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how to mark a door to see if its been opened?

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  1. quartering

    quartering Active Member

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    i have a large reloading room that i keep locked. however, i suspect that somebody might have access to it. do you know of a quick, easy and sure way to mark a door? i want to be able to lock it and, when i return, be able to detect whether it's been opened or not. thanks
     
  2. Dougbbbb

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    Put a matchstick in the doorjam near the bottom if the door is opened it will be on the ground.
     
  3. Unknown1

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    Which way does the door open... in or out?

    MK
     
  4. neofight

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    Take a small strip of cellophane tape and attach it to both the door and the jam at the top. As Holmes said to Watson: 'All will be revealed".You could instal a critter-cam too!
     
  5. 700X-user

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    Change the locks!

    Ed
     
  6. shannon391

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    Get a hidey cam or a trail cam for deer. I want to see the pics! Maybee your sleep walking.
     
  7. EE

    EE Banned User Banned

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    Yep, change the lock. Problem solved.
     
  8. PerazziBigBore

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    A strand of hair.. wet with spit..laid across the door and frame..
     
  9. Mark425

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    PerazziBigBore...you have seen too many James Bond movies :)
     
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    I think I also have a shot and powder grinch that's pinching my poke, there's no way I'm going through it that fast...also can't keep philip screw drivers.lol
     
  11. gdbabin

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    I use a couple of game cameras.


    Guy Babin
     
  12. PerazziBigBore

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    Mark.. That's probably where I learned it.. BUT.. it actually works quite well..
     
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    Anything in the side jamb of the door works, just put it at a certain height so you know if it was put back. Had to do that when teeny bjoppers were sneaking out years ago, LOL.

    HM
     
  14. Dr.Longshot

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    Put the cellophane tape on door and jam, as suggested above, when door is opened it is peeled off and it will be folded over when closed.

    Simplest and cheapest way, unless they read this site.

    Gary Bryant
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  15. mixer

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    Easy solution. Get one each of these and no more problem.
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  16. KRE

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    One hair placed between the door and bottom hinge, sticking out just enough for you to see, when right in front of it. Hidden motion activated video, time/date stamped is best.
     
  17. Twinbirds

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    I use a $20 motion detector alarm, that gives you 15 seconds to disarm the alarm before making enough noise to wake even the soundest of sleepers and it comes with a glass breaking detector as well. I live in the country and don't worry so much about intruders, as I worry about one of the grandkids wandering into the workshop unsupervised.
     
  18. recurvyarcher

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    Yeah, and if it's you sleep walking then you will be wide awake while you are reloading those shells. Where did you say that you shoot?
     
  19. JACK

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    Silly stuff. But he used a treble hook.
     
  20. Texshooter

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    A hair or tiny piece of paper on the hinge side of the doorframe (nobody looks on that side for boobytraps). You don't want to know how I know. AJ
     
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