Abus Detecto 7000 RS 1 Alarm Disc Lock
A great disc lock with a decent alarm
This is a solid disc lock with some really nice features. 1) Excellent build quality and materials. It feels solid and secure, has good lock protection, and it's weatherproof. 2) The alarm is appropriately sensitive. It doesn't go off with small bumps or vibrations, but it will go off if the bike is tilted upright or the wheel moves at all. No false alarms. 3) It can be locked in two ways. If you close it by squeezing it shut, it doesn't arm the alarm. This is useful for transporting the lock or if you want the alarm deactivated for any other reason. If you use the one-handed closing feature by pushing the lock onto the rotor, then the alarm is armed. There is a few second delay between when you close the lock and when the alarm can go off. This gives you time to pull the key out. 4) The alarm is loud enough that you'll hear it even with a helmet on. This will hopefully to event you from riding off if you've forgotten the lock is on. Also, the alarm will turn itself off after 15 seconds or so and then will reset and re-arm itself. So, if it does happen to go off while you're not around and it shouldn't have (dog bumps it in the garage), it will only go off for 15 seconds. If someone is trying to steal the bike, they will inevitably keep moving the lock and the alarm will continue to go off.
Now for the weaknesses. I wish the alarm was louder. It's about as loud as a smoke alarm in your house. Its probably wouldn't wake you up of it was outside and you were sleeping when it went off. I use it while moto camping, though, and it would definitely wake me up when I'm in my tent near the bike. The only other weakness is that the keys aren't very smooth to use. There are spring loaded plastic flaps that hide the lock cylinder to protect it. You push the key through the flaps and into the lock and it takes a little wiggling to get it to go in. It's only a problem when the alarm is armed and you're trying to open the lock without setting it off. I recommend practicing with the lock off the bike a few times.
So, all in all, it's a really great disc lock with the perk of having a well-implemented alarm. It's not a substitute for a standalone alarm system in all situations.
September 10, 2015
I just purchased this alarm after moving to a rough neighborhood. It, along with the Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit, prevented the theft of my bike earlier this week. The bike was vandalized, but at least I might still be able to ride it after insurance takes care of repairs.
I haven't timed it, but the alarm is surprisingly short. It will go off for about 15 seconds then stop. This will repeat if the bike is moved again. This is both a pro and a con. It may be long enough to deter theft, while being short enough to not be an annoyance when accidentally set off.
September 2, 2015
very high quality product
This is very high quality product. I hope it continues to be that way for many years. Easy to use and doesn't sound the alarm accidentally!
August 17, 2015
Disc Locks do NOT prevent motorcycle theft
I know this is a review of the product as an alarm & disc lock, however it is important to understand what security system you are choosing to purchase.
I decided on this Abus 7000 alarm disc lock for peace of mind. I live in a "higher end" apartment complex in a large city with gated garages and security guards. I felt reasonably secure with my bike simply locked and alarmed along with all the other motorcycles in my complex. Unfortunately my 2014 Yamaha R1 was stolen within one month of me buying it.
This brings me to reviewing this product.
Disc locks are truly not that much of a security deterrent for thieves. It takes very little effort to pick up the bike and wheel it off on a dolly or roller cart (tools any movers can purchase at Lowes for $20).
As for the alarm on the Abus, it is pretty weak and it only stays on for 15 seconds. I set it off almost every time I unlocked it and it really was not loud enough to gain much attention. (see previous review regarding noise level)
Abus makes some quality locks that are tough to pick or break open, but locks are there to keep honest people honest. For motorcycle security you simply require more than a disc lock and alarm.
Use a combination of deterrents. Wheel lock in conjunction with security chains. RF alarms to notify you. GPS to track and/or locate the bike if stolen.
I realize you can get a lot of money tied up into securing you motorcycle, but you must not assume simple locks such as this Abus Alarm Disc Lock is provided more security that it was designed for. It just simply does not provide $100+ worth of security.
I would recommend stepping up your security by means to secure your bike to a permanent fixture.
July 28, 2015
Awesome! Worth every penny
This is a great investment and theft deterrent. I like that this lock can be used to secure the bike without having the sound armed, depending on the situation/location. I also like that the the alarm will shut off automatically after about 15 seconds if I'm not nearby to disarm it. If someone's moving it "illegally" it will reset and go off again based on motion detection.
If you arm it to sound, you'll need to practice a bit to get the key in the lock smoothly and remove it so that it only chirps, and doesn't scream for as long as it takes you to remove it, lol.
The alarm itself is loud enough (in my opinion) in both a parking garage and an open-air carport. It's small but hefty and comes with a little neoprene pouch. Mine was red, making it easy to locate at the bottom of a backpack.
July 27, 2015
Arrived very fast
Arrived very fast and in great condition. can't wait to use it.
July 20, 2015
Awesome lock. Gives me much more piece of mind knowing this lock is on my bike.
Sensitivity seems great to me. Cant go off unless its on your bike...So its pretty much a great lock.
Bright yellow is to deter thiefs and it goes off if your bike gets stood upright which is an great feature. cant forget its on there and extra security.
March 4, 2015
Great option for a disc lock.
I wish Revzilla still had the video review up for this lock. I've got several friends who use the Xena any they all seem to complain that the lock is almost impossible to transport without it going off in a pocked or saddlebag. With the Abus, it will never go off when it's not attached to the bike, which was a huge draw for me. It does seem to be a bit sensitive, I haven't been able to remove it without it going off briefly, but I'd rather it be too sensitive than not sensitive enough.
February 16, 2015