A new UK start-up, Leopard Tech has announced the launch of its new antitheft, tracking and connectivity solution. The group has spent the last year working with a European bicycle manufacturer to create the Leopard Lync, in a bid to combat bicycle theft.
The Leopard Lync hardware module can be fitted to any bicycle either externally, within a bottle cage or base unit with its integrated battery and power management system or internally within the bike frame itself on an e-Bike.
The Leopard Lync can be paired with the Lync app to provide riders with a host of features including anti-theft options and a powerful integrated alarm, enhanced GPS tracking, navigation features and bicycle crime mapping. If a bike is stolen, the rider can track its location and produce a stolen report which can be used by authorities, insurance companies and posted on social media.
The device also features built in sensors and connectivity options to ensure that if the bike is moved or tampered with, it automatically activates the integrated alarm. The system will also send a message to the rider’s smartphone via the Lync app.
James Robertson, Leopard Tech’s Director of Marketing, said: “We wanted to create something that would have an immediate benefit to all cyclists, giving them greater peace of mind when leaving their bike and help to deter thieves. Through our collaboration with bicycle manufacturers as well as rigorous testing with cyclists we believe the Leopard Lync can do just that and much more.”
In addition to monitoring speed and distance, the Leopard Lync is also able to record a rider’s carbon offset, which can help cyclists to see the immediate environmental benefit of increased usage.
As the Leopard Lync is designed to deter bicycle thieves and improve security, the start-up has also partnered with a range of insurance companies to offer riders who have the Lync fitted exclusive savings off bike insurance.
Robertson added: “For us it was vital to have a proven and reliable solution that benefited the cyclist, but this is just the first step. Through the Lync we hope to explore many new opportunities that come with increased connectivity, from partnerships with workshops and mechanics to collaboration with manufacturers and smart city projects, we believe a smart revolution is coming to the cycling world, creating a more secure, safer, and connected experience for all.
The Leopard Lync will be launching this summer in partnership with a leading European bicycle manufacturer. More partnerships are planned for the future.
For more information visit: www.leopardtech.co.uk