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Old 01-19-2015, 03:34 PM   #1
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How Safe Is B.C.I.T Parking?

Sup guys. I'm going to b.c.i.t , and I keep hearing about cars getting jacked on a daily basis at bcit. How bad is the parking there? Is there secure parking somewhere nearby? I don't care about the money, I just want to keep Roxxy safe. My car is modded, not heavy. It is my dd/mountain road warrior/ track weapon from time to time. Would it just be better if I skytrain there? Or is it safe enough to bring my car everyday.
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Old 01-19-2015, 03:37 PM   #2
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I use to park everyday at BCIT and never had an issue. Maybe there's higher theft rates in different lots?
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Old 01-19-2015, 03:42 PM   #3
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I always figured it would be fine in the day, at night it might be different though. I keep hearing horror stories of people getting there cars jacked there 2nd day there.
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:02 PM   #4
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Parked everyday for a year. Never had an issue and my car was parked in the gravel lot pretty much 12+ hours a day. Usually I would be the last one out of the gravel lot when they close the gate off Canada way and make you go to the smaller street to exit. If someone was going to steal a car, it probably wouldn't be yours, based on all the possibilities unless you give them a reason to break into it such as leaving valuables out in the open.
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If your car is bone stock you should not have a problem but if it is modified take transit.
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There are many cars more modified than his car that park at BCIT and have no problems. Not a very valid argument.

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Countless classes all over BCIT's campus, left my car parked overnight, etc. Never had any issues.

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All the pics I posted are from a year ago when I first got my car and it was completely bone stock. I don't want to post a part list, but lets just pretend my car is heavy modded with 10k+ put into building it.
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is this a problem at bcit...? Hmm never knew and never had any issues for the past few years. Been there at all sorts of hours too.
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I have heard from my friends that 3 cars used to get tampered with a day, I want to put an aftermarket security system but I won't have enough cash for what I want till Summer.
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I don't know if things have changed but when went there 12 years ago my car got broken in twice in 6 months.
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I pray shit has changed. I pray for my cars sake.
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if you are worried, just take transit. the ride may suck, but getting your car messed sucks more.
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I had my car broken into and many other classmates also broken into in a span of a couple weeks.
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my cars modded, i park there everyday and its there till night. Had no problems. Security patrols around the parking lot a lot
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Taken roughly 3 years full time and 2 years part time schooling driving my F150, never one problem

And prior to that drove a slightly modified cicic parked there for 3 years of part time night school and never a problem
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Had a black DC5-S when I was going to school there. Pretty much bone stock and had someone busted the passenger side keyhole once. Did not manage to break into car tho.
Parked at the student lot behind SW9
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I parked during the daytime, 5 days a week without any problems @ The electrical (east) parking lot.

But then again, I drive a 2010 Suzuki SX4.
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SNAP!, Yeah honestly it's fine. Drive there everyday, Did Full time parked there till the late mornings not a problem at all. Knock on wood. OP should get a dashcam (Y) Cheap and you won't be so stressed out !. Or I usually just park near Moscrop and just walk there. Free and Safe.
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jacked bro

I wouldn't worry too much, there are always students smoking weed and keeping six on Wayburne.
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I've never had any problems at BCIT, been going there for a while now (different programs).
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:55 PM   #22
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Never had a problem, parked at probably most of the lots and my car is modded too
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I guess it depends on the car... I parked there pretty much all year round for 2 years i was fine.
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parked in gravel lots for 2 years even at night / weekend class
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