Snowmobile alarm

Snowmobile alarm

Post by Alain Lajoi » Fri, 02 Nov 2001 11:50:54


Does anyone have experience with anti-theft alarms for snowmobiles (motolarm
or other). Comments, positive or negative and contact info would be
appreciated.

I live in a small northern Quebec community with a small but very active
gang of snowmo thiefs. To steal my last snowmobile, they had to replace the
drive belt, wire-in a spark-plug cable, trash the ignition, and cut one
thich chain and two u-locks. I would like to keep my (almost) new snowmobile
around (as opposed to waiting for parts to fix the latest 3am damage).

Thanks for any info,

Alain L
Waskaganish, Quebec

 
 
 

Snowmobile alarm

Post by Water Worl » Fri, 02 Nov 2001 12:26:12

Lo-Jack


Quote:
> Does anyone have experience with anti-theft alarms for snowmobiles
(motolarm
> or other). Comments, positive or negative and contact info would be
> appreciated.

> I live in a small northern Quebec community with a small but very active
> gang of snowmo thiefs. To steal my last snowmobile, they had to replace
the
> drive belt, wire-in a spark-plug cable, trash the ignition, and cut one
> thich chain and two u-locks. I would like to keep my (almost) new
snowmobile
> around (as opposed to waiting for parts to fix the latest 3am damage).

> Thanks for any info,

> Alain L
> Waskaganish, Quebec


 
 
 

Snowmobile alarm

Post by at » Sat, 03 Nov 2001 04:49:29

Quote:

> Does anyone have experience with anti-theft alarms for snowmobiles (motolarm
> or other). Comments, positive or negative and contact info would be
> appreciated.

> I live in a small northern Quebec community with a small but very active
> gang of snowmo thiefs. To steal my last snowmobile, they had to replace the
> drive belt, wire-in a spark-plug cable, trash the ignition, and cut one
> thich chain and two u-locks. I would like to keep my (almost) new snowmobile
> around (as opposed to waiting for parts to fix the latest 3am damage).

> Thanks for any info,

> Alain L
> Waskaganish, Quebec

I would doubt that any of the motion things would do you much good. If
the theives can do all that you described (they, probably, cut the
chain/locks with a  bolt cutter, then towed it away, before doing the
rest), a motion thing wouldn't even slow them down. It wouldn't go
off, until they actually moved the sled, and it would be gone, before
you could do anything about it.

I don't know what the answer is (other than a 12 guage shotgun, which
would get you into more trouble than the bad guys). Perhaps, your
local snowmobile club could have a little conversation with the local
police force, and come up with some sort of a plan to combat the
problem.

The other option, is to hire the theifs, to guard your sled. It is
surprising how well that works, when other things fail.

Hope this helps...
--

2000 Polaris 500RMK
1997 Polaris XLTRMK (for sale, Edmonton, Alberta, area)

 
 
 

Snowmobile alarm

Post by Rob Lyon » Sat, 03 Nov 2001 06:07:56

Great advice, Doug.  I bet he never would have thought of that....

Rob in Vermont
www.***sledder.com

On 1 Nov 2001 19:49:29 GMT, doug.bissett" at "attglobal.net (Doug Bissett)

Quote:

>> Does anyone have experience with anti-theft alarms for snowmobiles (motolarm
>> or other). Comments, positive or negative and contact info would be
>> appreciated.

>> I live in a small northern Quebec community with a small but very active
>> gang of snowmo thiefs. To steal my last snowmobile, they had to replace the
>> drive belt, wire-in a spark-plug cable, trash the ignition, and cut one
>> thich chain and two u-locks. I would like to keep my (almost) new snowmobile
>> around (as opposed to waiting for parts to fix the latest 3am damage).

>> Thanks for any info,

>> Alain L
>> Waskaganish, Quebec

>I would doubt that any of the motion things would do you much good. If
>the theives can do all that you described (they, probably, cut the
>chain/locks with a  bolt cutter, then towed it away, before doing the
>rest), a motion thing wouldn't even slow them down. It wouldn't go
>off, until they actually moved the sled, and it would be gone, before
>you could do anything about it.

>I don't know what the answer is (other than a 12 guage shotgun, which
>would get you into more trouble than the bad guys). Perhaps, your
>local snowmobile club could have a little conversation with the local
>police force, and come up with some sort of a plan to combat the
>problem.

