Recently, we’ve seen more ways of attaching an Apple Air Tag to your bike for tracking purposes. Now, KNOG is launching their own apple-compatible tracking system and it includes a built-in bike alarm!
Knog claims that their new Scout is both a “super loud bike alarm and highly accurate bike finder”.
Leaving a bike completely unattended can be risky, if not foolish… especially in an urban setting. Knog claims to understand that and is why they designed the Scout. The Scout is said to be loud, lightweight, rechargeable, waterproof, and will last a long time.
The Scout has been in development for 3 years, taking some time to develop a dual-function bike alarm and tracer. It really looks to be a pretty good idea! Knog says it uses a secure Bluetooth signal to connect the alarm and finder system in the Scout.
As of this post, the Scout is only available to the Apple iPhone using the “Find My Network” feature…allowing the user the luxury of knowing the status of their bike and making sure it is safe and secure. Knog co-founder and designer Hugo Davidson says “we genuinely believe that Scout represents the future of bike security.”
The Scout Bike Alarm & Finder mounts to the bike frame using the water bottle mounts and the provided tamper-proof security screws. It weighs less than 1 ounce… I haven’t weighed it, so we have to take Knog’s word for it. Knog also says that the battery life of the rechargeable unit is an impressive 6 months! With the waterproof rating of IP67, you can apparently use it in all types of weather conditions like, rain, snow, and Knog claims even a rigorous bike washing.
After you park your bike, Knog says you can simply arm Scout using the KNOG App on your Apple device… or on the Scout itself. The multi-functioning LED’s on the unit allow the cyclist to see if/when the Scout is armed as well as if the unit has been paired and what the battery status is.
Once the unit is armed, Knog claims that any movement of the bike will trigger what they say is an “impossible-to-ignore alarm of 85 decibels”. The Scout will then send a text alert to your iPhone notifying you and giving the user the ability to track your steeds location by using Apple’s ‘Find My’ app. hopefully helping the user to recover their bike faster. Once it’s found the user then decides what to do with the bike thief…
The Scout will retail for $59.95 USD, and will be available to consumers on July 15, 2022,