two ex-boeing and jawbone engineers have announced skylock, the first intelligently connected bicycle lock to combine crash alerts, a bike-sharing platform, a solar-powered rechargeable battery and keyless entry on kickstarter.


based on a proprietary dual-locking design – making it twice as safe as a traditional U-lock – the system incorporates an anti-theft alert system, sending a message to your phone when someone engages with the lock for an extended period of time. skylock also utilizes a combined solar panel and rechargeable battery system to eliminate manual charging. just one hour of sunlight provides enough power for a week and a fully charged battery lasts up to a month for average users.