Having just bought the most expensive bike I've ever ridden and in the same week been told by a police officer that there is a spate of bike thefts going on in my neighbourhood I thought I'd ask how people tend to secure their bikes at home.
Mine is currently in a padlocked concrete shed in the back yard the only access to which is through my house or through an 8 foot high gate bolted from the inside. I know this is not enough so I'm curious to get some recommendations.
Does anyone use a tracking system? Which ones are best? Do the police really consult these? I mean really?
Does anyone have a ground anchor? I have 2 concerns about these: 1) I know I would't do a good job of fitting it, and probably destroy my shed in the process. 2) If a crook is going to take the effort to cut through the padlock to the shed the they're gonna go the same with whatever I have securing the bike to the anchor.
Insurance? Separate bike insurance, or add it onto my home insurance?
What other options are there? I'm just keen to get a discussion going on this and hear what other people do, what works, and most importantly what have you tried that didn't work?