Bike Racks with Built-In Locks That Video Record Would-Be Thieves
BikeVault is a bicycle lock system that is more secure and practical than current methods
Standard locks that weigh less than 11 pounds are destroyed with simple tools. BikeVault updates the standard bicycle rack with its own installed lock for anyone to use through cities. Because the lock doesn’t have to be carried, and can be integrated into the stand’s structure, it is much more robust than a portable lock.
The idea was thought up by product design student Mason Holden when his bicycle had been stolen. Combing Amazon, he sought an improved alternative that would be worth his time and keep his next piece of transportation safe. Unfortunately, he discovered nothing that was useful except for locks that weighed 11 pounds. Teaming up with a fellow student, Daniel Harking, the pair exchanged ideas and arrived at a more useful and protective solution.