I don’t think I would ever use this ABUS smart lock with my road bike, mostly because it probably weighs about the same as the bike. That’s actually a good thing for a city bike though, and this is the target demographic for this beast.
While it’s great that there’s another option in that space, the really cool thing about this lock is that it’s kind of like keyless entry for your bike. Whether that’s via your smartphone, or the included remote control. The technical details are a bit lacking, but it has a battery, that you charge via USB-C, and it will display the charge level via an LED light on the lock.
As cool as that is, and it is cool, the devil will be in the details for the app and battery life (some more detail from ABUS would be great here). There definitely some potential for battery drain on the phone if it’s not done right. Which would be a real bummer, given that it’s the only way to open the lock.
Smart bike security, taken to the next level
Available Through BackcountryWetter/Ruhr – October 28th, 2021 – Cargo bikes, Pedelecs, and E-bikes are the growth segments for the bicycle industry. These high-quality bikes have more and more electronic and smart components on board. ABUS, as a pioneer in mobile security, offers the right locks for this development, with the ABUS Bordo SmartXTM 6500A, the first smart folding lock will now enter the market.
Control with Smartphone App
With its digital functions, this folding lock becomes a smart security partner on the bicycle. The key element is the well-established SmartXTM cylinder. Download the ABUS app for iOS or Android devices to operate the lock via a secure, encrypted connection. A small motor inside the lock triggers the locking mechanism from a wireless command. It is the first wirelessly controlled lock on the market.
Wireless Control – NO Keys
By simply approaching the lock with the respective smartphone, the connection is activated and the Bordo SmartXTM 6500A opens or closes. The process is entirely “Hands-free” and the lock can also be used by other people via the ABUS app with individually set access codes. This multi-access feature is great for the family or for the duration of a bike rental period. And several ABUS Bordo SmartXTM 6500A can be linked up to the same phone with the dedicated ABUS app.
100 Decibel Alarm
The extended security also includes the electronic 3D Position Detection, known from the successful BORDO Alarm. If someone shakes the bike and tries to break the lock, an alarm with 100 decibels is triggered. To prevent false alarms, the intelligent technology takes vibrations that occur during the locking process into consideration, as well as movements associated with brief bumping. The ABUS app captures the last location of the lock, making it easy to locate where your bike is parked and the lock can be recharged with USB-C connection.
LED Status Messaging
The integrated LEDs indicate various functionalities: the battery charge level, the charging process, and the status of the lock, whether it is open or closed.
Highest ABUS Security Level
The Bordo SmartXTM 6500A is also a mechanical benchmark and has the highest ABUS security level of 15. The 5.5 mm thick bars are made of hardened steel, connected by special rivets, and protect even against massive attacks.
Find out more here.
- 5.5 mm bars with extra-soft two-component casing to prevent damage to paintwork
- SmartX™ locking system with Bluetooth – high-quality, keyless locking offers user-friendly operation
- Alarm function with at least 100 dB for 15 seconds followed by automatic reactivation
- 3D Position Detection – detects vibrations and the smallest movement in all three dimensions and triggers the alarm
- Smart alarm – the lock only emits a small warning beep in the event of minor and brief vibrations, e.g. if a football bounces against the bike
- USB-C port
- App connection
- Location storage of the bike’s last parking location
- LED light shows battery and charging status
- Also available with remote control (RC version)
- Incl. bracket (SH)