Ok, maybe calling it magic is stretching things a little, but you can instead unlock your bike using Bluetooth with this new lock. The company ABUS has launched a new lock called the “770A SmartX Lock”, which adds to the selection of Bluetooth bike locks already available to the market.
We have covered a few of these in the past including one from BIO-Key we interviewed at CES earlier in the year, and they do give us an idea of where locks are headed in the near future. A number of these locks require you to open an app and use your fingerprint or a password to disengage a lock with, but ABUS decided to take a route similar to August’s lock for your front door. Instead of having to have your phone out and working with an app, you simply have to have your phone (iOS or Android) in your pocket. It uses proximity through Bluetooth to determine it is you.
It features a 100 dB+ alarm that goes off for 15 seconds if the lock is tampered with and it will repeat if the attempt continues. A simpler beeping alarm can be triggered from small movements and vibrations to assure that your bike is as secure as can be while you are away, and deter would be thieves from trying any harder to mess with your property. It even collects GPS data of the bike’s last location in the app so you can find it easier if you find yourself at a distance.
The lock should be making its way to the market now via stores that sell ABUS products. You can also learn more about their locks via the following button to Amazon. Of course you will also be spending a little more than you might be used to when it comes to a bike lock because they do come at a price.