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Crime in the New Territories

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook
    got in through the ground floor bathroom window, pushing the feeble window exhaust fan out of the way, then opening the window to gain entry.


    $20 lockable handle?



    $200 access barrier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    $200 access barrier?
    That totally doesn't feel like a prison window

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast

    $200 access barrier?
    But if you're a tenant, are you likely to be allowed to go at your windows with a drill making permanent holes in the concrete? Or window frame... (Sorry, I do'nt know how these are attached, but this is always a problem we have with wanting to make adjustments or add security features, it's not so simple, and we don't own a drill...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque
    it's not so simple, and we don't own a drill...)
    Bugger. No way out of that one.
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    Exclamation Optimised drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque
    it's not so simple, and we don't own a drill...)

    juanalias
    ]Bugger. No way out of that one


    But hammer drills can be had brand-new for a couple of hundred Dollars, and probably even cheaper second hand in Aplui Street, ShamShuiPo, and masonry drills of several sizes are but a few Dollars each.

    My "tip" when drilling thro' walls etc:

    START with a small drill as a "Guide hole".

    Never with the biggest drill you reckon you need ! (And have a few spare small drills in case of "accidents" <Grin>


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgoodkat
    That totally doesn't feel like a prison window
    Obviously you could fit non-egress windows if costs are not limited

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanalias
    Bugger. No way out of that one.
    If only there was a place that sold them


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    I am a bit concerned reading this - we just signed a 2 year tenancy in Sai Kung for a village house (just outside Che Keng Tuk village) and are moving there from the UK next month. My husband will be travelling a fair bit, so I am hoping that all this talk of burglaries is an over-exaggeration!

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    $200 access barrier?
    I think those things are to stop people from falling out of windows by accident, rather than to stop ingress. They are often set into the frames with very shallow screws, and I'm pretty sure that a set of bolt cutters could just cut through the hollow aluminium bars in about thirty seconds.
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    I live in a village house and my family have lived in the same house/village for decades. Never been burgled.

    Here is a good tip, make nice with the neighbours. In my village, they look out for unfamiliar faces and have been known to question people who loiter around. Maybe doesn't work as well for larger villages that have a higher turnover though.


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