Cycle storage unit to prevent theft

by steventhefifer   April 16, 2013  

I recently discovered my lockup garage had, had an attempt to break into it. Happily for me, unsuccessfully. I store up to 4 bikes in there,, padlocked but I am now realising I need further security. I was thinking if placing a metal storage unit inside. With bikes locked padlocked, and locked of course.
Has anyone to any experience of sourcing one, the ones I find are quite expensive, such as the cyclepod, but wondered if any second hand ones or cheaper-as secure existed?
I'm desperate to locate and get something in place sooner rather than later.
Any advice is welcome.

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What if you were to either lock a rack to a support beam, or use some hardware and create a very strong rack either on the beam or concreted into the garage?
Then you could lock the bikes within the garage.
Also perhaps a wooden bar on the inside of the door. I doubt many thieves expect that in this century, and if you set it up right it could be removeable.

[custom] '12 Cannondale CAAD10 - Rival

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posted by badkneestom [129 posts]
16th April 2013 - 4:04

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Or an anchor bolt - you can secure an anchor bolt into a hard standing floor and use a gold standard lock like an Abus Bordo. Combine that with a battery operated PIR alarm. That way with the alarm going off they won't want to hang around long enough to try and defeat your security measures!

See these links!

http://www.abus.com/eng/Mobile-Security/Bike-safety-and-security/Locks/W...

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mobile/MobileModels.aspx?ModelID=89011

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Motion-Sensor-Alarm-Garage-Remote/dp/B0038MJG9I/ref=tag_stp_s2_edpp_url

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posted by StuayEd [63 posts]
16th April 2013 - 4:58

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Thanks guys,

These are very real prospects, I did consider the Abus secure mount as one option. But I can't help or wanting get away from the bikes completely from view, a safe within a safe place as it were.

http://www.asgardsss.co.uk/bike-cycle-storage/bike-storage-x3

The only problem is cost, it's a hell of a expensive, so at moment I feel the Abus option with chain bolt are good until I can save up for the asgards......unless anyone has any cheap one going!!

Stevie Murray

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posted by steventhefifer [24 posts]
16th April 2013 - 6:15

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Around here there are a few garages with secondary locks like this lot -

http://www.saundersonsecurity.co.uk/acatalog/Garage_Defender.html (site seems to have loads)

I think if you can bolt the bottom of the door to the concerete as well as the basic lock you're pretty well guarded against people levering it open.

posted by racingcondor [113 posts]
16th April 2013 - 7:07

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Woah - that is an expensive option! Would be very annoying if you spent all that money and ever ended up wanting to secure more than 3 bikes too! Crying

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posted by StuayEd [63 posts]
16th April 2013 - 7:55

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use these http://www.almax-security-chains.co.uk/ chains !

I've used these before on some quite expensive motorcycles
too ... check out their promo video Smile

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [713 posts]
16th April 2013 - 9:20

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