E-bike insurance – uncomplicated and fast help

Modern insurance companies now offer comprehensive services for bike. What is already standard for cars and even mandatory (liability and comprehensive insurance), is also increasingly offered for cyclists.

Reasons that speak for an insurance:

  1. The bike was very expensive.
  2. You depend on the bike, every day.
  3. You live in a theft stronghold (for example Bremen or Berlin).

Bike insurance at a glance

Basically, there is the possibility to insure your e-bike within the home insurance or to secure it via an exclusive bicycle or e-bike insurance. Both has advantages and disadvantages that you should think about before it comes to a decision.

Bicycle insurance

A bicycle insurance basically protects the new value of an e-bike. In the contract are mostly damage from theft, damage, falling / falling, Material and design defects as well as wear included. Explicit e-bike Insurance also provides protection for electronics and electronics Moisture damage. As part of a worry-free package, you can also use a free pick-up service.

Household insurance

If you expand your household contents insurance, then the new value of the bicycle in the Total value of the household included. In general, the refers Theft protection, however, then on e.g. E-bikes included in the bicycle cellar and not if it is properly, e.g. was connected at the station. The Electronics, etc. is usually excluded from the scope of insurance. In addition, the value of the refund does not reach the actual purchase price of the E-bikes.

In detail: bicycle insurance

An insurance for the bike or e-bike is worth especially if the value is over 500 euros. The scope of service varies depending on the insurance and what you are willing to spend annually. An individual adjustment of the insurance protection is a big plus for e-bike insurance. Theft protection is included in all insurances, in addition, vandalism damage can also be claimed.

E-bikes are very expensive to buy, therefore, bicycle insurance offers a so-called value guarantee: the total replacement value of the e-bikes will be refunded. But beware, the e-bike may not be older than a year when the contract is concluded. When it comes to repairs, some insurers work with authorized repairers. If it is important to you, then in any case ask if there is a free choice or if there is an authorized dealer. The night clause (in the time from 22 o’clock to 6 o’clock no liability for theft is taken over) does not exist with bicycle insurances, therefore you profit from a protection around the clock.

In detail: Household insurance

Home contents insurance is for many an all-rounder insurance. Bicycles are easily included in the portfolio. As an e-biker owner, however, you should look very carefully to see whether your current home insurance provides you with enough protection and damage coverage.

The costs are usually lower than with an additional e-bike insurance and The effort should also be lower, since no additional policy is needed. In addition, all bicycles are secured in the household with only one insurance – bicycle insurers do not currently offer.

Basically, the decision is the value of an e-bike. Because an expensive e-bike is to replace the complete value with insurance completed: Household insurance does in most cases not. A sample calculation: Your household contents are covered with 30,000 euros and the e-bike with 2 percent of the insured sum. Then your e-bike would be insured with only 600 euros. Presumably, the initial costs were significantly higher at > 2,000 euros.

More Disadvantages

  • Vandalism damage is not covered
  • Scope of services severely limited
  • Night time clause: limited protection between 10pm and 6am
  • Theft protection is only valid for locked rooms

What costs are to be expected?

Depending on the scope of the e-bike insurance, you pay between 180 and 300 euros per year.

If you expand your household contents insurance, you will incur approximately 50 euros per year. The costs vary regionally but very much: If you live in an area with high theft rate, then the insurance costs rise up to 350 euros per year.

The amount of the insurance premium always depends on the new value of the e-bike and the desired extent. You can use comparison calculators, which queries your individual needs and thus creates a real comparison of the offered e-bike insurance.

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Guide

E-Bike Lock: Security through high-quality theft protection

Increase the safety of your e-bike by choosing the right bike lock and also an insurance. Read which innovation is the right solution for you.

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Bike App: Use your smartphone for more bike safety

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A bicycle frame lock: all about security with comfort

A frame lock or ring lock is a proven bicycle lock and very popular with many due to its easy handling. Now the frame lock is making a smart comeback.

Integrated alarm system – highest level for bicycle safety

The automatic opening and closing of I LOCK IT allows a high level of comfort in everyday cycling. In addition, I LOCK IT also offers a security against theft which is excellent for its purpose.

Alarm on the bicycle

LOCK IT is equipped with an integrated alarm system to increase theft protection for your bike. If your I LOCK IT locked bike is raised and moved, or if a thief attempts to break up I LOCK IT, the bicycle lock triggers a 110 dB alarm sound.

The alarm scares the thief and alerts passers-by. After 30 seconds, the alarm will automatically stop. If the bike continues to move then the alarm will restart for 30 seconds. Thus, the bicycle theft is much more difficult.

If the alarm was triggered inadvertently, then stop e.g. via the I LOCK IT App, the alarm before the 30 seconds have elapsed.

Smart Alarm: Exklusive for I LOCK IT+

The 3D motion sensor detects vibrations in all directions. Incredibly accurate and therefore even safer! 

If there is an accidental impact on your bike, I LOCK IT+ will respond with a three-time warning sound – the pre-alarm. If further shocks or a theft attempt, then an alarm with 110 dB volume is triggered.

Theft notification

If an alert is triggered due to an attempted bicycle theft, I LOCK IT will automatically send you a notification to your connected smartphone. You are directly informed and can look after your bike.

You will receive the notification whenever you are in the vicinity and can intervene accordingly. The I LOCK IT App must be active in the background on your smartphone.

Strong material selection

The I LOCK IT housing is made of a polymer material, which is specially selected for reliable theft protection. This material is characterized among other things by a very high impact resistance.

For example, I LOCK IT is very well protected against attacks with a hammer. In addition to the robust housing, I LOCK IT has an 8mm thick steel bar. This protects I LOCK IT reliably against attacks with the bolt cutter.

This material selection offers a high protection against bicycle theft.

