Bike Alarm

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Bike Alarm

Postby DarkNewt » 24 May 2018, 6:33pm

I have tried a few alarms but not really happy. As a rule I won't leave my bike anywhere even locked, when on tour sometimes I have to very quickly nip in a shop etc.. with no choice.

I have tried a few alarms and not really that good, came across this one on ebay and wow for the money:

remote control and power off and remote activate. Light and small enough to strap under your seat out of the way etc.. Sooooo loud, has a warning for a slight move and then goes off fully if contiues.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wireless-Ant ... 2749.l2649

best buy from me! I would recommend putting some sealant around (I use stormsure it can be peeled off for battery change) it or in a plastic bag to further waterproof.

So good we bought one and stuck it to my friends RV door as an extra security!

haven't had it long so no battery life report or long term durability test but anyone looking should consider it.
Currently planning my next adventure and trying to get over two operations in 6 months but still going strong!
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Re: Amazing Bike Alarm for the price

Postby Sweep » 7 Jun 2018, 11:07am

Many thanks for this - found your post by sheer accident when looking for one of my own posts mentioning an alarm.

So it's loud I take it?

How long did it take to arrive?

Am assuming that link is to the seller you used.

At that price I assume there was no issue with tax or customs duty?

Anything more to report since your original post?

May be a goer for me - would probably just use when touring - must say that I like the fact that it looks quite small/can be secreted on the bike, doesn't have to be permanently mounted, and, most of all that it runs on sensible batteries, not the watch battery foolishness.

Anyone else got one?

edit - look forward to comments from OP or others.

In the meantime found this entry for what looks like the same thing - useful link for the Q&S and reviews.

note that that is the US site.

https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Anti-Th ... op?ie=UTF8
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Re: Amazing Bike Alarm for the price

Postby DarkNewt » 7 Jun 2018, 12:25pm

Sweep wrote:Many thanks for this - found your post by sheer accident when looking for one of my own posts mentioning an alarm.

So it's loud I take it?

How long did it take to arrive?

Am assuming that link is to the seller you used.

At that price I assume there was no issue with tax or customs duty?

Anything more to report since your original post?

May be a goer for me - would probably just use when touring - must say that I like the fact that it looks quite small/can be secreted on the bike, doesn't have to be permanently mounted, and, most of all that it runs on sensible batteries, not the watch battery foolishness.

Anyone else got one?

edit - look forward to comments from OP or others.

In the meantime found this entry for what looks like the same thing - useful link for the Q&S and reviews.

note that that is the US site.

https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Anti-Th ... op?ie=UTF8


Hi Sweep,

i have the Hornit Bike Horn supposedly the worlds loudest bike horn and this is louder - hurts my ears. So far it works brilliantly love the fact it's activated like a car alarm fob. One other note, it has a power off switch on the remote so it isn't sat there in standby draining battery when not needed so battery should last a good while. It appears pretty weatherproof but I don't leave that to chance mine is also covered.

delivery was fairly fast 1 week from placing the order.


hope that helps!

mine is fixed under my seat,

Newt
Currently planning my next adventure and trying to get over two operations in 6 months but still going strong!
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Re: Amazing Bike Alarm for the price

Postby Sweep » 23 Jun 2018, 9:51am

Have ordered one.

Will report back.
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Re: Amazing Bike Alarm for the price

Postby Psamathe » 23 Jun 2018, 10:43am

Sweep wrote:Have ordered one.

Will report back.

Me too. Mine arrived last week. Still to try it out. They seem to be sold under many different brands from many different sources (qute a lot of different sellers on amazon as well as Amazon themselves).

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Re: Amazing Bike Alarm for the price

Postby Sweep » 23 Jun 2018, 10:57am

Psamathe wrote:
Sweep wrote:Have ordered one.u

Will report back.

Me too. Mine arrived last week. Still to try it out. They seem to be sold under many different brands from many different sources (qute a lot of different sellers on amazon as well as Amazon themselves).


You haven't even tested the alarm noise yet? Impressive self control.

