Motorcycle Theft Prevention


Motorcycles frequently lack anti-theft technology. Motorcycle theft prevention can easily be helped by adding an activated GPS tracker. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau 2016 motorcycle thefts were up 2% to 46,467. As we roll into the summer we’re also at a time when the bikes come out of the garage thefts go up. Some advice given to motorcycle owners includes locking the bike to a stationary, immovable object. There is also advice to lock the forks and disc brakes. Lastly there is the motorcycle alarm. While some of that advice might be ok a GPS tracker is a great idea for motorcycle theft prevention or at least the fast recovery of the bike.
GPS trackers from RMT can easily be placed on the bike. The most convenient GPS trackers are installed on the bike with connection to ground and 12V power from the bike. With an activation, you can get 2 important alerts. One is an alert on disconnect. If you’re having lunch and a potential thief disconnects the battery or somehow removes the GPS tracker you immediately get a text to your smartphone. The second important type of alert involves geofencing. Geofencing is a virtual fence that is tripped when your bike is driven out of the area. Let’s say you geofence your town or an area around your house. When you drive out of the area you’ll also get an alert – that just shows you the GPS tracker is working. On the other hand, if the bike is supposed to be in the garage and you get an alert you’ll know something is wrong.