Keyless Cycle – Bluetooth bike lock control

We want to beautify your bike life. Without daily key search is only the beginning!

Cycle keyless into the future.

The I LOCK IT App

The I LOCK IT App turns your smartphone into the digital key to your bike lock and does not even have to be taken out of your pocket. The communication between your smartphone and I LOCK IT takes place via Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) technology.

This energy-saving Bluetooth technology is supported by all new Android and Apple smartphones and is also characterized by a high level of security.

The Bluetooth-controlled bicycle lock sets new standards in bicycle safety.

How does it work?

Simply connect your I LOCK IT with the I LOCK IT App. If I LOCK IT is set up once in the app, you can control and configure the lock via Bluetooth. As soon as you are in the vicinity, I LOCK IT always connects itself to your smartphone. The I LOCK IT App only has to be started once.

The I LOCK IT app is compatible with iPhones version 4S and with Android devices version 4.4 or higher.

Always connected with the I LOCK IT app extension for the Apple Watch

iPhone users can control I LOCK IT with the Apple Watch. If the I LOCK IT app is already installed on the iPhone, the extension is automatically transferred to the Apple Watch. To use the features, there must be a Bluetooth connection between iPhone and Apple Watch. The I LOCK IT extension works from the update watchOS 4.3.

The I LOCK IT key fob

If you do not have your smartphone with you for the ride, then simply take the I LOCK IT key fob with you. The control of I LOCK IT is possible in addition to the smartphone app with the I LOCK IT key fob.

This small key fob allows comfortable and reliable control of your bike lock. 

Exklusive for I LOCK IT+ and I LOCK IT GPS

When using the key fob, make sure that the correct one is selected. The key fob+ is specially adapted to I LOCK IT+ and I LOCK IT GPS and ensures the perfect connection – for the first time simultaneously with the smartphone! The key fob classic on the other hand allows convenient use of I LOCK IT classic without a smartphone.

Key fob classic

The key fob classic has various settings that can be configured via the I LOCK IT app. Either he behaves quite simply like a car key and opens and closes I LOCK IT classic with the push of a button. Or it is used in automatic mode and automatically opens and closes I LOCK IT classic according to the distance.

Key fob+

The key fob+ enables the simultaneous operation of smartphone and key fob+. It does not have to be decided, whether or not. The key fob+ is operated by pressing a button. This is where I LOCK IT+ opens and closes.

Advantages of using a Bluetooth connection for the smartphone or key fob

 Bluetooth LE is specially developed for mobile devices

 It is an established and widely used technology

 The energy consumption is very low

 High security connection

Smart Lock: The automatic mode of I LOCK IT

The electronic bicycle lock I LOCK IT has a worldwide unique automatic mode. This ensures that your bike is always protected. Without effort!

With the automatic function, you never open and close your bike again by yourself. In the future, with I LOCK IT you will have a bicycle lock, which will do it by itself. The intelligent bike lock connects you to your bike and thus offers maximum comfort.

Automatic unlocking

The unlock function of I LOCK IT is controlled via the I LOCK IT app. The smartphone automatically connects to your I LOCK IT as soon as you are within reach. For this purpose, the app uses the energy-saving Bluetooth low energy technology of your smartphone.

If you are in the immediate vicinity of your bike, I LOCK IT will unlock it for you.

The automatic unlocking distance can be configured to different distances via the I LOCK IT app.

For the automatic unlocking to work, the I LOCK IT app must be started on your smartphone. Afterwards, it will continue in the background and do everything else for you.

Automatic locking

After the ride I LOCK IT protects your bike against theft: safe and comfortable.

For this purpose, the distance between smartphone and I LOCK IT is analyzed. If you are far enough away, I LOCK IT will close automatically.

The automatic close distance can also be configured via the I LOCK IT App.

In addition to the distance, I LOCK IT also rates the movement of your bike through integrated 3D motion sensors. These check in all directions whether the bike is moving or not. This ensures that I LOCK IT completes exactly when you want it.

If the Bluetooth connection to your smartphone is lost while driving, for example because your smartphone battery goes flat, then I LOCK IT will notice this. At your next stop the intelligent bike lock will inform you acoustically about the missing connection. You can then easily lock by pressing the button on your I LOCK IT.

This innovative and smart function makes your bike life more comfortable and secures your bike just as reliably against theft.

Bluetooth Bike Lock – Keyless Control

Nowadays, the smartphone makes it easy for us to keep an eye on the devices and applications of our daily lives. The lighting or room temperature in the house, refrigerator contents and now also bike locks.

A control of bike locks completely without a key or a number code is made possible by means of Bluetooth. Bluetooth is a radio technology that is integrated into all smartphones. Over a short distance, easy and secure data exchange is possible.

A Bluetooth lock is characterized by the fact that it is controlled via an app on the smartphone. In order to avoid unnecessarily straining the battery life of the smartphone, nowadays only the improved Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) wireless technology is used. This reduces the energy requirements for communication without neglecting the benefits of Bluetooth in general.

The differences between bike locks with Bluetooth are on the one hand in the style of the lock: From U-lock, folding lock to frame lock, there are many options. The scope of control in the app can also be very different. Depending on the functionality of the Bluetooth bike lock, the app offers appropriate control options.

The security of a Bluetooth lock

Access to Bluetooth bike locks is not easily possible. Common thieves work with bolt cutters and usually have little knowledge about Bluetooth LE technology. Bike thieves would have to become bike lock hackers.

The use of standardized encryption methods implements the highest security requirements. It is almost impossible to get access to a Bluetooth lock.

To hack a Bluetooth bike lock,

⤷ the thief must be very close to the lock,

⤷ he needs the individual key, which is exchanged between the bike lock and smartphone when connecting.


