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Bisecu promises to be the first fully automatic smart bicycle lock

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It seems that there’s a new smart or connected bicycle security device that pops up on Kickstarter almost every month. But Bisecu offers something new – a fully automatic locking mechanism.

Bisecu promises to be the first fully automatic smart bicycle lock

By installing a cylinder that’s slightly bigger than a hockey puck on your fork and your front hub, the device is able to instantly lock your bike – or at least keep it from rolling. Thanks to the Bluetooth connection with your smart phone, once you park your bike and walk away, Bisecu engages a steel rod from the outer disc into the inner disc which prevents the front wheel from turning. Coupled with a 100dB alarm and smartphone notifications if the bike is moved, that should keep it reasonably safe for quick trips into a coffee shop or other short stops.

Bisecu promises to be the first fully automatic smart bicycle lock

Of course the paranoid cyclist in me thought, “what’s gonna stop someone from just taking the whole thing or stealthily removing the front fork to steal the rest of the bike?” It seems that Bisecu has thought of that with their connectable mount system which uses a cable lock that attaches with the same keyless ease of the main system. While it won’t be ready until after Bisecu launches next year, the cable looks to simply plug into the hub mounted lock and would allow you to lock the frame while locking the whole bike to a bike rack.

However, Bisecu seems like it’s really more suited towards less expensive bike or commuter bikes with frequent stops since you have to leave the 350g device on your bike at all times (we can’t see many roadies willingly mounting these up).

Bisecu promises to be the first fully automatic smart bicycle lock

Micro USB rechargeable, the device claims to gain enough juice for six months of use from a single two hour charge. The above photo also illustrates the built in lights which have functions like indicating your current riding speed, the lock status, or charging status. Using the included app, of course you can also track your rides.

Bisecu promises a 5 minute installation process, though you do have to make sure your fork blade is small enough to be covered by the device using their simple print out guide found on the Kickstarter page. It also appears that it requires a bolt on front hub, or a bolt on quick release skewer (which is included with the Kickstarter offer). Full compatibility is a little murky, but it definitely seems like this won’t work with suspension forks and probably bike with thru axles as well.

Currently priced at $89 through the Kickstarter Super Early Bird special, the locks are expected to ship by March, 2018.

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#sonomastrong
#sonomastrong
5 years ago

Can I steal it, toss the front wheel over a bridge and replace the front wheel?

James
James
5 years ago

I was wondering about it locking when Bluetooth disconnects or your phone battery dies. Looks like you can set it to “manual mode”, but if you don’t, once it loses Bluetooth connection and you stop- your front wheel is locked (they have motion sensors to avoid over the bar accidents) You have to pre-program a custom pass code before you use this feature which you enter into the device with a single button on the side.
How many people will want set it to manual mode (goes against the whole automated sales pitch), or even set a passcode before using it? My prediction is that many users if their phone dies or Bluetooth loses connection will experience a locked front wheel with no clue how to unlock it when they come up to the next stop sign!

Their alarm alert comment is the best though- “In case of tampering, Bisecu will still let you know when your smartphone is back within the range”
I will translate: Your bike alarm will arm when you walk away and lose Bluetooth connection, but can’t communicate with you until you are back in bluetooth range. If/when you get within range of your stolen bike, your app (if running and successfully pairs with the device) will tell you that your bike is close? Useless.

BMX
BMX
5 years ago

No more alarms in cities thanks. I live in London and car alarms have destroyed the night time with their constant noise. Nobody gives a sh1t if some alarm is sounding it is just annoying and a nuisance. Surprised car alarms are still even allowed. Cant beat two locks, u lock and chain locking both wheels and frame to something solid.

Christian Michael Davidson
Christian Michael Davidson
3 years ago

Bisecu took my money, they sold it to me while then claiming it is crowdfunding and even that product does not fit my bike, they said sorry it is crowd funding and we never return money

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