For example, it is a bikelock that doesn’t require a key, but it will open up with a smartphone. Now that requires power, right? Of course! However, the Skylock has a solar cell, so it has some power for a capacitive touchkey button lock.
The advantage of having a bike that unlocks with a smartphone is that it allows for bike sharing. Just allow users access with its app. Yeah, that’s right, the Skylock has itself its own app.
An extra advantage to having a bike lock that connects to your smartphone (yes, it does that) and links via Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi is it is a portable security system. The Skylock has an accelerometer so if the bike is disturbed, your phone will alert you.
This accelerometer also comes in handy when you get into an accident. If you are in a crash, Skylock sends an alert to you. Unless you respond to it, the app will use its emergency responders to bring the help to the scene of the accident.
It really isn’t every day that I report on a problem with so many features! This is pretty cool, and sadly not available now. When it is available, it is about $250, but you can get it for the early-bird price of $160.