About this project
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AIRLOK is the first wall-mounted bicycle storage hanger with integrated hardened steel lock. With a combination of maximum gold level security, effortless practicality and design elegance the wall-mounted AIRLOK is the ultimate secure storage solution for apartment, work place or outside.
It’s streamlined yet functional triangular design provides stable storage for multiple types of bike with a fully rubberised lining to prevent frame scratch.
Secure wall fixings, quality hardened steel framework and a secure lockable bolt, which can easily be accessed due to it’s ergonomic position, combine to provide the greatest protection for your bike.
What happens if someone breaks into your house or apartment while you’re away and sees your bike on the wall? You know that a bike is going to be one of the first things on their shopping list…
AIRLOK allows you to display your bike conveniently AND keep it safe, giving you total piece of mind.
Do you have a garage full of stuff, or do you keep your garage nice and tidy?
AIRLOK gives you a unique way to store your bike simply and securely, taking the headache out of using anchors, chains and hooks.
Need to store your bike outside but have limited space or nothing to lock to?
AIRLOK allows you store your bike efficiently and neatly while protecting it from thieves.
There are products that display and store your bike, and there are products that can secure your bike. But until now there has not a product available that can do both of these things in a single package.
With AIRLOK we've applied the same real world approach to security that we take with our Hiplok bicycle locks. Our practical, thoughtful, often brutal approach to the testing and design phase have resulted in a product that is not only a pleasure to use but is highly secure and fit for purpose.
The patent pending 'closed loop' design of AIRLOK result in multiple layers of security that a potential thief must navigate and attack.
Our knowledge of bicycle security not only comes from our in house testing, but through the work we have carried out in order to certify our bicycle locks with the most stringent independent security accreditations such as SOLD SECURE, SBSC and VAREFAKTA.
Protection doesn't just mean security. AIRLOK also offers protection to your bike's frame and components.
The rubberized, softly curving holder provides a completely protective environment, ensuring no unwanted frame scratches or marks during storage or removal.
The rubberized loading mouth is also in a horizontal configuration, meaning you don't have to lift your bicycle above the level at which it is stored. This makes unloading your bike a breeze and requires less effort storing it after a ride.
AIRLOK allows you to store your bike at height should you wish to maximize available space. It also offers secure, neat storage when used at ground level. Two bicycles can be securely stored above each other when two AIRLOK's are used.
AIRLOK's unique triangular shape provides stable storage for multiple styles and sizes on bicycle, while it's elegant design, quality materials and engineered security means it is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.
When correctly installed into a masonry or concrete wall the AIRLOK can support any weight of bicycle.
AIRLOK has been designed to make securing, storing and displaying your bike as easy as possible.
The locking bolt releases by sliding below the main body. This means the bolt can be accessed even when AIRLOK has been mounted significantly above head height.
For very small or unusual frame designs the locking bolt can also be removed completely in order to place and remove the bicycle.
The locking bolt is locked and unlocked via the uniquely coded keys providing with your AIRLOK. The locking / unlocking procedure is shown in the video below:
Installation is straight forward and AIRLOK will be delivered complete with comprehensive fitting instructions.
The basic procedure is as follows:
1. Simply mark the wall with the guide supplied, drill the appropriate 4 holes.
2. Attach steel frame to wall with supplied 4 security bolts.
3. Slide main outer body onto frame.
4. Install moulded bike holder.
5. Insert security bolt.
AIRLOK offers varying levels of security depending on the wall material it is mounted to:
AIRLOK is supplied complete with the 4x high quality security bolts required for fitment to a wall.
These security bolts offer the user two levels of security:
For MAXIMUM security, the ball bearings should be hammered into the allen security bolts once they are screwed into the wall. This makes them impossible to remove with standard tools.
For HIGH security, the ball bearings should not be fitted to the security bolts. Although this is a less secure fixing method, it does allow the user to remove the AIRLOK from the wall conveniently and in a none destructive manner.
Due to the patent pending design, these fixings remain hidden and protected from immediate access from a would be thief when the AIRLOK is in locked mode.
High quality key mechanisms remain the most secure locking method for security devices, and this is what we have specified into AIRLOK.
This key mechanism is ultra secure, non pickable and is tested by the LockSmith's association. It is the same key design used and proven in our Gold Rated, high security Hiplok bicycle locks.
AIRLOK will be supplied complete with 3 keys and each set has it's own unique code. This means that you can register your code with us for safe keeping and order more keys in the future should you misplace them or require more copies.
In order to register your AIRLOK keys, simply follow the instructions in the packaging and register online at www.hiplok.com.
