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Karl

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Security - keeping hold of your own c5
« on: 02, November, 2010 - 09:02:41 »
As we know, the c5's isn't the easiest thing to secure which is why I seldom leave mine unattended. A chain and padlock is obviously essential but, if the worst was to happen and someone did decide to give my c5 a "better home", would this be of any use - especially if a c5 was ever recovered by the Police ;
   http://www.immobilise.co.uk/
..would fitting one of their security kits even be a deterrent ?

Not all that expensive, this could be something worth considering.


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Re: Security - keeping hold of your own c5
« Reply #1 on: 02, November, 2010 - 10:22:11 »
I've registered my C5 with immobilise, so if it is nicked I can get it back, but I've not considered any of their various marking kits. I don't know if the C5 has anywhere suitable for the bike tags to go, but perhaps some of their branded, numbered stickers would be a good idea?

I remember getting my bike security marked a while ago, I considered the tag at the time, but I discovered that few police stations outside of London have the reader for the tags, and it's hit-or-miss if it gets checked with the reader anyway (if the sticker has been removed, this is). Of course, this was a while ago, so things may have changed now…

Edit: Or perhaps one could epoxy one of these tags somewhere to the body?
https://www.immobilise.com/view.php?stage=product&category=1&product=3
« Last Edit: 02, November, 2010 - 10:26:57 by aladds »

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Re: Security - keeping hold of your own c5
« Reply #2 on: 02, November, 2010 - 10:51:49 »
This might be as effective as well! Just screw it on the C5's bonnet! 8)

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Re: Security - keeping hold of your own c5
« Reply #3 on: 03, November, 2010 - 18:59:48 »
micro dot is another option, a tracker is possibly a tad over the top though - how would it know it was moving?  ;D

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Re: Security - keeping hold of your own c5
« Reply #4 on: 04, November, 2010 - 09:00:24 »
Thats only any good after its been stolen and recovered, personally I don't let the thing out of my sight if I can help it.

I think Retro Andy has some kind of a chain (I think its him) attached to the chassis and can wrap it around a lamp post. I like that idea..

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Re: Security - keeping hold of your own c5
« Reply #5 on: 04, November, 2010 - 09:55:03 »
I think Retro Andy has some kind of a chain (I think its him) attached to the chassis and can wrap it around a lamp post. I like that idea..

So good in fact that I copied him! That's how I lock mine up too.

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Re: Security - keeping hold of your own c5
« Reply #6 on: 04, November, 2010 - 14:34:52 »
me too good old fashioned lock and key...

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Re: Security - keeping hold of your own c5
« Reply #7 on: 04, November, 2010 - 14:49:49 »
Me too!

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Re: Security - keeping hold of your own c5
« Reply #8 on: 04, November, 2010 - 17:31:16 »
Not me, I would use a chain around the rear axle if needed, but like Umpa I'm not one for leaving my C5 unattended.

Retro Andy 

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Re: Security - keeping hold of your own c5
« Reply #9 on: 04, November, 2010 - 21:09:49 »
...I think Retro Andy has some kind of a chain (I think its him) attached to the chassis and can wrap it around a lamp post. I like that idea..

..the c5 fitted with the cycle security cable belongs to Kurt, it was the first c5 I sold on taking over c5alive  8)

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Re: Security - keeping hold of your own c5
« Reply #10 on: 05, November, 2010 - 12:16:34 »
...I think Retro Andy has some kind of a chain (I think its him) attached to the chassis and can wrap it around a lamp post. I like that idea..
..the c5 fitted with the cycle security cable belongs to Kurt, it was the first c5 I sold on taking over c5alive  8)
you have to be very careful with K around, he likes to wrap this chaint around an unguarded leg - and drive off  ;D

Alan