3 January infsoft BikeSecure helps preventing and investigating bicycle theft 1 MIN READ January 3, 2017 By Gina Wurms Company News 0 infsoft GmbH has developed a technology which helps the police uncover bike thieves. The system is already in use in Mechelen, Belgium. The German software company infsoft from Großmehring near Ingolstadt, specialized in location-based services, has designed a bike tracking system for the police in Mechelen, Belgium. As many high-quality bicycles are stolen in the city, the local police sought a solution to recover the bicycles, to convict the perpetrators and to reduce the number of thefts in the long run. Bike tracking by means of Bluetooth beacons If you want to secure your bicycle, you can equip it with a Bluetooth beacon, which can be stowed in the saddle tube, where it is invisible for thieves. The police sells the small radio transmitters for about 25 € each. The police have previously stored each beacon with its ID in a database and linked it to the most important characteristics (i.e. colour, type) of the bicycle. The data remain in the database for three months, if the bicycle is not reported as stolen. Only in this case the police will see the movements of the bicycle in a web interface. This procedure maintains the owners’ privacy. As soon as the bike passes one of the 40 infsoft Locator Nodes (Bluetooth signal receivers), which are installed at strategic locations in the city center and at the arterial roads, an alarm is triggered. The database stores all places and times the bike was sighted. These data can be matched with the images of the existing CCTV cameras. Thus, in many cases it is possible to identify the perpetrator. The system also works when the stolen bike is in a transporter. Extension to other cities planned Several cities in the BENELUX countries have already expressed interest in the infsoft system. Therefore, it is planned to expand the bike tracking in the coming year. Download Download of text and images Related Articles Individual Solutions for Modern Clinics – Stiegelmeyer Presents Bed Management Systems with Software from infsoft at MEDICA German hospital bed specialist Stiegelmeyer presents itself at the world's largest medical technology trade fair MEDICA in Düsseldorf – with solutions of the software company infsoft. Read More infsoft’s and Siemens’ partnership ensures comfort and safety for building users and operators The Siemens Building Technologies Division strengthens its technology portfolio for digital buildings by incorporating infsoft's integrated solutions. Read More Interactive Airport Desk for the Frankfurt Airport Press release infsoft GmbH: passengers at the Frankfurt Airport can profit from the "Interactive Airport Desk" ("I-AID") programmed by infsoft. Read More infsoft positions itself as an IoT specialist with its new LocAware platform® The supplier for indoor positioning interconnects its tools in an overlapping platform. Read More New Project with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has been using infsoft solutions for the inventory of its office equipment at its headquarters in Vienna. Read More Indoor Navigation: Frankfurt Airport guides passengers to the right gate using a cross-media approach Press release by infsoft GmbH: Fraport AG has just released a new version of its Frankfurt Airport app. The technology enables cross-media navigation via various devices. Read More Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.