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The Portable Street Safe is about the size of a briefcase.
A little wider and longer. It has a regular handle and a
shoulder strap as well. Along one side are two small
openings with pivoting covers. The openings are near the top
and bottom edges. Behind each opening is a heavy duty
type) hindged chain. Each chain is about 30 inches
long and is wound around hubs within the briefcase.
To secure the briefcase to a utility pole, the
chains are drawn out of their housings and looped around
the pole. The leading link of each chain is fed back into
the side holes where they mesh with a sprocket
gear. Turning a knob inside of the briefcase takes the
slack out of the chains and ratchets down their grip
around the pole. (uses same principle as a 'chain' pipe-wrench)
The briefcase/safe is now secured. The front of the briefcase
can now be opened and important valuables placed inside.
The briefcase is made of a light weight Kevelar and encased
in vinyl. A push-button combination lock secures front.
When do you need a street safe? On vacation, to store
valuables when at the beach and inplace of hiding something
in your car. Use it at outdoor festivals,sporting events and
at public parking lots.
Recommended mounting heights: at 4 ft or higher, above
the ground. And parallel with the road or flow of traffic.
[thumbwax, Oct 04 2004]
||Thieves have been known to steal whole ATMs. What makes you think they won't just take the pole with your safe?
||Kevlar briefcase? Sure. Chain will last about 1.2 seconds.
||Not a great idea in this age of terrorist paranoia. Heck, the police get all worked up about people leaving bags in public places as it is.