Secure parking lots are everywhere in Vietnam. Guys in blue uniforms looking after a collection of motorbikes. Coffee shops, the beach, you name it and there will be security guys.
Typically a secure parking lot will be protected by a man dressed in a blue uniform who is clearly looking after a collection of motorbikes. Secure parking usually has a ticket system where a security guy will hand a receipt ticket over and in exchange look after the motorbike.
Typical rates are 5-10vnd per day. This is approximately 0.5USD.
Security guys will protect the motorbike but not helmets or other accessories.
Hotels tend to bring motorbikes inside and usually have security employees of their own. In Hanoi some hotels do not allow parking and if in doubt it is a good idea to ask the reception where the motorbike is safe to park.
In small restaurants where security is not present then make sure the motorbike is always visible.
As a general rule – if you need to lock the motorbike then it is in the wrong place!
All motorbikes from Tigit have neck locks. Additional locks can be bought for $4……. but really, if you need to lock the motorbike then it is in the wrong place!
Randomly abandoning the motorbike on the side of road is not needed and is asking for trouble! Police are quick and efficient at picking up stray vehicles as a protection method. If a thief does not get the bike the police will!
Always use hotels or secure parking lots.
To date, no Tigit customer has had a motorbike stolen. Theft is a problem with people living in houses with no security. As a traveler or backpacker every destination will be filled with secure and convenient parking.