Kryptonite, a brand of Allegion and manufacturer of class-leading locks, lights and security solutions for the bicycle industry, has launched a comprehensive online and in-store resource guide to help e-bike owners maintain the security of their purchase.
The guide, which will be displayed through in-store retail displays, is available online in an interactive format and can be printed from Kryptonite’s website. The guide for retail displays was designed to be a natural conversation starter between retail associates and customers, providing a discussion opportunity to help ensure the purchaser is aware of how to properly secure their new e-bike at home or in town.
The rise in the availability and affordability of e-bikes has led to many cyclists purchasing these bikes for commuting and recreational purposes. Unfortunately, the popularity of e-bikes has also led to a rise in theft. It’s likely many impacted e-bike owners could have minimized the likelihood that their bikes were stolen if the recommended steps were considered in advance.
The best e-bike security options can be rendered ineffective if utilized improperly. Kryptonite’s online e-bike security resource guide features guidance on recommended e-bike lock-up tips for various bike styles, including standard e-bikes, cargo e-bikes and commuter e-bikes.
Along with recommendations on the style of lock that should be used based on the bike and usage scenario, it includes tips on how to affix locks to minimize the likelihood of tamper. Tips such as locking the various parts of the bike according to their value may seem obvious to seasoned riders, but for many, they are often overlooked. The full educational guidelines can be found online and through in-store displays distributed to e-bike retailers throughout the country.
As part of the resource campaign, Kryptonite is encouraging e-bike owners who purchase Kryptonite locks to register them through Kryptonite’s ATPO program. It reimburses a registered customer for a specific monetary amount, based on the lock purchased and cost of the bike, if that bicycle is stolen due to the breaking of a Kryptonite lock by force.