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RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
edited March 2017 in MTB general
Moving house next week and my bikes will be kept in the garage instead of in the house.
Other than an angry dog with rabies and aids what security devices would people recommend?

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  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    Electricity.

    And I'm not joking.
    All the gear, no idea and loving the smell of jealousy in the morning.
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,851
    Decent locks on garage doors and dead locks or bars to stop big door being forced open. Get the loudest alarm you can get to sound inside and outside to shout out to the world. I have bars up at the windows and I also have floor anchors to lock good bikes to. I don't bother to much with my commuting bike as its constantly used.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    Car parked right in front of garage so a theif would have to move the car first before getting into your garage.
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  • midgehullukmidgehulluk Posts: 194
    I see what lengths they go to on a regular basis. All depends on what door you have really, best place I'd say is extra pad bolts of some sort in to the concrete floor about two feet in from the bottom corners. Waste of time putting them at the top or into the sides as they grab the bottom of the door and just bend it upwards enough to crawl under. I'd also make sure my bike was chained up and secured some how
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    There will be a project car in the garage and my regular car will be right up to the door and that's got all sorts of security devices on it (plus it's a very noisy V8) and I'll get one of these to secure the door
    https://www.lockmonster.co.uk/item/gara ... oCaKPw_wcB
    Alarms are a bit pointless, no one ever takes any notice other than moaning about "that bloody noise down the road"
    A couple of these ground anchors would be good
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  • kirby700kirby700 Posts: 458
    Shot gun alarm

    http://www.williampowell.com/Shooting-- ... _MA101.htm

    Where I live there are a lot of people that go shooting. I'd hope if one of them goes off they wouldn't know if they really were getting shot at. Plus I reckon if a blank went off just near your ears you'd be pretty deaf / censored themselves

    I also habe drilled thru the bottom edge of the door into the concrete and drop 6 6 inch bolts in to stop the corners been peeled up
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  • sandyballssandyballs Posts: 575
    Like others have said securing the bike inside has lots of methods. I use this from B&Q with a chain from Amazon managed to pick up an Abloy lock from work which is the dogs but pricey to buy.

    http://www.diy.com/departments/master-lock-wall-floor-anchor-h178mm-l288mm-pack-of-1/234057_BQ.prd

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007PSH864/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  • kirby700kirby700 Posts: 458
    @sandy balls. I'm not sure I'd trust that but personally you got to make it as hard hell to get in as ultimately they'll just cut your frame in half.
    A noral alarm and shotgun alarm hopefully get them moving smewhere else
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  • kirby700kirby700 Posts: 458
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  • sandyballssandyballs Posts: 575
    kirby700 wrote:

    Not too sure of your point, so for a significant higher cost they will still cut your frame in half? :?

    The master lock is a significant chunk of metal and I have tested the chain in work in the metal smith shop, it's not giving up without significant power tools. If your point is they will sell the groupset and wheels well not much is really going to stop them.
  • There will be a project car in the garage and my regular car will be right up to the door and that's got all sorts of security devices on it (plus it's a very noisy V8) and I'll get one of these to secure the door
    https://www.lockmonster.co.uk/item/gara ... oCaKPw_wcB
    Alarms are a bit pointless, no one ever takes any notice other than moaning about "that bloody noise down the road"
    A couple of these ground anchors would be good
    http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Kryptonite-Stro ... ing&gclid=CjwKEAjwtbPGBRDhoLaqn6HknWsSJABR-o5sQUhijDwnqvAVcvGDxdxV8u7h29SwmT-A-ygY54ZaQxoC_Ozw_wcB

    a loud enough alarm will make it impossible for would be thieves /cunts to remain in the garage for any period of time.
  • swod1swod1 Posts: 1,639
    a decent ground anchor and chain from like almax security would help. 16mm links ain't no cutting that in a hurry.

    Just make it as difficult as possible to get to your bikes.

    Reinforcing the door would be a good idea just don't make it obvious so people would know there's something valuable inside etc.
  • kirby700kirby700 Posts: 458
    @sandyballs that master lock doesn't look very sturdy in my opinion. In the case of your ground anchor they would attack that rather than the chain, whereas I'd have my ground anchor and your chain that would force them to attack frame. Which hopefully would be a longer process and enabling the homeowner to react
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  • sandyballssandyballs Posts: 575
    kirby700 wrote:
    @sandyballs that master lock doesn't look very sturdy in my opinion. In the case of your ground anchor they would attack that rather than the chain, whereas I'd have my ground anchor and your chain that would force them to attack frame. Which hopefully would be a longer process and enabling the homeowner to react

    It's like me, thicker in real life. :D

    The picture does make it look thin, trust me it's not, it will take someone with a disc grinder quite a while. Anywhoo hope the OP finds the solution that fits his need.
  • PufftmwPufftmw Posts: 1,941
    (False) Alarm in my garage last night 04:00 and all hell broke lose in my bedroom - SMS alerts, Push Alerts & Email Alert ensured I (& g/f) were woken up. Checked cameras and saw nothing going on, went back to sleep. An internal PIR had gone off, so chances are it was wind/paper or a rat/spider, no perimeters broken or access points triggered. All fine this morning.

    I for one will always react if my alarm goes off, so I would recommend one of them. Cameras too. Then lock your bikes to something solid or immovable.
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