How it works:
QR codes are a discrete way to put your contact information on your bike. The idea is that traditional “Property Of” markings will be removed or covered up by a thief before they sell it. By using an industrial quality QR code decal, the average thief will assume it is some advertisement for the manufacturer or just a decorative decal. In addition we provide 4 copies of your decal (with our standard $5 kit) so some can be placed in plain site and others hidden.
How exactly will this get my stuff back?:
This idea was developed for marking bicycles in New Orleans by “Stolen Bikes Nola Inc.”. The common scenario was that bikes were stolen and quickly resold or abandoned around town and picked up by the next rider to be used. The theft would be reported to the Stolen Bikes group but recovery would become problematic when the bike was not easily identifiable. Victims would even say, ” I see my bike down by Small Mart everyday but I can’t be sure it’s mine so there’s not much I can do”. The QR code label is not a perfect solution but it is an inexpensive way to mark your bike and simplify the recovery effort.