He can only receive this if he is in the immediate vicinity of the initial installation of the Bluetooth bike lock.

Combination of a frame lock with modern Bluetooth technology

I LOCK IT combines the modern Bluetooth LE technology with the classic advantages of a frame lock. The immobilizer is an ideal relief especially for short errands. The search for the key as well as the cumbersome application of a U-Lock to the bike stand is eliminated.

With I LOCK IT you just go, the bike lock automatically locks for you and opens as soon as you return. You do not even have to get your smartphone out of your pocket.

In addition, Bluetooth frame locks such as I LOCK IT can also be extended with a plug-in chain so that two different locks are used. Both are completely keyless and are controlled by a smartphone app.

Functions of the Bluetooth lock I LOCK IT

SMART

The intelligent bike lock opens and closes fully automatically via Bluetooth connection to your smartphone. It is not necessary to close manually, but the possibility exists at any time. As an alternative to the smartphone, there is a remote control that can be used independently to open and close I LOCK IT.

“The automatic mode, which can be turned off, is a comfort gain, especially if you want to park the bike for small errands just briefly.” Mario Hommen, Journalist (zeit online)

I LOCK IT APP

You can download the I LOCK IT App for free. It supports Apple and Android systems. The I LOCK IT App turns your smartphone into a digital key. The configuration options are very extensive: setting the range for opening and closing, managing sounds, battery indicator, sharing function and much more.

“I have been using my ilockit since the summer and am very satisfied. It is practical in everyday life. The first app version was not that great, but with each new version, the features were significantly better and it got new features every time. ” Jule A (Google Play Store)

ALARM

I LOCK IT immediately identifies a theft. A 110 dB alarm sounds, frightens the bike thief and thus secures your bike. In addition, the Bluetooth bike lock notifies its owner by message on the smartphone. This feature is available in Bluetooth range. Since most people park their bikes in the vicinity of the apartment, this is not a problem.

“Every lock can be cracked with the right tools and time but both together give me a good feeling personally as it also has an alarm and informs me on the phone. As long as the range is not too big! ” TROOP (Amazon)

EMERGENCY OPENING

If the technology strikes for various reasons, you have the possibility to open or close I LOCK IT at any time. Based on a color code defined by you during the initial setup of I LOCK IT in the app, you always have access to the Bluetooth lock.

“In the test, I had the impression that I was dealing with a well thought-out product. Be it unlocking with an easy-to-remember click code thanks to association with colors […] “Frederick P. (Gadget Rausch)

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Bike App: Use your smartphone for more bike safety

To secure your bike more effectively against thieves, your smartphone can be a reliable companion. Bike apps are little helpers for everyday life that you install on your smartphone. This allows you to monitor all kinds of different metrics that give you more security and confidence. The bandwidth has now become very extensive. Apps instantly alert you with a push message on your smartphone when someone tries to steal your bike and trigger the alarm. This gives you the necessary security, even if you do not have your bike in sight.

Important: An app alone does not protect your bike from theft, but is a supplement! Do not go without a good bike lock.

Take advantage of the benefits of new technologies. By connecting a tracker, a smart bike lock or navigation device to your smartphone, you get real-time location information on your phone.

Alarm apps – in case of theft

In combination with an alarm system, you will receive an alarm message directly to your smartphone if theft is attempted. With a bike app that controls the alarm, you can directly deactivate the triggered alarm, for example, if it is a false alarm. Depending on the app provider, it is possible to set the sensitivity at which the alarm will be triggered. In a restless environment, e.g. at the supermarket, it makes sense not to raise the alarm to the highest level of sensitivity. Most of these bike racks are heavily used and there may be unintentional bumps on your bike. In addition, there is often the option of a “silent alarm” that notifies you by push message but does not trigger a loud alarm on the spot.

Location Apps – for more security

A pure bike app indicating the location does not exist in the form. Mostly this function is integrated in more extensive bike apps. As a rule, the location of the bike is not stored directly, but that of the smartphone (which is in the immediate vicinity of the bicycle). However, if a tracking chip is installed on the bike, this determines the location of the bike and displays it on a map. In addition, live tracking is also possible.

Tracking Apps – always know where your bike is

To find your bike in the event of theft, you can attach a GPS tracker to your bike and use the app to find the exact location and record the route. These bike apps in combination with a GPS tracker work with location technology. A map shows where the bike is and, if so, which route you have taken or the thief took. If you have equipped your bike with this technology, we strongly advise against going on a search yourself.

Go to the local police, they will take the case and also take into account the GPS location. Compare the differences in functionality before buying a GPS tracker and the associated app, so your personal requirements are covered.

A GPS Tracker alone offers very little benefit. Especially when it comes to theft protection for your bike. Equip your bike with a smart bike lock from I LOCK IT and combine the benefits of a smart bike lock and an alarm. Together with the I LOCK IT app, this results in high-quality anti-theft protection that can effectively prevent the theft of your bike at any time.

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Bike theft protection

Anyone who buys a new bike or is confronted with bike theft in the vicinity does not want to be one in 300,000.

Yes, just as many bikes were stolen in 2017 in Germany.

From occasional thieves to professionally organized gangs – 100% sure of bike theft is unfortunately no one at the end.

Bike theft protection – These top tips reduce the risk of bike theft

1. Do not save on the lock price

Cheap bike lock from the hardware store, but an expensive bike? Stop! Basically, the value of a bike lock should be 10 percent of the purchase price of the bike.
With an average bike value of 700 euros, you invest 70 euros in bicycle theft protection.

2. Always lock

No matter which lock you finally buy: Always use it! Opportunity makes thieves and in situations where it is not expected. Do you think you always have your bike in view? Sometimes it is faster than expected and then the trouble is great.
A bike theft protection are smart bike locks like I LOCK IT – they close and open fully automatically without a key, have an alarm system and send messages to the smartphone.

