Guest post by Joyride
50% of all cyclists are victims of bike theft at least once
That’s an alarming statistic; however, it didn’t really come as a surprise to us. Having been victims of bike thefts ourselves, and having countless friends who have had bikes stolen from them, it almost seemed like 50% wasn’t high enough.
If you’ve been one of the unfortunate half, then you know having your bike stolen is an awful feeling. That’s why we created Joyride, an anti-theft and bike tracker.
Public Wi-Fi makes Joyride different
Unlike Bluetooth trackers, we can track your bike anywhere, any time, regardless of anyone else having the same tracker. And unlike GPS trackers, there aren’t any data fees. Ever.
Instead, we leverage the existing and growing infrastructure of Wi-Fi using our patent-pending technology. We can find your bike with an accuracy of up to 5 metres. Including in spots where cell phone reception is limited or nonexistent.
After attaching Joyride to your bike, it automatically begins tracking as soon as your bike is stolen and reports it to your phone. As the bike moves throughout the city, Joyride sends its location history as soon as it passes through open Wi-Fi networks.
How to get involved
We are currently testing the product with a select number of bike fleet managers, and are planning a consumer launch in time for the cycling season in 2017. If you want to learn more about our progress or are interested in getting Joyride on your bike share or bike rental program, email us at email@example.com and sign up for our newsletter on our website at www.joyride.city.
Guest blog post: by Joyride Technologies
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