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Old 12-11-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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Talking Inexpensive Bike Alarm...
I got this from a news email sent to me from 'Thumper Talk'

Written by TT Member: KXcam22

I liked the article "Bike theft primer" and wanted to add a technique I use beyond locks when I have to leave my toys unatended, or while camping in a rowdy area. There are devices called personal alarms, I think intended for joggers and others and costs about $25. Essentially it is a 9v battery powered 140DB siren in a package about the size of a cell phone. The one I have has a plastic pin (like a hand grenade) that, when removed, starts the siren. The siren stays on until the pin is replaced. I attach a long length of fishing line with a clasp at the end to the pin to act as a "trip wire". You can either thread the trip wire through your bikes and stuff, tie it to your tailgate, or use is as a perimeter alarm trip wire pegged to the ground with a stake. The alarm unit can be taped to something or with mine I glued a magnet to it. When tripped in the dark the siren is astonishingly loud and debilitating and difficult to reset with the pin, even if you know what to do. For a thief to find and reset it would be next to impossible. I know that friends who have inadvertently tripped it could not. A versatile alarm for $25.00. Hope this helps someone keep their stuff. Cam.

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Old 12-11-2009, 01:16 PM   #2
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Good idea man!!!

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Old 12-11-2009, 01:27 PM   #3
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I've used that door knob alarm with the pull pin for years....I use it to trip if my cover is moved on my bike...the box is secured inside a locked space so it can't be shut off until the batteries run out and the neighborhood hears it.

Heres my "next-gen" alarm I'm picking up...

http://www.personalarms.com/home_ala...knob_alarm.htm

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Old 12-16-2009, 07:08 AM   #4
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Another site..

http://www.security-wizard.net/2doal.html

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Designed to draw attention to any crisis, our 130db Personal Alarm is as loud as eight 100db alarms. The alarm is activated when the strap attached to the alarm pin is pulled. Travels easily on your belt or in your purse. The Door Alarm accessory converts the Personal Alarm into a portable door or window alarm. Great for home, hotel rooms, college dorms, etc. Use 9-volt battery.

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Old 12-16-2009, 07:30 AM   #5
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That would work! Small but powerfull!

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Old 12-16-2009, 08:43 AM   #6
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“ Quote:
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I got this from a news email sent to me from 'Thumper Talk'

Written by TT Member: KXcam22

I liked the article "Bike theft primer" and wanted to add a technique I use beyond locks when I have to leave my toys unatended, or while camping in a rowdy area. There are devices called personal alarms, I think intended for joggers and others and costs about $25. Essentially it is a 9v battery powered 140DB siren in a package about the size of a cell phone. The one I have has a plastic pin (like a hand grenade) that, when removed, starts the siren. The siren stays on until the pin is replaced. I attach a long length of fishing line with a clasp at the end to the pin to act as a "trip wire". You can either thread the trip wire through your bikes and stuff, tie it to your tailgate, or use is as a perimeter alarm trip wire pegged to the ground with a stake. The alarm unit can be taped to something or with mine I glued a magnet to it. When tripped in the dark the siren is astonishingly loud and debilitating and difficult to reset with the pin, even if you know what to do. For a thief to find and reset it would be next to impossible. I know that friends who have inadvertently tripped it could not. A versatile alarm for $25.00. Hope this helps someone keep their stuff. Cam.


Sounds good for when the bike is parked overnight, you can attach the trip wire to something stationary. But I'm wondering how this can be used when leaving the bike parked somewhere while you spend a couple hours shopping or whatever. How can you make the unit 'self-contained'; i.e., what part of the bike can you attach the trip wire to in order to make it something you can use away from home (aside from parking real close to something and tying it off)?

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Old 12-16-2009, 10:16 AM   #7
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Tried this?

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Old 12-16-2009, 10:19 AM   #8
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The unit can go under a side cover, tank, or seat.
Then run your fish'in line(trip wire) to a wheel or handle bar, or even tie it off to a parking bumper.
People usually dont look too close for trip-wires

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Old 12-16-2009, 10:20 AM   #9
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Tried this?

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Old 12-16-2009, 02:24 PM   #10
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The unit can go under a side cover, tank, or seat.
Then run your fish'in line(trip wire) to a wheel or handle bar, or even tie it off to a parking bumper.
People usually dont look too close for trip-wires

Yeah, I was thinking about a wheel. I think I'm going to order one and do some experimenting with it, see what I can come up with.

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Old 12-16-2009, 03:29 PM   #11
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The cheapest alarm, get a nasty old Goose, they bite and are noisy as hell.

Nobody is going to sneak up on your shit and take it away from you.

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Old 12-16-2009, 03:54 PM   #12
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nice...and just barely in time for the Christams wish list

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Old 12-17-2009, 08:12 AM   #13
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The cheapest alarm, get a nasty old Goose, they bite and are noisy as hell.

Nobody is going to sneak up on your shit and take it away from you.
That's no joke. I was attacked by about 30 geese when I was a kid. 10 or 11 years old, just going fishing...crossing by their ponds...yes, they bite...but worse they whack you with their elbows. Imagine a 10yr old kid trying to fight off 30 geese with a fishing pole and running for his life...geese...honk, honk, whack, whack...kid screaming...What the FUCK?!!

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Old 04-11-2010, 06:38 AM   #14
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Ha!hahaha! BUMP! Some of you may want to read this!
Too many bikes gettting stolen!

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Old 04-11-2010, 08:18 AM   #15
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Good ideas; thanks!

Steve

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Old 05-17-2010, 09:48 AM   #16
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:25 AM   #17
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Any idea where a guy might pick up something like this locally vs having to order one?

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Old 05-17-2010, 12:02 PM   #18
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When setting up this alarm system do not forget to order the secondary piece of equipment. It come in a kit that consists of a baseball bat and shovel.

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Old 05-17-2010, 12:06 PM   #19
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When setting up this alarm system do not forget to order the secondary piece of equipment. It come in a kit that consists of a baseball bat and shovel.
That is one way. The one I prefer is much smaller and if the situation is justified no one else will have to worry about a repeat offender.

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Old 05-17-2010, 12:13 PM   #20
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We need a bike version of "Trunk Monkey"...


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