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    Quote Originally Posted by nos View Post
    I'm not even a serial killer.
    Yeah, yeah... that's what they all say...
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    serial killer / KTM rider same same :-)
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    1980s/1990s: Car theft was getting way out of control. Any moron with a screwdriver could break the ignition switch in a car and get it started.

    The state government made it a requirement to fit immobilisers, and that worked fairly well.

    These days to steal a modern car you've got to either have the genuine key or be really high tech with some software.

    However, bikes are still piss easy to steal.

    Go to an auction of written off bikes and look at all the ones with a smashed ignition switch.

    There are the usual places that thieves target (university car parks, the Mount St bike parking).

    It's easy for a thief. Rock up, pick a bike and take it. Dump it later and life goes on.

    Very few bike thieves get busted.

    Fuck that.

    These arseholes should be looking at bikes and thinking, "nah, stuff that, if I take that bike the cops will be all over me straight away."

    We see posts on here regularly about someone losing a bike to theft, and everyone carries on about what scum bike thieves are.

    But, no-one seems to want to make stealing bikes unviable.

    Like other data, I sure as hell don't want any government or private organisation having access to GPS data.

    There are all sorts of privacy issues... where I've been, etc. Major big brother nightmare stuff.

    But, if a bike of mine goes missing, instead of sitting around feeling helpless I want to locate that bike and get it back immediately.

    I also want to get it back before the thief can do anything harmful to it.

    People that harbour stolen bikes (eg drug dealers, etc) should become scared of them... after enough raids by police the lesson would be learned to not have stolen bikes anywhere near your place.
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    I have a bike I'm thinking of donating to the cause. I have a 4G/GPS tracker to go in

    I was going to make a call for volunteers to help police this

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    $65 and $15 per annum seems like a bargain compared to the costs of everything else bolted to the average bike. Plus you might get a chance to re-educate a thief

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    Quote Originally Posted by murrathon View Post
    $65 a piece pickup (Ardross) or $70 mailed

    You'd need to supply a sim - either Amaysim ($10, optus network), or Aldi prepaid ($15 telstra network) will give you a year of tracking data.

    For more advanced trickery (things like advanced SMS services and secondary analysis) there is an ongoing cost, but most people require nothing more than basic tracking.
    so is that $15 a year for sim with data only ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by whowalks View Post
    so is that $15 a year for sim with data only ??
    Is a conventional Aldi sim, set up for talk and text.

    Using data only sims are pretty restrictive - they want to sell you 1 gig a month for $10. The data use on the sim is a few kilobytes a day - costs a few cents if you pay by the megabyte.

    If you choose the 365 day expiry, $15 option it's more than enough, and you can also SMS the device for details if you ever find the need to.
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