Long story short: They stole my bike. This is the fourth one; apparently it doesn't matter how well you secure it, if they want it, they'll take it.
Now, the police actually caught them after a couple of days. But I cannot get my bike back because I cannot demonstrate ownership, what with bicycles being not registered and (in my case) lacking any identifying mark. They need more proof.
Idea bulb. What if, in my next bicycle, I place a series of well-concealed passive RFID tags containing information and perhaps codes only I can possibly know? That would constitute enough proof to the police and they would probably release my property without much fuss, once explained the situation. I know I'm geeking out, but it's plausible.
Do you have any suggestions as to how to proceed? Pros? Cons?
I basically need some programmable RFID tags and an RFID reader but I honestly there are so many I'm a bit confused. Any help would be appreciated.
(Of course a GPS system would be ideal but a bit of overkill for a €150 bike - and anyhow, the system should ideally draw no power whatsoever - passive - and stay as stealth as possible.)