Stopping Low-Tech Theft With High-Tech Gadgets

Oct 25, 2013

Bicycle-friendly towns often have more of everything connected to bicycles: more bikes, more bike shops, more bike thefts.

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It's that last category that causes concern in Ashland. 

Police notice an upswing in the rate of bike thefts in town, and they have a new tool to help curb the rise. 

A anti-theft device allows a bike owner to track a bike that is wandering away, so owner, bike and police can converge.