New Gadget to Track Stolen Bikes Seeks Funding

In the News: From SmartPlanet.com:

“If you own a bike and live in a city, chances are you or someone you know has had to deal with bike theft at some point. It’s a widespread problem and falls fairly low on police departments’ radars. If you are unlucky enough to get your bike stolen, chances are slim that you’ll see it again.

A new Kickstarter project called the BikeSpike hopes to change that. The gadget has a built-in GPS and connects to a global cellular data network. What this means is that in addition to locking your bike on the street, you can lock it digitally as well, using the BikeSpike app. If it moves from that space, or is tampered with, you’ll receive an alert, so you can track your stolen bike in real-time and alert law enforcement officials to its whereabouts.”

The gadget is now part of a KickStarter campaign to raise money to produce it–That campaign hopes to raise $150,000 by April 9, 2013.

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