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Mobile application for recovery of stolen bicycles

Problem to be solved

  • Lots of bikes get stolen in Dublin (and elsewhere)
  • Hard to track down and recover stolen bikes
  • GPS tracking solutions are expensive
  • RFID/barcode solutions are short distance
  • Commercial solutions tend to be proprietary
  • Bike databases are not linked to physical bikes
  • Gardaí can’t support / promote commercial solutions

Who are the customers?

  • Cyclists who want to protect their bikes

Proposed solution

  • Bluetooth Low-Energy BLE tags attached to bike
  • Tags can be scanned by many mobile phones and other devices
  • BLE tag registered with database
  • Tag can be flagged as stolen
  • Phones can detect nearby stolen cycles.