Abus Trigger 345 / 350 Alarm Disc Lock
Like all the other reviews say, it is not very sensitive, if someone really tried to move the bike, it would go off. But it will not go off from just a neighborhood kid touching bike. It is also not very loud, but enough to provide annoyance to the bad-guy for sure.
I was looking for something not over sensitive, so this is okay with me, got what I bought. I may be having a little buyers remorse as I watch the kids playing on the street...
It does seem hefty, would probably take a while to knock off the disk, bad-guy would be better off taking the assembly off. Provides effective crime-of-opportunity deterrence, but will not stop a professional, nothing will really...
The locked but no alarm position is a good feature and great for transport. The reminder cable is pretty flimsy looking and feeling I am sure will break in no time.
Came out of the box with scuff marks all over it, not one to care too much, so I did not do anything about it, but it colored my opinion of the overall product.
September 2, 2014
Hard to activate the alarm
Have read the reviews and knew this alarm is not very sensitive. That was what I want because I dont want it goes off because of a cat or wind. You really need a big impact to the lock otherwise it wont give you any alarm. I was glad I pick until 2 weeks ago someone rode on my bike to feel how is it like and dropped the brand new bike on ground!! I never dropped it!!!
If the lock is more sensitive, I think when those people touch my bike, the alarm would scare them out. Now I consider replacing the lock.
August 3, 2014
Priced right but the alarm doesn't seem to be very sensitive... Or very loud
Comes with a little bag and "reminder" lanyard tho so that's cool.
Other than that just a standard disk lock
June 30, 2014
Pretty tough lock
This lock feels extremely tough, it's heavy and it feels like it could take a lot of punishment. The alarm is pretty loud, and the option to lock it without activating the alarm is pretty handy (it beeps loudly when you activate it, so you don't have to worry about leaving it off by mistake). overall a good purchase that gives me some piece of mind leaving my bike around town.
June 2, 2014
Loud, but needs a lot of movement to trigger
This is my second alarmed disc lock. It's easier to put on than the Abus 8077 I have on my other bike, but it is also noticeably less sensitive to movement. Relatively light movement will set off the 8077, but i need to move this one quite a bit for it to start the alarm. It was also about ninety bucks less, so I think that's to be expected.
September 16, 2013
Sturdy and loud
Had a smaller disk lock without alarm for the previous bike.
This is a nice upgrade.
It is very sturdy and the alarm is load (tested it with ear protection).
Will for sure slow down someone that tries to take my bike.
August 20, 2013
Cheapest alarm disc lock I found
I am moving to an apartment complex soon and I wanted an additional layer of security for my scooter so I wouldn't have kids hopping up on it or playing with it.
I chose this one because it was the cheapest one with an alarm built into it. The Xena was close behind it.
The lock is heavily built and I suspect that it would take while for anyone to get this off without a key. Easily opens and closes, can lock without the alarm on as well.
When on the front caliper, I can still move the wheel side to side but if I try to pick the wheel up and set it back down, the sudden impact will turn it on. There is a 5 second light beep, once per second then if you don't turn it off by key within that time, the 15 second siren comes on and is much louder.
It is not as sensitive as I had hoped but the entry level lock does it's job. If someone were to try to pick it up and load it into a truck, this would definitely go off and hopefully get people's attention.
Worth the money for sure.
June 19, 2013
Security for motorcycles
So far, so good; haven't had it for long, but it seems to work well (still have the motorcycle!).
June 18, 2013