Grasp - Bicycle Lock with Fingerprint Recognition (Canceled)
Grasp - Bicycle Lock with Fingerprint Recognition (Canceled)
Keeps your bike secure. Unlocks in less than a second. Slides on and off easily. Let's you share your bike with friends.
Keeps your bike secure. Unlocks in less than a second. Slides on and off easily. Let's you share your bike with friends. Read more
About this project
Every cyclist knows the pain of locking up and unlocking their bike.. Why does security need to be so unpleasant? With the Grasp Lock, bicycle security has never been easier. It reads your fingerprint and unlocks in less than a second. It’s ergonomic design lets it slide on and off your bike easily. The hinged arms allows for maneuverability so you don’t have to reach over your bike to secure it.
Keys can be lost or copied and key mechanisms can be picked. The lock’s biometric fingerprint sensor provides enhanced security.
The Grasp Lock leverages the world's smallest optical fingerprint sensor with an industry tested and proven algorithm. We have established a relationship with the manufacturer to enable the best possible integration of the sensor with the Grasp Lock.
The gear and tech we use while riding is meant to improve our experience, but for as long as they’ve existed our bike locks have done the opposite. They’re clumsy, awkward to use and take forever to simply lock up your bike. The Grasp Lock changes all of that. Designed to be faster, easier and smarter, it is the first bike lock that actually improves your cycling experience.
The Grasp lock is finished with a soft touch plastic. We don’t want any scratches on our frames and we know you don’t either, so we’ve designed gentle curves so the lock glides over any bike and bike rack.
The Grasp Lock is water resistant and can take being left in a downpour. Just don’t try locking up your bike underwater.
Sharing your bike has never been easier. Give access to family and friends using the Grasp App. The first time you open the app, it will link your phone to your lock using a special code associated with your lock. Once the setup is done, you can add up to 20 additional fingerprints to the lock. User access can be removed from the manage page, and you can also set time intervals for when others have access to your lock. In the unlikely situation where your fingerprint isn’t working, you can emergency unlock over Bluetooth connection using the Grasp App.
The Grasp Lock uses three AAA batteries that will last over 1 year and are easily replaced. When the batteries are removed from the lock, or run out of juice, the lock remain locked and your bike stays secure.
Our team worked hard to develop a low power system that reduces its energy usage as much as possible. And don’t worry, the battery compartment is isolated from the rest of the lock inside a protective steel chamber.
Unlike other smart locks that require you to bring the lock indoors to recharge when the battery dies, standard AAA batteries means that you can leave your bike locked up, and easily replace the batteries when required.
If the batteries do run out, the locks remains locked so you don't have to worry about it becoming compromised.
The Grasp Lock is forged of the same hardened steel alloys as some of the strongest locks on the market. The lock hinges are protected by a reinforced steel shell to resist attacks. It uses fingerprint identification to unlock, so unlike key locks that can be picked or combinations guessed, the Grasp Lock will only unlock for you.
Its square shackle means the Grasp Lock is harder to cut through with common cutting attacks. The reason some high end U-locks (D-locks) have square shackles is because the force of bolt cutters is more evenly distributed across a surface, instead of a single point. This significantly reduces the stress experienced by the shackle, allowing it to withstand higher forces.
Another benefit of a square shackle is the greater cross-sectional area. This means there is more metal to cut through when compared to a circular shackle.
The lock secures itself using a hardened steel locking bolt that we engineered to withstand leverage attacks. We spent months searching for the right material and getting the shape of the bolt just right.
It all started when we were working in the San Francisco bay area the Summer of 2014, commuting everywhere by bicycle. We loved riding in the beautiful California climate, but soon realized that we dreaded the hassle of locking up our bikes. And so the idea was born.
We’ve spent that past year designing and building the best lock, getting feedback from hundreds of cyclists throughout the entire process. We took our initial prototype and packed our bags for China. Here we performed design for manufacturing, established our supply chain and produced the Grasp Lock.
We’re beginning our journey with Kickstarter because we know the backer community is key to the development of the Grasp Lock. Kickstarter is known for its passionate and innovative community that we'll form valuable relationships with as we make biometric bicycle security a reality.
Kickstarter, your feedback will help us and your support will enable us to reach our goals and much more! If you’re ready to just reach out and Grasp, please support our campaign and spread the word!
Please note the possibility of shipping to any country outside North America and Canada may be delayed or cancelled depending on the feasibility of local product approval requirements or local import regulations. In the case of cancellation we will refund your pledge. There may be additional duties, fees or taxes raised by the authorities in your country. You may need to take care of these fees yourself when receiving the shipment.
Risks and challenges
We’re excited to bring the first ever biometric bike lock to the Kickstarter community. Through your support, and invaluable feedback we look forward to taking this journey together and delivering an exceptional product to you.
We have a capable team and our experienced mentors will be strong support that we'll rely on to help us reach our milestones. We’ve spent over a year designing, refining and building a prototype. To mitigate as much risk as possible this prototype was redesigned, sourced and fabricated in China so that we could be sure we can produce the Grasp Lock on a large scale.
The largest risks are associated to delays around tooling, obtaining the raw materials/components, and shipping logistics. As well, certifications in various countries for wireless, power, and weather-proofing could add delays. We have done a lot over the past year to assure that we limit as much of these delays as possible.
Some campaigns promise to deliver within six months even while knowing they likely won’t. Our shipping date is later than most to better assure that we can deliver . We know transparency is best in ensuring our backers are always informed and are satisfied with the process as well as the finished product.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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