Did you know that over 9,000 scooters, mopeds and motorbikes were stolen in London last year? If your vehicle is poorly secured, thieves can steal it within seconds.
It can be difficult to fully ensure that your bike won’t get stolen. Some thieves are persistent and will stop at nothing to take your motorbike. However, it is all about making your bike seem unattractive and difficult to steal. This puts thieves off and keeps your motorbike safe.
Here at Axxess 28, we know that when you purchase a motorbike, you are making a long-term investment. We also understand how deeply frustrating and annoying it is when motorbikes get stolen. To help keep you and your motorbike safe, we’ve put together five ways to secure your motorbike.
Layer your security
A great way to dissuade thieves is to have multiple layers of security. If a thief can see that there is more than one security device, they will be less likely to attempt a theft. When you layer your security devices, it is good to have some visible ones and some hidden ones. In this way, a thief can miss a security device and get caught red-handed when they try to make off with your bike.
You’ll want to layer a lock, chain and bike cover for the best chance of complete safety.
Get a cover
Putting a cover over your bike is a really good way to put off potential thieves. Often, thieves will be on the lookout for a particular make or style of bike. They can easily ‘shop’ for the kind of bike they want by looking up and down the street. Covering your bike protects it from that.
It also provides another time-consuming obstacle for the thief to get rid of whilst trying to remain unnoticed. Because of this, it is a great way to keep your bike secure.
Remove your keys
This seems like an obvious one but removing your keys from the vehicle is key to keeping it safe. It can be tempting to leave your keys in the bike if you are just going out for a minute. It is also tempting if you are on a ‘safe’ street with no obvious criminal activity. However, this is exactly what opportunistic thieves are looking for. Keep your keys on you at all times.
Chain it up!
This is the most basic type of security, but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t bother to chain their bike down. Chaining your bike to an immovable object is a great way to dissuade thieves and protect your bike.
This is a sure-fire way to protect your motorbike from theft. Not only does it dissuade thieves, but it also triggers an alarm if it is tampered with.
The base system consists of an ethernet hub. It is connected to a wireless siren and transmitter. The transmitter is fitted inside a custom designed waterproof housing. This is coupled with a low volt electrical cable with a waterproof connector that allows for authorised removal. We can also provide a 12-volt DC version with a roaming SIM card that can be used to protect motorbikes in transit or at meetings.
Both versions are controlled via a free smartphone app. The second any unauthorised activity occurs; you will get a notification on your phone. The wireless transmitter cable is looped through the frame or wheel. If any unauthorised tampering happens, you’ll be the first to know about it.
Get in touch today to find out more about how to secure your motorbike!