Electrical Engineering Department
BS in Electrical Engineering
Over the past few years, anti-pollution organizations and activists have encouraged society to use eco-friendly transportation like ride-sharing and biking. According to the San Luis Obispo Police Department, however, bike owners report approximately 269 bike thefts per year. This statistic illustrates the need for a more effective way to protect bicycle property.
The development of an alarm system for the U-Lock bike lock encourages bike owners to ride their bicycles by providing them with additional measures to protect their bicycle property. This U-Lock accessory, when cut, sounds an alarm to alert nearby persons of the theft-in-progress. In order to turn off the alarm, the bike owner must disconnect the bike lock and disable the alarm. This U-Lock alarm promotes biking as an effective means of transportation by deterring bike thieves.