Nextscape Inc. will launch “AlterLock,” a new anti-theft IoT device for cyclists, starting with pre-orders from February 25 and later in Europe. Amid the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, the number of bike theft cases in London has reached almost three times the level last year. The device helps to solve those problems with Nextscape’s anti-theft system. It provides an anti-theft alarm and GPS-based tracking system to assure peace of mind for cyclists. The device’s shipment to Europe will begin in May 2021.
- Vibration detection and anti-theft alarm (max 95dB)
- Track the device by GPS and Wi-Fi
- Communicates through LPWA “Sigfox” network or Bluetooth
- Thin, light and aerodynamic design
- Fine control through the app (Compatible with BLE-supported Android 5.0 or newer and iOS 11 or newer)
- Product price w/ VAT: GBP114.99 / 134.99 euros (Special offer GBP84.99 / 99.99 euros)
- Bicycle guard service fee w/ VAT: GBP3.49 / 3.99 euros monthly (GBP34.99 / 39.99 euros yearly)
- Size: L 159mm×W 38mm×T 9mm
- Weight: 50g
- Up-time: Up to 1.5 months
- Communications: BLE / Sigfox
- Location tracking: GPS(GNSS) / Wi-Fi
- IP standard: IP66
Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, UK(The coverage is based on the Sigfox coverage.) cf. https://www.sigfox.com/en/coverage
- Pre-orders start: Feb. 25, 2021
- Special price offer: until May 7, 2021
- Shipping starts: May 12, 2021
(There might be change in the schedule due to short supply of parts in the circumstances of the pandemic.)
Vibration Detection, Alarm and Notification
When it detects a vibration, its alarm sounds, deterring theft and tampering, and notifying a user’s smartphone.
Tracking by GPS and Wi-Fi
AlterLock tracks a user’s bike with advanced tracking capabilities. Uses both GPS and Wi-Fi sensors to calculate its location accurately. And it does not only send data to the user’s smartphone through Bluetooth but also “Sigfox” network alone.
About Nextscape Inc.
Location: 22F, 2-7-1, Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Established: April 10, 2002
President: Satoshi Kosugi