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★★★★★

“Best Bike alarm out there”

Written on: 08/10/2013

Just had my M357 replaced by Abacus as the internal battery finaly failed after well over 10 years of faultless service. Never let me down once how anyone on here can give less than 4 stars is beyond me, if the alarm lasted only a couple of years then fair enough but to give one or two stars for a 10 year old alarm is a bit much, get a life you guys this alarm rocks! By the way I replaced it with a simple plug & play replacement took all of 5 minutes to swap over… Read Full Review

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“Never again”

Written on: 18/06/2013 by tonyf57 (1 review written)

The Meta M537t is in my opinion dangerous.Mine failed whilst riding,fortunatly at low speed.had it disconnected,there is a battery within the unit which cannot be accessed what is that all about? I would suggest having this item removed before one causes an accident… Read Full Review

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“pile of rubbish”

Written on: 01/11/2012

the meta357t well the cost of 90 pound to have it removed is worth every penny as you simply cannot trust this alarm;i mean just because your battery loses some charge the alarm should recover not go to sleep never to wake up again shame on the manufactures of the biggest pile of rubbish ever made i will never purchase anything made by meta i called there chap today to tell him and hey got his answer phone guess he was asleep aswell;anyway you have been warned… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Meta M357 bike alarm the most reliable alarm on the...”

Written on: 08/02/2012 by abacuscaralarms (1 review written)

Firstly let me state I fit Meta alarms for a living & without doubt these are the most reliable electronic bike security systems on the market today. Its true these alarms can start too give problems at around the ten-year mark, I still know of the earlier model fitted in 1998 which are still going strong today. Now before the moaners out there say ‘10 years is that all’ I'll let you into a little secret that in my experience similar Datatool products on average gives problems after 5 or 6… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to abacuscaralarms's Review

Written on: 08/03/2012

iam currently having problems with trying to reset my key fob fed up with having to do it manually i am based in cheshire any ideas or local fitters who can have a look at it

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Sachin.sawant's Response to abacuscaralarms's Review

Written on: 27/02/2014

Hello mate, it seems like you might help me out with my issue. I have meta defcom 3 on my bike. It works well but sometimes (1/5 times) if i take a small halt to get stuff while travelling, my bike never starts up and i literally had to wait for about an hour for the system to allow the engine to fire up. I genuinely feel its the immobilzer that dont allow the current to start off the engine. Could you advise me on how to reaolve this issue please??

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Abacuscaralarms's reply to Sachin.sawant's Comment

Written on: 28/02/2014

I doubt its the alarm, immobiliser circuits mostly work or do not work it is very very rare for these circuits to be intermitant

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“Holy smoking alarm batman....”

Written on: 11/01/2012 by topo (1 review written)

Took my 2002 XJR 1300 out of the garage this morning for a de-cobwebbing session, alarm beeped off ok, bike started ok.....then noticed smoke pouring out the side of the bike ( tailpiece )...seat off and instantly saw smoke coming from the Meta box of tricks...terrible smell of electrical burning too...now ringing round to find someone to strip it out of my bike… Read Full Review

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“ **********************" DO NOT BUY THIS ALARM...”

Written on: 10/04/2011 by bikernut (1 review written)

**********************" DO NOT BUY THIS ALARM "***************************

we had one on my other halfs gsxr, we were trying going out for a run and would not start and had " SMOKE" pooring out of the alarm / immobiliser unit with a strong smell of melting plastic even after the fuse blew, dangerous or what!!!!!!....... you tell me… Read Full Review

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“Just bought a Kawasaki GPZ 500s with this system...”

Written on: 23/03/2011

Just bought a Kawasaki GPZ 500s with this system already fitted, took it round the block for a spin and turned the engine off at the petrol station to fill up and it wouldnt respond to the key fob when i tried to start it, the bike was totally immobilised and I had to wheel the thing home up a hill to my house, complete waste of money, avoid at all costs, save yourself a lot of hassle. Thankfully I lived close-by, if you were out on a sunday run somewhere and stopped and this happened, you'd be… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Bought my BMW R1150 RT in 2008 with META M357T already...”