3. Position the lock as high as possible

You make the work of bike thieves more difficult if you attach the bike lock as close to the top as possible and close to the bike, such as: at a frame lock. So the tool has little starting points. In no case should the lock have contact with the ground.

4. Make alarm

An alarm system on the bike is a useful addition and an absolute insider tip. Integrated into a bike lock, you increase the theft protection for the bike. By-passers are alerted and you also receive a message on the app depending on the model. I LOCK IT offers a multi-level alarm system.

5. Vary locations

We love routine – thieves, too. To protect against theft we recommend
A) to choose busy and well-lit areas and
B) to change the parking spot every now and then.

6. Badge for bikes – bike pass

With a bike pass, you can prove your property beyond doubt, as individual characteristics such as date of purchase, brand, and appearance of the bike are stored. The police now also offers an app for this purpose. A preventative measure for bike theft protection.

A secure bike lock for more bike theft protection

Buying the right bike lock can sometimes not be that easy with the multitude of offers available on the market today. The choice plays a decisive role, for correct bike theft protection.
The range extends from mechanical to electronic bike locks, which can either be secured with a classic key or controlled via the app.

With I LOCK IT – the smart bike lock you protect your bike innovatively and safely.

⮩ Because I LOCK IT offers

  • Because of its bike lock type as a frame lock an always secure locking
  • Increased security through its smart features
  • An integrated alarm system
  • An app that controls the bike lock

You can read through even more features of I LOCK IT in detail:

⮩ Bike insurance – precaution is important

It makes sense to pre-emptively deal with the topic of bike theft protection, but also to take precautions in the form of bike insurance. Due to the increasing professionalization of the thieves and the high-priced bikes and e-bikes, you can not even buy a new e-bike.
It is usually possible to increase your existing household contents insurance or to take out additional e-bike insurance. The range includes basic protection up to the all-round carefree package.

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Bike GPS Tracker: Anti-theft protection for your bike

A secure bicycle lock is an essential means of protection against theft. But if you want to go one step further, for the Bike GPS tracker are interesting.

Here is compact information about it and what you should consider in the topic.

Bike GPS-solutions

GPS stands for Global Positioning System and is a global navigation satellite system for positioning. It allows the determination of the current position in real time. Meanwhile, this method has established itself as the world’s most important location method and is widely used in navigation systems.

With a Bike GPS Tracker, there is the possibility to locate your bike after a theft or to record the route. Bike GPS, therefore, offers useful theft prevention.

Bike GPS tracker – how it works

A GPS Tracker is equipped with a module called a GPS receiver to determine the current position. In addition, a GSM module is also installed (Global System for Mobile Communication). Via the mobile network, the data are exchanged. The bike GPS Tracker then communicates with you, so to speak. This is done manually, that is, you send a request and receive an answer.

The other option is the automated version. In this case, the bike sends you GPS Tracker at a pre-defined time, e.g. once an hour, an automatic answer about the current location.

You will then usually receive the coordinates or a Google Maps link via SMS, via an app or by e-mail.

Range of bike GPS tracker

The accuracy of GPS receivers and GSM modules varies from ten to one meter. However, similar to Bluetooth or WLAN, the transmitted signal can be restricted, which reduces the accuracy. This is the case, for example, with reinforced concrete walls.

1. Integration of GPS trackers in bike locks

The desire for a GPS tracker function is mainly due to an increased safety claim. After a bike theft, the hope is great to find the bike with the help of the tracker. But especially with higher-priced bikes, such as e-bikes, the bicycle thefts are organized and carried out very professionally. Unfortunately, a GPS tracking system is quickly identified, removed and therefore useless because your own bike can not be located. So it does not make sense to mount it on the bike but to hide it. This can be done for example in a fixed mounted frame lock, a taillight or hidden in the seat post.

I LOCK IT classic and I LOCK IT+ are not equipped with a GPS Tracker, but still offers excellent theft prevention. Robust materials, clever accessories and an integrated alarm system make it difficult for bicycle thieves to steal your bike. In addition, with I LOCK IT you have the option of determining your position.

Now the development continues with I LOCK IT GPS on the next level of bike safety! Securing your bike remains comfortable as usual. Now you always know where your bike is. Easy and uncomplicated – GPS tracking that works!

2. Other possibilities of use

With GPS trackers not only bikes can be equipped. Basically, any valuable item can be equipped with a GPS tracker. These are more multifunctional and compact then bike GPS trackers.

Examples for protection:

  • Vehicles of any kind
  • Valuables such as suitcase
  • Children or people with dementia (but the person must agree!)

Types of Bike GPS Tracker

Bike GPS tracker without SIM card Bike GPS tracker with SIM card
The GPS position is stored on an internal memoryFor tracking of your bike
The route can be evaluated later using a software on the computerBy direct request you receive the exact location by app, by SMS / call or email
There is no navigation possible while drivingGeofencing possible – If your bike leaves a specified area, you will be informed
Locating your bike is not possibleThere are running costs and the handling can be more complicated
Partial additional functions such as alarm system

How much does a bike GPS tracker cost?

The cost of a bike GPS tracker is usually from 120 euros upwards. In addition, depending on the choice of the GPS bike tracker, there are still monthly costs for the SIM card.

You should pay attention to certain points when buying since quality and function differences are given depending on the model:

  • Function type (with/without SIM card)
  • Battery life: Ranges from 1 to 90 days.
  • Splash protection: Constant rain should not bother the bike GPS Tracker.
  • Geofencing: Alerts when the bike leaves a designated zone.
  • SOS emergency button: Depending on requirements, an emergency contact can be stored, which is informed when the button is pressed.

