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Protect your bicycles today with a smart GPS tracker device!

Updated: May 3, 2021

On average, over 188,500 bicycle thefts are reported stolen each year in the United States alone. It is estimated that approximately 15 - 18 million bicycles are stolen worldwide each year without being reported.

As the bicycle culture continues to grow and we enjoy riding for work, fun and sport, there are many versions and types of bicycles available today that are tempting to bicycle thieves. So it's always good to protect your investment in your bike.

To help protect your investments here are some tips from the Police.

Crime Prevention Tips

Here are some measures you can take to avoid having your bicycle stolen in the future:

  • Keep your bicycle at home when you are not using it.

  • If you need to park your bicycle at a public place, choose one with high human traffic preferably with CCTV monitoring.

  • Secure your bicycle to a permanent structure such as a bicycle rack.

  • Use a good quality lock such as a U-lock.

  • Ensure all removable bicycle components are locked or secured.

  • Make permanent identification marks such as engravings on the body of your bicycle.

We would like to add to the above a GPS location tracker to protect your property. Simply purchase the Tack GPS and Wonder bag and strap it hidden under your bike seat. With 30 days of battery life in the Tack GPS location tracker, you don't have to charge it every day, it's also waterproof and dustproof so you don't have to worry about it getting wet.

You can track the whereabouts of your bike from the convenience of your mobile phone via Tack Connect App, set up safe zones so you get a notification straight to your phone if your bike has moved or moved out of bike storage. For example, if your daughter is riding to school, attach the Tack GPS to her bike and you can set up Safe Zone Alert on your mobile phone to know her whereabouts throughout the day at school. Since it is a multipurpose device, you can also put the Tack GPS tracker in her carry bag on the weekend when the bike is at home.

Not many GPS device can track indoors

You can track your bike both indoors and outdoors, which most GPS trackers cannot do. Typically, GPS systems need clear access to the open sky so it has a better line of sight to the satellites it is communicating with. Keep in mind that the Tack GPS trackers are not meant to replace GPS map trackers for road cyclists. The Tack GPS is a tracking device designed for extremely long term use. You can purchase the Tack GPS Location Tracker directly from our website. Stay bright and Ride Safe!

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