Deeper Lock bike lock brings GPS-powered bike security to cyclists

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Deeper Lock is a complete security system operated from your smartphone and features GPS tracking, unlimited range anti-theft alerts via GSM, and a 110dB alarm.

Have you ever had your bike stolen? If not, do you ever wonder just how secure your bike lock is? Deeper is looking to ease those concerns and bring peace of mind to bike owners with their high-tech, GPS-powered bike lock.

“Deeper Lock is much more than a lock – it’s a complete security system. If has smart features designed to counter whatever the bike thieves try,” says Deeper’s CTO, Donatas Malinauskas. “And its amazing usability will bring a whole new experience for city cyclists. No more clunky keys or dirty hands, just quick, sharable bike security.”

Bike theft isn’t a new problem, and thieves are finding ways to circumvent traditional locks. While there are other smart locks on the market, Deeper claims the Deeper Lock is the first ever GPS-powered bike security system which includes tracking, anti-theft notification alerts, a 100dB audible alarm, keyless locking, remote sharing, and more. Deeper Lock is constructed from hardened steel and alloy and operates in extreme temperatures for those who cycle all year round.

Deeper Lock attaches to your bike via the seat stay mounting holes if equipped, and if not, fastening straps are included for easy mounting. The lock can be used on any bike as long as the following criteria are met:

  • Your bike has standard seat stays and the distance between the seat tube and the outer edge of rear wheel (or fender) should be 65mm/2.56″ or more
  • The width of your tire is not more than 64mm/2.5″
  • The height from the inner wheel edge to the outer tire edge is not more than 93mm/3.6″

Named an Innovation Award Honoree at CES, Deeper has launched an all-or-nothing Kickstarter campaign in order to bring the Deeper Lock to market. It’s already off to a good start and is over 25% funded after its launch yesterday. With an anticipated retail price of $299USD, the Super Early Bird price is $179, a significant saving, and includes a free year of GPS tracking. For an additional $50, you can add 3 more years for a total of 4 years of GPS tracking.

Check out the full press release below, hit up the Kickstarter campaign and let us know what you think of the Deeper Lock in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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Deeper Lock: The Smartest, Toughest Bike Security System ever is here

1.5 million bikes are stolen in the US every year, 70 bikes every day in Berlin and 1 every 90 seconds in the UK. These are just the official figures, the real numbers could be 5 times as high. Traditional bike locks are not working, thieves can break a traditional lock whether it is a chain, U-lock or wire lock. They can get through these in under 10 seconds, making them virtually pointless.

In response to high levels of bike crime and the inadequacy of conventional locks, Deeper Lock, the smartest toughest bike security system ever, has launched on Kickstarter. It’s a complete security system operated from your smartphone, and features GPS tracking, unlimited range anti-theft alerts via GSM, a 110dB alarm. Moreover there is a hardened steel locking element, twin solar panels for self charging and access sharing through the Deeper Lock app.

Here’s how it works: Deeper Lock syncs with your smartphone. You lock and unlock using the app through an encrypted Bluetooth connection. And once it’s locked, a chain-reaction of anti-theft technologies kick in if someone touches your bike:

  • 110dB Alarm raise – enough to deter many thieves.
  • Then an anti-theft alert is sent direct your smartphone – now the clock is ticking for the thief.
  • GPS tracking is activated and coordinates sent direct to users phone – the thief has nowhere to hide.

In these conditions, the thief has to contest with a hardened steel locking element plus a hardened alloy lock casing. Manufactured in the EU, it is ruggedized, weather-proofed and built to last.

For Deeper’s CTO, Donatas Malinauskas, Deeper Lock provides cyclists with a whole new way to protect their bikes. “Deeper Lock is much more than a lock – it’s a complete security system. If has smart features designed to counter whatever the bike thieves try. And its amazing usability will bring a whole new experience for city cyclists. No more clunky keys or dirty hands, just quick, sharable bike security,” says Mr. Malinauskas.

With Deeper Lock, security comes first, second and third. But that doesn’t mean it compromises on usability. Locking and unlocking is keyless and quick, and Deeper Lock is self-charging through twin solar panels. Plus, the Deeper Lock app has an easy, intuitive sharing function, letting you share your bike at the touch of a button.

Deeper company R&D team have been developing Deeper Lock for the past 2 years. The company’s strong track record in outdoor electronics (it created the first ever castable smart
sonar for anglers), plus Deeper Lock’s rigorous testing, means they can now offer a product that will meet the expectations of demanding urban cyclists.

With a prototype showcased at this year’s CES, where it was named an Innovation Award Honoree, Deeper Lock is now ready for production. And the Kickstarter campaign will enable
the company to turn Deeper Lock from prototype to reality.

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