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Success for SBD member company BikeTrac

Renowned motorcycle tracking experts & Secured by Design (SBD) member company BikeTrac have had significant success in reuniting customers with their motorbikes recently – as well as leading to the recovery of additional stolen motorbikes.

Using their RF technology to pinpoint the location of a customer’s stolen motorbike led to the recovery of both the customer’s stolen motorbike and six additional motorbikes in a container in Essex.

The Yamaha MT-07 had been stolen and moved around before its last known location was tracked. With the BikeTrac team attending and activating the Radio Frequency they pinpointed the exact container, revealing the customer's bike and another six more stolen bikes inside. All the bikes are now back in safe hands.

Bill Taylor from BikeTrac, said “A layered approach to motorcycle security gives you the best chance of not having your pride and joy stolen in the first place but should that fail the addition of tracking will vastly improve the chances of a recovery after it’s stolen. Using BikeTrac and its RF capability gives yet another layer that allows us to accurately locate a vehicle if hidden from sight and where a warrant may be required to gain entry. In this particular case we were able to identify a specific container amongst dozens which then allowed the Police, in this case Hertfordshire Police, to gain entry.”

Doug Skins, Secured by Design, said: “This is an absolutely fantastic result, real proof as to the value of these security trackers. Thousands of motorcycles, scooters and mopeds are stolen across the UK each year. Some motorcycles are stolen in order to be exported by highly organised criminals, others to be broken up for parts for re-sale or used in cloning motorcycles. These potentially dangerous machines are then sold on as genuine motorcycles without the new owner knowing the true history of the motorcycle. Tracking systems can improve the chances of recovering your motorcycle if it is stolen.

“Our crime prevention and security advice hub provides advice for the best ways to protect your motorbikes and scooters. Alongside our practical advice, we have listed our Secured by Design member companies that offer products that have been tested and certified to meet the exacting standards you would expect from the police. You can view this advice here”.

Introduced to the motorcycle market in 2009, BikeTrac has gone on to become one of the most highly regarded automotive tracking products, thanks to the team’s dedicated approach to motorcycle security with its proven multi-tier technology.

Benefitting from GPS, GPRS, GSM and RF, BikeTrac was the first to offer such technology in a dedicated motorcycle device, allowing the team to not only track down stolen motorcycles and scooters, but be able to assist in proactive recoveries, where only Radio Frequency (RF) could offer detailed location information.

With BikeTrac’s RF function deployed, the location of any stolen bike is much more precise, enabling those on scene to obtain a search warrant much more easily, be it a block of garages, lock-up or even sometimes inside a dwelling.

On top of security, BikeTrac also offer other useful functions, from downloadable and shareable routes, to service reminders, live battery voltage information and even a ‘bike down’ feature, should a motorcycle have a topple over. All of BikeTrac’s functions and benefits can be accessed online, with a dedicated App also available too.

Find out more about BikeTrac and their range of SBD accredited products here.