Velo Labs‘ Skylock is a smart bike lock that unlocks with bluetooth and has sensors for theft detection.

May 22, 2014

in IoT Internet of Things, Location & Context, Strategy Formulation

SkyLock will never fly out the door although it may cruise down the street. It is just too expensive at its $249 projected price and another one of those fund me ideas that may or may not come to fruition. Still there is something nice about the video and “keyless entry” for you bike. Its a great example of how BluetoothLE an app and your phone can change how you interact with an everyday activity. Add in the sharing capability and if the locks were not “gold” then they might work really well on a college campus. Then again why don’t bike manufacturers build this type of functionality into the bike itself?

Velo Labs‘ Skylock is a smart bike lock that unlocks with bluetooth and has sensors for theft detection..

Now I wish someone would just let me retro-fit “keyless” entry to my car using my phone in a nice easy to install package. In the meantime I’ll continue using my 30 year old bike lock which works fine.

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