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Datatag Stealth Pro Security Identification Systems for Bicycles

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Product Description

At a time when interest in bikes is at its highest for many years, so, unfortunately, is bike theft, with over 500,000 cycles reported stolen each year. A figure which hides the true picture as over half of all cycles stolen are from homes, a crime listed as a burglary, and also many more go unreported.

The increasing trend of breaking down modern high-end bikes to sell on the components means protecting an entire bike, and not simply the frame, is vital in the fight against crime. This is where DATATAG, security experts already trusted to provide the technology behind many official industry schemes come in.

The UV Stealth PRO system offers a multi-layered approach and allows owners to mark not just frames but also valuable components like forks, wheels, brake levers, derailleurs and bars providing complete protection - something unique to the market. Recent theft figures for all cycles marked with the new Datatag Stealth systems indicate a theft rate of just 0.5%. This is an incredible result as according to the police the historic average is 10%, with road.cc suggesting it's actually as high as 20%. The Police recover thousands of cycles each year but due to a lack of crime reporting and a lack of owner registration, many are simply sold at police auctions and never returned to their rightful owners. A Datatag system will not only help deter theft but will also help in reuniting you and your bike if it is stolen and recovered, as it provides undeniable proof of ownership.

The Datatag system offers premier identifiers combined with probably the most comprehensive database of its kind in the market today. Equally importantly, Datatag works with the Police to back up the product and provides free database access on a 24/7 basis as well as technical training. Owners of Datatagged cycles can also benefit from reduced premiums from some of the major insurers.

Recent statistics show a Datatag protected cycle is 40 times less likely to be stolen!

Protect your bike not just your frame. For cycle security there is only one choice.

The system includes the following state-of-the-art technology:

Stealth UV Etching

The Datatag System contains 4 UV stealth etches to permanently mark your frame and forks. The unique, almost invisible UV etching system forms a major part of the theft deterrent and subsequent identification. Permanently marking your cycle these stealth UV etches won't visibly mark your paintwork.

Datadots

Developed for ease of application these microscopic Datadots can be applied to any surface, thus making it virtually impossible for the criminals to locate and remove them all. The Datadots, held in a UV trace silicon glue, can be used to mark all your cycle components and accessories.

Ultimate TE Label

These specially designed Datatag tamper evident labels contain a unique cycle identification number and QR code. They warn off any potential thieves and are both attractive and impossible to remove without visibly damaging the sticker.

Circular Warning Label

These specially designed labels warn potential thieves that your cycle and components are protected by Datatag.

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Datatag Stealth Pro Security Identification Systems for Bicycles Reviews

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Overall Rating:
3.9
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3.89
Build Quality
4.33
Performance
3.67
Value For Money
3.67

Customer Reviews (3)

5
Security marking

Cheaper than buying it direct from the manufacturer. Contains three methods of marking your bike which should deter thieves. BTW there are four stencils for etching the frame and any other valuable components as well as the data dots for marking smaller parts.

Cheaper than buying it direct from the manufacturer. Contains three methods of marking your bike which should deter thieves. BTW there are four stencils for etching the frame and any other valuable components as well as the data dots for marking smaller parts.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Do not use on matt finish

Used before on gloss and worked well. This time on a stealth matte finish it's totally visible and looks awful. Worse still I split some and its invisible when being applied then it turned blue. They say daylight will over a few weeks turn it invisible but as yet it's still blue after a week and the code is totally visible

Used before on gloss and worked well. This time on a stealth matte finish it's totally visible and looks awful. Worse still I split some and its invisible when being applied then it turned blue. They say daylight will over a few weeks turn it invisible but as yet it's still blue after a week and the code is totally visible

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3.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 3/5
Value For Money: 3/5
3
Hope I never Find Out If It Works

It's one of those things like insurance - you hope you never have to use it. Not difficult to do the main marking - reasonably good instructions - but the micro dots are a bit naff.: a blob of glue with some black bits in. The glue shows when dry and I can't tell if I've got any dots in the blob or not.

It's one of those things like insurance - you hope you never have to use it. Not difficult to do the main marking - reasonably good instructions - but the micro dots are a bit naff.: a blob of glue with some black bits in. The glue shows when dry and I can't tell if I've got any dots in the blob or not.

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3 out of 5
Build Quality: 3/5
Performance: 3/5
Value For Money: 3/5

Bike Locks Guide

What type of bike lock do I need?

Cable Lock | Use in low crime areas

These are the lightest bike locks. They’re very flexible and easy to carry in your pocket or on your frame. Great as a visual deterrent or secondary lock to fix quick release components to your frame.

Combination Lock | Use in low crime areas

These are cable locks with a 3 or 4-digit combination rather than a key lock. They are great if you don't want to worry about forgetting keys.

Chain Lock | Use in medium/high crime areas

Chain locks are versatile. Thick chain links are great against bolt cutters. You can secure your bike to a range of bulky and unusual objects.

D-Lock | Use in medium/high crime areas

D-locks are strong and often made from hardened steel. You get 360-degree protection for your frame. Locking mechanisms can resist picking and drilling while the D shaping makes leverage style attacks difficult.

Ground anchor | Use in high crime areas

Ground anchors are immovable platforms you fix to your garage floor or wall. When used with a strong chain lock you can fix your frame to the anchor. These offer the best protection for home storage.

How heavy is a bike lock?

In general, the stronger a bike lock, the heavier it will be.

Cable / Combo locks

These range from around 400g up to 1.25kg depending on the thickness and material used in the twisted cable. These are the lightest bike locks for easy transport.

Chain locks

Chain locks range from around 1kg up to 7kg for the thickest and toughest chain locks. Choose a mid-range weight if you're commuting daily to blend strength and weight.

D Locks

D-locks tend to be 1kg up to 2.5kgs and are more compact for daily use than a chunky chain lock.

What is Sold Secure?

A great way to determine the quality of a bike lock is to see if it is Sold Secure Rated. This is a third party, independent rating system.

An approved lock is graded as Gold, Silver or Bronze. The rating is chosen by how long it takes to break the lock and the tools needed to break it.

If you're planning on insuring your bike, many insurers will state you need a Sold Secure rated lock to make a successful claim.

Typically a bronze rating covers a bike up to the value of £500, silver up to £1,000 and gold for any bike worth over £1,000.

These values vary between insurance providers so check the terms and conditions of your provider.

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE in the UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

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