This is what it takes to stop South African criminals from stealing batteries

It would help but prevent? i do not think so. I have seen first hand what concrete structures the desperate chopped up to get to the copper inside.
 
"This is what it takes to stop South African criminals from stealing batteries "

... a concrete box. woop.
 
As long as there is plenty ventilation so it does not turn into a grenade if those batteries start going apple.
 
It's sad actually. Fcked up that we have to resort to these measures.
 
Unless it's a solid cinderblock they will just open the hatch. It doesn't look that heavy.
 
Unless it's a solid cinderblock they will just open the hatch. It doesn't look that heavy.

... or just drive a stolen car in to it and push the pieces out the way

but yes, it'll certainly cut down theft. you can't stop people stealing stuff, just make it harder.
 
I've seen the local "Recyclers" actually chop through the pavement to dig up drainage pipes, and break up concrete to get the rebar inside.
They are patient but determined. And nobody around seems to want to stop them.
This is nice and all, and makes for some pretty pics, but the best way to stop the theft, is to actually arrest the thieves, believe it or not!
 
I've seen the local "Recyclers" actually chop through the pavement to dig up drainage pipes, and break up concrete to get the rebar inside.
They are patient but determined. And nobody around seems to want to stop them.
This is nice and all, and makes for some pretty pics, but the best way to stop the theft, is to actually arrest the thieves, believe it or not!
It doesn't work that well with our catch and release justice system. Overcrowded prisons increases the need to release prisoners early.
 
You guys are quite harsh on the product. Not seeing any real world test.

MyBB, can we please get some more detail for the article, and possibly consider shoving their CEO inside and drop it in a high crime area to test. High crime areas are quite easy to spot. The cops put signs up stating as such, which weirdly enough hasn't been as effective a deterrent as one might expect. Odd.

If their CEO is unavailable, perhaps the Trellidoor CEO is looking for extra work?
 
Having a closer look the security of that design rests on the lid going snug inside the sides so you can't get a hold on it. That I bolt used seems to be removable.

Did anyone tell these designers that you can buy an I bolt at any nut and bolt shop? Crims rock up with the correct sized I bolt, screw it in. Put gwala inside the I bolt and lift it over. Bob's your uncle :D
 
Never underestimate the determination of a South African engineer. This might just work!
 
You guys are quite harsh on the product. Not seeing any real world test.

MyBB, can we please get some more detail for the article, and possibly consider shoving their CEO inside and drop it in a high crime area to test. High crime areas are quite easy to spot. The cops put signs up stating as such, which weirdly enough hasn't been as effective a deterrent as one might expect. Odd.

If their CEO is unavailable, perhaps the Trellidoor CEO is looking for extra work?
Sasol used something similar on their gas pipeline from Mozambique to Secunda. At relatively set intervals along the pipeline there's an inspection hatch which contains valuable equipment under a big concrete box that can only be moved using special equipment.

Seems to have worked there and shows that this is not really a new idea - concrete is a bastard to get through :)
 
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