Bike Register – done it yet?
I use immobilise as well, again cos thats what the police use in leeds. I thought it would a decent way of registering upgrades for insurance purposes.
I’ve got on of those things that goes in your seat post as well, won’t stop it being nicked but if it’s still there and the bike gets recovered they should be able to tell it’s mine.Posted 4 years ago
I may be overly paranoid but I’m not sure I want all my details and bikes in a database which could be hacked/leaked/left in a briefcase on Eurostar…
Perhaps a valid concern given typical corporate security, but I think the benefit far outweighs that very slight risk.
To be honest I think most bike thieves tend to just hang about streets looking for bikes rather than conducting corporate espionage.
But if you are concerned then you don’t have to provide your home address when you register.Posted 4 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
I may be overly paranoid but I’m not sure I want all my details and bikes in a database which could be hacked/leaked/left in a briefcase on Eurostar..
If youre bike gets stolen and taken across a police force border (which might only be a matter of miles) and it is recovered, and they check their force crime recording system, they wont be able to identify your bike. Immobilise.com is an expansion of the government-driven national mobile phone register and every police force should be checking it (police have a different portal to access the database).
I dont know anyone who checks Bike Register.
I am a copper and all my bikes, cameras, phones etc are logged on Immobilise.com.Posted 4 years agodmortsSubscriber
If the bikeregister.com isn’t checked by the police then surely its real purpose is to make money from sale of security devices? Immobilise.com seems a much better bet as it says it ties in with the Police’s NMPR.
Seems you have to pay to upload photos to bikeregister.com too!Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
All my bikes are registered on Bikeregister and Bikeshepherd Including the stolen ones.
upload photos of invoices/receipts etc. Potentially quite useful when making an insurance claim!
I was not required to show a single receipt for my claim. I did however provide a detailed spreadsheet of every item on every bike stolen with a photo of the bike at some state of build.
Interestingly, the one that was prelisted on Bikeregister was not stolen, perhaps they ran out of room in the van, or they just don’t like fixed wheel bikes!Posted 4 years ago
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