Sabotage investigation of fiber cuts in Northwest

Paul Timmins paul at
Mon Nov 3 07:59:08 UTC 2003

Indeed many places have multiple padlocks locked together and then
hooked to a chain. Any padlock opened unlocks the chain. This really
only works for chained shut gates, but it's works rather well, and you
can revoke access with the key from an adjacent lock and a pair of
This is how the cell companies seem to do it around here in East
Michigan, and it seems to work quite well. Point being, they should have
-some- way to lock the place up so not just anyone can waltz in and cut
fibers. It can't really be that hard.

On Mon, 2003-11-03 at 01:24, JC Dill wrote:
> At 08:53 PM 11/2/2003, you wrote:
> >I'm fairly certain that the telco huts or CO's have to accomodate multiple
> >groups having access, so I'd bet that a padlock probably is a tough sell
> There are special latches that accommodate multiple padlocks, where 
> unlocking any one padlock opens the latch.  They are routinely used on 
> private gates in remote areas where each property owner (and the local fire 
> department) have individual locks on the gate and opening any one lock 
> allows access.
> One such device is shown on here:
> <>
> jc
Paul Timmins <paul at>

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