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Old 16-11-17, 09:58 AM   #1
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Default OMO - bike security for public car park?

Oh Mighty Org, my brother in law wants something portable he can put on his bike while it's parked at work in a public car park. What in these enlightened times would be the thing to have? I hear you can get disc locks with motion sensors or whatever? I think he's more concerned with meddling scrotes than with it actually being lifted, but of course that's possible too.
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Old 16-11-17, 11:22 AM   #2
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I'd consider one of these,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303-NO-CON...cAAOSwwPtTwECX

AFAIK it will send a text to Mobile if the bike is interfered with.It would have to be hidden though perhaps under the rear seat.
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Old 16-11-17, 03:02 PM   #3
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Sorry to be a bit downbeat about this but if he's going to park it in the same place every day then if it is in the least bit desirable it's likely to be targeted at some point. There is nothing short of an armed guard that will stop that happening. If he is going to put something on it that will alert him if it is disturbed is he within a couple of minutes of it at all times, because that is roughly how long he will have and then he needs to be confident he can deal with what he finds...... Stopping someone from wanting it is so much easier than stopping them from having it so commuting is one activity where beaten up old hacks excel!
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Old 16-11-17, 03:05 PM   #4
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Sorry to be a bit downbeat about this but if he's going to park it in the same place every day then if it is in the least bit desirable it's likely to be targeted at some point. There is nothing short of an armed guard that will stop that happening. If he is going to put something on it that will alert him if it is disturbed is he within a couple of minutes of it at all times, because that is roughly how long he will have and then he needs to be confident he can deal with what he finds...... Stopping someone from wanting it is so much easier than stopping them from having it so commuting is one activity where beaten up old hacks excel!
I agree.If someone wants to mess with it they will.Even quality chains and disc-locks get cut off quickly these days with portable disc grinders
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Well what's the point in taking the key out then
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Well what's the point in taking the key out then
So your insurance company pays out.
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Old 17-11-17, 07:31 PM   #7
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I'd consider one of these,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303-NO-CON...cAAOSwwPtTwECX

AFAIK it will send a text to Mobile if the bike is interfered with.It would have to be hidden though perhaps under the rear seat.
Thanks, will take a look - anyone else got a good suggestion?
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Old 18-11-17, 05:36 PM   #8
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Xena does nice and loud alarmed disk locks. The main point is to make your bike more difficult to nick than the bike next to it. All depends what is there at the same time.
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You can get to the army surplus store and get s land mine..
Just don't forget to disable it before you sit on the bike
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Xena does nice and loud alarmed disk locks. The main point is to make your bike more difficult to nick than the bike next to it. All depends what is there at the same time.
I got a Xena alarm disc lock for when I go camping abroad, some campsites are being targeted by opportunist thieves and I wanted something to warn me of tampering rather than taking of the bike. I found the Xena to be very flaky, it would go off unprovoked and to stop it you had to unlock the thing, not very campsite friendly, so I ended up taking the battery out.
I since fitted a really cheap motion sensitive alarm (not immobiliser) off ebay (around 13) which is remote controlled, 3 levels of sensitivity, and so far has been reliable (no false trips), worth every penny. I also use big "FO" alarm warning signs dangling from the handlebars, might put off the casual scrote.
If you're not going to be within shouting distance of the bike an alarm is of little or no use and stands a good chance of annoying folk when it goes off accidentally. No-one in their right mind is going to confront a gang throwing a bike into a van.
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