LOCK8 smart bike lock

The World's First Smart Bike Lock

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Jack Smith
Jack SmithHunter@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
this is pretty cool; it has a built in alarm and GPS tracker. It can also facilitate you renting your bike (because it's keyless), so you can earn money renting out your bike. And no charging as it recharges whilst you cycle.
Jonathon Triest
Jonathon Triest@jtriest · Ludlow Ventures
Also check out skylock. http://www.producthunt.com/posts...
Zac Davies
Zac Davies@zacdavies · Customer Success Manager @ Mentorloop
There's also http://teolock.com/ and http://bitlock.co/. Not sure about world's first!
@jongold
@jongold@jongold · AI design tools
Hate to be a negative nancy but this looks like a solution in search of a problem. Keyless entry is great for locks that change all the time — Zipcars, say. But it seems totally useless to have such a flimsy lock that's basically reliant on your phone battery. When I cycle I often use GPS of some form…say I'm going somewhere, stopping for lunch and coming back, my phone will usually die half way through the day. So then I have a big, bulky, (I think) insecure lock that I have to open with a fob anyway. I'd maybe look at this tech if it was integrated into a solid Kryptonite New York lock, or I lived in the countryside. But yeah. Not for me.
Jack Smith
Jack SmithHunter@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
I think one of the key advantages is that this has an inbuilt alarm/siren also.