Unlock your bike with your phone
without even having to reach your pocket. Simply walk up to your bike and press a button on BitLock to lock/unlock in less than a second.
Your phone is dead? No problem! You can easily open BitLock by punching in a 4-digit secret code with a sequence of button presses. The combination code can be changed inside the app.
BitLock app remembers your bike location under the hood as you lock/unlock your bike using your phone GPS. This way you will never forget the last parked location of your bike.
We shipped our first production batch of 2000 locks during the summer and currently waiting for the second production batch to arrive to resume shipping the remaining pre-orders on November 2015.
With an ingenious design, intelligent power management, advanced battery techonology, low power radio and actuation system, Bitlock can perform 10,000 lock/unlock operations on a single battery. This is enough to provide a 5 year battery life before replacing the battery.
BitLock uses encryption found in online banking systems, so bike thieves are better off going after banks than to mess with your bike. BitLock is made of reinforced and heat-treated steel combined with a high security disc locking mechanism and a bent shackle foot design.
Currently, iPhone 4S or 5, 5C and 5S, 6, 6+, (iOS 7 and 8) and most Android phones (made in the last 3 years) running Android Jelly Bean 4.3 or later and equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy are supported.
Bitlock is designed to withstand inclement weather conditions. The internal components are sealed and weatherproofed inside a plastic compartment. The electronics and battery can also operate under an extended temperature range.
Currently, iPhone 4S or 5, 5C, 5S, 6 and 6 Plus ( iOS 7 and 8) and the following Android phones running Android Jelly Bean 4.3 or later with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) hardware are supported: Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, S5, Note 2, 3, 4, Edge - HTC One, Droid DNA, EVO - Motorola Moto X, Droid RAZR MAXX, RAZR M - Google Nexus 4 and 5.
Yes! You can preorder BitLock to be shipped internationally. The shipping cost for international backers outside of Canada and United States is $35.
With an ingenious design, intelligent power management, advanced battery technology, low power radio and actuation system, Bitlock can perform more than 10,000 lock/unlock operations on a single battery. This is enough to provide a 5-year battery life under average usage (5 lock/unlock operations per day) before replacing the battery. Plus when the battery charge level is low, you get a notification on your smart phone to replace the battery. We use lithium thionyl chloride battery technology, which has the highest energy density among all lithium batteries and has a very low self-discharge rate (%1 per year). So if you don’t use your bike for a long time, the battery still retains its charge.
To replace the battery, you must first unlock BitLock and remove the U-shaped shackle. Then use a screwdriver to unscrew the cap at the end of the internal compartment, slide the battery out, insert a new battery, and screw the cap back on. As easy as 1-2-3.
All of the components inside BitLock are properly weatherproofed and sealed inside a plastic compartment. So water, humidity, and dust can’t get inside. The battery can withstand extreme temperatures (-55°C to +125°C), however the system has not been thoroughly tested in extreme temperatures yet.
Yes. To be able to share access with others, both parties must have an active data connection on their smart phones.
No, BitLock doesn’t work with NFC. BitLock uses Bluetooth 4 (or Bluetooth Low Energy) to communicate with your smart phone.
The BitLock app allows you to set a unique 4 digit (decimal) combination code for your BitLock. Memorize or write down the code on a piece of paper, and keep it in your wallet. In case your phone dies, punch in the code as a sequence using the two push buttons on BitLock to authenticate yourself and unlock/lock. To set BitLock into combination mode, you must long press any of the buttons for three seconds. For example if your combination code is 1372, then you must press one of the buttons one time, and the other button three times, the first button seven times, and the other button 2 times. Alternatively, you can also borrow someone else's smart phone (or tablet), log into BitLock application on their phone using your own credentials to lock/unlock BitLock. Your BitLock key is stored in the cloud and can be retreived once you successfully log into BitLock application on any phone.
BitLock is made of reinforced and cut-resistant steel and uses a high security disc locking mechnsim and a bent shackle leg. BitLock relies on the same security protocols used in online banking systems. The encryption is based on open and published standards.
In the event you lose your phone, you can disable its access by resetting your account password. We also highly recommend having a passcode on your phone to protect your personal data and prevent unauthorized access to BitLock application. Additionally, BitLock app can optionally generate a 16 digit binary code for you when you register the lock. Write down the code on a piece of paper, and keep it in your wallet. In case your phone dies, simply pull out the paper and punch in the code onto BitLock to authenticate yourself and unlock/lock. You can also borrow someone else's smart phone, log into BitLock application on their phone using your own credentials to lock/unlock BitLock. Your BitLock key is stored in the cloud and can be retreived once you successfully log into BitLock application on any phone.
There is no GPS inside BitLock and there should not be. Because you want to track your bike not your lock?! Typically bike thieves damage the lock to get your bike and abandon the lock. So tracking your lock will lead you to the remains of your broken lock. It will be totally useless. Instead you can buy a separate GPS tracker from Bike Spike or use Helios Handle Bars that come with GPS integrated inside the handle bar.
Yes, absolutely! BitLock app on Android and iOS allows you to share access with friends and family at no extra cost. To start a large scale bikeshare system, you need to sign up for an enterprise bikeshare account which will enable you to get access to BitLock sophisticated enterprise-grade fleet management web application. Services fees apply to access BitLock fleet management software for enterprise bikeshare programs. For more information please visit http://www.bitlock.co/bikeshare.html or contact us at [email protected]
There will be no extra fee to use BitLock hardware as well as iOS and Android applications. Services fees apply to access BitLock fleet management software for enterprise bikeshare programs. For more information please visit http://www.bitlock.co/bikeshare.html or contact us at [email protected]