Looking at many different locks that are available, most do the basic securing of a bike. A lock can be as costly as you choose to make it, from a few dollars for a basic lock which does nothing to prevent theft, to over a hundred dollars for a really good lock.
The most popular product used to protect homes, cars and motor bikes is: An Alarm!
Most cars have them why not my bike?
While looking for a good lock I decided to look at alarms also. A separate bike alarm will cost from $25.00 to well over a hundred dollars. An alarm is a great idea because this is something that makes a lot of noise and attracts a bunch of attention. The noise is an excellent deterrent, thieves do not want attention, just to grab the item and run.
I had purchased a lock and also a separate alarm to try and remedy the situation to help me keep my bike from being stolen. I now have two items to help secure my bike, the lock and the alarm.
So, what if the two were combined?
A lock and an alarm together in one package would make a much better system!
I did even better I found the alarm and lock with a flexible cable. I can attach my bike to almost anything I can put the cable around. My bike is now securely locked and if somebody moves it the alarm shrieks at 110 decibels and this creates even more attention to my bike. A bike that will not move because of the lock and the alarm is making so much noise it becomes more hassle to steal it than it is worth.
An efficient package and so noisy when activated! The cable is approximately 2 ½ feet long and over ¾ inches thick, very flexible and weighs just over 2 pounds, easy to take with me on trips.
I feel better knowing I have done almost all I can do to protect my investment from being stolen while using just one product to do all I require. This versatile alarm lock with cable can be used as a lock or an alarm-lock.