ABUS Detecto 7000RS1 Motorcycle Brake Disc Lock
German ABUS Detecto 7000RS1 motorcycle brake disc lock with a sonic burglar alarm system and encoded key features provides at least a medium level of parking protection. The RS1 -lock bolt, body and the locking mechanism is made of hardened steel withstanding sawing and cutting. A hinged DETECTO -structure is simple to use and provides a wider angle to clamp the lock around the brake disc. On the other hand, the housing of the key cylinder requires a little bit more room in front of the bolt which is mostly not a problem with the front tyre. The ABUS Detecto 7000RS1 brake disc lock has no certifications from 3RD -party testing organizations, but the factory rating gives for it a level of 13 out of full 20 which is rather useful amount of additional protection. By integrating a proper loop chain and solid object anchoring to the equation, a clear step up would be made.
When the ABUS Detecto 7000RS1 is locked around the brake disc, a simple press switch will automatically activate the alarm system. If 3D -movement or significant vibration is detected, the motion detection triggers a 100dB -siren alarm for 15 seconds. Then RS1 returns back to armed stand by mode if no further movement is identified. The DETECTO is fortunately not too sensitive and the rider can still work with the luggage to a certain point and e.g. a heavy rain is not going to set off the alarm. During the ride the alarm system remains in OFF -mode as long as the press switch is fully released. Therefore the RS1 can not be transported by clamping it somewhere around the structure. The DETECTO comes with a travel bag which is the best way to transport the disc lock somewhere in the luggage or below the seat in the tools compartment.
The ABUS Detecto 7000RS1 comes with a ABUS Extra Class -key barrel and 2 encoded keys using high precision dimples and PINs against lock-picking. The required level of accuracy and encoding prevents making unauthorized copies. Replacement keys can be made only at the ABUS in Germany. A single DETECTO -key could be also used for several RS1 -disc locks by ordering the locks KA -keyed alike which would be interesting when using 2 disc locks simultaneously or with several motorcycles. The RS1 is ergonomically designed and very natural to handle, but the key barrel is not from the smoothest end. It`s hardly any problem what so ever, but the key tends to stuck slightly to the PINs when sliding in or pulling it out. This may be a temporary feature for a new disc lock or simply the nature of the EXTRA Class -cylinder.
The ABUS Detecto 7000RS1 motorcycle brake disc lock has a two way status indication system. When activated, the LED -indicator shows green light and after 2 seconds a short beep. As long as the RS1 is armed and ready, the indicator flashes RED -light every 6 seconds. When the batteries run low, the DETECTO flashes a short series of ORANGE -light, following a short beep after 4 seconds. The RS1 is for the moment armed and ready, but the batteries should be replaced soon. If the batteries run soon out, the indicator flashes a series of RED -light with 3 short beeps. After 6 seconds the alarm system is activated with another beep. The disc lock is still armed and ready, but the batteries should be replaced shortly. The AAA -batteries can be replaced very simply by lifting the press switch lid with the key. There are small clefts on both sides of the lid. Fortunately AAA -batteries can be found almost everywhere which is not the case when dealing with several battery buttons. In addition good AAA -batteries last much longer. The key ABUS Detecto 7000RS1 motorcycle brake disc lock features are:
- Hardened steel bolt, lock body & shackle
- Waterproof electronics
- EXTRA Class key cylinder
- Encoded key security
- 3D -motion detection technology
- 100dB sonic burglar alarm
- LED -light status indicator
- Sound status indicator
- AAA -battery support (2 pcs)
- Travel bag included
- 2 dimple keys included
- Security level 13/20
- Disc space 65/12 mm. or 2.56/0.47in.
- 10/5 mm. or 0.39/0.21in.square bolt
- Weight 600 gr. or 1.32 lb.
- Length 130 mm. or 5.12in.
- Width 500 mm. or 19.69in.
- Height 630 mm. or 24.8in.
- Color alternatives BLACK with YELLOW or RED accents