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    Ideas to foil burglars who want to come through the tile roof

    I was talking to a neighbor today who lives next door to a project we're working on. We was telling me that a few months ago burglars climbed up on his roof (two story home) and dropped down through the tiles. I've heard of this method as a popular entry for thieves, but never gave it much thought as to how to try to persuade them from doing so, until now.

    Motion sensor lights may be good to spook them if they come in the night, and I suppose you could weld security bars or even chain link fence to your frame in the attic, other than that and razor barb wire, I'm drawing a blank.

    Other ideas?

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    ^ Bamboo spikes under the tiles; Somtamslap has the blueprints...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    ^ Bamboo spikes under the tiles; Somtamslap has the blueprints...
    As in, Vietnam hole-in-the-ground traps?

    That would be something to come home to. Little Somchai impaled in the attic. LOL

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    electrified barbed wire is always a winner

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    Tazer gun straight to the fucking head

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    The standard of Thai electrical wiring in the roof cavity will usually accommodate all the deterents required.

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    Cant stand on a roof if its slippery. so have it covered in algae, moss, or paint in anti climbing paint.

    Or as ive seen how a roof is made in Cambodia, have a solid concrete roof with the titles cemented on.

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    ^^ Save you a few bob too

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    A big nasty dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WujouMao View Post

    Or as ive seen how a roof is made in Cambodia, have a solid concrete roof with the titles cemented on.
    That is a winner. If I ever build from the ground up, that is exactly what I'd do.

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    ceiling stays warm all the time

    If you go for the solid concrete roof with the underside being the ceiling your ceiling will never cool down. I lived in places like this on Guam, great for typhoons and okay if you have another unit above yours.

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    The Columbians seem to have it right. Numerous heavily armed "gardeners".

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    grease the roof! Nothing like finding some asshat in your front yard with a broken neck!

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    There is a product available but i have forgotten its name, its like expanding foam that you spray to the underside of the tiles. its primary use is for insulation but it sets that solid that it makes it very difficult to remove the tiles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy View Post
    A big nasty dog.
    +1. Doesn't even need to be nasty.

    I still don't understand how this works though. Have you ever tried to lift roof tiles? It's near on impossible while balanced on a slopping roof a few meters about the ground. The tiles are interleaved, so to lift one tile, you have to lift dozens at the same time. Too much of a challenge for most Asian meth freaks I think.

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    why would someone steal foil?

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    the electrified 220 V wire is the most common deterant here. Often used by Thai's as well as most businesses. Make sure you can turn on and off from remote source as well as eliminate possibe fire hazards. You have no liability should an intruder fry himself. Yet another form of Thailand suicide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltnt
    Often used by Thai's as well as most businesses
    never heard of it, and easily cut anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisInCambo
    . Doesn't even need to be nasty.
    Yep, any decent size dog will do
    Hey CiC, have not seen any updates on your house for a while, is it finsihed yet.
    How's the flood problems in PP - getting any better ?

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    Screw your manhole shut, only way through the ceiling will be to smash through.

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    How many houses are broken into through removing roof tiles here ffs, never known one.why the fuk would the lazy bastards climb all the way up when bursting window or door is the easy option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles
    Screw your manhole shut
    right, but that is rather rude

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack meoff
    How many houses are broken into through removing roof tiles here
    17

    the best way to stop burglars breaking in is to methodically go through the house and make a comprehensive list of anything of value

    in the evening, give the list to your wife or maid and get them to place all the offending articles on the front lawn (if you have one) or porch (if you have one)

    actually, if you have neither then no burglar will bother with you
    I have reported your post

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    17, ok.
    I will put all my valuables in the roof area every night to save them the trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh
    The Columbians seem to have it right. Numerous heavily armed "gardeners".
    The employers are drug dealers.
    The gardeners are peasants.
    The would be robbers are revolutionaries.

    So much for American's. But what about the Colombians?

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