Have you ever thought about putting an anti-theft alarm on your trike? I have, but I not yet done it. I do carry a bicycle cable lock with me so I can lock it up if I want/need to. The idea of having an alarm on it is appealing just to help keep people from messing around with the trike when I have it parked unattended.

There are several different kinds of alarms available and various prices. Of course, we should keep in mind that we usually get what we pay for quality wise. Most of the alarms I have seen are made in China. Here is one such alarm:

There are even high tech alarms incorporating smartphones …

Here is one which mounts under a water bottle holder bracket …

Some alarms are stand alone alarms only while others incorporate a lock as well.

Here is one which is still in development (marketing) stage …

Here is one which appears to be quite sensitive. The only thing is one would have to figure out some way to mount it on a trike as it obviously is not designed for this purpose. That being said, I also don’t know how it would hold up to getting jarred around hitting bumps, etc. as the trike is being ridden. Of course, I reckon that is true of any of them, but one would think and hope that an alarm which is designed to be used on a bike could take this.

Here is one which would only work on some trikes as it needs the open end of a handlebar diameter tubing …

And here are some other alarms …

Just remember this … you can’t necessarily trust others to keep your trike safe …

Here is certainly a very unusual approach to the problem of theft …

This most definitely is not for me. How ’bout you?

Of course, you could always use old technology … Hey, it works! (Just be sure he is well fed and won’t be pacified with a hunk of meat).  🙂

angry dog

You could even be sneaky and camouflage him and just maybe no one will even notice him …

dog camouflage

They might think it is some kind of a fungus growing on your trike and avoid it like the plague.

(Poor dog … it’s not his fault he looks like this.)

Well, there are different means of attempting to prevent your trike from being stolen and after all we all want to …



About Steve Newbauer

I have a few current blogs (tadpolerider1, navysight, and truthtoponder) so I am keeping busy. I hope you the reader will find these blogs interesting and enjoy your time here. Feel free to email me at stevenewbauer at

Posted on October 6, 2014, in accessories, safety, videos and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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