camera system can do.  I never put a lot of time into where I pointed the cameras, or other small things.  This was to be strictly a demo system.  Well just about 1-1 1/2 weeks ago I went out to my car to go to work.  I found a bunch of stuff on the seat, and among other things my gps was missing.  This was rather puzzling to me.  I asked my wife if she had moved it, and she said that she didn’t.  She suggested I check over everywhere I might have had it.  I did just that.  After thinking about everything I realized that our car had been robbed.  I called the police, and had a report done.  The officer told me that since I had cameras to check between 1am and 3am.

I had my wife sit down at the recorder and visually check each timestamp that she found.  Next thing you know she spotted our neighborhood skunk.  If it wasn’t for that skunk she may not have noticed what came next.  Our car door light came on at @2am.  Well, we were all in bed so there lay the problem.  We now knew when he came, and other things.  Funny part is that he was on a bicycle the entire time he was at the cars.

Here is what I personally know… Suspect is male, white, @5’8”, and he was wearing a tank top.

Thief caught on camera breaking into cars.

The police have the technology to clean up my video so I leave this in their hands now.  I have since revamped the system, and I am currently working on installing more cameras around the house.  Digging up information on my old gps was difficult, but I ended up finding the information.  Replacing the gps is the challenge.  I had one with Bluetooth, and all the bells and whistles.  We have been searching for the right gps since.  I prefer Magellan units, and that is where I am leaning.  They have expanded to carry more motorcycle friendly gps units.  Being I don’t ride a motorcycle I have to narrow the search a bit more.

Here is a suggestion for everyone out there.  Smile… You may be on candid camera.