Headlokt OneLock Helmet

  • 2023

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    Sport and Lifestyle

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The Headlokt OneLock is a fully featured multi-sports helmet with an integrated retractable cable lock. With teenagers’ sense of cool (and their forgetfulness) firmly in mind, Headlokt’s skate-style functionality and aesthetics keeps heads protected during use; and bikes or gear secure along the way.

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Image: Cobalt Design
Image: Steve Martinuzzo
Image: Cobalt Design
Image: Cobalt Design
Image: Cobalt Design
Image: Steve Martinuzzo
Image: Steve Martinuzzo
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  • Each year 30,000+ bicycles are stolen in Australia. E-bikes/e-scooters increasing popularity and value will further foster this trend. Through personal observation, Melbourne mum and Headlokt’s founder addressed what statistics bear out; many thefts are opportunistic – like when bikes are left unlocked for shorter periods even in lower-risk settings (e,g. outside the local shops). However carrying a separate lock is bulky, and of course relies on cyclists remembering to pack their lock and keys in the first place. Our challenge was to neatly integrate a deterrent-level lock into a helmet without adding excess weight, and compromising head protection - or style.

  • In Australia, and other parts of the world, wearing a bike helmet is second nature. Remembering to carry a lock isn’t. Cyclists, snowboarders or skaters out without a lock can only hope their bike or board will still be there if they take a quick break along their ride. Headlokt solves this first-world dilemma, being the world’s-first AS 2063 helmet with an integrated, retractable Stainless Steel cable lock. Significant development effort was done to reduce/position the weight and bulk of the mechanical components to achieve a safe, comfortable and cohesive helmet design within a weight comparable to regular skate-style helmets.

  • Cycling is a fun, healthy exercise for people of all ages. It’s also an inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to commute. Studies show when bikes are stolen, people are likely to ride less or even quit cycling altogether. Reducing opportunistic theft gives bike-owners greater peace of mind - to keep more people cycling, (or boarding, scooting) more often. And in countries where helmets are not mandatory, this design provides another reason to have and wear a helmet, increasing rider safety by default. As Headlokt’s introductory model, its success will initiate more helmet / sports types to broaden the range options.

  • There’s always a temptation to laden a product concept with eye-catching but superfluous features. By keeping a clear purpose, OneLock was designed for children, older cyclists and those of varying abilities; ensuring it is affordable, easy to use, and fit for purpose: - Combination lock means no keys are required. - Simple mechanical operation – no batteries to change or charge - no apps to download. Simply put-on, pull-out and lock. - Suitably robust to deter thieves, long enough cable for a variety of situations, yet compact and lightweight when worn on the head. - High tensile stainless-steel cable is robust enough to deter opportunistic thieves. But is narrow, flexible and long enough to thread through/around a variety of different equipment and applications e.g. scooter wheels, skateboard axles, snowboard bindings, etc. - Reflective 3M decals on the rear of the helmet (forming the Headlokt brand logo) provides greater visibility i.e. safety at night, without the need for electronics or batteries. - A tracker holder on the lower-side allows users to discretely stow Bluetooth tracking devices (like Apple AirTags) – so that parents can keep an eye on their child’s riding whereabouts, or possibly track a stolen bike.