With wheel thefts becoming increasingly popular, we’re glad to finally see some sort of alarm system that can prevent them. Powerlock has developed a system called Wheel Safe that places a wireless electronic sensor mounted to each wheel. This sensor is similar to a traditional wheel balance weight. A control module is mounted underneath the vehicle's dashboard together with a dash-mounted interface display. If any wheel is removed from its hub, an integrated siren will sound at a noise level of 125 decibels.
Wheel Safe fits on your key chain, sends a signal to lock the wheels, tires and the custom rims. The beauty of this system is that it can be set up so you receive a text message on your phone if the alarm sounds.
Sure, there are locking wheel nuts but most can be master-keyed with a little bit of leg work, which isn’t very comforting when you’re trying to protect wheels that can cost $20,000 or more.