I was thinking about ways to protect my Esk8 from getting stolen. GPS is a good idea if your board is stolen, but that usually requires a subscription or they have ones that only work through Bluetooth, so not the best solution, still it isn’t a bag idea. Recently I saw a photo of a bracket that very cleanly mounts a female xt90 to the outside of an enclosure. I thought if you were to place that before the on/off switch and use a loop key, that would be a nice way of preventing your board from being ridden off. I was still thinking about that today and figured if I wanted to have a sort of key ignition switch, why not get an actual one? I did a Google search which came back with some pretty good choices.
This one is my favorite so far, but I think this would be really cool to have one of these installed so unless you have the key, the on/off switch wouldn’t work.
Granted, someone could just take the board without riding it and then if they knew enough they could simply open it up and do some rewiring, but another thing I though was maybe instead of using common screws or bolts, etc… one could get a fastener that is one of those really unusual shapes that requires ordering the exact tool to open them. Further, if you were to have the screw hole counter sink in a bit, you could cover up over the screws with a dowel or something similar which matches your board.
Truly the best way to prevent someone from opening up your board would be to just seal it and make sure 100% everything is working, lol, but obviously that’s not a good idea. Something I just thought of which would be pretty cool, is, once again make sure everything is working perfectly, and let’s assume this is a top side cover to the enclosure, well you could secure it down with the screws, and then cover over it with grip tape. Since grip take is so cheap, this really wouldn’t be too terrible of an idea in my opinion… I dunno, what do you guys think??.