Most bicycle thefts are impossible to track down and recover, leaving most bike riders or parents very frustrated and out of pocket. However, a clever new device has surfaced called Mobiloc. Unlike other GPS tracking units, the Mobiloc can be bolted to the frame of a bike, equipped with a six-foot retractable steel cable. Once attached, the lock can be connected to a smartphone or app.
The lock is not very noticeable; therefore, bike burglars won't even realize that it's a GPS. In addition, being mounted to the frame will make it harder for the thieves to remove the lock, leaving it attached and capable of being tracked down in no time.
After their appearance at Interbike Las Vegas this year, Mobiloc announced that they were hoping to launch the product by the beginning of 2013. The lock itself will cost bike owners about $40, and has the additional option of adding the GPS tracking chip for $160. Having hard evidence as to the location of your stolen bicycle may be easier to increase motivation for police officers to help recover your property.