What can the location feature of I LOCK IT do?

The location feature of I LOCK IT classic and I LOCK IT+ helps you to find your bike again when you forgot where you left it. Or it can assists friends in finding your bike if you want to share it with them. To achive this your smartphone saves the last location where you locked your bike.

The new I LOCK IT GPS also helps you get your bike back in case it gets stolen. Immediately when somebody takes your bike and sets off the alarm you will receive a push notification to your smartphone. If you are still close by this gives you the chance to look after your bike and probably scare any potential thief away.

If you are not close by your bike is still not lost. I LOCK IT will now constantly update its GPS position and you can view the I LOCK IT App of your bike in the I LOCK IT app. This gives you the chance to inform the police and inform them where your bike is.

Additionally, I LOCK IT GPS offers even more smart features. Since the GPS accuracy can vary and gps tracking within buildings is very difficult you can use the proximity positioning feature. Thanks to the Bluetooth connection your I LOCK IT App will let you know if you are moving closer to your bike or if you are on the wrong tracks.

The acoustic signal function of I LOCK IT GPS allows you to set off a 110-dB loud sound. No matter if your bike is behind a wall or hidden in a basement, you will hear it!

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Smart bike lock – innovative protection for your bike

Bike safety experiences a new dimension with innovative Smart Lock functions. Your everyday bike life is more convenient – because you no longer need to search for a key. Your bike is more reliably protected against theft – technologies interlink, new safety functions are created.

A smart bike lock is trendy. We will show you which electronic functions make your bike lock more comfortable and safer.

Automatic locking and keyless opening

Smart bike locks can do without the conventional key. The connection to a smartphone app opens and closes the digital bike lock. This is done either manually by pressing a button on the smartphone or directly on the lock, or fully automatically without another handle. As if by magic. Behind it is usually the Bluetooth technology which connects the smart bike lock and your smartphone reliably.

With numerous setting options in an associated app, for example, you can adjust the distance to open and close and when to perform an automatic operation. Gain maximum comfort that is ideal for your everyday life.

This comfortable and keyless solution as with cars is a relief for any cyclist. By controlling the smart bike lock via an app on your smartphone, you always have your digital key, and you do not even have to get it out of your pocket, depending on the lock model. One or more tattered keys in the jacket pocket are a thing of the past. Often, several bike locks can also be controlled with an app, so that all devices are operated with one device.

Alarm through integrated motion sensors

Another really useful extension are alarm systems that are installed directly in the bike lock. With an alarm, your bike is intelligently protected from thieves. Due to the surprise effect and the high volume of the alarm thieves are being interrupted.

In addition, you will receive an instant notification on your smartphone about the attempted theft. So you are always informed in real-time and needless worry about your bike. If it is a false alarm, there are usually different ways to end it: directly on the lock or via the control on the smartphone. To reduce the false alarm rate, smart motion sensors are used. Some of the smart bike locks then distinguish between a genuine theft attempt due to sustained jarring and minor jarring, e.g. a ball. This Smart Lock feature helps to alert passers-by to a real theft attempt and you are only informed in case of emergency.

Tracking – Locate your bike

For bike lovers with a high level of safety, GPS solutions are well suited. If a GPS tracker is installed directly in the frame lock, for example, there is a high probability that the thief will not recognize it and therefore will not remove it. The location accuracy for a stolen wheel is one to ten meters. However, the quality, the battery performance and the range of functions currently vary greatly, so a comparison before buying is worthwhile.

Combining mechanical and electronic security

In addition, mechanical protection must not fade into the background. The choice of materials, such as hardened steel and robust plastics, meet the same high safety criteria for the smart bike lock as its classic representative. Therefore, pay attention to high-quality materials when buying a smart bike lock. The Smart Lock functions like the alarm, the GPS tracking or the automatic mode serve as additional protection and increase the comfort.

In addition, also pay attention to the battery power. The more functions a smart bike lock has installed, the higher the requirements for battery performance. Many Smart Lock functions consume a lot of energy. Therefore, you should pay attention to long battery life and energy-saving options so that you do not lose comfort.

Equip your bike or e-bike with a digital bike lock, increase the protection for your bike. Thieves not only have to overcome the mechanical protection, but also the electronic protection: alarm system, GPS tracker and smart networked devices make it for thieves almost impossible!

The bike lock I LOCK IT combines many of these smart lock functions and is designed for the highest safety standards.

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Bike alarm system at a glance: Protect your bike with the best bike alarm system

Cars are equipped with an alarm system as standard and you can easily retrofit them on motorcycles and houses. On your own bike, which is dear to you and expensive, a bike alarm system is so far rather uncommon and usually does not belong to the standard equipment.

A bike alarm system – upgrade is worthwhile

A bike theft is a very annoying thing, which is associated with costs and time. In addition, thieves also like to steal bike accessories. Although the accessories are usually inexpensive to replace, yet it is no joy to go home without a bike saddle. It is therefore important to implement all measures for effective theft protection

The previously only protection by a classic bike lock is complemented by a bike alarm. Bike thieves – especially the pros – do not stop at bike locks, which they have broken up several times before.

The experience gives them the security to be able to steal the bike within a very short time. So if you’re unlucky, and the thief picks your bike, then the chances are very bad.
The commercially available protection is therefore obsolete and should be supplemented by an alarm system.

I LOCK IT is the best bicycle alarm system with innovative features

With I LOCK IT – a bike lock with alarm – you maximize the safety of your bike or e-bike from theft.

Because I LOCK IT:

  • Has a 110 dB loud alarm triggered by intelligent motion sensors
  • Sends you a notification on your smartphone
  • Secures your bike fully automatically via app or remote control
  • Is extremely comfortable in its operation
  • It is constructed with robust materials and is very resistant to frequently used theft methods

I LOCK IT users especially appreciate the easy operation of the lock, the integrated loud alarm system and the app connection.

