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+ - What's an Effective and Inexpensive Way to Monitor 3

Submitted by Chuckles08
Chuckles08 (1277062) writes "I'm about to complete a purchase of an electric scooter that is worth over $5k. Since I'll be parking it on a college campus, it will be vulnerable to theft. I'd like to install some kind of tracking device on it but the solutions I've seen so far seem quite expensive. Are there any reasonably priced and effective solutions out there? Ideally, I'd like to be informed by text message if my scooter moves without my knowing. I'd like to then track the scooter's movements."
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What's an Effective and Inexpensive Way to Monitor

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  • by Pope (17780)

    Quickest passive defense is a strong bike lock to ward off casual theft. Combine with a good insurance plan. Otherwise don't bother.

    There's a reason a first motorbike should be used and cheap, because you're just going to get your heart broken when it gets dropped/hit/scraped up for the first time. A $5000 brand new electric scooter on a college campus sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

  • My thought yesterday when I saw Tagg from Qualcomm was everyone would use it for tracking their wife or husband instead of a dog, which it is intended. At $200 its a much lower cost Lojack but I cant find out how much the subscription is. I heard the FBI versions are several thousands of dollars so this sure looks like a deal if the sub cost is cheap enough. I have seen some places that say that the first year of service is free. Someone told me they had there trailer stolen. Seems like a nice applicatio

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