TECO has developed a new bicycle stand system for the company Keylog. The customer required a system for on-line monitoring of bicycle stands, equipped with electronic locks. Bicycle parking must be simple and secure. The customer deals with the problem of frequent bicycle thefts in cities, on the other hand, he wants to support the ecological behavior of citizens.
The SBS (Smart Bike Station) system consists of:
- set of smart bicycle stands (permanently installed or mobile) with photovoltaic cells and backup battery, wirelessly connected, with electronic locks (RFID/NFC) and ubreakable chain
- FOXTROT gateway (IQRF/LTE)
- web application with a status of bikes and stands
Citizens can profit from the simplicity of bike parking. Identification is done with an ID card with RDIF or NFC tag. Only with the same card, cyclists can unlock the unbreakable lock. The city managers know where bicycle stands are located and how they are occupied. Thanks to this system they support the ecological behavior of citizens and a healthy city.
IQRF is secure and robust wireless mesh. Bicycle stands can be monitored continously without additional fees. A system is extremely low power, usually powered by sunlight, with backup battery allowing its functionality for many years. One gateway can collect data from more than 200 bicycle stands. All information from all networks is aggregated in a central application.