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ImmobiTag – A Radio Frequency Identification Device For Your Bike

ImmobiTag – A Radio Frequency Identification Device For Your Bike

ImmobiTag (Image courtesy I Want One Of Those)By Andrew Liszewski

The ImmobiTag is a lot like the Trace Me Luggage Tracker I wrote about back in April, but instead of being used to find your lost luggage, it’s designed to help you retrieve a stolen bicycle. It basically consists of a plastic sleeve that uses a one-time-installation approach to attach to your bike’s frame. Once the ImmobiTag is on there, the only way to remove it is to actually cut the bike’s frame, rendering it useless. Each tag features a unique ID number that you register (along with your contact information) on the Immobilise website. (Which now features a US version as well.)

If and when your stolen bike is recovered, the police can scan the tag and identify you as the rightful owner using the Immobilise database. With a price tag of about $25 it’s not a bad investment, particularly if you rely on a bike but live or work in an area where bike theft is a common thing. And as an added deterrent the Immobitag also includes a set of warning stickers to let potential thieves know they might have a tough time selling this particular bike. (In other words, steal someone else’s bike instead.)

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