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    Denying roof access to lead thieves without killing or serious injury

    Anti-climb paint a) doesn't work b) gets on our kid's uniforms. Sentry guns are a favourite option within IT and DT, but implementation will probably be frowned upon by Plod. Catching them so far hasn't worked - Plod is unable to prosecute/apprehend for various reasons.

    Deterrent is the aim.

    I want something that either makes it impossible (or sufficiently unpleasant) to access our roofs that they're discouraged long-term. I doubt needle spikes on the wall-facing side of drainpipes is legal though.

    What else is there? - the roofs are slate and the main issue is broken tiles and leaks when it rains. This is costing us a lot to fix.

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    trap door in the roof should fix the problem!. or transplant an eagle nest.

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    We had the same problem at the last school I worked at. They kept coming back every night but running off before anybody arrived.

    I managed to trap them on the roof one night and call the police. Said I had them trapped but was advised to "Let them go", or I would have been in trouble. By the time the PCSO turned up (an hour later), they were long gone

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    Staying with spikey things - what about those particularly long spikes people often have on their porches to keep pigeons away?
    If anyone asks, you've a load of vandalous pigeons that keep nicking lead...

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Staying with spikey things - what about those particularly long spikes people often have on their porches to keep pigeons away?
    If anyone asks, you've a load of vandalous pigeons that keep nicking lead...
    Do you mean Porch

    Love the idea of seeing a Porsche will spikes on though!

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    Suggest to some of the more 'interesting' kids that they should have a "Who can throw the most dog doo and/or glass bottles onto the roof" competition? The lead thieves might come back one more time but probably not twice!

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    The bird Deterrent stuff should probably work if you put it around the edge of the roof line.

    Bird Deterrent Spikes made by China supplier

    Or maybe some nice sensor based flood lights so the area gets covered in lighting when they are activated.

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    Bird spikes might be worth trying. Currently trying to convince smt that roof-based cctv-relay triggered paint mines are a good idea (provided I can guarantee it won't get on the windows / be visible from ground level).

    They're not convinced

    I'd think even our towns cctv operators could pick out the kids walking home at 3am looking like the tango man.

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    Last edited by JOrdan01070; 11th September 2009 at 11:22 AM.

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    We had the last of our lead nicked during the summer holidays (right above the server room - but thankfully no leaks).

    Everywhere we did have lead has now been replaced with the non-lead replacement. So they hopefully now won't be back to cause anymore damage.

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    Staying with the spike theme, this company appear to have done installs at a number of schools, so may be worth a look: Fence Spike, Roof Security, Wall Spike, Anti Climb Spikes, Razor Spike

    (Dislcaimer: I have never had any dealings with the company so have no idea of how good/bad they might be).

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