Door locks & theft protection

Door locks & theft protection

We already know the door locks work perfectly according  to workshop manager Øyvind:

Sneak peek time

It is sneak peek time 👀

Publisert av Podbike Fredag 8. november 2019

But, let us share some more details with you.

 

Here is a more detailed video showing how the door locks work:

 

 

So, with the Podbike you will get a key. To open the Podbike, you must first unlock the back door and then insert your arm and pull the rope to unlock the canopy.

In addition, there will be another ribbon onside the Podbike that hang on the rope used to open the Podbike. At the end of the belt there is a thin metal plate with a magnet. It will be possible to stick a strap out if you want to be able to open without having to insert the arm into the back.

 

What if I leave my Podbike unlocked; Can anyone get in and cycle it?

In theory, yes.

We are considering having a starter latch so that it can only be cycled with the smartphone inside. In addition, the Podbike must be switched on for assistance.

 

Are there any additional options for theft protection?

The bike has a canopy that can be locked. But it is a cycle for pedaling so it has to be made of light materials. Those materials will not keep a determined thief away. But we consider offering an alarm or other means to prevent theft. We will also make sure the vehicle is easy to lock safely to fixed objects.

You can also buy a hoop to lock the Podbike to the bike rack.

Picture showing Podbike with a small hoop in the back, making it possible to lock the Podbike to a bike rack.

 

What about theft protection for the wheels?

The wheels are special for Podbike so theft is not very likely. However they do use standard unbrako, or recessed hexagon similar to DIN 912, so everyone with a fitting allen key can potentially remove the wheels.

If you want to protect the wheels against theft one available solution is Hexlox, we recommend this type.

We also recommend using GPS tracker, there is room under the hood for it.

 

Other protection?

You could go James Bond….

Ok, this may not work great in the real life… 🙂



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