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Sunday, 01 April, 2018, 11 : 00 AM [IST]
ixigo launches ‘ixigo Kavach’ - a smart lock for travellers
By TBM Staff | Mumbai

Ixigo has introduced 'ixigo Kavach' - a smart lock for stress-free travel which is developed with cutting-edge technology. The smart lock creates an invisible shield around the bag to secure luggage while travelling. The bluetooth-enabled device with GPS technology allows the user to protect and track their luggage with just one click on their smartphone.

‘ixigo Kavach’ is a fully protected device which can only be unlocked via one’s phone or fingerprint. The device activates various lock modes such as ‘electronic shockwave’ which gives out an extreme electric shock if someone tries stealing the bag. In addition, one can set custom sound messages such as “yeh mera bag hai”, “haath mat lagana”, which the lock will play as soon as someone takes the bag out of its defined geo-fence (proximity to the phone). It will also notify the owner by sending them a message on their phone about the breach.

This smart lock has an intelligent encryption code which is protected by a security wall to avoid anyone hacking into the lock. The rechargeable lock will work seamlessly without being charged for an entire year. ixigo Kavach is made of military grade steel and is 100% water-resistant.
Commenting on the launch, Rajnish Kumar, CTO & Co-Founder, ixigo, said, “As always, our primary aim is to simplify the lives of travellers. Luggage safety is a huge concern, especially when you travel by train or bus. With ‘ixigo Kavach’, we are presenting a bluetooth powered - smart lock connected to your phones. This fingerprint enabled device is practically impossible to hack and provides complete protection to your luggage.”

Adding to this, Aloke Bajpai, CEO & Co-Founder, ixigo, said, “There has been a recent surge in the number of luggage thefts in India. This has increased demand for tech savvy smart luggage protection options. Our product with its invisible shield makes it a must have travel accessory for everyone.”

‘ixigo Kavach’ can also be used to lock valuable items at home or offices. It is priced at INR 799.