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Old 05-25-2003, 16:13   #1 (permalink)
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Gaining entry into locked BA

Tried the search but no go.

Is there something about the BA that makes it easy to break into?

A friend had her BA broken into on Friday night while parked at a car park. No evidence of forced entry. All her stuff was stolen.

Car park attendant said she was the fifth person to complain that night and all were BA falcons.

At least the car wasn't stolen but looks like there's a security flaw somewhere. I was considering upgrading to BA but not so sure now.

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Just watch how quickly your friendly NRMA man can get into an AU or BA.
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Re: Gaining entry into locked BA

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........I was considering upgrading to BA but not so sure now.

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Sorry Chris, but that is the most rediculous statement I have ever heard.
It doesnt matter what make or model car you own, If a thief wants something inside your car, they will get it. Whether it is simply by opening the door (however they do it) or by smash and grab through a window.
To say you would reconsider buying a BA because of that is laughable.
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yeh, well atleast they got what they wanted without the extra expensive of a broken window. I HATE broken windows so yeh, but that doesnt mean its a good thing at all, and i seriously doubt that there is a flaw, maybe she just pressed the wrong button, specially if your used to the AUII keypad and not the BA.
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BTW which carpark, i just noticed you live in Brisbane.
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She said it was "King's car park" but that could mean any car park in Brisbane. Pretty sure she was referring to either King George Square or the one down near Festival Hall.

My main concern is that the attendant told her she was the 5th one and all were BA's and none had any sign of forced entry. I doubt everyone was left unlocked so I'm assuming the bad guys have found a weakness in the BA that other vehicles don't exhibit.

I know a broken window is a PIA but have you ever tried making an insurance claim when there was no sign of forced entry?

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I don't mean to pose what may appear as a stupid question, but was this valet car parking?
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No it wasnt valet parking - just an ordinary public carpark where a machine gives you a ticket and you pay on exit. Good point though!

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the price these bastards at kings and other parking stations are charging in Brisbane, check out Valet parking at the top hotels, I use the Marriot, $10 I just say I am going to have dinner and drinks, but if you have a meal there they can stamp the free parking voucher, worth a look at the other hotels if you have a good car. Same sort of deal at airports, can be the same price as a full day parking, but no dragging bags and things around
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