Last week we brought you a story and competition about how a Kovix alarmed chain survived a three-pronged attack, it was set on fire, had an angle grinder used on it and finally, the disappointed would be thief in Hull used a set of bolt croppers to try and foil it. The chain stood up to the attack though and even the alarm still worked afterwards. We ran a little competition to win a Kovix alarmed chain worth £124.99.
We asked for your views on the latest police initiative, the use of ‘Tactical Force’ to bring a chase with a suspected stolen scooter to an end, even if the rider isn’t wearing a helmet. We had lots of good constructive answers to this one, rather than just the usual “Knock ’em off and reverse over them” type of solution.
We picked the following comment from Treeman as the winner. If you can get in touch with us Treeman at editorial@ScooterLab.uk we’ll get your prize sent out.
Less police, less peace
With 20,000 less police on our streets, its hardly surprising crime levels have spiralled out of control. Couple that with a well publicised earlier Met Police policy of not even pursuing stolen scooters/bikes and it’s hardly surprising the country is in a bit of a mess.
Thankfully they seem to be getting a grip of things in London at least, with a reduction in high powered scooter related crimes (let’s face it, who would nick a moped as a getaway vehicle?) of a third. Although the rate for violent crime has risen significantly and copycat scooter/bike theft is still big business around the UK so there’s still a lot of work needs doing to fix our broken society.
To further improve your chances of getting a scooter back if it does get stolen we’ve recently been testing this battery powered Moni Moto tracking device. We’ll be bringing a review on it later this week but have already added it to our SLUK Shop. It’s cheaper than a conventional hardwired tracker, has a one-year battery life and its own dedicated app. You can track it using the app and hopefully get your scooter back in less time than it takes the police to give you a crime number for the scooter you’ll probably never see again.
New products always in development…