Boomerang Says No!
But lets examine how and who will stop by theft.
The bike manufacturers are not spending any money on anti-theft technology. Some bike manufacturers think their sales go up due to bike theft.
Lock manufacturers are committed to more steel and heavier locks.
Boomerang is investing in communication technology to allow the bike to notify the bike owner if the bike is being stolen and the owner with the bike.
Our vision is when a bike is reported stolen, the entire local bike community within a ½ mile from bike is notified. This includes, the bike owner and his friends, local bike stores and local police, other bike Apps like Strava and Map My Ride.
The conversations we have had with the San Diego and San Jose and BART Police convey that bike thieves do not like attention. If we can bring overwhelming attention, at the exact time the bike is stolen, we can make it very uncomfortable for bike thieves to operate. Eventually, the hassle will not be worth stealing a bike and it will stop.
How do we get there? We need the bike community to support our effort. Buy a Cyclotrac if possible or support our Indiegogo campaign at the $1.00 or $5.00 level. See the V2 page now.
The more support we receive, the faster we can develop and soon the bike manufactures will see that the bike community is willing to pay for anti-theft technology and join us in developing this technology into the bikes. Then, in three to five years every new bike will have GPS tracking as a standard feature.
This is the path to the end of bike theft.
Thank you for your support!
Founder, Boomerang Bike