The BikeSpike is an additional layer of security that can tip the owner off the moment it is moved from it's geo-fenced location. It is NOT meant to replace any locking system. Part of the success of the BikeSpike is due to it's stealth location which can be nicely cloaked with our custom water bottle cage. In addition, the BikeSpike will ship with security fasteners and a special installation tool. The user can tune the sensitivity of the accelerometer to notify them if the orientation of the parked device changes. This could detect a locked bike falling to the ground or someone tampering with the device. To enable this feature, the user can chose to mark the parked bike and digitally "lock" it.
Assuming a thief was aware of the hidden BikeSpike device and had the special security installation tool, it would take an ample amount of time for them to remove the device. Also, any manual attack by thieves would run the risk of damaging the frame of the bike they wish to steal. Think of the BikeSpike in the same way you think of a guard dog in your home. Knowing that there is a defender ready to bark is something that gives intruders a reason to leave your house alone. Our device will push a notification to the owner, if tampered with or disturbed giving the owner additional peace of mind. The owner of the BikeSpike can adjust what constitutes as an alert, to their own taste. Examples: Your bike falling on it's side, an inconsiderate fellow biker banging into your bike as they lock theirs to a rack, all can prompt an alert.