Police forces around the country are to deploy bait bikes after a series of successful pilot schemes throughout United Kingdom. Bikes thefts dropped by 45% at Cambridge rail station when British Transport Police tested the method. Even in the UK’s bike theft capital, London, rates dropped by around a third in one local trial.
This tactic, also known as decoy or tracker bikes, sees police leaving badly locked, or even unlocked, bicycles in vulnerable locations. They are fitted with hidden GPS devices, letting officers trace them to the thieves, or better still to a lock-up or warehouse used by gangs to store lots of stolen bikes.
You can now purchase your own bicycle trackers like the Spybike by Pegtech. SpyBike is a covert tracking device that is hidden inside your bicycle steerer tube. The device is disguised to look like a normal headset cap to avoid suspicion. If someone steals your bike, you can use SpyBike to track their movements online and on your mobile phone.
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