Many of us, as we pass through the different stages of our lives, take up new hobbies and passions. Some of us train for Ironman, others travel the world. And some give in to their ultimate dream and buy a motorcycle. Keeping your dream machine safe hasn’t always been cheap or easy – that is, until Monimoto and Tele2 IoT joined forces.
Motorcycle theft is on the rise, with some cities reporting up to 75 bikes stolen each day. So the question is how do you find a simple, easy, and inexpensive solution that will keep your ride safe and secure?
Andrius Rimkunas, the founder of Monimoto, is a long time passionate biker, and there are few things more important to him than the safety and well being of his motorcycle, so helping people keep their bikes safe was the driving force behind his simple but effective solution.
“Knowing where your motorcycle is at all times and making sure it’s safe from thieves seems like it’s pretty straightforward,” explains Andrius. “But it can be costly and many of the options that have been available have been bulky, not all that practical, and pretty old fashioned.
“Motorcycles are a big investment so it’s also worth also investing in good security that works with how we live today.”
In 2013, serial entrepreneur and thought leader, Andrius (also known as Bruno) pitched the idea of creating a small, affordable smart motorcycle tracker to Rolandas Dranseika, co-founder of the Lithuanian technology company Eldes, which has been developing smart home security solutions for more than a decade.
“Rolandas thought the idea was interesting and decided to invest,” explains Andrius. “As discussions evolved we started collaborating to develop the smart motorcycle security solution and bring it to market.”
A motorcycle alarm and tracking solution was a new concept but according to Bruno there are a lot of things you need to keep in mind.