If you're a cyclist you'll be fully aware of the dangers of bike thefts. In the UK alone there are almost 400,000 stolen every year. I didn't even know there were that many two-wheelers in the UK.
It's the same story in the US, too, with bike locks proving pretty ineffective at keeping the crime at bay. Thieves in the US can cut through most locks in less than a minute and have a full toolkit to help them out. The sneaks.
Daniel Idzkowski and Yves Perrenoud decided that enough was enough and decided to invent their own security device.
The pals say that their mate's expensive electric bike being pinched while they were out for lunch, despite being locked up, was the final straw.
They decided to come up with a clever little security number that would actually stop thefts. Let me introduce you to the SkunkLock.
If a thief tries to drill through the lock they will find themselves shot in the face with a foul spray which will make them vomit uncontrollably. I love this.
Speaking to the Guardian, Idzowski said: "It's pretty much immediately vomit-inducing and causes difficulty breathing. A lot of similar symptoms to pepper spray."
The SkunkLock offers a 'hardened medium-carbon steel U-lock
that is pressurised and filled with noxious chemicals, according to the crowdfunding page the lads have set up. They currently have 25 percent of their target of $20,000 (£16,400).
I think this idea is better than any others because of the lovely bit of childish revenge that comes with it. They could have invested in some sort of tougher material for the locks out, so they can stand up to power tools, but, nah, let's have them vomiting.
Featured image credit: SkunkLock/Indiegogo.com
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