BikeGuard™, a Free Online Bike Registry, Releases Mobile Website

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The new site is easily accessible via a smartphone code. The new features ensure convenience in the process of registering and tracking stolen bikes.

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“Optimizing the BikeGuard initiative for mobile phones was a natural step, giving users a light and user-friendly way to ensure the security of their bikes,” said Rivka Fogel, manager of MyAssetTag.com and creator of BikeGuard.

MyAssetTag.com, the leading online distributor of asset tags and labels, is proud to announce the mobile website for BikeGuard™, a free bike registry and bike identification initiative. The mobile site is optimized for use on smartphones with internet access, making the free asset tag registry system available to users on the go.

The registry was originally established as a community-oriented solution to the challenge of locating and recovering lost or stolen bicycles. It was created by MyAssetTag.com in response to estimates of 1 million unreported bike thefts occurring in the U.S. each year. Lost or stolen bikes, when found, often cannot be returned to proper owners due to a lack of identification. BikeGuard offers free identification tags with quick response (QR) codes that can be scanned by virtually any smartphone. With the release of the BikeGuard mobile site, the process of identifying a lost or stolen bike is optimized. For users without smartphones, the tags also feature an identification number that can be typed into a standard phone after calling the registry’s automated phone system. The phone system's number also appears on the small asset tag.

Registering a bike on BikeGuard via the registry mobile site is easy and efficient. Users create a free account at http://www.myassettag.com/bike, which will be optimized for mobile devices, and enter details for bicycle(s) – such as the make, model, year, and serial number – and upload a photo directly for the smartphone. This will generate a unique personal bicycle registration page that displays the owner’s contact information and details of the registered bike(s).

Upon registering, users are eligible to receive three free BikeGuard asset tags for tracking and identification purposes. With the creation of the mobile site, this process is made more accessible and broadens the scope and effectiveness of the initiative.

“Optimizing the BikeGuard initiative for mobile phones was a natural step, giving users a light and user-friendly way to ensure the security of their bikes,” said Rivka Fogel, manager of MyAssetTag.com and creator of BikeGuard. “By making the registry mobile, users can now scan the QR code on the tag using the camera on their phone and identify a lost or stolen bike wherever they are.”

When a bike is stolen, registrants can log onto BikeGuard pages and select the “Mark as Stolen” option to activate the BikeGuard network. Using the serial number on file, owners can file a police report and insurance claim. They can also share “Stolen Bike” pages online.

To access the mobile site for the free BikeGuard registry, visit http://www.myassettag.com/bike on a smartphone with internet access.

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About MyAssetTag.com

MyAssetTag.com is the Web's best source for asset labels and tags to organize inventory. All tags are durable and made from the highest-quality materials. Consumers can create customized asset tags in minutes, and choose from a variety of colors, styles, and finishes.

About SmartSign

SmartSign is one of America's fastest-growing e-commerce companies and parent of MyAssetTag.com, MyParkingSign.com, as well as more than 50 other sites. The company manufactures and distributes a wide range of signs, tags, mats, and labels. In the past, many consumers have found it hard to find, hard to design and hard to order signs with the right message. By positioning "signs as solutions," SmartSign has taken an entirely different approach. Through highly targeted, content-rich, and authoritative retail sites, the company provides specific solutions to specific problems, such as customizing an asset tag. SmartSign is widely recognized for its quality construction; its signs come with a 3M® warranty and outlast fast-fading, ink-jet signs. Other SmartSign advantages include fast and free shipping, the Web's largest range of designs, and a best-price guarantee.

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