>The other option, is to hire the theifs, to guard your sled. It is
>surprising how well that works, when other things fail.

>Hope this helps...

 
 
 

Snowmobile alarm

Post by David Courtne » Sat, 03 Nov 2001 07:33:01

Alain,
    Northern Tool has a wireless motion alert for 60 bucks... you could put
the transmitter either in the cover if it has a pocket or stick it somewhere
on the sled.  At least it would wake you up if someone removed the cover,
opened the hood or moved the sled (depending on where you put it).
http://SportToday.org/
prmenbr=6970
    It's supposed to have 300' foot range.  I wouldn't want to install it on
the sled... I'm sure it would become dust after a few miles.  In the cover
would be ideal... when you uncover the sled, the transmitter would stay with
the cover so you would never forget it was bouncing around under the hood or
in the rear compartment.
    A motion sensing light covering the area were you park the sled might
help, too... thieves hate surprises and they try to avoid lighted areas.
Sometimes it's the nosey neighbor who happens to be looking out the window
at your back yard while he's taking a leak at 3 a.m. that saves your
stuff... the motion lights definitely catch your eye when they come on.
Ours at work have the square housings and quartz light bulb tubes like the
utility lights you can buy and only come on at night, if there's motion.
http://SportToday.org/
008797&pcount=15&Product_Id=501089&Keyword=Y
    Northern Tool also has a "Buzz Bulb" that replaces one bulb of a regular
incandescent motion sensing light with a loud buzzer... which might deter
some thieves at night.
    Good luck,
                    David
(End of pissing contest?)


Quote:
> Great advice, Doug.  I bet he never would have thought of that....

> Rob in Vermont
> www.***sledder.com

 
 
 

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Post by spark » Sat, 03 Nov 2001 22:14:04

What you need is some explosives attached to the ignition system, of course
there would be a switch to disable the triggering device, but if you didn't
know about the switch...BOOM.

Seriously though, I read about a guy that had his car stereo ripped off a
bunch of times. The thief would bust the window, reach in and pull the unit
off it's mounting bolts. So before he installed the next one he soldered
some razor blades to the bottom and back of the unit. One day he went to the
parking lot, his window was broken, when he looked in his stereo was there
with *** stains on the floor.

Maybe you could cut a small groove in the pull starter handle to insert some
razor blades. If your sled is stolen, look for a dirtbag in the local bar
with a cut up right hand.


Quote:
> Alain,
>     Northern Tool has a wireless motion alert for 60 bucks... you could
put
> the transmitter either in the cover if it has a pocket or stick it
somewhere
> on the sled.  At least it would wake you up if someone removed the cover,
> opened the hood or moved the sled (depending on where you put it).

http://SportToday.org/
Quote:
> prmenbr=6970
>     It's supposed to have 300' foot range.  I wouldn't want to install it
on
> the sled... I'm sure it would become dust after a few miles.  In the cover
> would be ideal... when you uncover the sled, the transmitter would stay
with
> the cover so you would never forget it was bouncing around under the hood
or
> in the rear compartment.
>     A motion sensing light covering the area were you park the sled might
> help, too... thieves hate surprises and they try to avoid lighted areas.
> Sometimes it's the nosey neighbor who happens to be looking out the window
> at your back yard while he's taking a leak at 3 a.m. that saves your
> stuff... the motion lights definitely catch your eye when they come on.
> Ours at work have the square housings and quartz light bulb tubes like the
> utility lights you can buy and only come on at night, if there's motion.

http://SportToday.org/

- Show quoted text -

Quote:
> 008797&pcount=15&Product_Id=501089&Keyword=Y
>     Northern Tool also has a "Buzz Bulb" that replaces one bulb of a
regular
> incandescent motion sensing light with a loud buzzer... which might deter
> some thieves at night.
>     Good luck,
>                     David
> (End of pissing contest?)



> > Great advice, Doug.  I bet he never would have thought of that....

> > Rob in Vermont
> > www.***sledder.com

 
 
 

Snowmobile alarm

Post by spark » Sat, 03 Nov 2001 22:32:05

http://www.spycompany.com/gps-vehicle-tracking.htm


Quote:
> Does anyone have experience with anti-theft alarms for snowmobiles
(motolarm
> or other). Comments, positive or negative and contact info would be
> appreciated.

