August 15, 2006 at 6:08 pm #12287ScooterChicParticipant
Bike lockers in car parks
The first secure bike lockers are being tested in Sheffield Council’s car parks. The first three lockers have been installed in the Fitzwilliam Street car park and three additional lockers are planned for another car park.
The lockers are available 24 hours a day and cost 60p per hour. Another advantage is that you can also leave your helmet, leathers and boots in them as well.
The lockers are secure, each user operates the locker by choosing their own four-digit password and the unit will stay locked until the code is punched in again.
There are more than 1,300 of these units in domestic use. The Fitzwilliam Street units are the first installation of a car park version in the UK.August 15, 2006 at 6:32 pm #50610LeviathanRanParticipant
Sounds like a good idea!
Till the bloke with a laptop and some cracking software comes along and opens itAugust 18, 2006 at 12:21 pm #50611imperialdataKeymaster
I have repaired and serviced lots of house alarms over the years. It’s amazing how many 4 digit codes I have cracked in a few minutes to the owner’s amazement. How much value is there in just one set of biker’s gear? Helmet, gloves, leathers, waterproofs – get them nicked and you’re looking at a fair few hundred quid, not to mention the fact you can’t ride your bike home so it stays on the car park overnight or has to be towed home.
It’s a step in the right direction but has got to be more secure than that.
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