When you think about security trackers, you invariably think about the ones protecting vehicles with 4 wheels, but motorcycle trackers are just as relevant and play just as important a part in keeping your motorbike secure.
Whilst they share many features, choosing the right motorcycle tracker does throw up some interesting requirements that are unique to motorcycles.
Given motorbikes are obviously smaller than cars and are more exposed to the elements.
The tracker you choose needs to be robust enough to withstand the Great British weather. In addition, there is a greater chance it will be exposed to power washers or fluid leaks on the engine. As such, the location the tracker is installed needs to be considered carefully.
The tracker we would recommend is the Stealth S5 Motorbike Tracker from Datatool. This is the most advanced motorcycle tracker currently available in the UK. As you can tell from the name, this is a S5 tracker, so it meets Thatcham’s highest criteria when it comes to vehicle security.
Like their 4-wheel cousins, the technology behind motorcycles has got increasingly more advanced over the years. As such, the security you need to protect your motorbike needs to stay ahead of the game.
The Stealth S5 protects you against the latest techniques thieves use like key cloning and relay theft. It does this by creating an invisible geo-fence around your bike as soon as the ignition is switched off. Once this protective ‘bubble’ is active, the tracker begins to monitor for unauthorised movement. As soon as any is triggered, the control centre swings into action liaising with the police to track the bike down.
In addition, the Stealth S5 comes with Automatic Driver Recognition, or ADR, tags. These wondrous pieces of technology mean that if your PTW is moved without one of these tags being in close proximity, an alert immediately gets sent to Datatool’s monitoring centre with works 24/7. This feature alone puts it head and shoulders above any other motorbike trackers out there.
Another fantastic feature of this tracker is that it will look out for you, even if you’re out on the open road, thanks to its G Sense Crash Detection notifications. Within the device is a highly sensitive 3D accelerometer which will send an SMS notification to your emergency contacts.
Not only that, the accelerometer can differentiate between an accidental fall in a car park and a high-speed impact so only the most serious events will be triggered. There’s also an optional upgrade of a ‘direct to 999’ alert if you wish.
It’s worth pointing out that, regardless of the tracker you choose, ensuring it’s fitted correctly is vital. If it’s not installed properly, it can actually help the thieves find and remove it easily. Not only that, if your insurance company discover that the tracker was not fitted by a professional, it could affect the potential payout they might make. Speaking of your insurance premiums, it doesn’t hurt that this device is fully endorsed by leading motorcycle manufacturers like Triumph, BMW, Honda and Yamaha.
The good news is that all of our trackers are only ever installed by qualified, Thatcham-accredited professionals. No matter where you are in the UK, we can get one of our dedicated team to come to you and fit your motorcycle tracker to ensure its secure and, more importantly, works perfectly when you need it too.