To secure your bike more effectively against thieves, your smartphone can be a reliable companion. Bike apps are little helpers for everyday life that you install on your smartphone. This allows you to monitor all kinds of different metrics that give you more security and confidence. The bandwidth has now become very extensive. Apps instantly alert you with a push message on your smartphone when someone tries to steal your bike and trigger the alarm. This gives you the necessary security, even if you do not have your bike in sight.
Important: An app alone does not protect your bike from theft, but is a supplement! Do not go without a good bike lock.
Take advantage of the benefits of new technologies. By connecting a tracker, a smart bike lock or navigation device to your smartphone, you get real-time location information on your phone.
Alarm apps – in case of theft
In combination with an alarm system, you will receive an alarm message directly to your smartphone if theft is attempted. With a bike app that controls the alarm, you can directly deactivate the triggered alarm, for example, if it is a false alarm. Depending on the app provider, it is possible to set the sensitivity at which the alarm will be triggered. In a restless environment, e.g. at the supermarket, it makes sense not to raise the alarm to the highest level of sensitivity. Most of these bike racks are heavily used and there may be unintentional bumps on your bike. In addition, there is often the option of a “silent alarm” that notifies you by push message but does not trigger a loud alarm on the spot.
Location Apps – for more security
A pure bike app indicating the location does not exist in the form. Mostly this function is integrated in more extensive bike apps. As a rule, the location of the bike is not stored directly, but that of the smartphone (which is in the immediate vicinity of the bicycle). However, if a tracking chip is installed on the bike, this determines the location of the bike and displays it on a map. In addition, live tracking is also possible.
Tracking Apps – always know where your bike is
To find your bike in the event of theft, you can attach a GPS tracker to your bike and use the app to find the exact location and record the route. These bike apps in combination with a GPS tracker work with location technology. A map shows where the bike is and, if so, which route you have taken or the thief took. If you have equipped your bike with this technology, we strongly advise against going on a search yourself.
Go to the local police, they will take the case and also take into account the GPS location. Compare the differences in functionality before buying a GPS tracker and the associated app, so your personal requirements are covered.
A GPS Tracker alone offers very little benefit. Especially when it comes to theft protection for your bike. Equip your bike with a smart bike lock from I LOCK IT and combine the benefits of a smart bike lock and an alarm. Together with the I LOCK IT app, this results in high-quality anti-theft protection that can effectively prevent the theft of your bike at any time.
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