The new Yeelock disc brake lock for bicycles and motorcycles can be locked and unlocked using only your fingerprint. A 6mm lock pin runs through one of the disc rotor cut-outs, securely locking onto the disc, deterring potential thieves. Of course, it’s no replacement for a proper U-Lock or chain, but the additional disc brake lock will undoubtedly make stealing your ride a lot more hassle, and thus less appealing a pursuit.
Yeelock Anti-Theft Fingerprint Disc Brake Lock
The Yeelock is a pocket-sized anti-theft device, weighing a claimed 230g. The brand claim say that locking or unlocking the device using your fingerprint takes around 0.3 seconds, though there is also a key lock option for those who prefer the traditional method. You can lose a key, but you’re (hopefully) not going to lose your fingerprint any time soon.
To improve its user-friendliness, you can add up to 16 fingerprints that will be able to operate the disc brake lock so the whole family can have access to it when they pop to the grocery store, or wherever.
The Yeelock fingerprint-operated disc brake lock area is 6mm wide, so will fit any bicycle disc rotors, and likely most motorbike disc rotors too. It has an IPX7 waterproof rating. This anti-theft device runs on two lithium manganese dioxide (Li-MnO2) batteries, said to last for one year. These are said to easily replaced with CR2032 cell batteries.
You can secure a Yeelock for yourself by backing their crowdfunding campaign, live now on Kickstarter. At the time of writing, Yeelock has secured £21,344 of its £2914 goal. Pledge $69 CAD to get yours delivered in April 2022.