It doesn’t matter whether you live in a mobile home park, an apartment complex, or a fancy gated community-there will always be problems when people live in close quarters. In this article, we share mobile home park security tips for bicycles.
A reader recently asked for ideas to keep her daughter’s new bicycle from being stolen in their new mobile home park. The old bike had been stolen from their back deck, the only place she really had to store it. She wasn’t alone, her neighbors had their bikes stolen as well, so we did a little research and found some smart tips to keep their bicycles safe and sound.
1. Install a Tracking System
Bicycles are high on the ‘most likely to be stolen’ list, but new technology makes them harder to steal.
Bicycles, both traditional and new motorized e-bikes, are a high priority for most thieves. They’re easy to steal, transport, change color and sell.
Specialized, the makers of high-end e-bikes recommend you install a GPS tag so you can always keep track of your bike using a smartphone tracking system. Amazon has some for
With developing technology, there are more and more ways of tracking your bike, and it can do a great job as an anti-theft agent. This is mainly because anyone that realizes that the owner is monitoring this bike will be unlikely to try and steal it. After all, thieves don’t want to be caught, and these tracking devices are the perfect warning that the bike is off-limits.
There are both external and integrated ways of tracking your bike. For example, a sim can be integrated into the bike, which allows you to track the location via your mobile phone. An external GPS can also be attached to your bike, which will serve the same purpose as well. These can be paired with smart alarms to act as the perfect theft deterrent!
2. Make Your Bike Identifiable
In the case of having your bike stolen from your mobile home, the first thing you’ll want to do is call security. The security and perhaps even the police will then do their best to have your bike returned to you and make sure that you are compensated for any possible damages.
However, the police will need proof of ownership and a bike profile to help them locate and identify your bike correctly. The profile of the bike will save you a lot of trouble.
In the profile, you should write down the bike’s brand and model, the serial code of the bike, the color, insurance, the type of lock you use, etc. You can even add your own touch to your e-bike, ensuring that it is bound to be recognized since your design will be unique to you only. Making your bike identifiable and unique is an expert tip to ensure your e-bike’s safety in a mobile home park or anywhere your traveling takes you!
3. Lock Up Your Bike Properly
Locking a bicycle with a typical chain lock isn’t enough anymore. Bad guys can easily snap those cheap chain locks with a $10 tool. Still, it would help if you made it a habit to lock your bikes up and teach your kids to do the same. Just make sure you lock the bike to something solid that can’t be cut or manipulated. Strong solid surfaces like concrete posts that are hard to cut through are your best bet. You can also tie the bike to a street light or a tree as well.
Related: Smart Home Security Options for Your Mobile Home
Having a bike stolen is probably one of the worst feelings one can ever face. Kids take it especially hard. Taking precautions and learning the best techniques will prove to be beneficial and save you a lot of money.
There will always be the risk of having your bike stolen, especially in places like mobile home parks where there may not be sheds or garages available.
We hope this article about mobile home park security tips for bicycles keeps your kids happy and peddling the days away.
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