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Bisecu automatic bike lock hits Kickstarter

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One charge of Bisecu's battery should reportedly be good for six months of use
One charge of Bisecu's battery should reportedly be good for six months of use
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One charge of Bisecu's battery should reportedly be good for six months of use
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One charge of Bisecu's battery should reportedly be good for six months of use
The designers have announced the upcoming availability of a steel cable that plugs into Bisecu at one end, and loops around an adjacent immovable object at the other
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The designers have announced the upcoming availability of a steel cable that plugs into Bisecu at one end, and loops around an adjacent immovable object at the other

If you don't like lugging a bike lock around when cycling, then you might like Bisecu. It's permanently installed on the front wheel hub, and keeps that wheel from turning when the bike is left unattended. First announced this March, the 350-gram Bluetooth-enabled device is now the subject of a Kickstarter campaign.

Here's how Bisecu works …

When the rider walks away from the parked bike (with their smartphone with them), the lock is automatically activated as their phone's Bluetooth signal decreases. Should someone try stealing the bike anyway, a motion sensor in the lock will set off a 100-decibel alarm, plus it will notify the user via the iOS/Android Bisecu app. Once the rider returns, the lock senses their phone's Bluetooth signal and disengages, allowing the wheel to turn again.

The app also allows users to lock and unlock the wheel manually, plus it displays ride data such as speed, distance travelled and slope inclination, as gathered by Bisecu while the bike is in motion.

The designers have announced the upcoming availability of a steel cable that plugs into Bisecu at one end, and loops around an adjacent immovable object at the other
The designers have announced the upcoming availability of a steel cable that plugs into Bisecu at one end, and loops around an adjacent immovable object at the other

When we previously heard about the device, there was nothing that physically stopped a thief from simply picking the bike up and carrying it away. Now, however, the designers have announced the upcoming availability of a steel cable that plugs into Bisecu at one end, and loops around an adjacent immovable object at the other. Definitely a good addition.

If you're interested in getting a Bisecu of your own, a pledge of US$89 is required. Shipping is estimated for March, assuming it reaches production.

Source: Kickstarter

2 comments
Buellrider
For a bike lock to be effective it has to be long and strong enough to go through the front wheel, the frame and through the back wheel and of course be secured to something solid that can't be carried away with the bike. To only go through the front wheel is not enough. They can still make of with the expensive back wheel. You now have a unicycle. Back to the drawing board.
highlandboy
Flat battery on phone equals stranded miles from anywhere, and you won't even have a phone to call for help. This idea may work on an e-bike with a usb phone charging port, but forget it if your phone runs out of battery quickly.