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Thursday, August 15, 2013

GPS Lock Catches Bike Thefts | DigTriad

Denver, CO -- In an effort to illustrate how quickly weak cable locks attract thieves, our partners at KUSA's 9Wants to Know set up a GPS tracking device on a bike and locked it up at some of the worst areas for theft around town.
The GPS device is disguised as a workable rear bike light. It can send text messages to a cell phone when the bike moves or when it is stolen. Coordinates are uploaded every 30 seconds to a website that tracks the bike in real time.
In two of the thefts documented by 9Wants to Know, thieves broke through a cable lock commonly sold at stores around town.
A $94 brand new Huffy mountain bike was used during 9Wants to Know's experiment to show how thieves will steal any bike, regardless of cost, if it's unsecured with a weak lock.
9Wants to Know picked two locations recently profiled in Denver's Top 10 Worst Bike Racks.

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