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Friday, November 8, 2013

The Cricket - A new silent alarm, make bicycle theft a thing of the past @Indiegogo

The stealthiest silent alarm for bikes. When someone as much as touches your bikes, you'll get an instant (as in one tenth of a second instant) notification in your smart phone.
If the worst happens and your bike are stolen, Cricket can hunt down your bikes using it's cloud based system to ensure a swift recovery.


Your first line of defense - a small, lightweight silent alarm for your bikes. When combined with our free iPhone app, it allows you to sit back, enjoy and know your beloved bikes are safe where you left them.
The Cricket uses low-power Bluetooth communications with a range of up to 150 feet and works for years without replacing the battery or switching  the device on/off.
The Cricket will work with your iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad 3rd and 4th gen, iPad mini, and iPod Touch 5th gen
Each year hundreds of thousands of bikes are stolen across the United States, and each theft leaves the victim stressed and upset on top of their financial loss, we're here to help.
How does it work ?
You simply attach the cricket to your bikes, underneath the seat for instance and download the free app.
That's it, from now on, all you have to do is activate the cricket on your mobile phone.

Specs

Diameter: 30mm (1.2 Inch)
Thickness: 9mm (0.35 Inch)
Weight: Less than 20 grams (less than one Ounce)
Battery Life: At least a year, usually years.
Battery Type: CR2032 Button cell battery
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy)
Device Compatibility: iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad 3rd and 4th gen, iPad mini, and iPod Touch 5th gen.
Sensor: 3-Axis MEMS Accelerometer.
FAQ

How far can The Cricket work ?
The Cricket has a range of up to 150ft. The application contains a bar showing you the Cricket signal reception, and will also notify you once you get too far.
How big is the Cricket ?
It’s 30mm wide and 9mm thick (1.2 by 0.35 Inch). But if more people join in, size might be smaller.
What kind of battery does the Cricket use?
The Cricket uses an easily replaceable CR2032 coin cell battery. Thanks to the new Bluetooth Low Energy technology and a smart power saving algorithm, this battery lasts at least for a year !
What application does The Cricket work with?
The Cricket works with a proprietary app for IOS.
What phones are compatible with The Cricket?
The Cricket works with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad 3rd and 4th gen, iPad mini, and iPod Touch 5th gen.
What about Android?
We looovvve Androids. Unfortunately, Android’s current support for Bluetooth 4.0 is limited, once there is a bugless solution for using Bluetooth 4.0 on Android, we will build an Android app. Trust us, it will be high on our task list. In the meanwhile, please join our mailing list at www.b45h.com – so you’ll know once we start supporting Androids.
How do I attach the Cricket to my bikes ?
Via the supplied zip tie or Velcro strip.
Where should I install it on my bikes?
The Cricket will work best underneath your seat. It is advisable not to attach the Cricket to metal objects such as your bike frame. You can play with different locations and check for signal strength in the app.
Is it waterproof?
Yes, but don’t go swimming with it.
How long will the Cricket last?
At least a year, usually a lot more, depending on how much you use it.
When will I get my Cricket ?
We will ship the Cricket before spring.
Is the Cricket the ultimate solution against bike theft?
The Cricket is as close as you can get to the ultimate solution without having to sleep with your bike under your pillow.
The Cricket works best at close, over the shoulder distances. People will touch your bike by mistake from time to time, so it is best to use the Cricket when taking a look at your bikes is as easy as looking over your shoulder.
However, if your bikes are gone missing while you are not next to them, the Cricket will become a beacon, notifying you instantly once anyone with the Cricket app is at close range to your stolen bikes.
What happens if someone steals my Cricket ?
We recommend installing the Cricket in a less visible location, such as underneath your bike's seat. We also supply the Cricket with a plastic zip lock, which should make it harder to just grab your Cricket. And don’t forget, the second someone as much as touches your bikes or just starts playing with the Cricket, your app will notify you instantly.
For added protection, we also offer the Cricket embedded within a U-Lock.

Who made your video ?
Hoohah Creative Collective from Israel. You can contact them at orensteinelad@gmail.com, we love these guys.
Which bike brand are you using in your video and images ?

We are mostly using Pitango Bikes http://www.pitangobikes.com go check them out !

How much is shipping ?
Shipping is free, worldwide !

What's been done already ?

We've already designed the cricket, and have used the prototypes ourselves, saving some bikes from theft in the process :-)
We've received a few price quotes from manufacturers, and are ready to make the next move - ordering a large batch of Crickets.
We've also build our iPhone version of the software.

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