The Cricket Connects with Other App Users to Locate Stolen Property

By: Meghan Young - Published: Nov 20, 2013 • References: indiegogo & psfk
The Cricket is a promising bike alarm that doesn't just alert a cyclist when his or her property has been stolen, but helps to track it down in as efficient a way as possible. Essentially, users of The Cricket form a community that connects when someone needs help. Since the device that is attached onto the bike can only send out signals within a 150 feet radius, people rely on other users around it to be notified where it could be.

Designed by Yariv Bash, Ilan Graicer and Sandy Hefftz, who are all based in Tel Aviv, Israel, The Cricket is a useful device that is conveniently compatible with the iPhone, iPad mini and iPod Touch. Stats for Crowdsourcing Bike Alarms Trending: Older & Mild
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