Luke Plummer investigates a motorcycle security system.
Motorcycle theft is sadly an ever-present threat to riders. On average 26,000 motorcycles are stolen every year in the UK and while initiatives like the industry-backed Master Security Scheme offer a significant counter measure, this alone cannot offer complete peace of mind.
With a relatively limited choice of security products available on the market for many years, BikeTrac took action in 2009 launching a new and innovative tracking system that gave owners a new choice and increased the chances of hanging onto their pride and joy.
Developed by a team of active motorcyclists, BikeTrac was the first full-function tracking system to be designed specifically for motorcycles and not an adapted car-derived system. Small, discreet and lightweight, BikeTrac’s advantages were clear to see, and in its first year on the market in the UK successfully recovered over 90% of all equipped machines stolen.
Eight years later and BikeTrac is now available in Ireland, following on from its impressive introduction in Britain where the team have now recovered over £6 million worth of machines since the system was launched.
With a dedicated team covering both Northern and Southern Ireland, BikeTrac is pleased to offer customers the same GPS, GPRS, GSM and RF technology, already proven with a number of recent recoveries in the Republic of Ireland.
BikeTrac’s tech is real world and effective, as the system not only notifies the user should their bike be moved, via text, email and telephone call, but it also allows precise location data to be given to the authorities. This is crucial when requesting a Garda search warrant.
On top of its theft functions and thanks to the 24/7 web portal, an owner can log-in at any time to check battery voltage and even retrace the tracks of their last ride, download them and even share where they’ve been.
BikeTrac is officially licensed and endorsed by several manufacturers, and retails for €349 plus a monthly or yearly subscription fee and fitment. For more information on BikeTrac visit http://www.biketrac.ie