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Alarm Kit
#1
Similar to Blayne's thread about CCTV, it's been advised that I get some sort of alarm for my bikes. Something like the ones they use in LBS's would be nice, but I know nothing about how they work or where to get one... Any suggestions?
My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
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#2
"Papa Smurf" Wrote:Similar to Blayne's thread about CCTV, it's been advised that I get some sort of alarm for my bikes. Something like the ones they use in LBS's would be nice, but I know nothing about how they work or where to get one... Any suggestions?

You can get motion alarms. Like a motorbike one which is forms the lock on a chain & is sensitive to anyone touching it. The problem with a alarms is people tend to ignore them so if your not actually there no one will take any notice.  
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#3
Well yeah, but luckily where I live it's our own little community and one of my neighbours is always about. It's mostly as a deterent but also if someone did decide to have a go and I was in, I'm only 10ft away so I can be out the door pretty quickly.
They're both locked with Sold Secure locks to a huge metal grid which takes 3 people to carry, so to steal one you'd have to cut abit out the wheel, and the frame in half, plus cut the chainstay and the chain. I'm just thinking that due to my soon to be valuable bikes I could do with a little extra security, either that or I'll rig up some water cannon....
My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
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#4
Anything is better than nothing. Motorbike alarm is the way I'd go within a reasonable cost. Like you say, why try to steal something which is covered in alarms & chains when there will be easier pickings down the road
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#5
or perhaps 'accidentally' connect a mild electric charge to the metal grid thing?
Just make sure you unplug it before unlocking, and that no local cat/dog/bird sits on it when plugged in !! Wink
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#6
Indeed. You've just got me thinking re: motorbike disk alarms. Sort of thing I could lock it up with in Town too, easy to carry a bonus..
My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
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#7
Never seen them for bike disks, and with QR's not sure they'd actually achieve much dude Sad
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#8
"Papa Smurf" Wrote:Indeed. You've just got me thinking re: motorbike disk alarms. Sort of thing I could lock it up with in Town too, easy to carry a bonus..

Yeap, that type of thing, unfortunately thou anything with a QR with be easily nickable, especially if shiny doesnt matter what it is or if they actually want it. Ebay is a great tool for thieving scumbags
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#9
Yeah but aren't they done on movement? Thus meaning that as my bikes are locked down, you'd have to do some serious arging and barging to lift a bike up to get the wheel off, thus setting the alarm off?
As for in town etc, more of a backup really, something to make abit of noise, plus all essential parts of the bike being locked to something very solid.
My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
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#10
Well I've found these:
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More info on the above:
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Not too keen on this one as the cable has to be cut before the alarm sounds...

And then there is this:
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Pretty much the same but the description leaves me with questions.
I've asked him about what he means when he says 'attacked' so will see what he says.
And also gonna pop into my LMBS to see about a disk brake lock, according to my dad, who owns about 20 of them, they set in the position you leave them in and wehey, all is well. So could be an idea for use when out and about, either with my current lock, which doesn't make noise, or with one of above, which does. Then it stops someone riding the bike away, unless they can ride without a wheel.
My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
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