A new device has been created that can send an electromagnetic pulse through your vehicle, unlocking it instantly. The cost of this tool? Five dollars. This device gives thieves the ability to break in and steal valuable items from your car in a matter of seconds.
Since motorcycles are easily accessible, they are highly prone to theft. If you like to hit the open road on two wheels, be mindful of these theft prevention guidelines to avoid taking a one-way trip down “Loss Lane”.
Tips for Thwarting Thieves
- When you get off your bike, shut off the ignition and then lock it.
- Lock the forks (disk brakes). Purchase locks that are brightly coloured to discourage potential thieves.
- Lock multiple motorcycles together if you are travelling in a pack.
- If you are riding alone, lock your motorcycle to a stationary object that cannot be dismantled such as a light pole.
- Install an alarm on your bike that sounds when it is tampered with.
- Park your bike in front of a security camera or close to your room, when staying at a hotel for the evening.
- Check on your bike periodically when you are at a public event, especially shortly after you arrive. A thief may have watched you arrive and waited for you to walk away before making a move.
- Block your bike with a vehicle in a garage.
- Store the title for your motorcycle in your home; not in the compartments or saddlebags on your bike.
- Mark your bike with a unique symbol or mark and take photographs of that. If your motorcycle is stolen, you can present this information to the police.
- Always keep your motorcycle registration and insurance information with you when riding.
For those of you who have ever had your car stolen, you know that the likelihood of ever seeing it again can be quite low. Unfortunately, if the thief is experienced and intends to keep your vehicle, it can be very difficult for law enforcement to recover it. That's why we have car insurance ;)