Solar-Powered Bike Lock Knows If Its Rider Has Crashed
Skylock, created by ex-Boeing and Jawbone engineers, is an intelligent device that keeps cyclists, and their property, safe and secure.
It was only a matter of time before The Internet of Things reached our bike locks, and with over 1.5 million bike thefts in the US every year it makes perfect sense. Skylock is a high-tech, solar-powered, Bluetooth enabled bike lock that will keep your mind at ease while your bike is out of sight.
Skylock pairs with a smartphone allowing it to remain contextually aware. The device contains an accelerometer so that it can alert the owner to any unexpected movements (don’t worry the sensitivity is adjustable), and by comparing its readings to those of a rider’s phone Skylock is able to recognize spills and impacts. In the case of an accident the rider will receive a push notification. If there’s no response within a set time, this bike lock will assume the worst and alert emergency responders as well as specified contacts.