For anyone who’s afraid of having their bike stolen, there is now a nifty little device called the BikeSpike.
The BikeSpike, designed by Chicago-based firm Team BikeSpike, is a bike GPS tracker that alerts the user if tampered with. It also automatically reports any crashes to the user’s contacts.
The device is disguised as a water bottle holder.
“The BikeSpike is backed by the world’s smallest GPS chipset with a built-in antenna, an on-board accelerometer and a connection to a global cellular network,” Team BikeSpike says.
“Our hardware/software solution will send an alert to key members of your contacts lists in the event of an accident, behave like a digital guard waiting to back if disturbed, and of course give your bike the best chance it’s ever had at being recovered.”
As more people opt for bikes over other means of transport, perhaps there’s an opportunity to create another useful add-on similar to the BikeSpike.