A secure bicycle lock is an essential means of protection against theft. But if you want to go one step further, for the bicycle GPS tracker are interesting.
Some manufacturers of e-bikes in the higher price segment are already starting to equip their models with GPS tracker out of the box. However, it is not at all necessary that you have to buy an expensive new e-bike as a result. You can retrofit your bike with a tracking device.
There are various solutions available for this purpose.
There are bicycle GPS tracker that are attached to the bike frame or the seat post, for example. Other models are mounted invisibly in the frame or handlebars, but require a powerful power source.
We at I LOCK IT have equipped our smart bike lock with a bicycle GPS tracker and offer with I LOCK IT GPS a multi-level security system for your bike what you should consider in the topic.
Is GPS technology suitable for bicycle tracking?
GPS stands for Global Positioning System and is a global navigation satellite system for positioning. It allows the determination of the current position in real time. Meanwhile, this method has established itself as the world’s most important location method and is widely used in navigation systems.
With a Bike GPS Tracker, there is the possibility to locate your bike after a theft or to record the route. Bike GPS, therefore, offers useful theft prevention.
Bike GPS tracker – how it works in a nutshell
A GPS Tracker is equipped with a module called a GPS receiver to determine the current position. In addition, a GSM module is also installed (Global System for Mobile Communication). Via the mobile network, the data are exchanged. The bicycle GPS Tracker then communicates with you, so to speak. This is done manually, that is, you send a request and receive an answer.
The other option is the automated version. In this case, the bike sends you GPS Tracker at a pre-defined time, e.g. once an hour, an automatic answer about the current location.
You will then usually receive the coordinates or a Google Maps link via SMS, via an app or by e-mail.
Range of bike GPS tracker
The accuracy of GPS receivers and GSM modules varies from ten to one meter. However, similar to Bluetooth or WLAN, the transmitted signal can be restricted, which reduces the accuracy. This is the case, for example, with reinforced concrete walls.
1. Integration of GPS trackers in bike locks
The desire for a GPS tracker function is mainly due to an increased safety claim. After a bike theft, the hope is great to find the bike with the help of the tracker. But especially with higher-priced bikes, such as e-bikes, the bicycle thefts are organized and carried out very professionally.
Unfortunately, a GPS tracking system is quickly identified, removed and therefore useless because your own bike can not be located. So it does not make sense to mount it on the bike but to hide it. This can be done for example in a fixed mounted frame lock, a taillight or hidden in the seat post.
I LOCK IT GPS is such a frame lock, which has an integrated GPS tracker. Not visible from the outside, it protects the bike in any situation. If your bike or e-bike is moved, you will receive a notification in real time and can track the current location live via the free tracking app.
2. Other possibilities of use
With GPS trackers not only bikes can be equipped. Basically, any valuable item can be equipped with a GPS tracker. These are more multifunctional and compact then bicycle GPS tracker.
Examples for protection:
- Vehicles of any kind
- Valuables such as suitcase
- Children or people with dementia (but the person must agree!)
Types of Bicycle GPS Tracker
|Bike GPS tracker without SIM card||Bike GPS tracker with SIM card|
|The GPS position is stored on an internal memory||For tracking of your bike|
|The route can be evaluated later using a software on the computer||By direct request you receive the exact location by app, by SMS / call or email|
|There is no navigation possible while driving||Geofencing possible – If your bike leaves a specified area, you will be informed|
|Locating your bike is not possible||There are running costs and the handling can be more complicated|
|Partial additional functions such as alarm system|
Find out, how our smart bike lock system I LOCK IT GPS works:
How much does a bike GPS tracker cost?
The cost of a bike GPS tracker is usually from 120 euros upwards. In addition, depending on the choice of the GPS bike tracker, there are still monthly costs for the SIM card.
You should pay attention to certain points when buying since quality and function differences are given depending on the model:
- Function type (with/without SIM card)
- Battery life: Ranges from 1 to 90 days.
- Splash protection: Constant rain should not bother the bicycle GPS tracker.
- Geofencing: Alerts when the bike leaves a designated zone.
- SOS emergency button: Depending on requirements, an emergency contact can be stored, which is informed when the button is pressed.
I LOCK IT GPS with live tracking
With I LOCK IT GPS – a smart bike lock with alarm and integrated live tracking – you maximize the security for your bike or e-bike against theft.
The smart lock I LOCK IT GPS:
- Integrated GPS Live Tracking – Track the position of your bike in real time in case of theft.
- As soon as the smart alarm is triggered, the GPS Live Tracking starts and sends the position of your bike to your smartphone
- Works completely keyless
- Automatically locks for you and opens as soon as you return
- Has a 110 dB loud alarm triggered by smart motion sensors
- Is extremely convenient in its operation
- Is Made in Germany
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