Best Motorcycle Alarm Systems

Review & Comparison, Last Update March 27, 2020
Motorcycle alarm systems turn your most treasured possession from something that's easy and appealing to steal to something that even the most experienced thieves will unlikely be able to snatch. The best motorcycle alarms are also tough enough to survive any climate. ...Read more ...Read less
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CONS
OUR VERDICT
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Warranty
 
PROS

The motion sensor will be detecting intruders approaching the motorcycle but the five-second delay will let you avoid triggering the alarm yourself. The 7-mm lock pin can be rotated 360 degrees. You can lock the device without using keys. 

CONS

The battery compartment is pretty small. 

OUR VERDICT

The YOHOOLYO Motorcycle Alarm Padlock is not only rust- and weather-resistant but, with its tough aluminum alloy construction, pretty resistant against prying too. The package includes two keys so that you'll have a spare if you manage to lose the first one.

detailed parameters
Alarm Loudness

110 dB

Features

Waterproof, anti-corrosion, 7-mm lock pin, motion sensor with 5 seconds delay

Power Supply

6 x LR44 batteries

Package

5-ft reminder cable, carrying pouch,12 x batteries, allen key, 2 x disc lock alarm key

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The sensors can recognize vibrations but also motion, so the thieves will get caught even before committing any crimes. The bright red paintwork and the no less bright cable will probably persuade them to not even approach the bike though.

CONS

The system is too sensitive. 

OUR VERDICT
When thieves see the Tchipie Alarm Disc Lock, they will usually think twice before making any moves and walk away without attempting any funny business. We don't blame them though because this lock is no joke, tough both on the outside and inside.
detailed parameters
Alarm Loudness

110 dB

Features

IP56 waterproof, 6.7-mm locking pin

Power Supply

6 x LR44 batteries

Package

4-ft reminder cable, 12 x batteries, carry pouch, allen wrench

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The alarm reaches 130 decibels, making this compact device louder than ambulance and even police sirens. The housing's weatherproof, resistant to the elements, including sunlight. The one nine-volt battery will last you months. 

CONS

The battery does not come with the device. 

OUR VERDICT

The Dowco Guardian 26038-00 keeps the price low and the operation principle pretty simple yet achieves results that most intricate locks are unable to match. Plus, the device measures 7.8 x 5.3 x 2.2, small enough to fit most bags and even some pockets.

detailed parameters
Alarm Loudness

130 dB

Features

Weatherproof body

Power Supply

9 V battery

Package

lanyard with a carabiner 

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The sensitivity levels go from the slightest nudge triggering the alarm to only considerable shock damage against the vehicle activating the sound. With these settings, you'll be able to minimize false alarms but still make sure the vehicle's safe from theft.

CONS

The sensitivity levels are somewhat difficult to adjust. 

OUR VERDICT

The Wsdcam Wireless Anti-Theft Alarm will let you manage this motorcycle alarm system from 66 feet. You'll be able to change the sensitivity settings, find the vehicle within seconds in crowded parking lots, and even share the device with up to 8 family members.

detailed parameters
Alarm Loudness

113 dB

Features

IP55 waterproof, 7-level adjustable sensitivity, vehicle search function, 6 different ringtones, SOS function, battery low indicator, can pair up to 8 remotes

Power Supply

3 x AAA alkaline batteries 

1 x 12V/27A alkaline battery for remote 

Package

Remote control, 2 x cable tie, 2 x double-sided sticker, screwdriver, 2 x batteries (for alarm system and remote)

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The device allows you to select from six ringtones. The SOS feature will automatically start blasting an alarm when the motorbike tilts more than 45 degrees, making sure that people around are able to react to an emergency on time.

CONS

The instructions are confusing. 

OUR VERDICT

The Onvian Wireless Anti-Theft Bike Alarm is inexpensive, to say the least. Despite the cheap price, the device's nothing to sneeze at, able to blast a 113-decibel alarm and equipped with various features and settings to customize the experience.

detailed parameters
Alarm Loudness

113 dB

Features

IP55 waterproof, 7-level adjustable sensitivity, 6 ringtones, SOS function, battery low indicator, vehicle finder

Power Supply

3 x AAA alkaline batteries

1 x CR2032 battery for remote

Package

Remote control, 2 x cable tie, 2 x double-sided sticker, screwdriver, 2 x batteries (for alarm system and remote)

Warranty

1 year

YOHOOLYO Disc Lock Alarm

Comfortable for You, Uncomfortable for Thieves

The YOHOOLYO Motorcycle Alarm Padlock is constructed entirely from metal, making the padlock tough as nails and twice as durable. The aluminum alloy disc is resistant against rust and all but immune to corrosion, so rainy days will not do any damage to the lock. Though the tough lock does not look sophisticated at all, there's some intricate circuitry inside this device, not unlike the motion sensor that will be able to detect people approaching the bike with a five-second delay.

These things do not have to be sophisticated though. They have just to be secure, reliable, and practical. There's nothing sophisticated about the 7-mm lock pin but, with the increased length, you can rotate the pin 360 degrees to fix this disc brake lock into any position.

The device works using six LR44 batteries and is supplied with 12 batteries, so you won't have to purchase replacement batteries anytime soon. On the not-so-bright side, the battery compartment is quite small, meaning that changing the batteries is more tedious than one would expect. Aside from the batteries, the device comes with two keys, which's great since you don't even need one to lock the padlock, so you'll always have that spare key. In other words, the YOHOOLYO Motorcycle Alarm Padlock will only be making the thieves uncomfortable, with its tough build and a 110-decibel alarm.

