San Francisco – USA – Skunklock is world’s first deterrent bike lock, designed to look and feel like a normal U-Lock, filled with a pressurized compound. Once the compound is airborne, sight may be compromised, breathing becomes difficult, and vomiting is induced, thus making it nearly impossible for any thief to continue with their attempt at theft. The lock releases a noxious chemical if tried to break or cut. Current bike locks can be cut in less than a minute.
“Current bike locks compete with bike thieves by making locks more durable and difficult to break, but they lack a fundamental deterrent. Equipped with an angle grinder or bottle jack, a thief can break even the most robust lock within a couple of minutes,” said Daniel Idzkowski, co-founder & CEO, SkunkLock. Around 1.5 million bikes are stolen each year.
“As locks evolve and become stronger, so do the tools that break them. We are taking a different approach to protecting personal property by creating a lock that is filled with a pressurized gas that will stop a bike thief in their tracks.”
Skunklock is available at an introductory price of $119 on Indiegogo with delivery expected in summer 2017.