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'World's smallest' anti-bike theft GPS tracker launches

Locca seeks crowd funding backers. Battery lasts a month and device can be monitored via a tablet or smartphone, iOS, Android or Windows
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Bike crime is not only a nuisance for cycle consumers, but it's also cited as a major factor in putting people off making bike purchases so naturally any anti-bike theft device or initiative is of note.

GPS trackers have been available before, but now there's a new product on the block – Locca – touting itself as the world's most sophisticated GPS tracker. It also claims to be the world's lightest and have a battery life that will last a month.

Significantly, the Locca is the first to use a number of different locating technologies in the tracker: AGPS, GSM cell-triangulation, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth low-energy and FSK. What's more, the bike owner can stay in contact with the tracker (and their bike) using a smartphone app, tablet or via their PC or laptop. There's even a torch function on the device that can be activated by smartphone to help you locate the bike in the dark.

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There's an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign behind it which has raised more than €13,000 and has 48 days left to hit its €75,000 target.

Locca founder and CEO, Julian Breitenecker, said: “Locca locators have integrated five of the best locating technologies: AGPS, GSM cell-triangulation, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth low-energy and FSK. Therefore the positioning is very accurate and fast, and tracking is possible worldwide, e.g. had your bike stolen with a Locca attached in Yorkshire, and you can see where it is from London."

Now available for pre-order in the UK and smaller than a matchstick, the Locca Mini comes with a pre-installed beeper for audio-locating, motion detector, LED flashlight, energy saving mode, as well as waterproof and shockproof technology.

You can find the Indiegogo crowdfunding page here and there's a video explaining the concept below.

According to Stolen Bikes, more than £100 million (CORRECTED) worth of bikes have been stolen this year.

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