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Old 04-18-2016, 04:20 PM   #41
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On the other hand many people do enable the security features on their devices.

We've been away from our house for months at a time but it's never been a major concern. We do things to prevent it from looking like no ones there, have the grass cut etc. and use a good alarm system.

But times have changed. I have a friend that spends a lot of time in Edmonton. When I go in his house to check on things, feed the fish etc. I walk over to the nearest camera and wave, knowing that he's already seeing me, on his phone, in the house.

It is an increasingly nasty world out there but our view is; take the precautions a prudent person would take and carry on. Of course, I'm probably one of the few people with an alarm system on my trailer.

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Old 04-18-2016, 04:58 PM   #42
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Then you hear about all the information that your Smart TV is relaying to others that you have no idea of??
I much prefer a Dumb TV and try to figure the rest out myself!!
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:28 PM   #43
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All I can say is that my location is listed as Tampa Bay Area. Good luck to the unscrupulous trying to locate my exact location given the size of Tampa Bay. Furthermore, the Owner's Map pin for my trailer is at least 40 miles from where the trailer is actually stored. I am neither living in fear nor paranoid, but I do take precautions. That is why I get upset with some of the idiots (yes, idiots) who post on the sightings threads here and on FGRV. You know the ones who will post, "I saw an Escape 19 going north on I-50 near St. Louis being towed by a green Honda Odyssey with Tennessee plates. Yes, let's advertise to the local criminal element who may know who owns an Escape 19 and tows it with green Odyssey that the owner is near St. Louis and not in Tennessee. Open invitation for home burglary, in spite of all the precautions that the Escape 19 owner might have taken. Real smart! That's why I say idiots, who post information that shouldn't be posted.
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:42 PM   #44
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It is a shame that in todays society, one must hide under anonymity
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:47 PM   #45
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When you think about it, just about every thread has something, "What is out your back window" tells everyone where you are or even better, the list of attendees to the Escape Rally, where and when you will be. Perhaps we all need "witness protection" in order to feel safe, it is a shame......
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:51 PM   #46
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It is a shame that in todays society, one must hide under anonymity
The thing is though, that we can't really hide. Privacy is just a state of mind, and if someone really wants into something, they can do it. It is a shame though, regardless.
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:52 PM   #47
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My mother had newspaper articles from the "real old days", when society pages would actually publish who was going to be taking what cruise to Europe. "Mr & Mrs. Germaine Dingleforth will be visiting their German relatives in Bonn for all of August, and returning home in time to open their house in September for their daughter's wedding." Try that today and see how long the silver service stays intact!
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:53 PM   #48
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On the other hand many people do enable the security features on their devices.

We've been away from our house for months at a time but it's never been a major concern. We do things to prevent it from looking like no ones there, have the grass cut etc. and use a good alarm system.

But times have changed. I have a friend that spends a lot of time in Edmonton. When I go in his house to check on things, feed the fish etc. I walk over to the nearest camera and wave, knowing that he's already seeing me, on his phone, in the house.

It is an increasingly nasty world out there but our view is; take the precautions a prudent person would take and carry on. Of course, I'm probably one of the few people with an alarm system on my trailer.

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Old 04-18-2016, 06:07 PM   #50
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Anyone remember the old Bill Cosby record albums about growing up in the 1950's? Parents would rather leave their children alone than use a baby sitter and they would tell stories about snakes being on the floor to keep the child in their crib, made me thing of having snakes as a deterrent.....
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