Author: Bike Social Posted: 30 Dec 2014
John got in touch with us on Facebook to ask advice on security systems! We put the question to our team of riders and here’s their response:
Which would you recommend as the best form of security (besides a lock, chain and common sense), an immobiliser/alarm or a tracker?
Most of today’s bikes have an immobiliser fitted as standard and is activated by the removal of the key fob that holds the necessary electrical signal generator gubbins. What you have to remember is any form of security is a deterrent. Not all bikes are stolen to be ridden again but are usually broken down for spares and if a tea-leaf wants a specific bike he will get it regardless. Marking systems like smart water don’t stop theft but deter and can lead to conviction of the seller of stolen parts. A tracker is also only a deterrent but a bloody good one because it can lead to the recovery of the bike and convictions. These systems can be costly to buy and maintain the aftercare service such as 24hr monitoring of bike movement. It’s also wise to check with insurance companies which tracker systems are actually approved by them.