Over the last decade, more than half a million bikes were stolen in the UK alone. Only a fraction of them was returned to owners. As an unwritten rule, around 44-47% of stolen cars are
Over the last decade, more than half a million bikes were stolen in the UK alone. Only a fraction of them was returned to owners. As an unwritten rule, around 44-47% of stolen cars are recovered. The number of returned motorbikes is almost two times lower. However, with a small change and trick, you can prevent theft in the first place and see your bike returned to you even after it seems long gone. Yes, we are talking about Motorbike trackers with GPS capabilities.
What is it?
A GPS tracker is a rather simple yet ingenious device. A small, sometimes concealed box or tube with an active GPS signal receiver and transmitter. It is linked to a mobile device or a key fob, or both and can instantly track all movements that the motorcycle makes.
If you rented out your bike or parked it somewhere you can’t see, just open the app and see if it was moved or stays in place. If thieves take it abroad, ship it 10 thousand miles away or hide it in a warehouse on a shady part of town, the device still locates your bike and can help law enforcement bring it back.
Why is this method effective?
You might wonder whether there are better alternatives than a GPS tracker. We can boldly state that you will likely find nothing that compares to a motorcycle tracker in the same price category. In terms of effectiveness, they are king.
Yes, there are complex solutions for maximum anti-theft protection for motorbikes, but an essential compositional part of these systems is the same GPS tracker.
Simplicity, accuracy and price are the primary factors which drive the consumer market to almost always lean towards GPS trackers for anti-theft protection.
A simple GPS tracker can help police or detectives find your stolen bike. It pinpoints the exact location of your vehicle. However, there are other additions to the functionality which help out a lot and counteract any plans that the criminal has in mind.
Let’s begin with sound alarms. A noisy and very noticeable alarm can go off if the right key fob isn’t nearby or if the wrong key is used. This attracts attention to the thief, just the opposite of what they want.
Kill switches, and ignition blocks are also a considerable measure. Only a familiar owner will be able to start the bike and won’t look silly. If a thief takes too much time and messes about on the motorbike, he or she will catch the looks of strangers and is more likely to be picked up by CCTV cameras.
Finally – sending out warnings to the owner. If your tracker senses that the right key or fob is not nearby, and the motorcycles sets off, after a certain amount of time, it should notify the owner about possible theft. Calls or SMS will start bombarding the phone of the owner so she or he can know and decide on the best course of action!