LINKA Auto-Unlocking Smart Bike Lock - Kickstarter Projects You Need To Check Out

Earlier in the week we looked at a small, relatively simple accessory. Today, let's look at something a bit more complex

For those of us who live in New York (or any metropolitan area where traffic is insane), a bike is the only sane form of transportation.

Bike theft has got to rank up there with our biggest concerns as commuters. 

As a result, the guys from Velasso designed something amazing to solve those concerns.

LINKA : World's First Auto-Unlocking Smart Bike Lock

How is LINKA unique? They discovered that 85% of bikes that are stolen are ridden away inconspicuously. By focusing mainly on immobilizing the wheel and locking it to the frame, one can seriously reduce the risk of a bike getting stolen, as it become a lot more suspicious to carry an alarming bike!

At it’s core, LINKA is a powerful bike lock mounted to your frame, so it’s always ready. To lock it, simply tap the button and you’ll be recognized securely through your phone. A 9mm hardened square steel ring automatically slides into place making your bike impossible to ride away.

As of writing the LINKA has 24 days left to go to achieve funding, and they’ve almost doubled their goal, with $40,528 out of their initial $25,000 goal raised!

Pre-orders start at pledges of $99 or more.

Estimated delivery date: December 2015

LINKA : World's First Auto-Unlocking Smart Bike Lock

 

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Chris Johnson
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3 Comments

Ronald Dennis
Ronald Dennis

December 09, 2015

I pledged $109 on May 31st, when will my lock ship?

GIRISH  PANDYA
GIRISH PANDYA

June 08, 2015

I am an INDIAN ENGINEER wish to buy “LINKA” CYCLE LOCK as sample to go for mass order for INDIAN market.
I would like to know the cost of such lock to introduce in INDIA & I WISH TO BE ONLY authorised distributor INDIAN MARKET.
there huge scope in INDIA as PETROL PRICES is going day by day high in & poverty increase
i AM AWARE THAT YOUR PRODUCTION WILL. START AT END OF 2015.
WAITING FOR VALUED RESPONSE.

YOURS SINCERELY

GIRISH PANDYA

EMAIL ADDRESS: girish_pandya2000@ yahoo.com

Owen
Owen

May 21, 2015

I see a huge market for LINKA in Chile, where stealing bikes and motorbikes is almost a hobby.

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