Look forward to your considered impressions.
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Re: Amazing Bike Alarm for the price

Postby Psamathe » 23 Jun 2018, 1:38pm

Sweep wrote:
Psamathe wrote:
Sweep wrote:Have ordered one.u

Will report back.

Me too. Mine arrived last week. Still to try it out. They seem to be sold under many different brands from many different sources (qute a lot of different sellers on amazon as well as Amazon themselves).


You haven't even tested the alarm noise yet? Impressive self control.

Look forward to your considered impressions.

Too much else going on. Not too expensive and I don't intend permanently fitting it to the bike but to attaching (e.g. with shock cord) when needed and also using it e.g. in bags or in a pannier or wherever.

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Re: Amazing Bike Alarm for the price

Postby Mick F » 23 Jun 2018, 2:11pm

Just tried to see if these are on AmazonUK .................
............. and there is. Free delivery too, and cheaper than US.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no ... ith+Remote

The eBay one is even cheaper.
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Re: Amazing Bike Alarm for the price

Postby Psamathe » 23 Jun 2018, 5:10pm

Mick F wrote:Just tried to see if these are on AmazonUK .................
............. and there is. Free delivery too, and cheaper than US.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_no ... ith+Remote

The eBay one is even cheaper.

The one actually from Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B073VKMJDH themselves is virtually the same price as the eBay one (few pence). Your link includes only a few of the many different suppliers of the device through Amazon.

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Re: Amazing Bike Alarm for the price

Postby crazydave789 » 23 Jun 2018, 11:37pm

are they not a tad easy to remove?

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Re: Amazing Bike Alarm for the price

Postby Psamathe » 24 Jun 2018, 12:45am

crazydave789 wrote:are they not a tad easy to remove?

They are vibration sensitive so removing them will set them off (hopefully - yet to try mine). When I 1st got mine I tried it up under the saddle and it fitted hidden up there across the two rails, bit of a fiddle to get in but a few cable ties and even if assailant saw it and knew what it was the fiddle cutting and getting it off would undoubtedly set the thing off!

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Re: Bike Alarm

Postby Sweep » 7 Jul 2018, 1:11pm

Many thanks darknewt.

Mine arrived though took the expected near 3 weeks - not a problem.

Am mightily impressed - and still recovering the use of my ears.

Like you I like the fact that it can be remotely armed.

I have decided to take a bike cover with me when touring, attach this temporarily to the bike of a night using one of those separable keychain things rather than zip ties. Then put the cover over. Got the idea after someone generously gave me one and the current Met Police advice to combat street scooter thefts. Covering the scooter is part of their advice - presumably so that crooks can't suss out the target before making their move.

Instructions are pretty decent though I may forsake some of the more complex options, including the personal attack alarm - from what I can figure out the thing communicates its status to you in these other options by singing musical scales/bits of The Sound of Music at you. And I'm not musical enough to recognise them.

I wish the screw was bigger and it's probably advisable to use the supplied screwdriver to avoid wrecking it over time.

But in short it's brilliant. Thanks again.

Wandering down the pub later to watch the match. The evil bit of me is tempted to fire it off If I find that all the seats are already taken.
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Re: Bike Alarm

Postby Sweep » 12 Jul 2018, 10:19am

Warning Darknewt and anyone else.

Avoid putting the thing into deep sleep (the mode which saves batteries between uses).

I did, or think I did, and thought I'd totally killed the thing. I still have no idea how I managed to wake it up again.

Taking the batteries out does not reset it - if it's in active mode when you take them out it still will be when you put them back.

Same with deep sleep.

If you have any tips dark newt I'd be grateful.

I found the semi literate instructions fine for getting it started but mystifying beyond that.

And supposedly the remote is meant to make bleeps of certain kinds to indicate programming progress. But I have never managed to get anything out of it.

So still a great alarm but mystifying instructions.

I may be back darknewt to ask you for translations of some of them.

Oh - if you have a handy source of the rather peculiar battery used in the remote, that would be handy. A pig using that for if your remote battery goes mid tour I wouldn't count on your chances of being to buy one in any but the most specialist of shops.
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