Any current or potential bike owner should be considering their bike’s safety as a matter of principle. Motorcycle theft is incredibly prevalent, with around 40,000 motorcycles stolen a year.
Bikes are stolen for so many reasons: to joy ride, to order, or even stolen to be broken down for parts. As a result, motorcycle theft is a huge operation and bikes can often be out of the country before you even realise it is missing. Despite this, some bikes still do not have any security. If that’s you, this guide is for you especially.
An unsecured bike is an incredibly easy target for thieves. It can be wheeled away, lifted into a van, or even turned on and rode off. Additionally,
- An unprotected bike takes on average 12 seconds to steal.
- 80% of bike thefts happen at owners' homes.
Theft is never going to stop, but adding approved security devices to your bike can have a huge impact. Making your bike look secure is the first step to warding off thieves. Additionally, adding security devices to prevent theft could reduce your bike insurance premium and help you get a cheaper quote.
Garage motorbike security
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Garage security barrier - Guardsman
A garage security barrier is a great way of preventing your bike being wheeled away or carried out of your garage. The Guardsman is a sleek, unobtrusive piece of kit which minimises trip hazards and maximises garage floor space. The telescopic arm glides and locks into position within seconds, forming a physical barrier between the outside world and your personal possessions, giving you total peace of mind when you’re out and about.
Security ground anchor -
For that extra layer of security you can add a security chain anchor point to one of your posts. We recommend a Ground Anchor which allows you to secure your bike wheel or any other object, using a chain and padlock, to the anchor.
The ground anchor itself has a diameter opening of 60mm and is 12mm in thickness. It is compatible with a chain up to 25mm in diameter. It is secured at the base of your upright posts using two threaded holes, two bolts with a ball bearing forged into the bolt head - to prevent removal.
Motorbike anti-theft alarm
The Guardsman alarm system comprises of a battery powered hub and vibration sensor, enclosed in a protective secure mounting. 1 x 130dB battery powered siren and 2 x battery powered key fobs. If the vibration sensor detects a disturbance, it will silently trigger the hub before activating the siren. At the same time the hub will then be secretly contacting up to 3 keyholders by telephone call (with a pre-recorded message) and/or by SMS.
The hub is armed and disarmed using the supplied remote control from anywhere up to 100 meters away. The Guardsman Alarm System can be retrofitted to your Guardsman garage security barrier giving you the ultimate garage security system.
Motorcycle chain lock -
The Guardsman short link security chain is made from hardened, 80% carbon steel which makes it incredibly resistant to grinder attack. The chain is impervious to HSS hacksaw attacks and the 16 and 20mm cannot be bolt cropped by hand. It has been fully through hardened making it the best chain range on the market for security.
The quadruple layered 1000 Denier sleeve cover has a double inner and outer stitch for extended longevity and has stainless eyelet and fixings to secure the chain firmly in place. The cover has an 2mm inner layer which prevents the chain from scratching and marking your wheels.
Alarmed Grip lock -
Clasp N’ Go! The ZHL Grip-Lock is designed to be lightweight, the use of nylon material makes it easy and convenient to carry around, it features an alloy steel locking pin with a pushdown mechanism, an anti-theft security alarm and a weatherproof casing.
- Nylon Body
- 10mm Carbide-Reinforced Hardened Steel Locking Pin
- Built-in 120dB Anti-Theft Security Alarm
- Water Resistant
Disc lock alarm -
The ZD10 Disc Lock provides solid security. It features an anti-theft security alarm, a carbide-reinforced steel locking pin with a double locking mechanism, providing higher resistance to cutting, sawing and corrosion and is housed in a weatherproof alloy casing. The 120dB alarm can be heard over 500 meters away.
Disc lock -
The ZVS14 disc lock is designed for top level security. It features a 14mm carbide reinforced locking pin with a double locking mechanism, housed in a weatherproof stainless-steel casing. Great for when you are out and about.
Alarmed smart chain and lock -
The ZCL10-120i effortlessly connects with your smartphone via the ZIG platform and your home WiFi connection and sends you instant, direct messages when someone tampers with your lock.
