Unfortunately, bicycle theft is very common. More than 300,000 households are victims every year, according to figures from the Ministry of the Interior. With the development of the e-bike market and the very high value of e-bikes, bicycle theft is unfortunately still on the rise.
But the good news is that your Teebike electric wheel is designed to give you maximum protection from thieves!
- The Teebike wheel is equipped with a connected alarm. Once activated, if you move the wheel, an alarm is triggered and the wheel is locked in reverse.
- A Teebike tool is required to remove the wheel (supplied with the wheel)
- It comes with a lock so you can attach it to your bike.
Here are five tips to make yourself as safe as possible from thieves:
Find a safe place to attach it
Park your bike with its Teebike electric wheel in a well-lit area where everyone can see it, so that it will be less attractive to people with bad intentions. Check that the element on which the bike is hung is firmly fixed to the ground. Avoid small poles or thin wire mesh.
Do not leave your garage or cellar door open. "More than half of all thefts take place in private yards, garages and cellars," says the French federation of bicycle users.
Equip yourself with an effective anti-theft device
The most effective locks are the U-shaped ones. They are very difficult to break and therefore discourage thieves who would take too long to break them.
Embed a GPS chip in your bike
This advice is more about finding your bike than deterring thieves. There are GPS trackers that can be discreetly placed on the bike and then tracked down in the event of theft using your smartphone.
Prices vary from around twenty to a few hundred euros depending on the battery life (which often lasts several months) and the services provided by the tracker: text alerts, geolocation on the smartphone.
Have your bike engraved.
The Bicycode marking is a unique 12-digit number affixed to the bicycle. This number is then registered in a national online database. If your bike is found by the police, they will contact you to return it to you.