Written on: 13/08/2010

Bought my BMW R1150 RT in 2008 with META M357T already fitted by 1st owner.
Have had one or two minor operational niggles where the system wouldn't "wake up" after the bike had been unused for a few weeks, and found the only way of definitely getting results was to disconnect, then re-connect the battery, which as owners of this bike will know is a heck of a chore owing to inaccessibilty.
However, worst scenario has just happened...heavy rain, Normandy, day before due to come home, alarm… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Hadnt had any problems with the bike but it should be...”

Written on: 05/07/2010

Hadnt had any problems with the bike but it should be a lot more sensitive to movement, you could easily steal a bike with a 357t fitted if you were careful with the tilt sensor.

It has however immobilised my bike on a corner at 50 before when the tilt sensor has kicked in, when i took it to get the immobiliser reset the mechanics said they have had other issues of this happening on motorways so im getting it removed ! i wouldnt recommend anyone with this alarm keeps it fitted, its a dangerous… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“This meta m357t alarm has just completely immobilised...”

Written on: 03/08/2009

This meta m357t alarm has just completely immobilised my FireBlade and will not de-activate. Having it removed by a Honda dealer tomorrow. Avoid… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Dreadful system, my meta m357t has let me down several...”

Written on: 16/07/2009

Dreadful system, my meta m357t has let me down several times, don't even think about fitting it to your bike unless you like walking!… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Meta M357T works well when dry....saved the bike being...”

Written on: 29/01/2009

Meta M357T works well when dry....saved the bike being stolen outside my work place. Lost my keys, thought no prob,get a new fob.Now had 3 delivered that were supposed to be programmed to the key card..followed meta advice to the letter..can de-active the immobilizer but cant get it to lock on to the new fob,,so i am now in the position of having to do the long job of disabling the meta,driving the bike and every time i stop going through the same 10min boring routine. Tried many times to get… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Meta M357T is not cheap but worth every penny,...”

Written on: 23/05/2008 by firestorm (1 review written)

The Meta M357T is not cheap but worth every penny, best on the market… Read Full Review

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“Don't buy it if it is in danger of getting slighly...”

Written on: 17/05/2006 by fcmcd (1 review written)

Don't buy it if it is in danger of getting slighly wet.As soon as Meta M357T comes in contact with water the sound goes weird, I had mine under the seating on my 2006 650 bandit. That's where the maunufacturer fitted and recommmend it but when it rains or I wash my bike (bucket,soap) no power hose it went off and took up to 5 days to get back to normal. I am away to get my 3rd one fitted to the same bike cos they keep going dodgy now I am thinking about the acumen… Read Full Review

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Yamahar1Steve's Response to 243263_fcmcd's Review

Written on: 04/08/2006

Hi,
<br/>I also have the same alarm, and mine is also making the strange noise when am arming it. Instead of an audible high bleep, it now sounds like a cat fart. The alarm still works, but sometimes when I arm it, instead of the usual two ( cat farts ), sorry bleeps, it sometimes bleeps 4 times? It says nothing about 4 bleeps in the instruction manual, but the alarm does still work.
<br/>I used to have a Datatool, which I prefere because if somebody just touches the bike it bleeps, which is much better I feel, than somebody having to move the bike and then the alarm goes off. I could have the bike outside my house, and a slight movement would alert me that something was not right, like a child touching it. Much better I feel. So in my opinion if you are looking for an alarm, go for the Datatool model.

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Muppet1022's Response to 243263_fcmcd's Review

Written on: 12/09/2009

i have a 650 bandit to and the acuman alarms are frist classpresher washed the bike chucked buckiets of water over it and the alarm box gets wet but it dont care it efects the siren sound for about an hr till it drys out but will still scream load if set off if i so much as open the seat unless im realy careful u get a warning beep off the alarm cos the bike moves a bit when u push the seat back down to lock it the acuman are actualy the manfactur fitted alarms to the only dif is if they fit it the fob has suzuki on it insted of acuman but its same system u wont have a single problem with it if u fit one

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