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High-tech bike lock can also sense crashes

High-tech bike lock can also sense crashes
Skylock

Back in the old days, bike locks were only good for keeping your bike protected - if thieves couldn't crack them.

But this is 2014 and bike locks just got a whole lot more interesting.

Skylock is being called the "bike lock of the future" and with good reason. It packs a lot of technology inside.

The Skylock looks like your average lock, but it's connected to your smartphone. You can unlock it from your phone, it has a theft alert system, and it can even detect if you've crashed and burned.

The lock's accelerometer system can tell if you are moving or not. The Skylock app will ask you if you are OK if you stop moving for a certain period of time. If you don't respond in a set amount of time, the app will notify emergency responders of your location for you.

As for the anti-theft system, it works like this:

When you lock up your bike, you can connect the lock to a nearby Wi-Fi network. If someone starts messing with your bike, the accelerometers will detect it, and it will send a push notification to your phone via the app, so you can run out and thwart any evil-doers. You can adjust the sensitivity, too, so it's not disturbed by a single, accidental jostle.

I know what you're thinking. How often do you have to charge this lock so it works? That's another key feature: Its battery is solar powered, so you don't have to worry. And, if you don't have your phone for some reason, you don't need the app to unlock it. You can still type in a manual code to unlock your bike.

Want to know more about Skylock? Click here to see a fun video that has all the details.

 

 

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