It all started with a few sketches...
Many thefts are opportunistic – we recognised a basic deterrent-level lock would be appropriate for many situations, i.e. preventing a passer-by to be able to simply grab the bike or scooter and ride off. So design work began with investigation into how to achieve a suitable deterrent-level lock without compromising the helmet’s comfort or protection. We agreed the best solution would be a flexible cable lock, with a spring-loaded mechanism positioned in the rear of the helmet to retract the cable with ease for the user.
After deep review and study of the requirements and testing procedures of leading helmet safety standards around the world (e.g. ASNZS 2063, CPSC16CFR1203, EN1078), we set about the inclusion of critical components, materials and dimensional details. These are all necessary for effective impact protection, safety and compliance to the various helmet standards.
As part of this, we needed significant development to reduce/position the weight and bulk of the lock’s mechanical components to achieve a safe, comfortable and cohesive helmet design.
Working closely with a leading lock manufacturer, Sinox Company, we designed a robust solution for all users - children, commuters and urban riders and those of varying abilities; ensuring it is easy to use and fit for purpose.