What do you do to prevent theft of your e-bikes/battery?

What do you do to prevent theft of your e-bikes/battery?

  • Lock (never mind the kind)

    Votes: 37 64.9%
  • Alarm system

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • GPS tracking

    Votes: 4 7.0%
  • I take the battery with me

    Votes: 13 22.8%
  • I take bikes with me

    Votes: 11 19.3%
  • Other

    Votes: 7 12.3%

  • Total voters
    57

Coffee

Finding my (electric) wheels
Aug 19, 2018
19
2
57
#41
Just think would you leave the cash value of your bike poorly protected :(
try and buy the highest rated lock you can afford
two separate locks are better than an all in one
one d lock and one chain with a separate padlock will take longer to cut through
Thanks Peter, thats sharp thinking, ;)
I will keep this in mind when shopping.

Dave.
 

georgehenry

Esteemed Pedelecer
Nov 7, 2015
473
80
Surrey
#42
Bike at station rhododendron 009.JPG
This Haibike has been left regularly by a commuter at a station in Surrey I use for over a year without mishap, although I would not do it myself!
 

Mehmet Comek

Finding my (electric) wheels
Sep 8, 2018
10
1
36
Bristol
#43
I am planning to buy my first e-bike for commutes soon and this is one of my biggest worries. Theft is always an issue and spare parts aren't really cheap. I am planning to use multiple locks to protect the battery and the e-bike itself but I think I will also buy an e-bike GPS tracking system.
If not removed or detected, at least it gives you the chance to get your bike back or even stop a theft attempt given there are a lot of alerts and notifications.
 

KirstinS

Esteemed Pedelecer
Apr 5, 2011
2,577
108
Brighton
#44
Good locks and always take battery with you would be my advice


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Mehmet Comek

Finding my (electric) wheels
Sep 8, 2018
10
1
36
Bristol
#45
Thanks for the advice, I guess that will be the smart thing to do.
I am just very forgetful sometimes and I am worried that I will forget to take the battery with from time to time. Having children and a busy work is really distracting.
 
Jul 27, 2016
174
10
South Yorkshire; S11
#46
I am planning to buy my first e-bike for commutes soon and this is one of my biggest worries. Theft is always an issue and spare parts aren't really cheap. I am planning to use multiple locks to protect the battery and the e-bike itself but I think I will also buy an e-bike GPS tracking system.
If not removed or detected, at least it gives you the chance to get your bike back or even stop a theft attempt given there are a lot of alerts and notifications.
Have you found a tracker that you like??
 

KirstinS

Esteemed Pedelecer
Apr 5, 2011
2,577
108
Brighton
#47
Thanks for the advice, I guess that will be the smart thing to do.
I am just very forgetful sometimes and I am worried that I will forget to take the battery with from time to time. Having children and a busy work is really distracting.
I hear that - I have four ages 8 and under!

A guy lost he bike near me with 7 locks on. Expensive haibike too. I couldn't believe it , 7 locks !!

Except they were all from poundland.....

Honesty one or two proper good locks are you done.


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Mehmet Comek

Finding my (electric) wheels
Sep 8, 2018
10
1
36
Bristol
#49
Have you found a tracker that you like??
I have actually, I know a reliable company that my friends and family use for their cars and they just added an e-bike tracking package for a really good price. https://www.rewiresecurity.co.uk/electric-e-bike-scooter-gps-tracking
This is the package I am talking about and it pretty much covers everything so I won't have to deal with the details.

A guy lost he bike near me with 7 locks on. Expensive haibike too. I couldn't believe it , 7 locks !!
That is hilarious :D I totally see myself doing it too. Hopefully, I will be more responsible once I buy my bike because they cost a lot of money!
 

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