Garage 529 - Anti-theft Community Kit

Garage 529 - Anti-theft Community Kit

Garage 529 - Anti-theft Community Kit

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Regular price $15.00
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Thousands of eyes protecting your bicycle – for free

Blackwell and Sons is a member of 529 Garage – a nationwide community of bicycle retailers, repairers, local authorities, the Police, and others – that works together to help deter theft and quickly return stolen bicycles to their owners. 

The system centres on the 529 Garage shield – a tamper-resistant decal with a unique code, that's fitted to the frame of your bicycle.

Using this code, you can register your bicycle (for free) on a national database accessible by the Police and all other members of the 529 community. Registration is easy, and can be done at or by downloading an app to your phone. All you need is the shield code, your bicycle’s serial number, and photos and/or a description (make, model, colour etc) of your bicycle.  

529 Garage provides security in two ways

  1. The shield on your bicycle acts as a visible deterrent to thieves in the first place.
  2. Should your bicycle be stolen, you can instantly alert the entire 529 community. Your bicycle will be flagged as stolen on the database, and the rest of the community will be on the lookout for it. Most stolen bicycles are sold on. 529 Garage greatly increases the chances of catching the thief in the act. 

What’s more, if you’re in the market for a second-hand bicycle, you can use the 529 Garage database to ensure you’re not being sold stolen goods. The Blackwell and Sons Workshop team will routinely check any bicycle brought in for repairs, to make sure it’s not flagged. 

In Vancouver, Canada, where 529 Garage originated, police reported a 40 percent reduction in bicycle thefts within four years of the 529 community being established.

We supply anti-theft packs for one bicycle, or four (great for families).

Bicycles, tricycles and e-bikes

We deliver our bicycles all over Aotearoa New Zealand ourselves for a few reasons; we like to ensure your bicycle arrives in perfect condition and we also want you to be able to ride it immediately. We set your seat and handlebar height so you can ride comfortably and we listen and respond to any questions you have. We like to ensure we are minimising our fuel use and pollution so we like to schedule the most efficient delivery plan possible. That’s why it may take a month or two to get your bicycle to you. Please check our Delivery page for more information and to view our next scheduled delivery to your area.

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We will despatch your purchase the same day or next day and we will email you courier tracking information so you know exactly where your package is. We try, wherever possible, to use recycled or compostable packaging. For all orders, we charge $9.90 towards the cost of the courier.

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