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Kickstarter: Stingray bike alarm screams next level protection on & off the bike

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Frustrated because locks don’t go nearly far enough to protect your precious steed? Look no further! The Stingray multi-function bike alarm and light has your back. Don’t let its subtle design fool you- the alarm doesn’t require manual recharging and packs a hell of an audible punch when anyone disturbs your bike.

The story begins after a series of bike thefts. Discouraged by the ease with which thieves were able to make off with his mode of transportation, the engineer behind the project set to work designing a product that was both effective and integrated into the lifestyle of the everyday rider.

After two years in development, the resulting product fits seamlessly into the commuter lifestyle. The weatherproof 300 lumen light keeps you and your bike safe in traffic while the cradle base is poised to reek havoc  on the eardrums of anyone trying to make a getaway with your ride.

As a full assembly, the cradle and weatherproof light fasten via clamp to the handlebars. When you park, you simply remove the light and the alarm within the cradle is armed and calibrated to whatever configuration your bike may be situated in (meaning fixie kids with a penchant for hanging bikes upside down on street signs have also been considered). If disturbed by a thief, the Stingray’s 6-axis motion sensor registers the attack and releases a 120dB siren straight in the direction of the rider.

What’s that? Having traumatic flashbacks to the early days of easily triggered car alarms? The designers behind Stingray have too. This is why they have spent substantial development time developing algorithms to teach the Stingray to understand the difference between an innocent jostle and a full on attack. “Rest assured you won’t get false triggers.”

The cradle housing the alarm is die cast aluminum, making it tamperproof, and each Stingray comes complete with a custom key and clamp screw to prevent people from simply removing the device.

The real genius of the device (aside from the potential for hilarity when watching the video footage of some poor thief trying to steal your bike and getting an earful instead) is that after the cradle is installed, it does not need to be charged. Users simply remove and recharge their light as they would, and the charged light in turn charges the alarm when installed. Off of a single charge, the alarm enough juice for more than a month of protection.

To support the final leg of development, head over to Stingray’s Kickstarter.

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Not a troll
Not a troll
6 years ago

I want to see how well this stands up to the bolt cutters buddy just used to snag your steed.

Jonathon
Jonathon
6 years ago
Reply to  Not a troll

Just cut the paper thin plastic mounting strap with a blade.

comrad
6 years ago
Reply to  Jonathon

I don’t have a horse in this race, but did you happen to read in the big words that said it is metal, not plastic?

Jonathon
Jonathon
6 years ago
Reply to  comrad

Bolt cutter the device in half then!

Shafty
Shafty
6 years ago

What if they park their bike poorly and someone else decides to reposition it? Is that a similar enough movement to trigger the alarm?

King County
King County
6 years ago

If a thief can break a U Lock, they will just break this gadget off the bike, or ride away with yoru bike while it makes noise.

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

People might look, but most will just ignore it the same as they do with car and house alarms people generally do not want to get involved out of fear of confrontation!

rich hargus
rich hargus
6 years ago

how long have car alarms been around? cars dont get stolen in this day and age right? problem solved.

DonAskWhoIam
6 years ago

Just me thought as thief. . . . if I want this bike, I will have it if any chances

Alarm? I don’t bother . . . because its do me no harm, I just keep ride it far and far away

Who care? “what the heck that sounds? he probably have forgot to turn off phone speaker, I have no idea that’s alarm”

Seriously, if I want it, I shall have it, its not help.

Speshy
Speshy
6 years ago
Reply to  DonAskWhoIam

Go back and read this comment in a voice that sounds like Borat.

Jim
Jim
6 years ago

You can get a motion sensor alarm off ebay for about $10, probably less in USD.
(no idea of quality)

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