Squiddy announced a new electronic lock for your bike, bag, or other gear – the Squidd Lock. Using an array of sensors, it can detect movement, temperature change, or a full break-in, alerting you and other nearby Squidd users via their community-based app.

Squidd Lock electronic cable bike and gear lock with GPS tracking phone app

GPS and app integration continue to creep into bicycle lock technology, and Paris-based Squiddy announced their solution via an IndieGoGo campaign. They’re calling it an anti-theft smart lock, packing a big technological punch in a small package.

Squiddy reports that the device has an array of sensors that can detect a variety of threats:

  • Motion detection
  • Cable break
  • Short-circuit
  • Battery cover opening
  • Housing alteration
  • Cable presence
  • Locking/unlocking
  • Battery level
  • Temperature

Upon detection of a threat, the lock emits a 100-decibel alarm to discourage would-be thieves.

Realtime theft alerts are also sent to your mobile phone or smart watch, letting you know that trouble is afoot. GPS tracking shows movement of the lock – with accuracy of two meters.

You also have the option of using the Squidd community, to alert any other Squidd users within 200 meters. If nobody is within that range, it automatically extends the range to over a mile away.

Battery life is quoted at 2-3 years, after which time you can send your device to Squiddy for service.

The Squidd Lock is available for pre-order now via IndieGoGo – with 29 days left as of this writing. Full MSRP will range from $237 – $267, with discounts available to early backers of the project.

4 COMMENTS

  1. $237 for a lock that looks like it can be cut with a pair of wire snips/parktool cable cutters. Sounds like a case of Kale water or some other Silicone Valley Tech Trend that is worthless.

    • Hey guys, by analyzing thefts we realized that the thickness of locks or chains didn’t add much protection. Thieves, with a cordless angle grinder or large pliers, can clip them in only a matter of seconds despite the thickness. We therefore used a flexible, intelligent, and resistant cable. This cable contains wires which allow us to detect when it’s cut or when the wires short circuit. In addition, it is more flexible and can be used in very confined spaces and it’s very resistant! You can’t cut it with a nail cutter and it’s hard with a snip/parktool cable cutter too.

      • True about angle grinders. But a thick cable is more work then thin wire so the thief will go for the easiest one to steal. Also the thief steal a bike not the lock. So the GPS is useless because your lock will be were u left it

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