(BRAIN) — Lock company Hampton Products is showing off a new bike lock that opens with a fingerprint or a key. The company launched the product, which was first shown on the “Shark Tank” show, at the virtual Consumer Electronics Show this week.
The BenjiLock-enabled U-Lock stores up to 10 fingerprints, enabling friends or family members to share and secure a bicycle without exchanging keys. The lock also can be opened with a key for quick use without programming. Available at launch in an 8-inch shackle version, the company said its Fingerprint Bike Lock is weather-resistant, IP65-rated, and features a pick-and drill-resistant cylinder and a bolt cutter-resistant, covered hardened steel shackle.
“With bicycle sales soaring since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and over 100 million electric bicycles expected to be sold over the next 2-4 years, it’s a perfect time to be innovating in the bike security category,” said Kim Kelley, the president and CEO of Hampton Products.
The lock is powered by rechargeable lithium batteries that provide an estimated 6 months’ use on a single USB charge. Available in matte black, the Fingerprint Bike Lock comes with a USB charging cable and has a suggested MSRP of $79. It is available at BuyHampton.com.