ABUS Detecto 8077 Granit XPlus Brake Disc Lock
German ABUS Detecto 8077 Granit XPlus brake disc lock offers the finest security features with sonic alarm and controlled key management. The DETECTO -disc lock has a 3D -motion detection system which triggers the sonic alarm from movement to any direction, but you can still work with the luggage and instrumentation as long as vibrations to the lock remain soft and minimal. The 100dB alarm sounds first 15 seconds and if no further movement is detected, the 8077 -disc lock returns back to the armed stand by mode. The ABUS Detecto 8077 Granit XPlus disc lock has been approved by 8 test organizations including the British THATCHAM category 3 and the Dutch ART. The ABUS -security level ranges between 1 and 20. The 8077 -disc lock is ranked up to the best third with a security level of 18. So far the 8077 is the best ABUS -disc lock since 1924, but by equipping it with an ABUS 12KS -loop chain and using solid object anchoring, the best possible parking security level can be reached.
The ABUS Detecto 8077 Granit XPlus keyway and lock cylinder offers the highest protection against lock picking which has been annoyingly effective burglar method to brake low quality disc locks. The XPlus -keyway and lock cylinder also resists pulling, drilling and offers staggering 1 million key combinations. The discs in the cylinder are floating without traditional springs and simultaneous alignment using lock picking without the key would be extremely difficult. The DETECTO -delivery package includes 2 keys and one of them is equipped with a blue LED -light. The encoded key can be replaced in a controlled manner and additional keys ordered from the manufacturer.
The ABUS Detecto 8077 Granit XPlus steel bolt slides out 65 mm. (2.56in) from the housing when opened and clamps easily on most brake discs (max. 48mm. / 1.89in.). By sliding the bolt back in and turning the key back to secured position, the alarm system is automatically activated. A simple ON / OFF -press switch takes care of that and indicates the activation with a short flash of green LED -light and a sonic beep after 2 seconds. Now the DETECTO is armed and flashes red LED -light every now and then. If the batteries are running low, the LED -indicator flashes orange light and gives a short beep after 4 seconds. The alarm system is activated and fully armed, but the batteries should be replaced soon. If the batteries are running shortly empty, 3 short beeps are given right away, the LED -indicator flashes red light and after 6 seconds comes the activation beep. It´s time to replace the batteries. The AAA -batteries can be replaced by turning the lock up side down, sliding the bolt out, releasing & sliding the electronic unit out from the casing and opening the battery chamber lid.
The 8077 -disc lock is more universal from nature and fit for traveling. Because we are looking at two AAA -batteries and not more or less exotic stack of button batteries. The latter are often quite hard to find especially outside the urban and in numbers. Only few fresh buttons are not going to cut it and if the type is exotic enough, those batteries tend to get old in the stores. Therefore my old XENA Sonic is only a half the disc lock it should be. Some of us may be more prepared, but button batteries are seldom onboard as a backup. Small AAA -batteries simply last much longer and can be found almost everywhere. This is a small, but significant detail, although locks become more useful in the urban environment where the button batteries could be theoretically found. Never the less, I recommend sonic brake disc locks for touring with more common batteries.
The ABUS Detecto 8077 Granit XPlus brake disc lock comes with a travel bag and since the alarm is activated with the press switch, the DETECTO can not be clamped to frames during the ride, unless the press switch remains in fully released position. The 8077 -disc lock is rather heavy due to the rugged structure and the travel bag is probably the best way to store the lock in the motorcycle or the panniers. The key ABUS Detecto 8077 Granit XPlus brake disc lock features are:
- Hardened steel bolt, lock body & shackle
- Waterproof electronics
- XPlus key cylinder
- Encoded key security
- 3D -motion detection technology
- 100dB sonic alarm
- LED -light status indicator
- Sound status indicator
- AAA -battery support
- Travel bag included
- Security level 18/20
- Integrates with ABUS 12KS -loop chain
- 13 mm. or 0.51in. bolt
- 48 mm. or 1.89in. disc space
- Weight 880 gr. or 1.94 lb.
- Length 112 mm. or 4.4in.
- Width 42 mm. or 1.68in.
- Height 61 mm. or 2.4in.
- Single color alternative YELLOW