The Bike Shepherd Bike ID Kit provides cyclists with the newest way to protect their bikes, adding another level of security.
The Kit includes 3 nearly indestructible, tamper-resistant, weatherproof ID tags, 1 large branded tag and 2 smaller backup tags for each bike.
Each Pulse ID tag has a unique number and QR tag that can be scanned by anybody with a smart phone (any free mobile tag reader works). The scanned tag links directly to that bike in the secure Bike Shepherd database, and provides instant status of the bike.
If a bike is listed as stolen, the owner or the police can use the smartphone app to report, which automatically sends out the location of the bike to localized alerts to Bike Shepherd's followers on Twitter and Facebook, the bike owner, local authorities, bike shops and bike clubs in the area.
The Kit also includes FREE global bike registration, through Bay Area Bikes' Bike Shepherd registration page. The kit is only $10 with the purchase of a bike from BAB.
We will ship via USPS 2-day priority mail, anywhere in the U.S.
Bay Area Bikes is one of the few Kryptonite dealers in the East Bay to stock this product. Kudos for helping to deter bike theft!
I have both this Kryptonite Bike Revolution/Bike Shepherd label and the National Bike Registry label, as they complement each other.
NBR's established and well-known database is accessible only to law enforcement agencies, which use it routinely to link recovered bikes with their owners. NBR's other advantage lies in its recent affiliation with BoomerangIt, a general property return scheme whose labels can be used on luggage, keys, and electronic devices, not just on your bike.
Kryptonite's database is relatively new, but is accessible to members of the public, which is its big advantage. Anyone with Internet access can check the database when buying a used bike, or if a bike on the street looks as if it was stolen and abandoned. Camera-equipped smart phones can even read the QR barcode directly. The Kryptonite label allows for immediate, real-time, on-the-street recovery of stolen bikes, which the National Bike Registry does not.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend