More and more people are giving up their cars and riding their bikes to and from work and for good reason! Cycling saves the expense of owning a car and provides great exercise. Increasingly, America’s largest cities are making it safer and easier for bicyclists to get around, even in some of the busiest downtown areas.
Bike theft is a pressing concern for cyclists, from beginning riders to professional competitors. Unfortunately, the problem doesn’t seem to be getting any better despite increased awareness, local prevention efforts, and advances in lock technology. According to FBI statistics, an estimated 1.5 million bicycles are reported stolen each year. That’s compared to only half a million automobiles stolen on an annual basis. So what can cyclists do to deter theft and protect their property?
No matter where you turn and which networks you subscribe to, you’re likely just as inundated with ill news about bike thefts, accidents, and ignorant “think pieces” about bicycle safety and regulations. But despite these negative aspects of bike ownership, we happen to think now is a better time than ever to be a cyclist.
Stanton Concepts is committed to creating beautifully designed, functional security products that protect your property. TiGr Locks are covered by US Patents 8,596,102 and 8,776,560. Other patents pending.