The Tech Stuff
Technologically speaking Veloeye is a centralised service. It works a bit like this:
- The database stores the information from the smartphone apps (scanned by the customer)
- Veloeye stickers are linked with bikes and owners.
- If a scan is performed on a registered sticker (and the owner has not flagged it as stolen on their app interface) then a green bike status notifies the scanner that the bike has been registered and is not stolen.
- If a stickered bike has been reported stolen, the owner can flag their bike as stolen using their app. This will then send a notification to Veloeye. We will share this information with the Veloeye community.
- If a stolen bike is scanned then a red bike notice will prompt the scanner to notify the owner of the location of the bike. The location is sent back to the owner with the map location and the time of scanning.
The Veloeye idea is simple, but we take data very seriously. We allow users to sign up with Veloeye for free and will charge only for the sticker pack (which covers the material costs and the running costs of the Veloeye servers). However, we will:
- never transmit data about any owners, their addresses or personally identifiable information through any of the user interfaces upon which Veloeye is developed.
- ensure all data which is stored in the Veloeye system database is encrypted and decrypted so no plain text information is stored for any of our users records.
- never store any credit card information about your orders.
- never request personal information after the initial registration process on this website or through the official Veloeye app platforms.
All data transmitted over the Veloeye platform is encrypted over industry standard SSL channels, so transmission of your data between the app and the server is also encrypted.