The chain shackles are 10mm in diameter made from carbide reinforced steel. The easy push locking design allows you to lock the padlock at ease and has a massive 20.5mm locking pin diameter. All aspects of the lock have been made from anti-rust materials and all internal electronics are fully waterproofed (IP67).
Smart padlock -
The ZPL10-i smart padlock connects with your smartphone via the ZIG platform and your home WiFi connection and sends you instant, direct messages when someone tampers with your lock. The app also allows you to monitor the lock status locked/un-locked, monitor alarm triggers and times, user management platform so you can add multiple users of your lock and assess the remaining battery.
The padlock features a solid zinc alloy body with 10mm stainless steel, high precision shackle. The easy push locking design allows you to lock the padlock at ease. All aspects of the lock have been made from anti-rust materials and all internal electronics are fully waterproofed.
Security chain -
The ZOVII security chain is an 11mm diameter high security short link 1.5-meter chain. The security chain comes in a stylish, sleek soft cover, perfect to secure your bike without fear of scratches or damage.
Ground anchor -
Provides a secure fixing point to be used in conjunction with a chain or D lock in order to secure your motorbike, scooter, trailer etc to. It can be fitted to concrete floor or concrete/brick walls. It is secured in place by 4 counter sunk sleeve anchors with 4 ball bearings knocked into the bolt heads which cannot be removed once installed. We carry a selection of anchors: APEX, APEX PRO, KOVIX.
The APEX PRO ground anchor is truly one of a kind, it is the toughest and only DOUBLE Sold Secure Diamond Rated, surface mounted, self-install ground anchor on the market!
Our KOVIX self-lock ground anchor revolutionizes the simple ground anchor and chain. No need for a padlock anymore, simply position your chain within the ground anchors teeth and lock in to place.
Smart lock with alarm -
The ZOVII ZNU14-230i is the first D-Lock in the UK to feature Smart Connectivity and a built-in Anti Theft 120dB Alarm. The app also allows you to monitor the lock status locked/un-locked, monitor alarm triggers and times, user management platform so you can add multiple users of your lock and assess the remaining battery.
The 14mm carbide reinforced hardened steel U-bar is bolt cropper and leverage resistant. The U bar has been coated by PVC to stop scratches in use. The easy push locking design allows you to lock the padlock at ease. All aspects of the lock have been made from anti-rust materials and all internal electronics are fully waterproofed.
Motorbike Security Tips
Motorbike locks are perhaps the simplest way of protecting your bike and work best when secured to an immoveable object, such as a motorcycle ground anchor. Additionally, some security locks now have smart alarm systems which you can monitor from your phone.
Try to mark parts of your motorcycle with your VIN (vehicle identification number), vehicle registration and postcode. Stolen bikes very rarely make it home, as their origin cannot be traced. Though this method won’t stop a thief, your bike may make it back to you. Or at the very least, the parts are harder to sell.
If you have no other option but to keep your bike out, make sure it can be seen by you and your neighbours. In the event of a theft, you or your neighbours are more likely to see/hear it and subsequently report it.
If you do have access to a garage, that is the safest place to keep your bike. Having your bike away from wandering eyes is the best method against thieves. They can’t steal something they don’t know is there. A garage isn’t entirely secure, but we do stock a selection of additional security to make your garage as secure as Alcatraz.
Always, always, always secure your bike to something immoveable. If you’re out and about, this could be a road signpost, lamppost, or bike post. If you’re at home, try security chains or a ground anchor.
Don’t rest locks on the ground. Thieves are more likely to get some leverage on it and break it. The lock/chain should always be attached through the frame. If this isn’t possible you can also use the fork or wheel, but the frame is best.
If you’re out, park and secure your bike in well-lit, well-observed areas.
Disable your bike. It might not stop it being stolen but it’ll definitely help your bike being taken easily. Take off a plug cap or remove a fuse.
Lastly, if you’re taking your security seriously you should check out our range of motorbike security products.