after my neighbours garage got broke into im now being paranoid. I have bike in mine and would appreciate any recommendations on best type of lock to use for maximum safety. Thanks
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We have a trip wire attached to a 12 bore (blank) cartridge. Does serious damage to the ears of the thieving scum, and scares them off pretty sharpish... whilst at the same time alerts the neighbours. Win win.
High frequency oscillating alarms are a good investment too. No locks are foolproof.
If it ain't fun, don't do it
I use a very basic oxford disk lock even when its in the garage however i think a good ground anchor and heavy duty chain is probably best? You might save a bit of cash on the insurance too!
If you have a car, why not park it tight to the garage door to make it even harder to get into. " />
Lock,Chain and Ground Anchor.
This little combo will stop all but the most tooled up and persistent of thieves.
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Wisdom is knowing that you should train the entire body not just your keyboard fingers and gob, lest you put your back out 😉
make that 2 ground anchors ( preferably the ones that are sunk in concrete,rather than bolted) and a couple of disc locks too....just make it hard work for them.
Kindle not a fire that you cannot extinguish.
I am currently designing a mock turret which is motion activated. It alerts the intruder with a "can you come over here a minute" and then says "dispensing product" before setting off a string of blanks.
Pyrotechnic flash maroons are also an option. It's still an alarm system, just has a different kind of noise generator.
Problem with alarms is that no one responds to them. Explosions bring the police pretty damn fast.
The above was a joke. Anyone considering the above is stupid and insane.
Seriously - if they want it, they'll get it. You're looking at one of those things that goes in the ground infront of the garage door. That does two things - it makes it a bugger to get in your garage and shows potential thieves that you're serious about your security. Often that alone will deter them. After that you want an alarm with two modes of activation. A PIR (motion sensor) or two and any doors should have a push to break or reed switch set up.
The actual siren of course is the important part. My personal favourite is to have two stebel nautilus horns as your siren. In the garage. They'll run like sissies.
You also want a more socially acceptable alarm for outside to alert neighbours and you. I suggest one that uses the classic line from Phoenix nights "GET BACK YER BASTARD, I'LL BREAK YER LEGS"... I'm being daft again.
To put it simply, you should always have at least two mechanisms by which the alarm is set off as I can disable a reed switch, a push to break and a PIR but doing all three is time consuming and more likely to end in failure. These days an alarm to alert is pointless. By the time people have actually started paying attention to the fact that it's going off, the bike could be in Russia. The alarm should be placed so as to make it intolerable to remain in the area - a good 140dbs in a confined area such as the garage will get them moving very quickly as well as making sure they can't communicate properly. Will also deter you from being careless and setting it off yourself. This is important as if you do and do it regularly, people will just completely ignore it. An alarm with a remote has the benefit of being able to turn it off very quickly.
Inside the garage the bike should be secured to something very very hard to move with that chain that can't be hand cropped. You know the one I mean. It's big. Ideally it should be electrified with AC (throws them off, DC makes 'em stick).
I'll stop before I get silly again.
The 12 bore cartridge option is a real good un, the noise it makes is incredible, just follow the shit trail 5 mins later.
Although not an option for all, but taking the wheels out and keeping them in the house is a real deterant. A 180kg plus bike is not easy to lift or move without them, and if its chained as well, job done.
A 14 stone Rotty called Jesus still beats any alarm system or lock though.
you must place it so they don't get powder burns! You could get done for that one.
You're giving poor Jesus a bad name, I bet he'd just lick you to death. It's been the case with all the staffies I've met.
I do have disc lock but think chain and anchor sounds good. have had it tagged but doubt if it went, it would come back.
If i got rotty id be to scared to go in there ha ha
All you have to do is, chain Jesus to the bike and job done, if in the unlikely event of it being stolen, a quick Ebay search for "09 Gixxer 1000 plus Rotty called Jesus" should lead you to the bike.
Get one of these http://www.william-powell.co.uk/Products/9045/Poacher-Alarm-Gun-12-Bore-Blank-Cartridge/ And there legal
Just attach a wire to yer garage door, open the door & boom!
Or run a trip wire across the floor & set the trap on the wall at head height, burglar either goes deaf of gets a face full of powder burns
I don't get angry, I get even
If he was nailed to the bike,at least you'd get it back the following easter
That justified my investment in Tenalady.
A mate of mine used to have a 9 stone Rotty called Jesus, first thing anyone said when they saw him for the first time was "Jesus" like a bloody elephant, big softy though, bit of a habbit of knocking stuff over in the house
Once somebody has gotten entry to a garage they'll just close the door and work on any lock in their own time. The best bet is simply to make getting in to the garage very difficult and time consuming. Theives aren't too bothered by alarms cos few people pay attention when they go off. Garage defender bars are fairly good as are other visible securing bar type system. Make the security device visible to thieves and passers by so if they do try to break through them it will be in plain sight.
do the sensible thing and put a live one in a shotgun...aim it at groin height...that way they will probably live,but wish they hadn't....'might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb'
Kindle not a fire that you cannot extinguish.
why not go the whole hog
claymore or anti personnel mine.
If it's there
it can be stolen. It;s amazing what thieves will do to get what they want.
Our garage is alarmed but no one takes any notice of them. Sunk in ground anchors x 2 and a Great Dane who looks out of the window is usually all it takes.
CCtv plus security lights and if they get it after all that then they want it more than I do!!!
Our trip wire was fishing line, at knee height. Practically invisible in the garage.
My o'h set it off twice. Jesus. (Apparently that damn dog was there!!!!) His ears were ringing for hours.
We did have one garage break-in. The wire was also tripped then. They only got a short distance into the garage... the police think they must have been disturbed... we never let on!
If it ain't fun, don't do it
Try to keep them out, rather than securing bike
Its better practice to spend the money on keeping them out of your garage, rather than spend the money on big locks for inside.
If they can get in easily they can work away at the locks / ground anchors undisturbed.
Invest in better garage door (roller shutter security door instead of up & over) to keep them out, CCTV with motion sensor etc