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Bosch eBike Systems takes digital theft protection to a new level

New eBike Alarm function provides more safety and better protection

  • Carefree parking: eBike Alarm informs users about the location of their eBike and sounds an alarm in the event of suspicious movements
  • Helpful tracking: If their eBike is stolen, users receive a push notification on their smartphone and location tracking starts
  • Automatic protection: eBikers benefit from simple and convenient use
Tamara Winograd

Tamara Winograd >

Stuttgart/Reutlingen – Bosch eBike Systems expands its theft protection by an innovative feature to make parking eBikes even more secure with the smart system. The new eBike Alarm function provides more comprehensive digital theft protection in addition to the mechanical lock. This allows more carefree parking of the eBike.

"Anyone who decides to buy an eBike should also be able to enjoy it for a long time," says Claus Fleischer, CEO of Bosch eBike Systems. "We are now providing even more security with smart system technology. Thanks to the new eBike Alarm function, users can be more relaxed about parking their eBike, reassured that they will be informed about the status of their eBike via the eBike Flow app."

Activated, informed and alerted: Digital protection with the eBike Flow app

The eBike Alarm simply requires one-time activation via the eBike Flow app. The feature is always active, with an existing GPS connection when the eBike system is switched off. The smartphone serves as the key. At the same time, users can see the location and security status of their eBike at any time in the eBike Flow app. The eBike is therefore protected and easy to find again.

If the eBike Alarm registers that someone is tampering with the eBike, the system responds with a two-stage alarm. Thanks to a smart motion detector, it can tell whether your eBike has been moved a little or a lot. In the case of slight movements, the eBike system emits several short warning tones as a deterrent. If the eBike is moved a lot and the matching digital key, i.e. the person's smartphone, is not nearby, it alerts the surroundings to the attempted theft by emitting a loud alarm tone. It also sends a notification to the smartphone. To prevent eBikers from worrying unnecessarily, this alarm is only triggered in critical situations.

Automatic tracking in the event of theft

If the eBike is stolen, the eBike Alarm function sends out a notification and automatically starts tracking. The eBike Flow app can then be used to determine the location of the eBike and forward the relevant data to the police – this is particularly crucial in the first two hours to increase the chance of finding the eBike again. In addition, the eBike Flow app gives users tips on what to do in the event of theft.

To use eBike Alarm, the eBike Lock feature must be activated in the eBike Flow app and the new ConnectModule installed on the eBike. The fee-based component is installed concealed on the eBike by a specialist retailer and contains a radio and GPS module, a separate battery and various sensors. The eBike Alarm can only be used once the ConnectModule has been installed.

Twelve months of free use

Users who decide to purchase a ConnectModule receive eBike Alarm for twelve months at no additional cost. After that, they can decide whether they want to continue using the digital service at a fee – eBike Alarm is not charged for automatically. After the free trial year, the feature costs 4.99 euros per month or 39.99 euros per year.

The ConnectModule is available from specialist retailers and eBike Alarm can be downloaded as part of the smart system via the eBike Flow app. The eBike Flow app can be downloaded from the relevant app store at no additional cost.

Bosch eBike Systems is shaping the future of eBike mobility with innovative products and digital services ranging from highly efficient drive systems to the first production-ready ABS for eBikes and Connected Biking solutions. On the daily routes through the city, on leisurely rides through the countryside or for sporting adventures in the mountains: Bosch eBike Systems offers eBikers the right drive system (drive unit, battery, display, and app) for every requirement and every area of use, ensuring a unique riding sensation. Today, more than 100 of the world's leading bicycle brands trust the perfectly coordinated, modular product portfolio. As an independent division within the Bosch Group, Bosch eBike Systems also makes use of the Group's technology and manufacturing expertise. For healthy, safe and sustainable mobility that is fun.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 428,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 91.6 billion euros in 2023. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which roughly 48,000 are software engineers.

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