In the UK, more motorbikes are now being stolen than cars every day. In fact, recent figures indicate that a motorbike is stolen from its owner as frequently as every 20 minutes!
The reasons are simple and clear:
Bikes are smaller and easier to manoeuvre. They can be rolled or lifted into the back of a van quickly and gone from the scene in seconds.
They are easily shipped abroad en masse or stripped down for parts.
More concerning still is the fact that the chance of you recovering your stolen bike is slim. For every 5 bikes stolen, only 2 are ever recovered. This means the advantage is very much with the thieves- and also meaning that they have a true incentive to continue targeting bikes.
Needless to say, it's a worrying time to be a motorbike or e-bike owner at the moment!
The good news is, whether you need a portable device, a hardwire option or insurance approved motorbike tracker, Serpent Services has the best GPS motorcycle trackers anywhere.
With motorbike theft escalating, it has never been more important to further protect your asset, and fight back against unrelenting thieves.
Using multiple security methods is a good step. Implementing security such as bike locks and alarms may help to deter some opportunistic thieves.
However, thieves may still be able to take your bike, so regardless of how many security features you have, without a GPS motorbike tracker the chance of ever seeing your bike again are depressingly low.
GPS trackers for motorbikes are now commonly used by bike owners as an incredibly effective method of preventing theft and recovering stolen bikes quickly.
The best motorbike trackers will work as both a monitoring and security system, all easily controlled from your smartphone app and computer.
Real-time Tracking Trackershop GPS Motorcycle Trackers use GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellite networks as well as multi-roaming data SIMs to achieve the most accurate live location and strongest signal coverage available. This means that your TS10 Motorbike Tracker works throughout the UK and Europe as standard at no extra costs. Zone Alerts With your motorcycle tracker, you can set as many geo-fences (zones) as you need. From where you store your bike overnight, to where you park your bike during the day. Whether this is a private garage, a communal parking bay or a public car park, you can set your virtual zone to alert your phone instantly if your bike is moved from this area at any time. Motion Detection If you are just visiting a shop quickly or heading into a cafe you can 'Arm' your tracking device to send you an instant message if someone moves your bike. This is useful for areas that you do not regularly visit or if you are only stopping for a short time and do not want to set up a new zone. Peace of Mind As a bike owner, you are very proud of your asset and want to enjoy it without the burden of worry hanging over your any time your bike is out of your sight. Being able to see your bike's position just by clicking your phone app whilst at work, in a meeting or even just sat in your own living room is the reassurance that you need and deserve.
A bike tracker showing real-time positioning is the best security option with regards to recovery. The typical behaviour of a thief is to steal the asset, but then store it in a safe place for 24-48 hours to see if anyone comes to recover it. This is because it is never immediately obvious if there is a motorcycle tracker actually installed. Therefore, they know that, in the time that they are examining a bike for a tracker, there could already be a police response on the way to the location. Instead of risking being caught, they will stash the bike and then revisit the hiding place. If the bike is still there upon there return, then they know that there is no bike tracker present, and they can continue the process of re-selling the bike, stripping it down, or shipping it abroad.
This is why bike recovery for those with a GPS tracker fitted is typically very quick, with the owner being reunited with their asset within just a few hours.
It may be the case that your insurance provider has asked you to install an insurance approved motorbike tracker. This is now becoming very common due to the advancements in GPS tracking technology and the heightened theft reports. With such a high recovery rate it makes perfect sense to install one of these tracking devices. It means that the insurance provider doesn’t have to pay out to replace an asset and you will have your motorbike back. Many bikes have a lot higher sentimental value to their owners than the actual monetary value of the machine. Therefore this kind of motorbike tracker ensures a quick recovery and minimal heartache.