Bike tracker ideas please

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  1. parknride

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    having experienced having both bikes stolen, while being chained up together to a column in Spain a couple of years ago while browsing in a pottery shop in a very quiet town. I would like to ask does anybody use a tracker on theirs and if so what would you recommend.
    We have since got new bikes and mine is a Bosch drive pedelec so don't want it going the same way. We have upgraded chains and locks. Any thoughts ideas welcome.
     
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    Mm that won't work as my bike battery is 36v and not compatible. Will look at similar ones on fleabay though. Thanks
     
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    Is it not?

    "Voltage range: 9-48VDC
    Standby current: 0.2mA
    Operating ambient temperature: -20C- +70C
    Work environment humidity: 20%-80% RH"


    I'm sure, if not, there'll be something similar.
    (y)

     
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    Oh thanks, ill have a better look....the ones like that I had checked were 24v.
    (y)
     
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    Be aware, these sms trackers use sms to set up various parameters and send reports and only work with a 2G sim card.
    They WILL NOT work on 3G or 4G.

    Cheapest running cost i could find was a giffgaff 2g payg sim from ebay....£1 inc postage.
    Cost per text if topped up with airtime credit only (no bundle/package) = 6p
    Mine came with a payg Lyca sim....19p per text.
     
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    Thanks @pappajohn
    Will check the giff gaff option out, Les uses giff gaff phone sims.
     
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    That looks like the one to go for, and has better battery, thanks v much @pappajohn
    Now how can I make it electrified to give any tea leaves a right belt!
     
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    You can get other cheap GPS tracker which have a battery which will last at least 3 days of continuous use so they don't need to be wired into the bike's electrics. Have a look at the Rewire one.

    Also make sure you use a gold standard lock to secure the bikes. It won't deter the thief with a cordless angle grinder who will cut through the frame but they are a reasonable deterrent.
     
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    @DBK we now use more than one chain and lock at a time. I know they'll have them if they want them but for peace of mind need to up our security. I hate the thought of having to be obsessive with security. When I had nowt (only a got a bit more than that now) I didn't take the attitude to nick it off someone else who had.:mad:
     
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    For that you need a little technical expertise, a plug and some wire....oh yes, and a complete deletion of any record you ever existed to avoid a life in prison for murder/attempted murder. :LOL:
     
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    OK, its a no for that one then:rolleyes:
     
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    But what sort of locks? If they cost less than £50 they are unlikely to be up to the job.
     
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    @DBK We have some heavy chain and padlock and son 1 is getting me a gold standard proper job for my birthday next month, son 2 is getting the tracker (y)
    Son 3 was up for the electrical deterrent but @pappajohn talked me out of it;)
     
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