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Old 05-14-2017, 03:48 PM   #1
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Hot Skin... Am I crazy??

Ok so let's get this out of the way first.. Yes I am crazy but my shrink says as long as I can admit it I'll be ok! Lmao
Now on to the matter. I've been searching for decent alarm systems for my skoolie. I've found audible, silent ones, and all the crazy homemade ones you can think of but there's a problem.... None of them actually prevent the guy wanting to steal your stuff from actually taking it...
Thus my idea.. Every skoolie owner does or should fear hot skin therefore lets use it as a security system... Ever seen a guy climb an electric fence? I haven't... So I'm considering taking a electric fence charger and hooking it directly to the skin of my bus thus creating a HOT SKIN on purpose.. Now I also would be posting electric shock signs in the obvious places for liability reasons.
Let me know what you think maybe this is just another one of those "hold my beer and watch this" ideas I have. But I guarantee you he wouldn't touch my bus for long..
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Old 05-14-2017, 03:57 PM   #2
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I do think that it would be effective. I do also believe that it is quite illegal.

It could also leave you wide open to civil liability if someone was (or claimed to be) injured by it.

There have been a number of cases that I have seen where home/business owners have been prosecuted after a would be intruder was injured by the "home brew" security system.
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Old 05-14-2017, 04:39 PM   #3
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Illegal. I can answer that one definitively and say its not.
Civil liability.. That is the main concern however legally having signs that say do not touch high voltage as well as security cameras would almost alleviate that burden. Its the same form as saying HOT on a cup of coffee. Could it be won in court? Sure, but the odds are slim unless you are in California DC or New York.
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Old 05-14-2017, 06:09 PM   #4
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I think a good lock, possibly a hidden safe, and a security system might be less likely to get you sued... Never heard of anyone suing a farmer over an electric fence.

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yes your crazy and a few other things, lets just move on!
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Old 05-14-2017, 07:11 PM   #6
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yes your crazy and a few other things, lets just move on!
If I had a nickel for every time I've been told that. Lol
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Old 05-14-2017, 07:32 PM   #7
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Yeah, this is a "lock it and forget it" thread.
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Old 05-14-2017, 07:42 PM   #8
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My hatch breakins stopped suddenly when I began talking about rigging a shotgun to go off when the hatch was opened. I'd have to buy a new hatch and clean up all that mess, so I like the hot skin idea.

When I was a kid the old timers said they could take a model-T coil and wire it to the car body because people liked to sit on their car hoods while they were parked on the street.

They didn't have so many people with pacemakers back then.
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:30 PM   #9
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a few years ago when pot passed in Colorado, they made it absolutely illegal to booby trap your personal property.

if you are inside the bus and an intruder came in, you probably have the right to defend your property.

to set an unattended electrical booby trap that could harm a child unable to read your warning is foolhardy and you should probably be locked up.

what is so valuable in your bus that you'd turn it into an insect zapper??
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:48 PM   #10
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Reminds of guys back in the 1950's who would rig their hot rods to do just that. Apparently a 12v battery can put out about 100,00 volts that will knock you on your arse but (generally) won't kill anyone. No idea how they did it.
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