Motorcycle thefts in Connecticut are on the rise for the second straight year, according to a recent story published by NBC Connecticut. So how can you keep your bike safe? There are four important ways you can help make your motorcycle less desirable to thieves.
The Connecticut Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm want to remind you that keeping your motorcycle safe is a matter of making your bike a less desirable target for thieves. The unfortunate truth is, if a determined thief decides to steal your bike, there’s not too much that can be done to stop them. There is no chain that can’t be cut, no alarm that can’t be silenced, and no garage door that can’t be opened.
The best way to make your motorcycle less desirable to a thief is by making it take more time to steal it than their potential profit from selling it. Just having one lock is only one barrier for a thief to get past, but if you have several security measures in place, a thief is more likely to move on to an easier target.
To keep your motorcycle safe, consider these layers of security…
Most motorcycle thieves are stealing specific makes and models because there is a demand for their parts. Concealment, like a motorcycle cover, works because if thieves are targeting a specific make or model bike for parts, they’re not going to steal your bike if they don’t see what they’re looking for. Don’t assume that if you garage your bike that it is safe. If your garage has windows, thieves can see what’s inside. If they see what they’re looking for, they’re much more likely to go for it.
Remember that thieves are looking for an easy target. The more barriers you can add to make your bike more difficult to steal will greatly increase your chances that it won’t. Everyone at Carter Mario Law Firm wishes you a safe and enjoyable riding season!