AIRLOK does the job of 3 other products which would otherwise have to be purchased separately:
1. Wall / Ground Anchor.
2. High security chain or lock.
3. Bicycle Hanger.
Combining the function of these 3 different products into one sleek and easy to use design results in a far better solution for your bike, and your bank balance...
The development of AIRLOK has been bubbling away at Hiplok HQ for quite some time. We were convinced that there was a 'better way' of storing and securing your bicycle.
After numerous prototypes and design ideas we finally landed on the iconic, triangular shape and patent pending 'closed loop' security features of AIRLOK.
Once the overall concept was finalized a huge amount of time has been spent on the design and engineering of the product to ensure it's security, ergonomics and manufacturability.
For the production and manufacture of AIRLOK we will be using the same excellent supply chain that have been producing Hiplok bicycle locks for over 6 years.
The history we have with our suppliers means we have full confidence when it comes to security, quality and timely production schedules.
We've applied our knowledge and experience in manufacturing high security locks to carry out extensive testing on AIRLOK, in order to find the most secure and practical design.
Multiple Attack Methods:
Multiple attack methods and a range of tools have been employed during the security testing and development phase.
Security Fixing Tests:
Testing and trials have been carried out to find the optimum security fixings to supply with AIRLOK while ensuring that the product remains easy to install.
Payload / Pull Tests:
We've tested the payload capacity of AIRLOK. Needless to say, it is more than strong enough to hold any bicycle if correctly installed into an appropriate wall surface.
We've tested Airlok to the point of destruction, destruction of walls that is... although security testing is a serious business, we do like to have some fun. The video below shows some frame testing carried out earlier this year. As you will see, if someone wants to steal your bike when secured with an Airlok, they will have to take the Airlok and part of your house or garage with them too...
AIRLOK is available in 3 colours at launch so you can match the best colour option for your bike or for your environment!
Choose from Bright White, Dark Grey or Italian Red. We will contact you after you have pledged in order to ask what colour(s) you would like.
AIRLOK has been designed to work with the vast majority of bicycle frame shapes and sizes. Large box section frames, oversized tubes and unusual cross sectional shapes can all be accommodated.
To check the compatibility of your bike please refer to the following guidelines:
If a rectangular of dimensions 150mm wide x 60mm length will fit under the top ( cross ) bar within the front triangle of your bike, then your bike should work with AIRLOK. The max width of the frame that can be accommodated is 60mm ( a standard frame tube width is only 30mm ).
Support our project, be one of the first 'AIRLOKers' on the planet and receive your AIRLOK(s) at a fantastic price!
See our rewards program for early Kickstarter supporters below:
Whilst we have learnt a huge amount about building high quality, high security bike locks over the last 5 years, Airlok is our most ambitious product development challenge to date.
Developing, tooling and testing security products of this type takes a huge amount of resource and time.
With your help we can guarantee that Airlok will be 'born' and together we can start protecting and displaying your bike in the coolest way possible, as soon as possible!
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We're product designers by trade and cyclists by heart. With over 25 years combined design and cycle industry experience, we set out to change security for cyclists.
We wanted to protect what we love by bringing our design expertise and rider experience to deliver innovative, quality, bicycle locks which not only protect your bike but protect the joy of riding.
The result was the world’s first wearable bike lock. But that was only the beginning. Since the launch of the Hiplok ORIGINAL in 2011, Hiplok has continued to lead on innovation, designing and building quality award-winning security products which riders around the world trust in.
Hiplok is not just us now, we have a passionate small team based at our UK Headquarters who help us to make sure we deliver excellent service to our customers as well as great products.
When we're not at the drawing board or on the testing bench, you’ll find us riding bikes. But still thinking about our next design solution...
Thank you so much for your interest in Airlok!
Ben and John.
Risks and challenges
At Hiplok we've been making secure, quality bicycle locks for over 5 years and have a further 20 years of experience in the bicycle and product design industries.
We know that not everything is straight forward when it comes to the manufacture of hardened steel components and locking mechanisms.
Development and tooling lead times can be challenging and if a component is not up to the quality standards required, they must be made again.
Accreditation such as a Sold Secure rating is also never guaranteed until the final version comes off the production line and is officially tested. This is always a very challenging part of a new products life cycle.
However, these are challenges that we have met before and we promise that we will use all of our passion, knowledge and technical expertise to make AIRLOK the best product we can... a product that we are proud to put our name to and that we will use everyday. Just like we do with our Hiplok bicycle locks.
Thank you for your support!
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