Scooter security

Scooter lockNo matter where you park your scooter, whether it’s in a busy city, or parked in your garden or driveway, you need to be wary of it’s vulnerability to theft. You mightn’t think that you can do a lot to stop people from stealing your scooter, but there are actually a number of things that you can do in order to reduce the chances of your scooter going missing. Nobody likes getting anything stolen from them, especially when it’s something so expensive like a motorbike which is why we’re going to go through some of the top tips to make sure that your scooter has a lower chance of being stolen:

  • Alarms – The most obvious thing that you’ll need to stop people from trying to steal your scooter is a decent alarm on it. Anything that draws attention to the potential thief can be helpful and may be enough to put them off. As well as this, make sure that the alarm is fitted by a professional too. Many people often buy cheap alarms since they don’t think that a better alarm is worth the money, however, if you have a good alarm on your scooter you should get a good discount on your premium from your insurance company!
  • Keys – You mightn’t think that anyone would be careless enough to leave their keys unattended beside their scooter, but believe it or not it does happen on a regular basis. The problem here is that some people think that when they’re just popping into the local shop for a minute or two that there’s no chance of someone stealing their bike – but this is far from the case, so better safe than sorry – keep your keys with you at all times.
  • Secure – Make sure that your scooter is secured to something that can’t be moved at all. Try to secure it to something that’s heavy too, so that you’ll make it difficult for anybody that’s trying to damage the lock that you (should!) have attached to your scooter. Heavy duty cable or brake disc should be used where possible.
  • Possessions – It’s not a good idea to leave any of your possessions on your scooter, whether it’s a helmet, your mobile phone etc. This could potentially attract some attention to your scooter and that’s something that you definitely don’t want to be doing if you want to make sure that your scooter is safe. Not only this, but the items that you have left on the scooter could get stolen too! If you must leave items on your scooter ensure you have a top quality lock box attached that can’t be easily broken or removed.
  • Block the Exit – If you usually leave your scooter in your garden, it’s not a bad idea to block the exit of your garden which will put people off trying to nick your pride and joy. It might be a bit difficult to block the exit since scooters are usually not too big, but you might be able to block your exit by parking a car in the way. Recent statistics show that 80% of stolen motorbikes are stolen from the person’s own home, so don’t assume that it won’t happen to you where you live.
  • Routine – Try not to stick to the same routine each and every day. For example, don’t park your scooter in the exact same place at the exact same time every morning on your way to work. By doing this, you’re increasing the chances of someone stealing your scooter since they’ll know when the best time to steal your scooter is.
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