In the past few months we’ve seen increasing demand for secure bike compounds and a particular rise in the number of Streetpod Compounds we’ve installed. Cyclepods supply gated shelters and modular compound systems for 10 – 80 bikes and are suitable for any environment such as schools, workplaces or residential buildings.
If you are planning bike storage for any project and security is a prime concern, a compound is a good start to deterring bike thieves. Having a shelter with doors (and even better, a roof!) will instantly put potential thieves off due to the extra work involved in ‘breaking in’.
The next step could be what sort of lock you use for your compound. We offer several different options including padlocks, keypads and swipe card access control for our compounds. Key-fobs, keypads and swipe cards are useful if you are putting in a compound for a residential association or a workplace so the users can apply for their own key fob etc. If constant access throughout the day by multiple people is not necessary you could use a simple padlock system that is manged by your site manager or school caretaker.
Finally you need to find the right bike storage for your compound! Again, if security is a concern, our Streetpods are both Sold Secure & Secure by Design accredited and are the most secure bike parking product available on the market. When a bike is locked in the Streetpod the front wheel is safely encased in the plastic shell and both the back wheel and frame can be locked with just one lock using the special security hoop.