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Old 03-24-2020, 07:31 AM   #21
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With all the windows in a school bus, it is difficult to have decent physical security of the vehicle.
I'm not going to do this myself, but I was thinking that you could weld a vertical flat bar in the center of each window (or maybe even two) on the inside, which wouldn't really affect the windows but would prevent someone from being able to crawl in that way even if the window was entirely removed. With my bulkhead wall and the hatches securely fastened, you couldn't get in by just smashing a window - you'd have to cut something considerable.
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Old 03-24-2020, 11:12 AM   #22
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Sooo, I really have to come up with a alternative for locking the service door other than with a padlock.
I had a sturdy lock on the latch that came with it when I bought it from the school and it got broken into and vandalized recently. Looks like they used a crowbar.

Mainly took my tool bag full of tools that I was using for the build and some odds and ends laying around inside.

At least they didn't break any glass.

I reeeally need to find a way to get the air doors to activate from the outside.

Sadly the damage to the doors is probably not enough to justify filing an insurance claim Attachment 42432Attachment 42433Attachment 42434Attachment 42435

If you install a latch as pictured above, when you are in the bus, lock the padlock on the "ring" side of the latch so nobody can latch you inside of the bus.

Don't ask how I know this......

Another bit of advice : If you ever find yourself needing to jump out of your bus window, don't do it wearing cowboy boots.....

Edit: pics aren't showing, see the post above.
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