how this has turned into a list of boobytraps for thieves. The 60k volt gang box is a good one. My yard has pretty good security
but we have been hit many times. I don't leave personal tools I care about at work as a result. And I'm notorious for putting loose razor blades in the strangest places in my work station-like in cabinet door slides and other dark places where snoopy thieves might put their fingers. This discourages some of my more disrespectful coworkers from "borrowing" my tools. Oh, and the time I picked one of them up over my head
and threw him into the canal for that. That seemed to work OK, but got me in trouble with the management, as he couldn't swim! But now my tools get left alone, a few razor cuts and a dunking later. I had a coworker who went so far as to wire a skilsaw so it would shock you when you pulled the trigger, that was good for a laugh! But once again management didn't think it was funny
. Some people you have to let know you mean business.
On the other hand I walked out of Delta Marine
and refused to go ever go back because they wanted to check my tool bag every night to see if I was stealing. They do this to all their employees, but I was a subcontractor. The owner of the boat (Extra Beat) was really pissed he had to wait for the boat to go elsewhere to get the job done, but he understood. Disrespectful. As if I wanted their rusty old crap, or would be willing to blow a huge contract
to steal some of it. It can be taken too far. I'm all for traps which get the thief red-handed, literally if possible, but you still have to maintain a proffessional attitude and be respectful.