Exploding bike lock sprays thief

This product may never get to market – think of the lawsuits – but it’s an interesting take on bike security. It’s a bike lock that, when cut, sprays marker ink on the thief.


“This bike lock deters the opportunist thief by making the abuser’s experience as unpleasant as possible without having a detrimental effect on the user.

SmartLock is a cable lock that has cores of compressed air and liquid running through its body. If cut, the liquids spray out over the perpetrator, his tools, the bike and the scene of the crime. A bike that has been stolen will be covered in coloured dye (the dye renders the bike undesirable and therefore unsellable ) as well as transluscent Smartwater – an invisible forensic property marking liquid.”

Dave Pomphret and Karl McCracken would like to see the lock filled with ebola virus. I’d choose Napalm.

Hat-tip to Urban Velo.


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