By Luke Anderson
I grew up in a fairly small town, so when I rode my bike around, I never bothered to lock it up to anything. Of course if you live in a large city, it’s not uncommon for your bike to speed off with another rider if you aren’t careful. Even a decent bike lock doesn’t always deter thieves, since a nice pair of bolt cutters can generally take care of it. Well here’s a lock that will make a would-be thief seriously regret messing with your bike.
The SmartLock works much like any other, just wrap it around your bike and something immovable. However, the real fun begins when someone decides to cut it off. See, the entire cable is filled with compressed air and liquid, which will explode outward when it is cut open. The person is then covered with dye, and an invisible forensic property marking liquid. Sound familiar? It’s the same principal behind those tags you find on clothing in many stores. It’s only a concept for now, but seems like a brilliant idea.