Popular scooters such as Vespas and Piaggios don’t come cheap, so if you own one, you need to make sure you protect it.
If you are worried about scooter theft in your area or you have had a scooter stolen from you before and you don’t want it to happen again, the below blog is just what you need.
Read on to discover five tried and tested techniques to prevent scooter theft so that you can enjoy peace of mind that your scooter is safe around-the-clock.
- Invest in a high-quality lock
If you have spent your hard-earned money on a brand new scooter such as Aprilia Scooters, then you need to invest in a quality locking system.
The most popular locks for scooters are U-locks. These are available in a wide range of different sizes and are highly effective at preventing theft. Do not be tempted to scrimp on a lock for your scooter as this may cost you more in the long run.
- Be vigilant at all times
One of the simplest ways to prevent scooter theft is to be vigilant at all times. Try not to leave your scooter unattended unless you absolutely have to, and do not leave it in areas that are known for having high levels of crime.
If you have to park your scooter somewhere at night, make sure you avoid dimly lit streets and dark alleys, as these provide the perfect opportunity for thieves to take your bike without anyone noticing.
- Look out for parking spots
Rather than just park your scooter anywhere you can find a space, it is much safer to use designated parking spots in car parks that have CCTV cameras and other safety measures in place.
If your area does not have designated parking spots for scooters, then it can be useful to ask your local authority about where you should park your scooter to keep it safe.
- Store your scooter indoors
Where possible, store your scooter indoors when it is not in use rather than on the road. For example, if you have a garage, take the time to clear out some space to store your scooter to keep it safe from opportunist thieves.
By storing your scooter indoors, you can also lower your insurance costs as it is much less likely for your scooter to be stolen if it is locked up inside than parked outside your house or by the roadside.
- Use an alarm system
As well as investing in a high-quality locking system, it can also be a good idea to use an alarm system for added security.
Typically, alarms for electric scooters work by sounding an alarm when someone tries to move or operate your scooter without your permission. Scooter alarms are highly effective at preventing theft and keeping your scooter safe and make a great addition to your chosen lock system.
If you witness someone attempting to steal your scooter, you should never approach them on your own as they could be dangerous. Instead, it is best to contact the police as soon as possible and make a note of what they look like and anything else that could be useful.