STS will test the prototype Smart Motorcycle Tracker in May with production to follow later this year.
The makers admit a motorcycle tracking device will not deter or stop thieves, but they say it will help track down your bike as they send an alert to the rider and the police to improve the response time in the event of theft.
“The response time is crucial,” they say.
“After the thieves steal your motorcycle, they can disassemble it very quickly. The way these crooks organise, it makes them very efficient. Your motorcycle can be lost forever once it is pulled apart.”
A motorcycle tracker improves response time, allowing the owner and police to take action sooner, they say. That’s if the police could be bothered to take action!
Tracker technology improved
Where this tracker differs from others is that it is smaller, has a back-up battery, differentiates theft from accidental movement, is jam-proof, has an SOS function and is much more accurate.
They say the unit will be so small, you can tuck it away discreetly inside the bike where no thief would know it is located.
If they do find it and cut the power wires, it has a back-up battery so it continues to transmit a signal to a cloud service. It will also receive information from the service and cannot be jammed.
Smart Motorcycle Tracker is also claimed to be able to differentiate human intrusion from naturally caused movements such as the wind moving the bike. However, they don’t say how.
It will include an SOS or eCall function that sends an alert to family members and/or emergency services if you crash.
However, the Smart Motorcycle Tracker will be an aftermarket system, capable of being added to any motorcycle.
“Our device will contact your family members and inform them about the location of the accident,” STS says.
“It will also send the location to local rescue services. Even more important, the rescue service will know from which direction you came, so they will know on which side of the highway they can approach you.”
More accurate tracker
Also, the Smart Motorcycle Tracker signal is claimed to be more accurate than current trackers using geo-fencing technology.
“We will make a step further in this segment as well. We will increase the accuracy from current 20-30 meters to 2-3 meters,” they say.