Review of YOHOOLYO Disc Lock Alarm Motorcycle Alarm Padlock

 

Tchipie Alarm Disc Lock

Visual Deterrent Too

Setting unnecessary introductions aside, with its sensitive and responsive sensors able to detect not only shock but also motion, the disc lock from Tchipie will be able to keep any motorcycle safe and protected. The more than audible (110 decibels) alarm system will usually scare them away even before they're able to attempt tampering with the lock.

Despite that, the lock presents no challenges to the owners, with its one-press operation locking the device without using keys, going into the alarm mode right away, with the "beep" sound telling you that the alarm's working as intended. Some find the lock too sensitive as even the wind can set it off sometimes but that's the sacrifice we're willing to make, better to be safe than sorry and all that. Even approaching the bike, before the vibrational motion sensors are able to react, the device's bright red finish and the orange reminder will usually work as this surprisingly effective visual deterrent that makes most thieves think twice.

Construction-wise, the aluminum alloy body is pretty rugged, sealed against moisture, dust, and dirt to protect the lock not only against the thieves but also the elements.

Bottom line, the Tchipie Alarm Disc Lock will make sure thieves do not even think about stealing your bike but, when they do, the locks make their chances pretty slim.

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Dowco Guardian 26038-00

The Simple yet Reliable Guardian

The Dowco Guardian 26038-00 keeps things simple, as one would argue all motorcycle locks should. First, the lock is quite small, measuring only 7.8 x 5.3 x 2.2 inches and 3.2 ounces, so you can shove this one inside any backpack and even sometimes pockets. The device tethers to bikes within seconds and usually takes 2-3 minutes to install, hence the whole "keeping things simple" part above. You can clip this one to forks and wheels alike.

Even then, do not confuse simple with lacking because this lock is lacking nothing. It is certainly not lacking alarm loudness, able to reach 130 decibels, which's even louder than police and ambulance sirens. To stop the alarm, you remove the detached pin that's on the lanyard, nothing complicated but also not something that thieves will be able to figure out fast enough with the alarm blasting before them. The construction is anything but lacking too, with the weatherproof housing making the device protected against the elements.

You need but one 9-volt battery to sustain the device but the battery's not supplied with the lock, so you'll have to purchase it separately. Aside from that, the takeaway here is that the Dowco Guardian 26038-00 is affordable and simple yet more effective than most complicated locks.

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wsdcam Wireless Anti-Theft Vibration

Do Things Remotely

The Wsdcam Wireless Anti-Theft Alarm is different from the locks we've reviewed before. For starters, the device can be operated via a remote and is able to pair up with 8 remotes. Using this remote, you can choose between seven sensitivity levels, so you'll be able to decide what triggers the alarm, from the most gentle nudge to push to beat/kick, which's great since you can reduce false alarms.

We've seen motorcycle security systems with these settings before but what we haven't seen, at least not as much, is the vehicle search function that makes sounds when you press the ringtone key so that you're able to easily find the right vehicle. You can even choose between six different ringtones, a little too much from where we're standing but hey, who are we to judge.

We're certainly not judging the SOS feature that starts blasting an alarm when the cyclist falls down (meaning that the vehicle is tilted 45 degrees) as thing feature can even save lives. We're not judging the remote's <66-feet range, letting you manage the alarm system from respectable distances. We're somewhat judging the sensitivity settings that we've mentioned above since they're pretty hard to adjust but that's what usually comes with extra options and that's the price that we're more than willing to pay to make the alarm system not only secure but also less aggravating.

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Onvian Wireless Anti-Theft

Every Setting in the Book

The Onvian Wireless Anti-Theft Bike Alarm is cheap, which's pretty odd since we're not sure why the alarm costs less than 15 bucks considering everything that it is able to do. Sure, the instructions are confusing, so it might take you some time to figure the device's many settings out but that's not the biggest issue you can usually find with most motorcycle alarm systems. The alarm's loud enough, able to go as high as 113 decibels, basically matching police sirens. Plus, you can adjust the sensitivity, with 7 available levels allowing you to all but eliminate false alarms. Besides, the device will even let you choose between 6 ringtones, so you'll be able to make the alarm relatively unique but also easily identifiable from standard tunes.

When the bike tilts above 45 degrees, the alarm will start blasting an SOS noise alert, notifying people nearby that you're probably hurt. Of course, you can always turn this feature off since it is not hard to imagine this thing blasting when the accident is nonexistent.

Add to everything we've revealed before the low battery indicator that will make sure you're not caught off-guard with dead batteries and the vehicle finder feature that you can press to make the device start emitting sounds to locate your motorcycle between countless bikes and, again, the price makes no sense but we're not complaining here, only pointing out that you'll probably more than like the product's price-performance disposition.

Review of Onvian Wireless Anti-Theft Motorcycle Bike Alarm

 

What Is a Motorcycle Alarm System?

Motorcycles are hands-down the coolest vehicles (with some exceptions) and will hold this title until they invent commercial, affordable spaceships and even then they'll probably be pretty close. Cool things are usually expensive though and most motorbikes are anything but easy on the pocketbook. To make matters worse, they're not that difficult to steal, hence these motorcycle alarm systems that will prevent thieves from tampering with your bike. They're fairly cheap and easy to handle yet plenty effective at deterring criminals and throwing the biggest monkey wrench into their plans.

Normally, these systems are quite hard to crack, even without the 110-decibel (even more than that sometimes) alarm blasting beside them, letting them know that they're basically living on borrowed time. The alarms we're talking about can be pretty intricate and complicated, equipped with various settings and also pretty simple but no less effective than the intricate models, so the decision is up to you, this is more about preferences than anything else.

When you've made the decision, we can help you make one regarding new motorcycle speakers and motorcycle lifts too.

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Publish Date: 2020-03-27 16:23:51