THORNHILL, ON, May 9 /CNW/ - Bike Registry Canada has joined forces with
Bike Revolution, a U.K. company that uses the latest mobile
applications and technology offering greater features and services for
cyclists to protect and recover their lost and stolen bicycles.
With free bicycle registration and an anti-theft platform, Bike
Revolution Canada provides the only national bicycle registration
database in the country. The new service uses technology in the form of
scannable tags, mobile apps and social media networks to deter bike
theft and, in the case of theft, aid in recovery of the bike.
"Working with Bike Revolution's global platform, Canadian cyclists now
have much greater coverage that will only help strengthen our service
and help fight bicycle crime," says Katie Renwick of
Bikeregistrycanada.com, a bicycle recovery website that was launched in
Cyclists can register their bikes for free at bikerevolution.ca, and for even greater protection they can purchase a Bike Revolution
Bike ID Kit for $14.95, which includes three Pulse ID tags. A Pulse ID
tag is a unique, tamper-resistant and weatherproof ID tag which
includes a scannable QR code (2D barcode) linked to the bike and used
to identify a bike's ownership.
With just a smartphone and any free 2D barcode scanning mobile app, a
tagged bike can be scanned by the police or the general public. The
tags are linked to the registered bike's owner in the secure Bike
Revolution database. When a stolen bike is reported by the owner or
detected through a tag scan, Bike Revolution notifies the owner and
uses social networking tools to spread the word locally. The secure
database doesn't share any personal information in the process.
Victims of bike theft can also send out Stolen Bike Alerts on Facebook
and Twitter to local authorities, bike shops, cycling clubs and Bike
Revolution's local fans and followers. While not meant to replace the
efforts of the law enforcement community, this unique bicycle
registration service offers cyclists one more way to proactively protect their bikes.
"The scannable Pulse ID tags allow the general public and police to know
the status of a bike simply by scanning it with their smartphone using
a free mobile app," says Briand Beausoleil, U.K. spokesman for Bike
Revolution, which will expand its service into the U.S. in the coming
To register your bike for free and for more information go to http://www.bikerevolution.ca.
SOURCE Bike Registry Canada
For further information:
Bike Revolution Canada