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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

London Calling: Theft Avoidance Stickers

Clearly, there were a lot of factors involved with the recent riots in London, but no matter how you break it down, looting and theft occurred. Which brings to mind this "brilliant" sticker from the land of the double decker bus: Dominic Wilcox's Anti-Theft Bike/Car Device.

Got a shiny new mountain bikes worth lots of dough? Or the kind of sports car that invites unwanted attention? Just slap on these stickers mounted on clear plastic, which simulate rust. The idea is that potential thieves scanning the locale for likely targets will pass your ride over in favor of "less damaged" goods, leaving your property in peace.

Of course, if someone's got a mind to set your car on fire, a few fake rust spots probably won't act as much of a deterrent--but for less dire circumstances (i.e., day-to-day life in most major cities) these clever stickers might just do the job.

Dominic writes: "Note. This anti-theft device is not guaranteed to work in any way. However, I have stuck them to my shiny new bike and can confirm that it hasn't been stolen yet. 13 days of not being stolen in London probably equates to 7 years of non-stealing in the friendly countryside. Good luck and happy theft avoidance."

Mr. Wilcox's theft-avoidance device is yours for around 4 quid a piece; order three or more for free delivery, worldwide.

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