Bike Alarm Harnesses The Crowd To Stop Theft
Silent chirps alarm bike owners when their vehicle is in danger.
To all bike thieves out there, it is time to throw in the towel or reconsider better techniques because one start-up company figured out a way to alert bike owners when their bikes are being stolen. The Cricket is a bit-size bicycle alarm that sends instant notifications whenever and wherever someone touches, steals, or in any way damages the bike. Secured by a velcro strap, the Cricket can be placed on any section of the body frame.
It gets even better, Cricket users can depend on one another to find their lost bikes. Once you indicate your bike has been stolen on the app, Cricket users will become anonymous sensors, scanning for your lost possession, and notifying you upon locating it. Taking advantage of low-power Bluetooth connections, Cricket can transmit signals within a 150 feet radius.