A German startup designed a series of micro-tags that can help to prevent bike theft. In cities around the world, bike theft is a pervasive problem. This company thinks that tiny identifiers could be used to decrease the number of bikes that are pilfered each year.
'Bike-ID' is an innovative startup that has created a foolproof way to prevent bike theft. The company offers a marking kit, which includes a laser-engraved security sticker that can be attached to any bicycle. The sticker bears the Bike-ID assigned serial number, which allows it to be added to the company's registry. This number is also added to a titanium micro-tag that acts as a back-up if the original sticker is ever removed. The goal is to make it easier to track stolen bicycles and prevent them from eventually being resold.
Bike-ID's registry is currently limited to Europe, however the company plans to expand into North American in the coming year.