Perfect Gate

We were a little skeptical last year when we heard some company called Perfect Gate Ltd. would be rolling out an RFID-based system for the locking of bikes—not to mention the not a chance in hell attitude we got from our friends big on biking. But hey, what do you know? The Maruyoshi Cycle bike parking lot in Osaka (yeah, they have those over there) has reportedly cut theft from one bike monthly to zero for over a year now by implementing the system, which consists of one embedded tag in the front wheel of the user's bike, and a counterpart RFID tag that links the owner to the property and grants access to the lot.