Bike Lock Powered by the Fingerprints of 20 Users
Biometric lock Grasp slides on and off when used by one of the fingerprint sets stored, making bicycle security easier than ever
Grasp is a new biometric bike lock that opens using the owner’s thumbprint, creating a faster, easier and smarter user experience for cyclists. Developed by a pair of Canadian mechatronics engineering grads from the University of Waterloo, the lock provides heavy-duty security with minimal user effort.
The U-shaped lock is made from hardened steel covered in a soft scratch and water-resistant plastic that features a hinged shackle that clamps on and off. As the user grasps the end of the lock an optical-based scanner reads their thumbprint which enables the device to lock and unlock. The simple, low-energy system runs for a year on three AAA batteries and can be used in subzero temperatures.