The Lock8 is a new bike theft deterrent system which combines a standard lock, car alarm, and a slew of James Bond style GPS trickery. The only thing this lock doesn’t do is punch a bike thief in the jaw.
The Lock8 attaches to your chainstay and is charged via induction as you pedal by spoke reflectors with built in magnets. A cellphone app allows you to lock/unlock your bicycle, let your friend borrow or rent it, and alert you and others nearby with the Lock8 system if your bike is being tampered with. In the event your bike is snagged, you can track it’s whereabouts via GPS.
You can use the Lock8 system over bluetooth for free, but tracking your bike requires a GSM connection. The company estimates the monthly data cost will be around $1.99 for US subscribers. The lock will also be available with several different cable options for those who want something longer or stronger.
Weight will be roughly 450 grams and, if the kickstarter campaign is successful, the first batch will ship in May of next year. Pledge 69 Euro (aprx $112 USD) to order your own here.
For more, Visit LOCK8