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#11143181 - 10/03/15 01:57 PM question on alarm and locks
Aquiles Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/24/11
Posts: 1234
Loc: Texas, Dallas
Hey guys I almost have my car rack for my kayak finished , I was wondering if anyone has a tip I can use for putting an alarm on my kayak for when I stay at a hotel . I want to use a metal cable with a lock but do anyone of you have any idea for an alarm ?

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#11144042 - 10/03/15 11:26 PM Re: question on alarm and locks [Re: Aquiles]
stewage Offline
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Registered: 03/13/15
Posts: 139
Loc: Lake Dallas
I can't speak to an alarm, but I couldn't bring myself to trust a steel cable to keep my kayak safe. They can be cut with a pocket knife or a small pair of pliers.

I went to HD and bought a chain and some electrical cable flexible tubing to keep the chain from scratching my car. I run this through a scupper hole and through my front and rear windows, around the frame of my car. Padlock and its as safe as I want it for a short while.

Quick trips into the store and I trust it, anything longer it wouldn't take someone much to snatch it right off the roof of my car.

If it were me, and I would just stay in a MOtel and bring it into the room with me. blush

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#11144138 - 10/04/15 06:57 AM Re: question on alarm and locks [Re: Aquiles]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 10437
Loc: Dallas, TX
People either ignore or sleep through alarms these days.

Park in a well lit area close to the manager's office/front door if possible. Cables/chains through the scuppers.

If I had an expensive kayak, I'd get a double room and the kayak would sleep on the nice bed.
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#11144323 - 10/04/15 09:51 AM Re: question on alarm and locks [Re: Aquiles]
Jim Ford Online   content
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1222
Loc: Texas
I've seen locking straps advertised with some kind of an alarm system built in, but I don't recall where I saw them or how loud the alarm was. Apparently if the strap is cut it triggers the alarm. That might be what you are looking for, if they still make them and if they work as advertised. I use cable locks and park where there are lots of people around. Generally, if I am overnighting with the yaks I am in an RV park and the boats are on a rack over the cab of my truck. They would be a lot of bother to get to.

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#11145180 - 10/04/15 06:54 PM Re: question on alarm and locks [Re: Aquiles]
Aquiles Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/24/11
Posts: 1234
Loc: Texas, Dallas
someone that is into electronics needs to build an alarm that when the circuit is cut it send a signal to your cell phone.

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#11146250 - 10/05/15 08:46 AM Re: question on alarm and locks [Re: Aquiles]
shadboy Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 923
Loc: Sachse, TX
Google alarmlocks.com. I have one and very loud.
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#11146451 - 10/05/15 10:55 AM Re: question on alarm and locks [Re: Aquiles]
Aquiles Offline
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Registered: 04/24/11
Posts: 1234
Loc: Texas, Dallas
Thanks Shadboy that looks like what i was looking for.

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