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.