BICYCLE THEFT PREVENTION

Bicycle theft is an on-going problem.  If you haven't already,  you should record the make, model and serial number of your bicycle and store the information in a safe place. 

While it is not possible to make your bicycle 100% theft proof, there are some simple steps you can take to increase the security of your bicycle and its parts:

  • Use a case-hardened U lock; cable locks are easily cut
  • Lock your bicycles in racks provide by your school
  • Remember to also lock parts attached with quick release mechanisms

Below are some pictures of bicycles.  Some are locked more securely than others.

 

Bike pic 1

Poorly Locked

This bike's owner has a good lock, but is using it incorrectly. The lock is fastened to the cable loop on the rack and not the rack itself. The cable is the most easily defeated part of any bike security system. The u-lock should be through the frame of the bicycle and secured to the rack, with the cables looped through the wheels and then onto the u-lock.

 

Bike two

Poorly Locked

This bike has quick-release mechanisms on the wheels, so the cable should be looped through the wheels to prevent them from being stolen. If possible, this cable-type lock should be avoided.

 

Bike 3

Not Locked

This bike's owner has taken the time to loop the rack cables through the bike wheels and has secured the rack latch. The only thing missing is a lock. No matter how little value you place on your bicycle, there's someone who will steal it. Even a $5.00 lock is better than no lock at all.

 

Bike four

Securely Locked

This bicycle is locked securely. Notice that the u-lock is locked to the bike frame and the rack post. Also notice that the rack cable is looped through the front wheel and attached to the u-lock. If the rear wheel also had the cable looped through it, this bike would be very secure.

 

Bike five

Securely Locked

This bicycle is locked securely. Notice that the u-lock is locked to the bike frame and the rack post. Also notice that the rack cable is looped through the front wheel and attached to the u-lock. If the rear wheel also had the cable looped through it, this bike would be very secure.

 

Bike six Very Securely Locked

This bicycle is locked very securely. Notice that the u-lock is locked to the bike frame and the rack post. Also notice that the rack cable is looped through both the front and back wheels and attached to the u-lock.

  

 


Humble ISD Police
1703 Wilson Road
Buildiong "E"
Humble, Texas 77338
Telephone: 281-641-7900 Fax:
281-446-4044
Police Chief: Solomon Cook