Bicycle locks that lock and unlock with when a smartphone comes in and goes out of the Bluetooth range are quite common, like Noke, BitLock, and Skylock. But the main problem with these locks is that you need to carry them around everywhere. Korean inventors, Bisecu is a front wheel mounted lock that will not let your bike wheels turn.
The cylindrical device has a weather-resistant aluminum-alloy body, weighs just 350 grams, and is initially installed on the front wheel/front dropout within a claimed 10 minutes. It remains there permanently, using Bluetooth technology for wirelessly communicate with an iOS/Android app on the user’s phone.
When the rider walks away from the parked bike, the lock is automatically activated as their phone’s Bluetooth signal decreases, keeping the front wheel from turning.
If anyone try to steal your bike, a motion sensor in the lock will set off a 100-decibel alarm, plus it will notify the user via the app. Once the rider returns, the lock senses their phone’s Bluetooth signal and disengages, allowing the wheel to turn again.
If they’re staying close to the bike, so that the lock isn’t triggered automatically, it can also be locked and unlocked manually via the app. The application also additionally displays speed and distance travelled during ride (by wheel revolutions), along with slope inclination.
One USB charge of the Bisecu’s lithium-polymer battery should reportedly be good for about six months of use – the app will let the user know when that battery is getting low.
If user’s phone battery run out due to the reason, the lock can also be opened by punching in a passcode using an integrated exterior button.
There’s no official retail pricing information has been announced, a team member tells us that it should be in the range of US$100 to $150.