Monimoto Security Device
Vilnius, Lithuania security device maker Monimoto - maker of Europe's fastest growing anti-theft GPS tracker - is warning against using Apple's AirTag to secure motorcycles.
In a release issued in the United States by distributor Tucker Powersports that points to a report published recently by Monimoto, the company has detailed the challenges of using Apple's AirTag to secure a motorcycle versus using a GPS-based tracking device such as the Monimoto 7.
"Apple is wise to take steps to stop the use of AirTags as a way to stalk someone," said Andrius "Bruno" Rimkunas, a motorcycle security expert and co-founder of Monimoto.
"However, these procedures, and the AirTag's reliance on other Apple devices for location and communications, are exactly why motorcycle owners should select a different device - one that provides immediate alerts and ensures owners never need to worry about losing the motorcycle they love."
Andrius explains that Apple AirTags use Bluetooth technology to connect to any Apple device in a nearby area. When an owner realizes that his or her protected item is missing, the owner can request a signal from the AirTag to provide its location.
"This could be hours after a theft occurred and the protected vehicle could be far away from its original location. To avoid stalkers from using AirTag, Apple has programmed the product so anyone with an iPhone can see if an AirTag is nearby, which alerts thieves to find and remove the tag from a vehicle they have stolen.
He says that, in contrast, GPS tracking devices like the Monimoto 7, will immediately alert owners that their motorcycle is being tampered with. In one recently documented case, a Monimoto user in New York City was able to disrupt a potential theft by checking on his bike after receiving an alert.
"Our Monimoto 7 stands out among GPS trackers in that it uses both global positioning from viewable satellites and also 4G/5G cellular signals to identify the specific location of the bike and to communicate with the owner by phone calls and notifications on a smart phone.
"The device is not connected to a vehicle's electrical system, which means it continues to operate for 12 months on its internal battery, even if the motorcycle's battery is disconnected. The weatherproof case makes it perfect for the rigorous environment of a motorcycle and our rating on Trust Pilot, the Apple Store and Google Play store are tops in this field.
Founded in 2016, Andrius says that "the Monimoto 7 is more than just a smart anti-theft GPS tracker for two-wheelers. It's small, easy to install and uses the latest eSIM, 4G/5G IoT connectivity combined with a sophisticated backend and mobile app. It comes with an embedded, international eSIM card and is powered by two autonomous, long-life batteries, so it won't drain the battery on a motorcycle or e-bike and never falls victim to a thief who cuts the battery cable."
The report is posted to Monimoto's website and includes links to source material from Apple and other news sources to explain AirTag features and anti-stalking measures, as well as reference materials for GPS trackers.