The Motorcycle Security Experts
At Datatool®, we are motorcycle security and scooter security specialists for motorcycle alarms, tracking and accessories. No one understands more than us how important it is to keep your pride and joy protected.
Using security is about keeping your motorcycle safe as well as making it harder to steal. Thieves will usually look for an easy steal, therefore, Datatool makes it a lot more difficult to steal. Physical security like croc locks and motorbike covers will help prevent theft, but the real deterrent for thieves are alarms, immobilisers and trackers.
Protect your bike with our Thatcham accredited GPS tracking systems providing 24/7/365 monitoring
There are over 60 bikes stolen in the UK each day. That’s one every 24 minutes!
Keeping your motorcycle safe
Coming back to your bike to find it gone is the last thing anyone wants. Sadly, motorcycle theft is widespread, with £3 million worth of motorcycles stolen in the UK every month.
Did you know, it takes 20 seconds to steal a motorbike, so it’s no wonder they are such tempting targets for criminals. Motorcycles are always going to be easier to steal than cars. They don’t have doors to slow down criminals, and even with the strongest locks, criminals can lift them away.
Motorcycle security is a lot about deterrence. By investing in security devices and parking smart, you can make your bike a much less attractive target. While you may not be able to eliminate the risk of theft, you can make your bike a less attractive option than the next one down the street.
A bike is over twice as likely to be a target of theft than a car.
Criminals steal around £8m worth of motorcycles every month.
With a tracking system you have a better than 4 out of 5 chance of recovering your stolen bike.
Here are our top tips to avoid being one of the statistics:
Using a good quality lock. Secure your bike to something solid that can’t be easily moved. Where possible, keep the lock off the ground – as this makes it harder to break.
Getting your motorcycle hidden away is a great way to protect it and if you have a garage, you’re in luck! If you’ve got a garage, use it every day, lock it securely and use a ground anchor!
Get a combined alarm and electronic immobiliser fitted professionally. Datatool® alarms are the best on the market and your insurance company may give you a discount on your premiums.
Our Datatool stealth S5 motorcycle tracker is a market leader. Providing instant notifications of theft. It also offers a high chance of recovery (96%) if the worst does happen.
If you’re buying a second-hand bike or parts, be wary of ‘bargains’. Have a look at the registration documents. Check the bike’s history with HPI Group Ltd, Carwatch UK Ltd., the AA or the RAC
Keep your keys safe and out of sight at all times and any spare keys you have- keep them hidden and somewhere safe. If you have an alarm fob, it’s also a good idea to keep your alarm fob separate from your keys.
Although it may seem obvious, don’t leave your helmet or other possessions on your bike. Also, don’t keep important items locked in your bike’s storage incase of a break-in.
Even if you ride an off-road bike, still register it with DVLA. This service is free and helps the Police in the event of a theft. Plus remember to security mark it with Datatag to deter theives.
Security mark your bike in as many places as possible to deter parts thief. If you have different security in place, get the stickers to match, this can help deter thieves.
Add a good quality disc lock or lock and chain. Thieves can easily break the standard steering lock. The damage caused may be enough for your insurance to write it off, therefore, you’ll need additional locks.
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