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Old 08-05-08, 07:58 AM   #1
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A "lojack" for bicycles

A Radio Frequency Identification Device For Your bike . Intersting we all have had folks we know who's bike has been stolen if not your self, I think I might just invest.


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With a price tag of about $25 it’s not a bad investment, particularly if you rely on a bike but live or work in an area where bike theft is a common thing[\quote]


http://www.ohgizmo.com/2008/08/04/im...for-your-bike/
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Old 08-05-08, 08:12 AM   #2
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[QUOTE=tate65;7208390]A Radio Frequency Identification Device For Your bike . Intersting we all have had folks we know who's bike has been stolen if not your self, I think I might just invest.


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With a price tag of about $25 it’s not a bad investment, particularly if you rely on a bike but live or work in an area where bike theft is a common thing[\quote]


http://www.ohgizmo.com/2008/08/04/im...for-your-bike/
Does it help you find the stolen bike?
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Old 08-05-08, 08:21 AM   #3
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I thought all bikes in the USA had two of those built in by law, one in each tyre. IIRC it's called the TREAD Act. All the extra that is needed then, is the shop to register the IDs with some website, and some way to get the readers that are built into the roads to trigger in the local police station that a stolen bike has just passed, instead of just logging with the FBI.
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Old 08-05-08, 08:25 AM   #4
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wikipedia, "Many active tags today have operational ranges of hundreds of meters" since 1 mile is 1600m, it can only realistically be used to identify the bike, not to locate it.
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Does it help you find the stolen bike?
No, just identify it.
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Does it help you find the stolen bike?
It only helps ID the bike, if you have it registered with the Immobilise database, and the local law enforcement uses that database for their ID records, and someone can read the RFID tag to prove it all matches up.


I've got a warning to shop mechanics written on my rim strips: "If this bike is brought in for service, call <my name> at <my cell phone number>. It has been stolen." Since I do all my own wheel work, it's the simplest theft warning system I could come up with.
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Old 08-05-08, 08:39 AM   #7
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I don't see it available in the US yet...I see a US registration page but not a store front.
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