RFID won't work. It's really no different to visible identification marks like serial numbers. In order for it to work everybody has to buy into the system.
Manufactures need to start marking parts.
Owners need to keep track of what marks there parts have.
Someone needs to maintain a database of stolen parts and allow it to be accessed.
Police and people who handle bikes need to check marks against the database.
Compared to a GPS style system where really only the owner needs to buy into the system. That's the big attraction to the system because it doesn't rely on a large number of people that don't really care you bike got stolen. It allows the owner who does care to locate and have a hand in recovering the stolen property.
Last edited by d_D; 06-21-08 at 08:19 AM.