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Coimbatore

Student shows an innovative way to curb motorbike thefts

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Very often we come across news of motorbikes being stolen in the city. Regardless of how smart and careful motorbike owners are these days, thieves seem to be smarter. However, Shameem Sanoodh’s creation of what he calls Smart Bike is all set to, if not stop, at least bring down the number of motorbike thefts.

This simple yet powerful project requires an ordinary mobile phone and Shameem tells us that a basic model mobile phone can be used. It also requires an electrical circuit, vibration alarm and a clap switch to function.

This Plus-Two student of CMS Matriculation Higher Secondary School tells us that the functioning of his Smart Bike alarm is simple. “A mobile phone device with a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card is always fixed to the motorbike. When the owner finds the motorbike missing, all he has to do is call the mobile phone that is attached to his motorbike.

The mobile phone that is fixed on the motorbike is programmed in such a way that it gives a missed call to the motorbike owner on receiving a call from the owner. The call that is generated from the mobile phone that is fixed to the motorbike automatically cuts off the power supply to the engine of the motorbike. Thus, the bike comes to a halt and will refuse to start,” Shameem says.

Shameem is confident that his creation will help bring down motorbike thefts in the city. He shares with us that he is now working on a project that has to do with helmets. If his latest project is successful when implemented, it will allow the rider to start his motorbike only after he wears his helmet.

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