> I live in a small northern Quebec community with a small but very active
> gang of snowmo thiefs. To steal my last snowmobile, they had to replace
the
> drive belt, wire-in a spark-plug cable, trash the ignition, and cut one
> thich chain and two u-locks. I would like to keep my (almost) new
snowmobile
> around (as opposed to waiting for parts to fix the latest 3am damage).

> Thanks for any info,

> Alain L
> Waskaganish, Quebec

 
 
 

Snowmobile alarm

Post by at » Sun, 04 Nov 2001 04:23:22

Quote:

> Maybe you could cut a small groove in the pull starter handle to insert some
> razor blades. If your sled is stolen, look for a dirtbag in the local bar
> with a cut up right hand.

Nah. Same problem as with the 12 guage shotgun (or the dynamite). He
would end up in more trouble than the crooks. In Canada, it is illegal
to set a trap of that might cause injury, of any kind.

And then, people wonder why thefts are so common...
--

2000 Polaris 500RMK
1997 Polaris XLTRMK (for sale, Edmonton, Alberta, area)

 
 
 

Snowmobile alarm

Post by David Courtne » Sun, 04 Nov 2001 04:43:56

    I believe man-trapping is illegal in all 50 states, also.  Mainly
because it's usually the poor mailman or the fireman trying to save your
home who gets blasted.
        David



Quote:
> Nah. Same problem as with the 12 guage shotgun (or the dynamite). He
> would end up in more trouble than the crooks. In Canada, it is illegal
> to set a trap of that might cause injury, of any kind.

> And then, people wonder why thefts are so common...
> --

> 2000 Polaris 500RMK
> 1997 Polaris XLTRMK (for sale, Edmonton, Alberta, area)

 
 
 

Snowmobile alarm

Post by REM760 » Sun, 04 Nov 2001 07:35:28

Man!  You need to find a new neighborhood!

Motion sensing lighting in the area and an alarm
that they AND you hear.  How 'bout a shop/garage?

Good luck and glad I'm not in your shoes.

REM7600

Quote:
> Does anyone have experience with anti-theft alarms for snowmobiles
(motolarm
> or other). Comments, positive or negative and contact info would be
> appreciated.

> I live in a small northern Quebec community with a small but very active
> gang of snowmo thiefs. To steal my last snowmobile, they had to replace
the
> drive belt, wire-in a spark-plug cable, trash the ignition, and cut one
> thich chain and two u-locks. I would like to keep my (almost) new
snowmobile
> around (as opposed to waiting for parts to fix the latest 3am damage).

 
 
 

Snowmobile alarm

Post by Alain Lajo » Sun, 04 Nov 2001 13:02:12

Quote:

> Man!  You need to find a new neighborhood!

> Motion sensing lighting in the area and an alarm
> that they AND you hear.  How 'bout a shop/garage?

> Good luck and glad I'm not in your shoes.

> REM7600

The territory comes with the job; I'm a teacher. the thiefs are all
between 15 and 16 and the judicial authority don't seem to care much
about what happens to the but I'm sure that their parents (some of
whom I work with) would be kinda pissed if I shot them. As some of
them have gone to "youth centers", they have acquired all the skills
necessary; as they also like to take a good snort of propane before
going joy-jumping and racing around the community, not much of what
would scare a "rational" thief gets to them. as my employer provides
lodging, the garage is out of the question (and theyre quite good at
breaking into them to; in the last two years, they have broken into
the post office, the community garage, the community's heavy equipment
depot,...). This is why I am looking for the loudest motion sensing
alarm I can find so that I can be woken up even if there's a blizzard
going on (which is what was happening the last time my sled was
stolen). I am looking at getting a new 'doo with DSS, but in the
meantime, any further suggestion would be appreciated.

Alain Lajoie
97 MXZ 440 (if its still there when I get back home)

 
 
 

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Post by Karl Shoemake » Sun, 04 Nov 2001 14:26:29

Gezzzzzz it might be cheaper to hire a guard !!
Karl

--
for info and email click on:
http://www.dalek.org/srg

 
 
 

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Post by SSO200 » Fri, 09 Nov 2001 05:17:16

Im gonna tie my Pitbull to mine   :)

Quote:
> Gezzzzzz it might be cheaper to hire a guard !!
> Karl

> --
> for info and email click on:
> http://www.dalek.org/srg