There are so many reasons why people choose to travel by motorbike. From the sense of freedom and adventure they offer to the simple fact that it’s easier to find parking, it’s not difficult to understand why their popularity continues to grow.
However, alongside the benefits of owning such a fantastic machine, owners must also be aware of motorbike security.
Your treasured motorbike needs to be safe and secure when it’s not in use, whether you’re at home or on the go. That’s why, here at Image4Security, we provide a wide range of motorbike security devices to stop tricksy thieves in their tracks. We believe that the best form of security is lots of it – the more security you have, the better your bike is protected, after all.
More than 60 motorbikes are stolen every day in the UK, in an average time of just 20 seconds. And considering the negative impact motorbike theft can have on your insurance policy, layering security is more important than ever before.
There are several options out there when it comes to protecting your precious bike, as you’ll see on our website. But if you’re looking for the best security devices for motorbike insurance, we’d highly recommend Datatool – an innovative range of high-quality and reliable security measures designed to offer bike owners ultimate peace of mind.
What type of products does Datatool offer?
Datatool has been around for nearly 40 years. Established in 1985, it was one of the first companies to incorporate electronic security measures to motorcycles and scooters. Its innovative range of trackers, alarms, locks, and more aim to cover all aspects of motorcycle security, providing maximum safety while reducing the cost of your insurance.
- Trackers – The Datatool Stealth Tracker is designed to actively protect your vehicle against unauthorised movement. This state-of-the-art device uses advanced GPS technology to determine the location of your motorcycle at all times, and is linked to your smartphone via the Datatool app. With this tracker in place, motorbike owners are protected by Datatool’s 24/7 operating team, who monitors your vehicle for possible theft and will liaise with the police to recover your bike if it were to be stolen.
- Alarms and immobilisers – The Datatool Evo device is an easily installed alarm system designed for motorbikes and scooters with a 12v battery. A movement sensor continuously monitors for any unauthorised movement and triggers a loud siren while also notifying the owner when permitted levels are exceeded.
- Security markers – If your motorbike, scooter or ATV is ever stolen, Datatool DNA ensures that your motorbike is easily identifiable, while making it virtually impossible for thieves to sell it safely. Datatool DNA uses thousands of microdots which are marked with a unique code and brushed onto various parts of your motorbike. These microdots are extremely difficult to locate and remove, while each code is registered on a secure database.
These devices are currently available via Image4Security, alongside additional Datatool products, to actively protect your motorbike, scooter or ATV against theft.
How can security affect my insurance?
As with any other vehicle, your monthly or annual motorcycle insurance bill is one you can’t avoid. However, you may be interested to know that the cost of your policy isn’t entirely out of your control – there are things you can do to secure a cheaper quote. Image4Security is partnered with Bemoto, who leads the way in bespoke motorbike insurance. You could save up to 10% off your insurance by installing a guardsman security barrier, helping to keep your motorcycle safe and your insurance costs low.
When you purchase insurance through any number of providers, a panel of underwriters will use the details you have provided to calculate your individual level of risk, including the risk of having your vehicle stolen, and therefore the cost of your policy. This information will consider factors such as any previous claims, your location, your age, the type of motorbike you own, and where you leave your motorbike when it’s not in use.
One of the ways in which motorbike owners can reduce the cost of their insurance policy is by taking steps to protect their property, as some insurers offer discounts to policyholders who have fitted an approved security device. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to find out about the discounts they can offer you based on the security measure you have in place for your motorcycle.
Purchasing your security devices through Image4Security
To help keep your motorbikes, scooters or ATVs as safe and secure as possible, while also saving money on your insurance policy, check out our full range of motorbike security devices, including Datatool products. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of our friendly team for advice on insurance savings and the most suitable motorbike security devices.