[justify]Bike locks, while incredibly necessary, are way behind the times. Even the best of them will break under brute force, and then where are you? Bikeless and alone. The new Skylock, from ex-Boeing and Jawbone engineers, is about to leapfrog the competition and bring bike protection into the 21st century. It looks amazing.
Skylock has Bluetooth 4.0 in it. Just like keyless unlocking systems you've seen on cars, you can do the same thing for you bike. Via Skylock's smartphone app, you can press a button to unlock the lock. Or set it up to have proximity detection, so as soon as you get right up next to it, it unlocks. If your phone dies, you can still unlock it via a combination (pattern) lock on the lock itself.
Velo Labs Inc. is a San Francisco based startup comprised of Aerospace, electrical, and software engineers. A passion for creating simple yet elegant products is what brought together the team behind Skylock.The vision is to transform the way people interact with each other and their environment through beautifully designed products and services.
Skylock Is A New Wifi Connected Smart Lock That Protects Your Bike From Getting Stolen
How do you ensure that your bike is safe? We bet you are still relying on that D-shaped bike lock that came out like ages ago. Now the question that we must ask you is; are you ready for a change? All other gadgets of security have improved over the past few years; look at the home security systems and the car locks that are currently being used on modern cars.Skylock is a company, which has taken an initiative to tech-nize the bike lock by introducing a lock that is capable of working with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi; and is a “Smart Lock”.
If you look at this gadget, the first thing you will ask is, what’s so special about it? That is because it resembles the traditional D-shaped bike lock. But take a closer look and you will notice the solar panel on it along with a keypad. The solar panel has been installed to keep the electronics within the lock powered up and so that the lock can make use of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It comes with a companion app that connects to the lock via Bluetooth and will allow you to remotely unlock the lock saving you the frustration and time of fumbling with it in attempts to open it. The keypad has been installed as a secondary unlocking option in case your smartphone’s battery dies (Good thinking Skylock).
The lock has motion detectors as well and they can detect if the lock is being tempered with. However, in order to warn you, the lock needs to be in a Wi-Fi hotspot region. If it is; it will send you a text that will warn you against a possible theft taking place. This built in motion detector is also capable of working like an accident reporting gadget/app and will send out a distress call if it comes to the conclusion that you have been in an accident. This requires a Wi-Fi connection too though.
Skylock connects to your phone so you never have to worry about losing a key.
Skylock can be unlocked through the app. Hold down the button and Skylock’s dual-locking mechanism disengages.
With Auto-Unlock, Skylock senses your approach and automatically unlocks for you, without having to reach for your phone.
Click ‘N Go
Skylock makes locking easy. Just snap the shackle into the lockbar and walk away. Skylock locks automatically.
Don’t worry about needing your phone. Key in your combination using the capacitive touch buttons to unlock.
Skylock has been designed to military standards. It has been built to withstand even the toughest breaking methods.
Skylock uses bluetooth to notify you if youra bike is disturbed. This is our anti-theft feature. If your bike shakes, Skylock will feel it, and send you an alert.[/justify]