Abus stays tough, but gets smart with its SmartX lock

Abus stays tough, but gets smart with its SmartX lock

We first reported on Abus's SmartX project last year, but after plenty more development time the SmartX locks are finally available. The best bike locks: D-locks, foldable locks and chain locks tested The Abus 770A SmartX lock says bye-bye to keys The heart of the new lock is the same construction as the standard Granit — super-tough lock body, parabolic shaped shackle, Abus’s own highest security rating of 15, and it’s also just been awarded gold Sold Secure status — but it’s the electronic side of things where it gets interesting. When you first purchase the lock it comes with a Keyless ‘Go’ card which registers you as the lock's administrator, and as the owner the lock then pairs to your phone. The Keyless Go smart system is controlled by Abus’s own app, available on iOS and Android, and uses a private, Abus Bluetooth protocol. Abus tells us that when ...

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