Gear Pick: XENA XA601 Garage Alarm

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For those of us fortunate enough to have a special place to store and work on our bikes, you might want to have a bit of extra security to augment that sturdy Schlage padlock you’ve got outside. The XENA XA601 is a passive infrared zone alarm that behaves like a motion detector. Whenever movement is detected within the 19-foot protection range, it sends off a beep, allowing the owner to either disarm the alarm or it will fire off an ear-splitting siren in 15 seconds.

Price: $42

XENA XA601 Garage Alarm
XENA XA601 Garage Alarm

Why We Like It: Keeping bikes secure is tricky business. At the end of the day, you can’t really guarantee security, but you can bolster it and improve the effectiveness of your system. The XA601 adds a dimension of security that can be useful for those who have a garage or shop-space that could use an extra layer of protection. Make sure to mount it high or out of reach so that a thief couldn’t simply locate and destroy the sensor before the alarm goes off.

Alternative Competitor: A German shepherd can be just as effective at warding off intruders and will also be a loving companion for years to come. Inquire at your local animal shelter.

You Should Also Check Out: Homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. It’s a relatively cheap way to gain peace of mind.

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