StartUp of the Week: Bike Mine, explosive bike-alarm that is putting a stop to cycle theft

Another Monday, another moment to reflect on the awesome happenings in the world of start-ups. At the top of every week we take some time to unearthing the best products, apps, ideas and innovations that are looking for funding. Today we’re looking at the bike alarms to end all bike alarms, The Bike Mine.

It’s apparent that someone thought: “My manual bike security measures are great and all but what if I could attach a deafening explosion to my bike frame to show cycle thieves that I mean business?”. I say ‘apparent’ because someone obviously thought this and invented the Bike Mine – named after the possessive pronoun and the explosive – clever, right?

The Bike Mine is the world’s loudest alarm. When tripped by a thief, the guerrilla security object detonates a 150db blast of sound that will brown thief trousers and alert the owner and all his or her neighbours.

The mine is made of a length of wire with a spring-loaded trap and small detonator. It might sound illegal and dangerous but it is very much the opposite. You can set the mine up the detonate if the bike is moved but you can even set it as a proximity alarm if you’re feeling extra paranoid.

It’s as simple as that. Some of the Startups we’ve spoken about in the past have a far more diligent approach to getting what they need doing, done. For a change, one person has taken a worldwide issue into his hands and developed a safety-measure using the stuff you’ll find in your garage.

Well how can you know if you can trust the creator? Well, the guy has already won two Guinness World Records. One being for the loudest bicycle horn. Who else would you trust with the creation of a super-loud bike alarm?

At the time of writing this project has £4,331 pledged of its £15,000 goal with 11 days to go. If you want to support this awesome gadget, swing by the Bike Mine Kickstarter.