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Old 9th December 2008, 10:24   #1
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Bangalore Mirror - ‘Beeping’ out bike thieves, News - City,Bangalore Mirror=

Bangalore has the largest two-wheeler population of all Indian cities — around 22.50 lakh — and, perhaps predictably, the most number of bike thefts. Now, a Mumbai-based company has come up with an anti-theft system that could set at rest the worries of thousands of bike owners who park their vehicles outside their houses, offices and colleges.
The ‘Micro Bike Security System’ developed by Micro Technologies comprises a compact hardware unit which is fitted to the bike, along with a small receiver unit. The real-time system immediately intimates the owner through an audio alert along with a vibrator in case anyone opens the handle lock of the bike, removes the main stand, tampers with the ignition or tries to start the bike through ‘hot wiring’.


Vijay Merchant, vice-president (marketing), Micro Technologies, said the system, priced at around Rs 500, will be available in the market by February next year. It is already being marketed in Mumbai.


According to DCP (Crime) Sidramappa, the technology has the potential to drastically reduce the incidence of bike thefts, in the process reducing the police’s workload.

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Does anyone in Mumbai using this option and whats the feedback ?
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Is this unit available for only 500 ?

I've never seen any anti-theft bike systems costing below 1200.
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Is there any link to the product mentioned in the article?
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Even toy walkie-talkie receivers cost more than 500 rupees. Maybe they meant Rs 5000, which then seems too much.
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Is there any link to the product mentioned in the article?
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The thief will just dismantle the device first... cut power supply to it or something.

500 is a great price though! Maybe i can modify it and attach it to my car...

any idea about the range of the unit?

Link: domain-b.com : Micro Technologies launches anti-theft security device for two-wheelers

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hold on, bengaluru has max two wheelers? i thought delhi had it by far.
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