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Anyone who buys a new bicycle or is confronted with bicycle theft in the area does not want to be one of 300,000.
Yes, that's exactly how many bikes were stolen in 2017.
That's why the subject of 'anti-theft protection for bicycles' is more important than ever.

From casual thieves to professionally organized gangs – in the end, nobody is 100% safe from bicycle theft.

Bike theft protection – Reduce the risk of bike theft with these top tips

1. Don't skimp on the lock price

Inexpensive bike lock from the hardware store, but an expensive bike? Stop! Basically, the value of a bicycle lock should be 10 percent of the purchase price of the bicycle.
With an average bicycle value of 700 euros, you invest 70 euros in bicycle theft protection.

2. Always complete

It doesn't matter which lock you end up buying: Always use it! Opportunity makes thieves and in situations where it is not expected. Do you think you always have your bike in view? Sometimes it goes faster than expected and then the anger is great.
Smart bicycle locks such as I LOCK IT are suitable for bicycle theft protection. Because these close and open automatically without a key, have an alarm system and send messages to the smartphone.

3. Position the lock as high as possible

You make the work of bicycle thieves much more difficult if you attach the bicycle lock as high up and as close to the bicycle as possible, e.g. with a frame lock. So the tool has only a few starting points. Under no circumstances should the lock touch the ground.

4. Make alarm

An alarm system on the bike is a useful addition and an absolute insider tip. Integrated in a bike lock, you increase the bike theft protection for the bike. Bystanders will be alerted and, depending on the model, you will also receive a notification via the app. I LOCK IT offers a multi-level alarm system.

5. Locations vary

We love routine – but so do thieves. To protect yourself from theft, we recommend
A) choose busy and well-lit places and
B) to change the parking locations from time to time.

6. Bike Pass – Bike Passport

With a bicycle pass, you can prove your ownership without a doubt, as individual features such as the date of purchase, brand and appearance of the bicycle are stored. The police now also offer an app for this purpose. A preventive measure for bike theft protection.

7. Trend towards the second lock

Since bicycle thieves often specialize in one type of lock, the bicycle should be locked with a second type of lock. This is another way of hailing thieves the spirit of optimism.

8. Coding is half the battle

Coded bicycles have a deterrent effect on thieves and lead to a better detection rate. If your bike is stolen, you can get it back. However, a distinction is made between coding and registration with a frame number.

9. Quick release skewers are handy, but…

The best opportunity for thieves to get the saddle or the entire bike. Either you do without it completely, or find out about security systems for small bicycle parts.

10. Individual appearance

If the bike has a high recognition value, then thieves usually keep their distance from such bikes. Because individual bikes are harder to sell.

11. Deterrent effect of locks

Thieves quickly recognize where an attempt to break in is not worthwhile. Alarm-secured locks are just as important as solid steel locks. No thief in the world bothers to try this security: too conspicuous, too exhausting. An alarm is an ideal bicycle theft protection.

12. Better keep an eye on the bike

Even if it's the short walk to the bakery, the bike should always be in your field of vision. It has so often happened that opportunity makes the thief.

A secure bike lock for more protection against theft bike

Buying the right bike lock can sometimes not be that easy with the abundance of offers that are currently on the market. The choice plays a decisive role for the right bicycle theft protection.
The spectrum ranges from mechanical to electronic bicycle locks, which are either secured in the classic way with a key or can be controlled via an app.

⮩ Our guide to bike locks

  • Explains different bike lock types & locking systems
  • Compares bike locks in terms of security, convenience and price
  • Includes a checklist for buying a bike lock

With I LOCK IT GPS - the smart bike lock, you protect your bike innovatively and securely.

⮩ Because I LOCK IT offers GPS

  • Due to its bicycle lock type as a frame lock, it can be locked securely at all times
  • Increased security thanks to its smart functions
  • An integrated alarm system
  • An app to control the bike lock
  • GPS live tracking in case of theft to track the position of the bike

You can read through even more functions of I LOCK IT GPS in detail:

⮩ Bicycle insurance – provision is also important

It makes sense to deal preventively with the subject of bicycle theft protection, but also to take precautionary measures in the form of bicycle insurance. Due to the increasing professionalization of the gangs of thieves and the high-priced bicycles and e-bikes, you can't just buy a new e-bike.
It is usually possible to top up your existing household contents insurance or take out additional e-bike insurance. The range includes basic protection through to an all-round carefree package.