Guide: What is a bike alarm system?

Der bisher alleinige Schutz durch ein klassisches Fahrradschloss wird von einer Fahrrad Alarmanlage ergänzt. Eine Fahrrad Alarmanlage ist ein akustischer Schutz, der die mechanische Sicherung durch ein Fahrradschloss ergänzt. 

Fahrrad Alarmanlagen reagieren auf unerlaubte Bewegung und lösen einen Daueralarm aus, der bis zu 110 dB laut ist. Damit wird die Umgebung gewarnt und Diebe brechen ihre Tat in der Regel sofort ab. 

Einige Fahrrad Alarmanlagen lassen sich intelligent steuern und lösen erst einen Voralarm aus und dann den Daueralarm. Abschalten lässt sich der Alarm per Code, Smartphone App oder Fingerabdruck. 

The previously only protection by a classic bike lock is complemented by a bike alarm. A bike alarm system is an acoustic protection that complements the mechanical security with a bike lock.

Bicycle alarm systems respond to unauthorized movement and trigger a permanent alarm that is up to 110 dB loud. This will warn the surrounding area and thieves will break off their actions immediately.

Some bike alarm systems can be controlled intelligently and trigger first a pre-alarm and then the permanent alarm. The alarm can be turned off by code, smartphone app or fingerprint.

Why should I equip my bike with an alarm?

  • The alarm surprises the thief on the project
  • Real-time notification on your smartphone
  • Passersby are alerted by the loud bike alarm

In Germany, thieves steal around 300,000 bicycles a year. The number of unreported cases is much higher. Bike thieves – especially the pros – do not stop at bike locks, which they have broken up several times before.

And even the place where the bike is at is not important: whether at the train station, in front of the bakery or in your own garage. Once thieves have chosen your bike and have time to break the lock, the expensive investment is gone.

Especially high-priced e-bikes are very popular for stealing, but even the supposedly old lover’s pieces are not safe from theft.

What types of bike alarm systems are there?

There are two different types of bike alarm systems:

External and internal bike alarm

  • An external bike alarm is a small device that is mounted on the bike.
  • Ideally, this is small, handy and can be installed inconspicuously.
  • Internal bike alarm systems combine a bike lock with alarm.
  • For thieves almost unrecognizable. A bike lock with alarm provides combined safety at a high level.

A bike lock with alarm – the internal variant

Bike locks with alarm are equipped with integrated motion sensors that monitor all movements of your bike around the clock. If a bike thief tamper with your bike or tries to carry it away, a 110 dB alarm will sound for up to 30 seconds. Comparable is this volume with a chainsaw or a rock concert. With further manipulation, the alarm continues, so that the bike thief is continuously disturbed in his plan and eventually abandons it.

When the alarm is over, it will usually sound again should the bike thief try his luck again. However, if it was an accidental shock, then the alarm goes off after the individual time has expired. The bike alarm can be switched off prematurely by opening the lock, entering a code or confirming in the app (depending on the model).

Only the volume of the alarm has a very high deterrent potential. The alarm starts abruptly and without warning and bothers the thief to calmly focus on his theft attempt. Passersby are made aware of what’s going on in the area and the bike theft is no longer in the secret. And attention is the last thing a perpetrator needs.

Some bike locks with an alarm are linked to a smartphone app. Then you will receive an instant message to your connected smartphone. This puts you on the safe side when someone is unauthorized on your bike and tries to steal it. In most cases, it is important that you stay within reach.

AT A GLANCE bicycle alarm system

  • Integrated sensors in the bike lock register unwanted movement
  • Up to 110dB and up to 30 seconds long
  • Connection to a smartphone app

An external alarm on the bike

An external alarm on the bicycle must be mounted in addition to a separate lock. These transmitters are screwed in a suitable place.

Suitable places on the bike can be:

  • Under the saddle
  • On the handlebar
  • Under the porter

Usually, there is an extra hand transmitter or remote control over which the alarm message is issued and operation of the bike alarm system is possible. This must always be carried along to be able to react.

The alarm sounds similar to a bike lock with alarm. The message on the remote control, on the other hand, can quickly be too quiet if the ambient noise is too loud or the receiver is in the purse. So you will not notice the attempted theft and have no way to respond. An app connection, as it is sometimes already common in a bicycle lock with alarm, offers an ideal supplement. If a long-range is important, you should definitely compare before buying.

A plus: The initial costs are usually lower than those of a bike lock with alarm. Nevertheless, it remains attached to an external device that must be securely installed on the bike and with an extra remote control to operate.

AT A GLANCE Alarm on the bike

  • Transmitter and receiver device in addition to the bike lock
  • Message about the alarm to the remote control
  • Low acquisition costs

How much is a bike alarm system?

The prices of bike alarm systems vary depending on the range of functions and quality in the range of 15 euros to 150 euros. If it is an external bike alarm, these are usually cheaper. A bike lock with an alarm is available from 40 euros upwards.

TYPEPRICE
Bike alarm system (external)15 – 50 Euro
Bike lock with alarm (internal)50 – 150 Euro

Bike alarm systems installed in bike locks are priced slightly higher, but offer more opportunities to protect the bike from theft. Because bike locks are the target of many thieves to steal the entire bike. By a constant alarm sound the thief omits his project fast.

Compare and buy bike alarm systems

A bike alarm system can either be purchased from a specialist dealer in the city or from larger and smaller online shops. It makes sense to think about which system of a bike alarm system is preferred and whether additional functions are desired, such as:

  • App control
  • Adjustment of the sensitivity of the alarm
  • Smart alarm with pre-alarm
  • The volume of the alarm

The bike lock with alarm I LOCK IT, which we present here, can be ordered directly in the online shop.

