REVISTING BIKE ALARMS

It has only been two weeks since I got my bike alarm and posted an article about it so you might think more time should pass before I say anything more about it. But, hey, I really like this little fella. My only regret in buying it is that I didn’t do it much sooner. I have long thought about adding an alarm but I just never  did … not until a fellow trike rider posted about it on Facebook. If you read my first posting you already know that I bought two alarms. The first one is more less a Chinese knockoff of a more less brand name Chinese alarm. Since I already had the first one mounted on my trike and didn’t have any immediate plans for it I left it mounted on my trike when the second alarm arrived. So I have both of them mounted. I use them when I get off of my trike leaving it unattended. They both claim a decibal level of 113 which seems fairly loud if you are outside. However when I go inside of a building or my house I can no longer hear them. My thinking is that these alarms mainly serve as “keeping an honest person honest” as they say … scaring off most people who might mess with the trike. At $17 it is a pretty cheap investment.

They work very good. The only problem I have is not remembering I have the alarm(s) set when I go to get back on my trike so I have often set off the alarms which is a bit embarrassing.

They are easy to mount and easy to use. Of course, I suggest mounting them underneath the trike out of sight. I highly recommend this alarm or, if not this one, there are gobs of others which I know nothing about.

Amazon sells this for $16.99. I got mine the following day after ordering them. Both the alarm and the remote control operate on AAA batteries. The remote control has a “panic button” so the alarm can be sounded manually using this button. And it has a pretty good range too. I tried it as far as about 200 feet but stopped at that so I don’t know how  much farther distance  they  will work. Like I said, it has only been a couple of weeks since I got these. IF they fail me in any way I will be sure to let you know.

So far they are great!

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SIMPLY ALARMING

This little thing which as you can see easily fits in the palm of my hand and the remote control for it which is even smaller is a Hendun bike alarm. Recently someone posted about it on Facebook and that is how I learned of it. I bought it on Amazon for only $17.90. In and of itself it won’t prevent one’s trike from being stolen. It is more less a tool to be used to alert the trike owner to somebody messing with their trike.  It is recommended that this alarm be used along with a lock to actually help prevent the theft of a trike. It is advertised as being 113 decibels. I have no way of measuring it but it is loud. I am not so sure that it is LOUD Enough  though to be heard if the owner is inside a restaurant or store or even their house.

I especially like the “panic button” on the alarm’s remote control. I have been pondering over using it  in place of my bell or horn. I definitely think it would be heard. The only thing is the remote is so small it might be hard trying to use it while riding along. Here is a video about this alarm.

And here is another video about bike alarms …

The alarm is a different brand name but it looks identical to the one I bought. That is China for ya. HERE it is on Amazon. It lists for 9 cents more than the Hendun I bought. Of course, Amazon has many different bike alarms and many of them are fairly low cost.

I tested the range of the remote today. I got about 200 feet away from my trike using the remote and it was still working. I didn’t bother going any further distance away.

Here is a video of me messing around trying to learn how to use this alarm as far as all the different sounds it is capable of.

Well, I am going to go install my new alarm. I wonder how loose dogs would respond to it.

UPDATE–I installed the alarm and went for a ride. Within 20 minutes I tried to use it and discovered that the alarm quit working.  I would have to say it is typical Chinese junk. I will be returning it to Amazon and get a replacement hoping it will keep working. If not, next time I will return it for a refund. This is all next day service with Amazon.

UPDATE –I RECEIVED THE REPLACEMENT AND INSTALLED IT ON MY TRIKE. SO FAR IT IS WORKING GOOD AND IS A WELCOME ADDITION.

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