Dealing with bike locks can be stressful and annoying. We have to remember the combination or carry around a small, easily-losable key. San Francisco Company Mesh Motion Inc. has created a solution to the annoyance that comes with using bike locks: BitLock.
BitLock is the world’s first Bluetooth-enabled keyless bike lock and it syncs with your smartphone. The lock reads when you are within 3 feet and will automatically lock or unlock so you don’t even have to touch your phone. All you have to do is press the button on Bitlock itself to open it and remove it from your bike.
This tool is not only convenient, but it gives users the opportunity to create a bike share system, giving access to the security system to whoever they want to share with. The app even provides a map tracker of where the bike is and whose possession it’s in.
BitLock Founder Mehrdad Majzoobi said: “My vision is to create a network of shareable objects, and use the latest technology to make it easy and intuitive.”
Besides being a simple bike security solution, BitLock’s app also provides insights on the miles you’ve cycled, calories burned and how much you reduced CO2 emissions by using your bike.
BitLock is currently running a Kickstarter Campaign and they need your help. The campaign is currently about 50% funded with 26 days to go. We think this bike safety technology is pretty amazing, so check it out and let us know what you think.
Written by Jenna Black
Jenna is an activist in her community and a lover of all things tech, especially smart home technology. Learn more