What is ultimately important?

Extended security is a must for those who rely on their bikes every day or where the purchase price was very expensive. A secure bike lock always forms a solid basis for protection against bike theft.

Modern and innovative enhancements such as an external alarm system on the bike or integrated into a bike lock increase security!

Do not let your bike get stolen and equip your bike with an alarm. Ideally, an alarm system on the bike discourages potential thieves from attempting theft. 

An alarm system attached to the bike helps the potential thief to assess his chances of success as too low and ignore theft from the outset.

Take the opportunity to maximize safety!

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E-Bike Lock: Security through high-quality theft protection

With the right e-bike Lock you have a much safer feeling. You have spent a lot of money and would like to keep your e-bike for a long time.

Which bicke lock is the best for your E bike? Why not spend a lot of money on theft protection when your e-bike has cost € 2,000 or more?

Experts recommend investing up to 15% of the bike’s new price in safety.

  • Facts why you need a secure e-bike lock
  • I LOCK IT e-bike lock
  • Guide: A bike lock for your e-bike –
    These types exist
  • Innovativ e-bike locks
  • How much does an e-bike Lock cost?
  • E-bike lock alone is not everything:
    Safety tips and taboos:

Facts why you need a safe e-bike lock

  1. In 2017, 300,000 bikes were stolen.
  2. The police clearance rate is negligible (2017: 12,000 bikes).
  3. Unfortunately, there is little hope to ever get your e-bike back.
  4. The new purchase of an e-bike will usually be much more expensive than securing your existing reliable.
  5. Bike theft is becoming more and more professional. Even the well-secured cellar is no barrier for professional thieves.
  6. Opportunity makes thieves: Apparently bad or not secured bikes lure theft.

I LOCK IT e-bike lock

I LOCK IT is the e-bike optimized lock. Permanently mounted on the rear wheel, it is always there and secures your e-bike even on shortstops. For the longer parking, there are safety accessories such as a plug-in chain.

Das E Bike Schloss I LOCK IT:

  • Works completely keyless
  • Automatically closes for you and opens as you return
  • Has a 110 dB loud alarm triggered by intelligent motion sensors
  • Is extremely comfortable in its operation
  • Is Made in Germany

Guide: A bike lock for your e-bike – These types exist

Surely you are aware that a bike lock for an e-bike is a necessary must for more safety. Have you ever considered which material properties, functions and comfort aspects are necessary for optimal protection? Heavy locks that can be cumbersome attached and locked (e.g., folding lock) or one that is fixedly mounted to the rear wheel (e.g., frame lock)?

Basically, there are five types of bike locks for e-bikes:

U-locks

To close the massive steel strap is inserted into the counterpart. To meet different security requirements, the U-lock is available in different sizes and thicknesses.

Chains

Chain locks weigh up to five kilograms. They offer a good theft protection at a moderate price. A chain lock is flexible and available in different lengths.

Frame locks

The frame lock is a self-contained system in which a curved bracket travels from one side between the spokes through the rear wheel to the other side. The bracket prevents the rear wheel from turning, which prevents it from rolling away or driving.

Cable locks

A cable lock Is a steel cable that is encased in plastic. Typical is a small diameter and, consequently, the low degree of safety against bicycle theft.

Folding locks

The folding lock has a design that resembles a folding rule. It consists of fixed links that can be folded together using movable joints.

Innovative e-bike locks

Bike thieves are becoming more and more professional and reckless. A classic securing of the e-bike, therefore, carries the risk that your bike is quickly targeted as a new target. In addition, bicycle thieves often specialize in a particular design, so that two different types of locks, such as Chain lock and frame lock, significantly increase the safety of your e-bike.

Innovations in the bicycle market increase fun, safety, and comfort. But especially with e-bike locks, a lot of new things have not happened for a long time. Now the connection of a bike lock for e-bikes to the smartphone is a big trend.

⮩ E-bike alarm system

With an e-bike alarm system, the surprise effect of a loud alarm is used. You have the opportunity to easily retrofit this with your e-bike. As an alternative to the alarm system, there are e-bike locks that already have an integrated alarm, such as I LOCK IT.

E-Bike Alarm Systems instantly alert you to your smartphone when a thief steals your e-bike. This is very useful if you do not have your e-bike in sight. It is, therefore, worthwhile to take a closer look.

⮩ Bluetooth bike lock for e-bikes with an app connection

Bluetooth bike locks offer the great potential to monitor your bike much more reliably. Mechanical protection is meaningfully extended by intelligent digital solutions.

⮩ GPS at e-bike locks

If an alarm does not effectively prevent theft, then an e-bike GPS tracker offers a way to determine the current location of your e-bike. The way to attach them to your e-bike varies: implemented in a fixed frame lock, a taillight or hidden in the seat post.

⮩ Bike App

With bike apps against theft, a new exciting field opens up to better keep track of your daily companion. Most tracking and alarm apps can be found in the corresponding app stores. In addition, there are many more ways to control your e-bike or bike lock with an app.

How much does an e-bike lock cost?

In general, the cost of an e-bike is very high, so you should definitely consider a high-quality e-bike lock. The ADFC recommends a guideline of 10% of the price of the e-bike. Bike locks must have a minimum purchase price of 49 euros for some insurance. Good e-bike locks for shortstops start at about 30 euros.

TYPEPRICE
E-bike lock with key30 – 120 Euro
E-bike lock with smartphone50 – 150 Euro
E-bike alarm system50 – 150 Euro

It is important that you consider which e-bike Lock concept meets your safety requirements so that you can leave your e-bike for a longer period of time with a clear conscience.

