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on 3 September 2013
I bought this alarm from a different vendor but they're exactly the same product. It's loud enough for me to hear it upstairs in the front bedroom when my bike is locked up in the back. Considering that we have double glazing, that's quite impressive. The range on the key fob is about 15-20 meters but it does seem to vary as sometimes I need to be 5 meters from it, while other times I can activate it from the other side of the garden. It doesn't need a direct line of sight to work either; I can activate it through my closed back door, with the alarm under the seat of my scooter. I have literally just dropped the battery in and popped it under my seat. It hasn't been moved since.
In terms of sensitivity: My son (he's 3 years old, so hardly huge) sat on my scooter while we were having a bbq and it went off, but I have put my helmet on the seat before and it hasn't activated. If I take it off the center stand then it activates, while tipping it back upright from the side stand will also set it off, so all in all it will do the job.
The alarm sounds for about 20 seconds before "resetting". If the bike continues to move or is moved again, then of course it will go off again.
It's not perfect but it does the job perfectly well. It won't have any effect on your insurance but it is great for peace of mind. All in all, the £6 represents great value and I have ordered 3 more for my relatives who also ride.