Security Stickers and Micro-Tags Could Help Reduce Bike Thefts

Security Stickers and Micro-Tags Could Help Reduce Bike Thefts
technology

This bike registry that relies on tiny identifiers could decrease the scourge of pilfered cycles across Europe and beyond

Leigh Ann Renzulli
  • 15 december 2015

Bike-ID, a German startup, has created an easy-to-use bike registry that relies on micro-tags to discourage bicycle theft.

All bikes come with a unique identification number, usually located under the bottom bracket, where the two pedal cranks meet. But often when bikes are stolen, the thief can easily file the number off, rendering it useless.

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