British bike security brand Hiplok has confirmed its latest innovation, Airlok, is to enter a production phase following a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.
Over 300 cycle owners from around the world backed the project, enabling the company to exceed its £70,000 funding goal. The achievement ensures that Hiplok can commence final development and tooling in order to deliver the first Airlok bicycle storage locks to Kickstarter customers in early 2017 with sales to bike stores worldwide following in the spring.
As previously reported, Airlok has been designed to the maximum Sold Secure Gold rated security level. It features secure wall fixings, hardened steel framework and a secure lockable bolt combine to keep your bike safe while displayed on your wall. The addition of an impact resistant outer casing further prevents access to the framework and fixings.
The system’s unique triangular shape provides stable storage for multiple styles and sizes of bicycle while the fully rubberised mouth prevents frame scratch and further adds to stability.
Cycling enthusiasts will be able to get a first look at the future of secure bicycle storage as Airlok announcement is being celebrated with a display at The Cycle Show this weekend.
Hiplok co-founder, Ben Smith, commented: “We have been overwhelmed by the reaction from the hundreds of Kickstarter backers who have supported us in putting Hiplok’s first secure bike storage in to production. It’s fitting that the final day of our Kickstarter campaign coincides with the start of one of the UK’s biggest cycling events and we’re thrilled to have Airlok on display at the Cycle Show at the NEC this weekend.”
Hiplok co-founder, John Abrahams, added: “The reaction has proven the need for secure yet elegant bike storage. We have lots of ideas for developing the sector further but for now, we’re concentrating on getting the first Airloks to the very first customers.”
Airlok will be on display at The Cycle Show on Zyro-Fisher Stand #H45.
For more information on Airlok visit the Kickstarter campaign page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/airlok/airlok-high-security-bike-storage-hanger-store-loc