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LINKA Smart Bicycle Lock

LINKA Smart Bike Lock

Award   GOLD WINNER 2017
Category   Start-Up
Company   LINKA Lock Limited

LINKA is the world’s first auto-unlocking smart bike lock that’s wirelessly connected to your smartphone; it’s also hard-mounted to your bike so that it’s always ready to go. LINKA allows you to lock and unlock the bike with a simple press of a button. If someone tampers with your bike, LINKA will issue an alert directly to your smartphone while in range. With LINKA’s Auto-Unlock feature, you no longer have to pull out your keys or fidget with a bulky lock. As you approach your bike, LINKA will recognize your smartphone and unlock itself automatically. LINKA even allows you to share your bike with others; imagine the possibilities!

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Degree of innovation
  • Functionality
  • Design
  • Sustainability

Jury Statement

LINKA has developed an intelligent lock with an exceptionally high quality finish and design, considering the company is still in the start-up phase. It also provides anti-theft protection. The smartphone connection eliminates the need for a key and is ideally suited for bike sharing schemes.