Your electric scooter offers a convenient and cost-effective way to get around town. But as scooter owners, we always face a problem - it's easy to get stolen. If you park it in an unprotected area, it's not uncommon for someone to come and steal your scooter! If this happens, you will have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to replace it again. We sometimes get emails from customers complaining that their Mantis 8 or Wolf Warrior 11 Pro + have been stolen after only two months of riding. We feel very sorry about this. Therefore, it's important that we make sure to take some precautions to keep your valuable scooter safe from thieves. In this article, we will provide some useful tips to explain how to protect electric scooters from theft.
1. Using a chain lock or a U-lock
Over the summer, the Kaabo USA team, unfortunately, saw many posts online of people complaining about their scooters being stolen. If you leave your scooter outside, it's important to lock it with a really strong lock that can't be easily clipped - at least not with regular clippers. Remember, it's not that the lock can't just Make sure yours is going to be as difficult to steal as possible.
It is important that you only secure your e-scooter in a safe and legal place. If there are signs prohibiting bicycles and e-scooters, do not lock your bike there. It may be taken away or impounded by the local authorities, and they can impose fines for doing so.
Look up local laws and regulations to find out where you can and can't lock your e-scooter. You may find that there are certain places or times when you can't leave your e-scooter unattended, such as at a restaurant or shopping center.
In order to properly size the lock, you need to look at your scooter and determine the security locking point. Security lock points are made of strong materials or attachments that cannot be easily unscrewed or broken.The best place to lock your Mantis 8 is the ring that connects the deck to the rod, as it is solid metal. As for where to locate the lock, try to find a curb post or something else that won't move.
When you are riding your Mantis 8, you can place the lock directly around the handlebar of the scooter. It's easy to place and it can be a decoration if you choose one that looks cool.
2. Putting it under surveillance
Lock your scooter in a public place that is well-lit and easily visible, such as a bike rack adjacent to an entrance.
Especially in shopping centers and busy areas, thieves are less likely to want to risk being caught on security cameras to steal your scooter.
Well, one of the best ways to prevent your Mantis scooters from being stolen is to put your foldable Mantis 8 under some sort of video surveillance. It's a good idea to get a pair of security cameras and set them up so that they can monitor your front door and the entrance to your warehouse. If someone tries to tamper with your electric scooter, you'll have conclusive evidence to record it. This is a great way to deter thieves who are afraid of being caught in the act.
As a backup, you should write your personal phone number and contact information on a sticker and attach it to the sides of your electric scooter. That way, if someone finds a problem with your electric motorcycle, they can call you to report it.
Of course, you should always lock your Mantis scooters with a heavy-duty bike lock. Don't forget to secure them in your storage area during non-business hours as well. It's better to be safe than sorry!
Sometimes, unfortunately, despite all these precautions, electric scooters are stolen. If this happens to you, call your local police and report it as soon as possible. When they recover your stolen electric scooter, they will be able to use your security footage to help track down the person who stole it.
3. Put it in a location where you can see it from your sight, or put it indoors
If you have to walk a long way from your parking spot, take it with you. It's not worth taking unnecessary risks or making yourself vulnerable to theft because your destination is too far away or there are no bike racks nearby.
Because the scooter is still relatively expensive, the safest and most secure method is to park it where you can see it, or park it directly at home.