E-bike locks alone is not everything: safety tips and taboos:

TIPTABOO
Vary the locations regularlyLeaving the key attached
Pick well-lit spots with high trafficDo not take the battery and display of the e-bike with you during a long absence
Position the e-bike lock as high and narrow as possibleSave on the e-bike lock price
On the move: Choose a seat where you can keep an eye on the e-bikeNot locking for short stops

In addition, we spoke with an expert from the police and can give you these valuable tips for the safety of your e-bike:

I LOCK IT: How should you lock your e-bike?
Mr. Fuchs: Do not lock your bike in “dead” areas where offenders can act undetected. Connect with other objects. Use multiple locking variants.

I LOCK IT: How much does a safe e-bike lock cost?
Mr. Fuchs: The price is not relevant. It is important that all security requirements are adequately covered. The quality of the materials is therefore much more important than a high price. The discovery risk must be as high as possible. The longer it takes to overcome the e-bike lock, the sooner the offender will break off his theft.

I LOCK IT: Bluetooth bike locks are currently conquering the market, how do you assess the safety of these new locks?
Mr. Fuchs: Automated locking is a convenient solution because then the protection is given especially for short errands. Additional an acoustic signal, which is audible nearby – and you have installed additional security on your bike.

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A bicycle frame lock – the comfortable and safe alternative

Frame lock in a nutshell: light in weight, easy to use, always with you. The perfect basic security.

What is a bycicle frame lock?

A frame lock is a bicycle lock proven for decades and very popular among many for ease of handling and optional enhancements such as, for example, a chain.

Reliable and safe, you can do your short shopping: Because too often takes the closing and closing longer than the actual visit to the bakery.

This is due to cumbersome bike locks, with which you only lose time. With a bicycle frame lock, the bike is safely locked in seconds and can not fall victim to occasional thieves.

Fahrrad Rahmenschloss I LOCK IT - intelligentes Fahrrad Rahmenschloss

I LOCK IT is the innovative bicycle frame lock

I LOCK IT combines modern technologies with the classic advantages of a frame lock. The immobilizer is an ideal relief especially for short errands.

With I LOCK IT you just go, the bike lock automatically closes for you and opens as soon as you return. You do not even have to get your smartphone out of your pocket – and there is no longer a key!

  • I LOCK IT automatically closes for you and opens as soon as you return.
  • I LOCK IT combines modern technologies with the classic advantages of a frame lock. The immobilizer is an ideal relief especially for short errands.
  • With I LOCK IT you maximize the safety of your bike or e-bike. Thanks to its elaborate design, it is suitable for various situations and meets the highest security requirements.

What are the differences between bicycle frame locks?

A bicycle frame lock is firmly attached to the rear strut and is thus always there. The steel bar pushes between the spokes, blocking the rear wheel. This protects your bike from being pushed away. However, the locking systems have changed which are very important for bicycle safety.

Locking with key

Frame locks can be used with removable or non-removable keys. 

In some versions, the key remains in the cylinder when the lock is open. This means that strangers always have the opportunity to complete the bike and the For example, could dispose of keys. The bicycle key is usually fastened to the keychain and would have to Incidentally, transported directly to the castle during the ride: it rattles and annoys. 

The other variant are bicycle frame locks with removable key. If the lock is in the open state, the key can be transported by the bicycle owner. The risk of a foreign contract is therefore not. 

Locking with smartphone

A novel variant is a bicycle frame lock with Bluetooth. The lock cylinder is no longer there, just as little as a key.

The smart frame lock is operated with an app on the smartphone. Depending on the provider, this can be done fully automatically by removing it from the bike or manually by clicking in the app.

How much is a bicycle alarm system?

The cost of a bicycle frame lock is in a price range between 20 and 150 euros. In addition, there are the costs for additional accessories such as a plug-in chain or a plug-in cable.

TYPEPRICE
Bicycle frame lock with key20 – 40 Euro
Bicycle frame lock with smartphone90 – 150 Euro

A bicycle frame lock with key is cheaper to buy than the keyless version with the smartphone. The smart version of the frame lock, however, has additional features that increase the safety of the bike. With the innovative bicycle frame lock I LOCK IT you can shop at the bakery without any worries: automatically and with alarm I LOCK IT secures your bike.

How to mount a bicycle frame lock?

Frame locks are basically intended for a fixed mounting on the bicycle frame and serve primarily as an immobilizer. The seatstays have on most models already mounting holes, which are intended exactly for this purpose. In this case will The bicycle frame lock is fastened there with the included screws.

If the mounting holes are not present, installation adapters create a replacement usually.

Fast and easy mounting

  1. The adapter is placed around the frame.
  2. It is tightened by a screw.
  3. Then the frame lock can be easily screwed to the adapter.

How safe is a bicycle frame lock?

Fahrrad Rahmenschloss I LOCK IT mit Einsteckkette

In combination with an extension, the frame lock quickly becomes an ideal all-round protection for the bicycle. Both key-operated or smartphone-based frame locks offer plug-in functions: Chains or cables. With these extensions, each bike can be connected to a stable object or the front wheel.

In addition, app-controlled frame locks are equipped with an alarm system. In case of unwanted movement then immediately triggers a loud alarm.

Bicycle frame lock conclusion: lightweight, safe and robust

A classic bicycle frame lock convinces above all by its light weight and its fixed mounting on the wheel frame. In most cases, installation on the bike is easy. Thus, city or trekking bikes, or modern e-bikes and cargo bikes can be equipped with it. 

Thanks to the space-saving and lightweight design, you do not need to worry about how to keep the lock while driving. Even the use of a bicycle frame lock is child’s play: a steel strap that pushes between the spokes locks the bike reliably. 

A bicycle frame lock is the perfect solution for the temporary parking of the bike. With practical accessories, safety also increases enormously.

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