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    BMW Alarm & LoJack

    I am planning on buying a R1200 RT and was planning on getting an alarm for it. My question is Should I go with the standard BMW Alarm? Or is there a better one out there that is recommended? Also thoughts on LoJack as I know it gets a discount on insurance? I currently have an R1150 Rockster w/ an aftermarket Alarm by Scorpio. it is a nice alarm w/ many features (like vibration sensor, tilt sensor, kill switch, etc.) but the aaa batteries in the remote drain so fast it is more annoying than worth at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevee View Post
    I am planning on buying a R1200 RT and was planning on getting an alarm for it. My question is Should I go with the standard BMW Alarm? Or is there a better one out there that is recommended? Also thoughts on LoJack as I know it gets a discount on insurance? I currently have an R1150 Rockster w/ an aftermarket Alarm by Scorpio. it is a nice alarm w/ many features (like vibration sensor, tilt sensor, kill switch, etc.) but the aaa batteries in the remote drain so fast it is more annoying than worth at times.
    What did you end up doing for an Alarm? I have an R1150R and trying to decide if I should get the Standard BMW alarm installed or go for an aftermarket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 195151 View Post
    What did you end up doing for an Alarm? I have an R1150R and trying to decide if I should get the Standard BMW alarm installed or go for an aftermarket.
    For the RT, I looked at the numbers and as BMW thefts are not common where I live, I elected against the alarm.

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    The BMW alarm is as good as anything you'll find aftermarket.

    The wiring's already there. The light in the tach is already there. Your horn is already there. Unlike your 1150, the 1200 has ZFE/Canbus.

    I've forgotten the details on my 2008 but on my 2012 with TPMS they removed the TPMS box and replaced it with one that also does alarm.

    The remote is a key fob and obviously isn't big enough for aaa batteries. It's a button battery with multiple year life. I think you get a warning when its life is getting short.

    I don't use my alarm where I live ... I use it when I'm on the road in new places.
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