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We'd like someone to write about the history and evolution of bicycle and motorcycle locking technology, from the emergence of the U lock (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_lock, https://www.historicallocks.com/en/site/h/other-locks/bike-locks/locks-for-bicycles/) to general historical insights (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lock_(security_device)). The purpose of this article is to emphasize that locking technology has not seen a major innovation until now with the creation of the "deterrent" lock, the first lock that is designed to do more than simply be a strong metal beam. First there were locks designed to notify that they were being tampered (https://www.citylab.com/life/2015/03/this-bluetooth-enabled-u-lock-shrieks-at-bike-thieves/387544/) but since 2016, new deterrent locks were designed to fight back against thieves and cause actual physical discomfort for being tampered, similar to dye packs used by banks that sprayed ink (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dye_pack). The point of the article is to be informative and ultimately show that deterrent locks are a superior technology to other locks, please see this (https://medium.com/@DanielIdzkowski/5-things-bike-lock-companies-dont-want-you-to-know-766c1a017c35)
This lock was the first self-contained U-lock from 1974(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn6UdATFKcU) and started the U lock movement, and since then, very few innovations were made. Some locks began adding technology into their locks since about 2012, but this failed to impact the industry as the emergence of "smartlocks" was followed by an increase of bike theft globally.
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August 9, 2018
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