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Has anybody got one of these? I've seen a few, and they look like an awesome investment. I know that some of them use phone networks, and others use satellites. Some of them will allow you to track your bike if it's stolen, and others only allow police to track it. Has anyone heard anything about these?

I'd like one, but I'd really like to be able to find my bike myself if it gets stolen and leave the police till after I found the thief myself if you know what I'm getting at. ;)

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Dont have one, but it does sound like a great investment. If you live in a big city you might consider lojack. Full coverage insurance is probably the best investment if your scared about loosing your ride.
 

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Dont have one, but it does sound like a great investment. If you live in a big city you might consider lojack. Full coverage insurance is probably the best investment if your scared about loosing your ride.

I've got full coverage, and my bike is unique enough that it's noticeable. Anyone that knows who I am and knows my bike would know better than to take it.:headshake: That being said, I don't know everybody, and not everybody knows me. The bike looks bad ***, and bike theft is up 50% from three years ago. No amount of insurance money could repay me for what I've put into this bike. Lojack is a similar system, but the cops are the only ones that can access it, and I'd like to be able to find it myself first. I run security at a nightclub, so it's in some dangerous places to start with.
 

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Im not sure Id waste my money on one...

I got my bike stolen a couple of years ago. Right out in front of the Federal and State office buildings. Called the SF police - they told me that they do not actively look for stolen vehicles - if it shows up or gets pulled over for a traffic infraction, they will let me know. I pointed out that I was in front of a building with VIDEO CAMERAS all around it, but they werent interested.

With an attitude like that, Im sure they's tell me the same thing if I had LowJack.
 

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Im not sure Id waste my money on one...

I got my bike stolen a couple of years ago. Right out in front of the Federal and State office buildings. Called the SF police - they told me that they do not actively look for stolen vehicles - if it shows up or gets pulled over for a traffic infraction, they will let me know. I pointed out that I was in front of a building with VIDEO CAMERAS all around it, but they werent interested.

With an attitude like that, Im sure they's tell me the same thing if I had LowJack.
Sure, they're not going to look for your bike if they have no way to find it. It'd be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Actually, it's be like looking for a needle in a haystack with a specific word written on it and with 200 other needles in the same stack.

I've got friends that are cops. They've told me that while they've never used the tracking systems, they know other cops that have. The ones that report directly to the police, they would need to contact their dispatcher, who then would contact the alarm company, who would locate the bike and report it to them and they would tell the officer. The ones that you can track with your cell phone, I'd just be cutting out a bunch of meddle men and speeding up the process.
 
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